Best Bible Covers

For Christians, their Bible can be their most prized possession — and a good bible cover can offer protection, organization and ultimately save you money in the long run. We carefully studied dozens of Bible covers to help you select the best one for your needs. We read through hundreds of online reviews, read tips from industry professionals and crafted a methodology for selecting the best bible cover money can buy.

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  1. List of top-rated Bible covers
  2. Best Bible cover for women
  3. Best Bible cover for men
  4. Best cover for an ESV MacArthur study Bible
  5. Best cover for a NIV study Bible (New International Version)
  6. Best cover for a large/thick Bible

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Best Bible cover for women: Teal Faux Leather Bible Cover for Women

Quick summary: Good affordable alternative to an expensive leather cover.

This cover is perfect for larger Bibles and offers a good mix point between quality and price. Though it’s not as nice as some real-leather Bibles, this one also won’t cause you to break bank. The Teal Faux Leather Bible Cover will feel soft to the touch, and comfortable in your hands.

You’ll be able to use the pockets in front and back to insert your covers into, as it was designed, or place your Bible inside the cover and use those pockets for notes. This is an excellent feature for anyone who likes to take notes or is involved in Bible study. Even with heavy notes, users have reported that this cover allows you to easily zip it up.

There are two pen loops, made of elastic, one on the front, one on the back. They will hold any kind of pens, even large ones that write several different colors (again excellent for studies). All-in-all this is an overall excellent pick, that strikes the right balance to us between quality and just the right price. The zipper works easily and seems durable (a common feature of other Bible covers that reviewers tend to complain about).

Bonus: the cover comes with the Serenity prayer on the front. An excellent addition to fans of the popular verse.

Best Bible cover for men: Burgundy/Tan Fashionable and Stylish Bible Cover

This Bible cover is extremely well made, with exquisite detail and an empowering verse etched into it. What makes this product somewhat unique is that it also has a handle built-in. That makes it great for people that travel and want to keep their Bible on-hand. The material is also reportedly very durable, meaning the case can take quite a beating. This burgundy cover also has an inside pocket, great for those who need to carry with them some notes or loose papers.

Overall, the cover feels very high quality and has good stitching around the edges that give it an overall professional look.

Best cover for an ESV MacArthur study Bible: Paperback Genuine Leather, Black

Ok, we cheated a bit with this one. Technically, you can use any Bible cover with an ESV MacArthur study Bible. However, if you are in the market for something a bit more high-quality, we recommend checking out this Paperback Genuine Leather cover. It comes extremely well-reviewed, is durable, and a joy to hold.

The premium calfskin leather cover is phenomenal. The leather feels buttery smooth and some have described it as almost feeling “fuzzy”. The entire Bible bends and moves in your hands as you are handling it. The inner lining is also made of leather, but it appears to be of lower quality than the outside binding. The black is also very elegant and simple. Four raised ridges give the cover a unique look and it also helps the overall grip when holding it open and reading while standing up.

The binding on this edition is also excellent. It uses something called “Smyth sewn binding” which is a technique where multiple pages in a book are first sewn to each other in small pamphlet sizes, then the pamphlets are sewn together. This greatly improves the longevity of the pages, and makes sure you wont have pages falling out with heavy use for years to come.

Best cover for a NIV study Bible (New International Version): Classic Bible / Book Cover w/ “Faith” Badge (Large / Brown)

NIV study Bibles are quite large and require larger cases. Some versions we found online have as many as 2,512 pages and be 6.5 x 2.25 x 9.5 in size. This Bible cover has a very professional look, and almost resembles a briefcase. 

In short, most reviewers ended up finding this Bible case well made, sturdy and protective. The faux leather buld and simple design give it a very chic look and feel. For those who engage in a lot of study and notetaking, you’ll like the many great and functional elements to be found here.

There is a large outside pocket which can hold a small notebook, papers and a pen. The inside pocket has room for additional pens, highlighters or notes — whatever you need. There are two additional pockets that allow the Bible to rest open when unzipped. The inside of the cover is roomy enough to hold additional papers.

Warning: some users have found problems with the zipper. So make sure to test it after your cover arrives and exchange it if you run into issues.

Best cover for a large/thick Bible: Christian Gifts Brown Faux Leather Classic Bible Cover (Large)

This large Bible cover is 7” x 10 1/8” x 1 7/8” inches and weighs 9.2 ounces. We recommend measuring your Bible first before ordering this cover. While it’s on the larger size, some may find this a tight fit (even if your Bible isn’t that large). If this size is too big, this same cover also comes in a medium size that fits books up to: 6 5/8” x 9 5/8” x 1 3/4”.

Reviewers have pointed to the excellent finishes and touches on this Bible cover which give it an extra bump in quality. First is the leather and the embossed cross on the front. Both look very good and the colors are very similar to the ones on the manufacturer’s site (some Bible covers we found online have a bit of a bait and switch when it comes to their photography). The cover also comes with a very roomy pocket on the outside and a handle — making it excellent for people who are often on the go with their Bible.

We scoured the web and read hundreds of user reviews to find the best Bible covers. Check out these top-rated covers below or look further down the page to check out our editors’ picks.