5 Stars Out Of 5
January 7, 2016
(In case the notation isn't there, this review is of the Genuine Leather version, CBD Stock No: WW568363.)
I've used this Bible for several months now, and I cannot believe they could sell this high of a quality book for this low of a price.
I am unforgivingly tough in how I use this Bible. I hold it, twist it, squeeze it, crease it, and flip it, using it as my daily reader, in a manner as if it were a throw-away magazine. (I'm referring to the book as a whole, not to the individual pages, which I take great care to keep in unfolded, unwrinkled, flat condition.) It has held up perfectly, taking all of the abuse I can dish out. The binding and cover are as strong as the day I opened the box, showing no wear.
CBD's description is accurate and thorough, so there is no point to rehash this Bible's description. But I will add that the font style and spacing make for easy reading.
I did not buy it for the "devotionals," with which its pages are interspersed. Frankly, I anticipated stepping over blocks of syrupy-sweet, religious drivel. I'm happy to report that some of them have proven to be very well-written, thought-provoking, spiritually- and doctrinally-sound pieces. So, I no longer see them as pointless interjections, and I'll typically read them, as well as God's word.
The paper is just a tad more translucent than I'd like, so one can see the words on the opposite side of a page a little more readily than I'd like, but, that is this Bible's only weakness.
This Bible would be a bargain at twice its price. If you're looking for a leather-bound, personal-sized, daily reader, I STRONGLY recommend this one.