I needed a Bible to keep in my car so I'd remember to take it into church when I attended. This Bible fits the bill. It's slightly larger than "compact" (doesn't fit easily into my handbag) but the font is readable and it is not heavy.
So far I haven't forgotten to take it inside the sanctuary with me.
This is my second Bible that I have owned. The other being the Gideon Bible I received in Grade 5. I have loved my new Bible. I have been able to follow along reading scriptures with some popular Evangelical Christians on T.V. I have noticed though that some of my scriptures are not exactly the same as the scriptures from T.V. I am still learning about the different bible versions. Overall, even if the scriptures a slightly different - there may be a word or two that is different from my favorite Evengelical T.V. Christian. I still love my new Bible.