I am very pleased with this bible and am thankful that it is back in print. It is the English bible of the reformation and it's impact on western civilization is extensive. The version itself is faithful and translated from the faithful majority text. In many ways it is excellent but is surpassed by the authorized version in quality. The volume is of good quality, the forward the preface, the notes to the modern reader, the letter to the Christian reader are all helpful and interesting. On page xviii is 'How to take profit in reading of the holy Scriptures. I found this to be by far the most helpful and encouraging instruction that I have
ever read on this subject. In itself it is a thrill to read. Finally the marginal notes that had such profound influence on the people's understanding and application of the sacred word of God. They are worthy of the careful study of every Christian.
Physically the bible itself is good. I have the bonded leather version. I use it primarily as a reference so it will surely stand up to that. The only reason that I did not give it 5 stars is that the paper, while heavier than normal bible paper does bleed through quite easily when written upon. All in all I am very pleased and would and do recommend this bible, especially at this price.
Wanted this bible so can compare with other ones. Since the writing in this is what our founding fathers used when they split & came to this country & follow Gods laws build this great nations. Christianbook.com always has great prices.
I don't believe this translation was ever meant to be forgotten in history. It is up to us to bring back the Geneva Bible. This translation is as good if not better than the authorized King James version. It's language is simple, easy to understand for the common man, although too plain for some people's taste. I do not mind that Jesus words are in black or that there are no fancy gold leafed pages. That's what highlighters are for. The text is slightly on the small side but it's worth getting used to. This Bible is not only a historical document. I try to read from this Bible every day. In my opinion, it's worth the extra money to go with this leather bound edition versus the hard cover.