Great Study Tool...Some improvements could be made
March 22, 2013
FWL Searching the Bible
I really like the side by side text. It helps me in my Bible study to see the Scriptures in both German and English and is a must have in my household. I have not found another parallel Bible to compare it to. It would be nice however if this parallel Bible were available in #1. soft cover leather. & #2. KJV in addition to the ESV.
I am still pleased with this bible and use it daily. However in my copy the following are an issue:
Verse Mark 11:26 is missing
Verse Math 17:21 is missing
I would urge potential purchasers to view the bible before accepting it or be prepared to return it if the above is true for their copy as well. We have been moved to Germany by the Lord and I must think about the possibility of being in a discussion and not having a bible which is complete.
I bought this Bible specifically for my mother-in-law, a German immigrant. During the course of a Bible-study with her, she understood the scriptures better by reading it both in German and English. I should have bought one of these Bibles for her many years ago.
I am really enjoying this Bible! It has very easy to read print and is a very nice Bible overall. The reason I purchased this Bible is because I am learning German. (Since I am not yet fluent in German I still wanted to have the English to read as well). This Bible is a great value; I like the sturdiness of the cover (I have always used Bibles with soft-leather covers). This Bible is somewhat heavy and feels like a very big hymnal. The ESV is my favorite English translation so it is super to have the ESV in parallel with Luther's German Bibel. I decided to purchase a Bible/book cover for this Bible to prevent any more pages getting accidentally bent inside the Bible. The pages are very thin so be careful when underlining your favorite verses--sometimes the even ballpoint pin ink can bleed through. Also, I got my name printed on the front of the Bible. (I am really glad I did because there is no presentation page in this Bible where you can write your name into).