5 Stars Out Of 5
February 24, 2014
Well what can I say?
First off, Chris the customer rep' was simply brilliant, humerus and helpful. With my research I found Dave Schroeder of Trade Book Marketing, B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources. Both exceeded in excellence and helpfulness.
The web page description and details of this bible are very accurate, but there is far more to be enjoyed when you view your copy.
You may think I am crazy but, as I ordered the gold guilt edging, I took the time to open EVERY page up. Yes, EVERY page. The main reason is that guilt edges do have a slight tenancy to cling at the edges until opened for the first time. I just like doing this to ensure the pages don't rip.
What did I discover?
Absolute beauty and craftsmanship in publishing. I know everyone can be a critic and I don't much care for that. But in all honesty, the manner in which the volume has been compiled by so many scholars and staff is phenomenal. I'm NOT kidding!
The main text is a point 9 and the commentary notes are point 8. This is no problem to read even me being 61 and using $1 store glasses :-) The scriptural centre column references are maybe about point 6 or 7. A little more difficult to read, but manageable. And if I every can't manage I will get slightly stronger glasses. Most people will have no trouble at all.
The quality of maps, charts, photos, timelines, etc is of a very high standard.
The chapter headings, sub-headings and verses are in a very welcoming dark turquoise colour. Also references to the words of Jesus are in a very clean, clear red colour.
I personally like the introduction to each bible book, as it gives a very clear outline in detail, which is unique to share with others.
I chose this bible, KJV by Holman because it has one of the best commentary layouts compiled by dozens of scholars. It gives you more of an unbiased view and is exceptionally helpful and well laid out. Of course all of the above comments swayed me to buy it as well.
All in all, I can honestly say I am more than 100% satisfied with my choice and purchase. This WILL greatly encourage and help me in continuing to pursue The Word of God.
You will not be disappointed in this purchase :-)
Andy (BC. Canada)