I thought this would be a good version of the Amplified Bible, due to the smaller size. However, I was dismayed that the print is fuzzy, like the print from manual printing presses of several generations ago. This made me sorry that I purchased this Bible. (I bought both the imitation leather and the hardback version; they are similar as to paper and printing quality.) Perhaps the paper could have been a bit finer/thinner, resulting in a thinner Bible. With poor print quality and clunky book thickness, I hesitate to recommend this compact Amplified Bible. Since the hardback version lays fairly flat when opened, I would buy that over the leatherette version, if you want the best bang for the buck.
This Bible is a great size and very easy to hold (even for my arthritic fingers!), as it is not heavy. I really like it, and the Amplified version, although not great for memorizing (it's a bit 'wordy') or for easy casual reading, is very good for study. My only criticism is that the print is not very clear but is what I would call 'scratchy' which doesn't make for easy reading if like me, your eyesight is not so good. Overall though I am quite happy with this Bible. Definitely value for money.