I ordered the 1599 Geneva Bible (Hardcover) ***NOT the Patriot's edition- the red one. It's one of the best purchases I've ever made. My Bible was shipped very quickly, I was pleased at how fast I had the Bible in my hands. It arrived safe and sound, no problems with it whatsoever- which is really saying something because I'm pretty sure it had to come a long, long way to get to me. The print is very readable, although probably a little bit smaller than I would prefer- but that is no matter for me when it comes to God's word. The really important part is that this is an EXCELLENT Bible. What I really love about the edition that I bought is that it not only has study notes from the reformers, but also has cross references to other Bible verses, which is helpful. If you are looking for any type of study Bible, I would highly, highly recommend this 1599 Geneva Bible. If you're worried at all that you won't be able to understand this Bible because it's from 1599 and has old English in it, let me put you at ease right now- If I can understand it, so can you. Plus, the thing I found to be really helpful is that this Geneva Bible has an old English glossary, so if I'm ever wondering what a word means, I can usually find it in the back. Not to mention that there are also several wonderful prayers at the end of this Bible as well. All in all, I'm very, very happy with my purchase of the Geneva Bible and would buy it all over again if I didn't already have one. Again, if you are looking for a good study Bible- this is 100% a Bible you should get and read- you will love it if you like study Bibles at all.
This is an interesting read, with a helpful dictionary of archaic words in the back, so I would recommend it for someone like me, who is interested in the "faith of our fathers", but will not be using it a lot after a read-through. The binding is so-so, the leather cover feels and acts more like cardboard, and the ribbon immediately began shredding, to the point that I had to apply scotch tape along the whole ribbon after a couple of weeks of daily readings. (Using it for my one-year through the Bible 2014)
I bought this for my husband as a Christmas gift. He loves it and so do I. It is so easy to read and enjoy. The pages are a little thicker than typical Bible pages and the print is large, but not huge. It is way better than I thought it would be, so much so that I find myself using it a lot. The wording seems to flow better than NKJV or KJV which is what I am used to.
The 1599 Geneva Bible has been a fascinating read. It is a look back into history to a time of revolution against tyranny. The marginal notes are important to read as they are notes of John Calvin and shed some light on the tyrant king James. It's also the Bible used by the authors of the Mayflower Compact and also of our founding fathers of this country