Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use my own Bible?
The tabs are designed for specific page layouts. In the New American Standard Bible Kit, ISBN #978-1581-351583. The New King James Kit is designed for ISBN # 978-00521-706223 and the English Standard Version Kit is designed for ISBN # 978-143-335-35765 . Using one of these choices is important because frequently more than one passage will be sited on the tab. If you happen to have one of these already, you can order a kit without a Bible. ($48)
If you wish to use a different Bible or do not wish to have a Bible dedicated to character building you could order the Study Guide alone ($26) which comes with a "Character Concordance" designed to fit in the back of your bible to help you find the passages quickly without page tabs.
How long will it take to make the Character Reference Bible?
About 40 hours.
Why is it so expensive?
This is a big project with many possibilities of error. Since you will be investing so much time and effort in making your Character Bible, only quality, "mistake proof" materials are used. We try to keep the cost as low as possible without sending out a kit that will not stand up to use for many years or will be too difficult to make. The Bibles that are suitable are also expensive: NASB $37.00, NKJV $70.00, and the ESV $59.00. The cost is high, but the use is well worth the cost.
Can I use highlighters instead of colored pencils?
Certainly, however, I recommend colored pencils as mistakes can be erased, markers are permanent.
Can you make tabs for my own subject that I want to put in one of the three empty spaces.
Sure, just email the passages and categories you desire, they are 25c each.
Why do you recommend a large hole sharpener?
Colored Pencils have very soft “lead”. When you sharpen the lighter colors with a normal pencil sharpener, you will make a longer point, but it will break very easily. Using the large hole makes a “stouter” point, better for those softer colors.
Why do the tabs appear curved on the bottom?
You must be working on the NASB. If you will look at the page edges you will notice that the pages themselves curve at both the inside and outside edges of the Bible. Your tabs follow this curve exactly. If this bugs you, use the NKJV which is a hard back binding or the ESV which does not have that curve; or move the tabs by hand to what appears straighter to you.
What happens if I ruin a tab or question?
If there is a problem with the printing or laminating that renders a tab unuseable, Mail it to us for a free replacement.