I have a pile of study bibles, but if I had to keep one and discard the rest, I'd keep this one. I'd never even heard of the Companion Bible until recently. As an earlier reviewer noted: 'This bible was written about one hundred years ago before the words "study bible" even existed and is still the best on the market.' I heartily concur. Be sure to get the genuine leather edition, so that it will last, and so that you can savor it by feel and smell as you read.
This bible was written about one hundred years ago before the words "study bible" even existed and is still the best on the market. ( I currently own six study bibles ) However if you get the bonded leather version it will come apart after you read it through one or two times. While the genuine leather is cheap the binding is much better. So if you plan on making this your go to bible spring for the genuine leather.
First off, let me say that I have two hard back versions; regular print and large print so the size of the print was no surprise. It is small, but dark, so easy to read. I'm in my 70's and can read it just fine. With glasses of course. I have always had good luck with Kregel bibles. This one was no exception. The Smyth sewn binding is excellent with no gaps or splits between pages (something I have experienced from some other publishers). The companion bible is worth buying for the appendixes alone. For the serious student it is one of the best.