Beautiful Bible, Monogram disappointing, Shipping horrible, Customer service unhelpful.
January 6, 2015
The Bible is beautiful, and was a gift for my son. The monogram was disappointing in quality, as one of the characters looked faded and was not the same quality as issued on the same Bible I ordered a couple of years ago. The shipping situation was a nightmare--using the Fed-Ex Smartpost, where the pkg is tendered to USPS is never "smart." Found this company to be very unhelpful via phone and email. Would not recommend to a friend, only because of the CS experience and shipping. The Bible, I would always recommend to a friend!
This Bible was just what I was looking for. The size is perfect for taking to Church. The pages don't get stuck together, even though the paper is thin. It's really easy to read, and I love the index tabs - black for the Old Testament and red for the New Testament. This is my first Holman Bible, but it won't be the last.
These Bibles were purchased for a Judicial Investiture and we are pleased with the purchase. We always get the type of Bible that the Judge-Elect's want for their investitue and in this case they both wanted KJV.
It is an inexpensive Bible, so I was not expecting goatskin quality. But I am shocked at the binding- it is thinner and harder than other Bibles I've seen that were bonded leather! It feels like black cardboard. It is a shock too because I have another Holman Bible (Large Print Ultra Thin) that was only a few dollars more, which carries a genuine leather binding that is far softer and thicker.
If you're looking for a large (10pt) KJV without spending to much, I would suggest that other Holman. If you're going for that "hand size" dimension more than the larger and thinner shape of that model, even the very inexpensive Zondervan bonded leather hand size KJV (9780310931966) is far better than this model, in my opinion! It's bonded leather is better looking and much more flexible and it has 11pt text.
The other thing I don't like about this Bible is that the concordance is large print like the Bible- this means it's easy to read but also has half the entries of an average concordance. This however, is MY FAULT. It was mentioned somewhere but I didn't think about it.