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5 Stars Out Of 5
March 13, 2012
I accidently ordered the wrong size bible, but I have to say that I love the size because I can fit in my purse, without it taking a lot of space. I especially love the references in the back of the bible. The leather is nice and the engraving came out beautiful. This version is just as clear and understanding as The Message Bible. I highly recommend.
I've been a fan of the NET Bible project for some time. It is an interesting translation and I really appreciate that it can be quoted in print freely.
The translation itself is somewhat controversial, but I find it to be and excellent study aid. I consider the translation to be incomplete without the notes, since the notes explain some of the more unusually translated verses. While it has been made easy to read, the integrity of the text has been maintained. While the NASB and NKJV are still my most respected versions, I feel the NET has it's place for comparative study and just plain reading. It's easy to read! I feel that it falls in between the NASB and NIV for a combination of exacting linguistics and readability.
This binding itself is lovely. And this compact size is super handy to carry around. My only complaint is that the leather is pretty stiff, but it is breaking in. Just have to do so gently. The leather is smooth and beautifully colored. The binding is tight and crisp. The pages are thin, but not uncommonly so for a Bible of this size.
Overall, a beautiful little Bible in a handy size and an interesting newer translation.
Whats inside?This Bible is printed on Premium Bible paper, the text is clear 8 point type, the translators' notes are 5.5 point type text. The lay out of this Bible is double column format, black letter edition, with paragraph/subject headings. Features include 7,722 condensed translators' notes, glossary of terms, Concordance with over 6300 entries/references covering more than 1000 key biblical terms, detailed table of contents, Bible Answers to Life Questions, On Prayer section a resource that lists more than 25 passages about prayer, Scripture Memory Verses, NET Bible Maps six Old Testament Maps, four Journeys of Paul Maps and two brand new New Testament Maps. This edition has gold gilded page edges. Along with this Bible is included a bonus Companion CD which is a very well featured program.Preview John chapter 1 of the Compact Editionhttp://www.bible.org/assets/netbible/ce_joh1.pdfIn the Front 1. Preface to the Compact Edition 2. Introduction to the Compact Edition 3. The NET Bible Team 4. Books of the Bible in Canonical OrderIn the Back 1. Glossary of Terms 2. Compact Concordance 3. Principles of Translation 4. Bible Answers to Life Questions (Preview at http://www.bible.org/page.php?page_id=5377 ) 5. On Prayer (located online at http://www.bible.org/page.php?page_id=5378 ) 6. Scripture Memory Verses 7. Detailed Table of Contents 8. Index to NET Bible Maps-Black and White New & Old Testament MapsMy Personal OpinionThis Bible has clear, easy to read text, which is always nice to see in a compact edition. The features of this edition such as the Compact Concordance, Bible Answers to Life Questions, On Prayer section, and Scripture Memory Verses section makes this Bible a very useful compact edition.