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#1 Rev. Dr. Red

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:47 AM

As im sure everyone knows, the Bible comes in varying sizes. I have full-sized copies for my home and ministry and a mini one i carry with me. Is there mini Urantia Books and where can they be found?

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:56 AM

The free iPhone version fits in small pockets :)

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:08 AM

The free iPhone version fits in small pockets :)


I dont have an iPhone anymore, though i do have an Android and have a copy on my Android. But im looking for a physical book. If it doesnt yet exist, ill wait until one is published. As useful as digital books are, they dont last and wont last if anything happens to the devices or the grid going down. Whereas a physical copy will last so long as it's taken care of.

I may be "behind the times" but i like my physical books.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:48 AM

It's difficult, if not impossible, to shrink 2097+ pages into a pocket version. An extant leather and zippered pocket version (brown) measuring approx. 7" X 5" was published in 1998. Five thousand copies were printed, but the run contained many, many typos and formatting errors, and no more were printed. You might find one of these on ebay or somewhere else. I like mine. The print is very small.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:58 AM

My full-sized Bible is 1408 pages total (including maps, etc). The mini-Bible only added an additional 140 pages to the thickness.
I wouldn't mind a thicker book. I feel its easier to travel with smaller and thicker than it is taller and thinner. But that is just my opinion.
Ill search ebay and see what i find on the one you mentioned.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:02 AM

Regarding numbers of pages and book size, what about the number of actual words? The UB is wordy. Do you know how many words are in the bible? I don't, but then, I don't know how many words are in the UB. :)

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:06 PM

A "mini" UB would be a very nice edition to have! I especially like the idea of a zippered version!

I hope that one day one of the publishers will put one out there. Perhaps no bigger than about 6" x 5", and aim for a thickness no deeper than 2" (including cover)

I would gladly pay for copieS (plural) of that one, folks.


You publishers out there hear me?
I would PAY for THEM. Name the price!

(hint) (hint) (hint)



Added Note: balancing font and thickness easily can be using a dual-column format.

Edited by Absonite, 20 March 2013 - 06:04 AM.





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