I debated for a year whether or not to order this particular Bible. I already ordered a NRSV with Moroccan Leather cover and spent quite a bit of money on it last year, (I really like it, by the way) so I was hesitant to again spend so much on yet another version. I decided to 'go for it' once again, as Christianbook . com was so wonderful to work with in the past. I am not going to critique the merits of the KJV w/ apocrypha itself, as that is a matter of choice for each person, but for the record, I always look for versions with the Apocrypha. So, suffice to say I like this particular version. First, I was struck by the size of the package it arrived in. It was smaller than I expected. When I opened it I was thrilled that it was actually the size it was, because I wanted a travel sized bible, and this was perfect! But I was afraid the print would be too small. When I opened the cover, the print was clear, dark and perfect, so I again thought something MUST be wrong. I checked to see if all the pages were there, and if all the books were included, and guess what? They were! The Bible was a perfect size, perfect print, and perfect feel. The leather cover and binding were flawless and I was floored by the overall quality of it. It truly bought tears to my eyes, and that says a lot, as I have been an ordained minister for going on 27 years, and I have had many different Bibles. but for some reason, this one was like seeing an old friend again after many years! I cannot say enough about it. There is nothing I would add or subtract to this particular Bible, it met my expectations and exceeded them by far!
I guess I'll learn someday not to get carried away with something before I see it just by reading all the glowing reviews beforehand. Once I received my copy I was disappointed in that it fell short in two ways that are significant to me: center column (references) print is too small and the paper is just too thin and delicate. If they could use a slightly heavier paper and bump up the font size just a bit this Bible would be nearly perfect. As it is I'll have to shelve it till I can afford to get my bifocal strength increased; and considering the price of a premium Bible in this awful economy, that's a real shame. I would have sent it back but I had it imprinted so it can't be returned (something to remember), but the imprinting did turn out very nicely. Hope this helps someone. Blessings!!!
I love this bible. I had a verse reference Holman for 28 years that I really loved. When it wore out I searched for about 5 years for the perfect bible. Than I found this one. The cover is soft and beautiful. Open the cover and the print is dark and easy to read. It is spaced so that it is easy to follow along and find passages when listening to a speaker. The only short coming is that it could be a bit better for references. They are not bad, but not as good as some Allan bible references. A good concordance can remedy that issue. Overall, this bible is and excellent bible for the price and I would purchase it again.