KJV Personal Size Giant Print Flexisoft Bible blue/lemon
The lady that we bought this for really appreciates having it. She uses a walker to get around with, so she had been taking a very small bible to carry in the walker bag. However, her eyes are not so good anymore, and was finding the little bible hard to read. Now, with her name imprinted on the front, she can leave the large print bible at church, and have it there when she comes.
November 22, 2013
Working great for Bibles to share
We bought these Bibles to hand out to people in need who were being witnessed to, fed and clothed.
November 21, 2013
I love my new bible. It is exactly what I wanted and expected. I've been studying in it every day since it arrived, and I have enjoyed it immensely. I love the giant print, it is easy on my eyes. It is so nice to have the cross references at the end of the verses. The promises, miracles, parables, concordance, and colorful maps at the end of the bible are such a great addition. I love the beautiful cover, the color is so nice and the soft leather feels so nice. I had mine engraved with my name, and it looks just so beautiful. This is a bible I will keep forever and hope to eventually pass down to my beautiful Granddaugther. From what I've seen and experienced so far, this bible will stand the test of time, even with every day use. If I ever need a bible as a gift, I will definitely order one of these bibles.
November 11, 2013
Elegant and highly readable
This is a surprisingly well done Bible, for any price point.
Layout: elegant. Separation lines and end-of-verse footnotes reduce the feeling of overcrowding. Nice spacing between letters and lines. I'd like a bit more room on the inside margin, as I have to reposition/adjust the angle of the Bible from one page to the next. Perhaps this will get better as the spine loosens up.
Text: readable! One of the most comfortable text sizes I have ever encountered. Not too big, not too small. The font is crisp, semi-bold, modern. I think it's smaller than most large prints, which may be good or bad, and larger than an average book font. Red letters are a bit lacking; I would like them darker/bolder, but then again, I'm used to black-letter so perhaps that's why.
Words per line are exactly as Holman's Large Print Personal Size Reference Bible (Holman has larger type, but feels more crowded). If you like Holman, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by elegance of this Hendrickson. I prefer wider columns to facilitate the flow of reading but this, again, is personal preference. They have to keep it portable, after all!
Paper: standard. A bit on the cream side, which I like. Ghosting is present, but compared with many Bibles I have seen in bookstores it's quite manageable. A bit more pronounced than appears in the photos. Personal tolerance levels will vary. I heard it is possible to eliminate ghosting by placement of a black sheet of paper underneath the page, so some of you may try that.
Cover: terrible. I got the burgundy imitation leather, and it's somewhere on the continuum between cardboard and hard plastic. The edges will not hold up well to use. I think only the burgundy and black are like this (which would explain why the price is lower than all the other ones).
Other: beautiful presentation page (see photo). Stays open quite nicely right out of the box. No gilding, which I actually liked. No ribbon. 9'' x 5.5'' x 1.5'' (rounded upwards). About the size of a hymn book.
Overall, elegant layout and text, highly readable font, unbeatable value, excellent usability. But I recommend something other than imitation leather burgundy/black, unless $ is an important consideration. I'd try one of the colored ones that look really soft and have stitching on the covers, or bonded leather if you're the classic type. However, it's the inside that counts, and that's what this Bible does truly well.
November 8, 2013