2 Stars Out Of 5
Not what I expected
March 11, 2013
I was so excited to get this bible, I bought TWO. (One was for a friend who needed an easier reading Bible.) I just received them today and unfortunately, I am disappointed. If it's affordable to do so, I will be returning them.
-print is *too small* to be enjoyable reading. This isn't a compact size but it's still not comfortable, "easy glance" reading either. The preview made it look like the text was larger. (I wasn't looking for large print or XL print, just something akin to a standard reading text like in a basic novel. I am 39 and have good eye-sight. )
-Paper is extremely thin. So much so, the text from the next page often bleeds through to the page you are reading. It's VERY distracting. I wanted a bible for highlighting, the super (!) thin pages will not work with that. :(
-This is a true paperback. I had thought it would be a heavier grade.
-affordable study bible with maps, illustrations, and such.
-the book does open to a page and will stay there unless you are super close to the beginning or the end. The spine doesn't need creasing to do so.