KJV Large Print Thinline Reference Bible Flexisoft Slate/Blue
An excellent purchase
I purchased this beautiful Bible as a symbol of new beginnings and a new understanding of God's word upon my life. I thought the price was very reasonable as was the cost of having my name printed on the beautiful cover.
May 10, 2013
Great features, budget price
The Hendrickson Large Print is a budget model (printed in China) Bible that has features not found in premium Bibles.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ 9/10-point font thatÃ¢ÂÂs clear and readable
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Headings in the text in bold type
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ End-of-verse references
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Imitation leather looks and feels great
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Sewn binding lays flat
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Paper lining makes binding slightly stiff
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Basic concordance
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ No index to maps
The cover is imitation leather. It is two-tone blue and grey and has stitching around the edges. It looks very nice and it feels good to the touch.
The most impressive feature is the sewn binding. A sewn binding is a Ã¢ÂÂmust-haveÃ¢ÂÂ in my opinion and I was not expecting a sewn binding at this price-point. The map section has sewn stitching (called overcasting).
The text is a 9-point font with 10-point leading. ItÃ¢ÂÂs a very readable modern font. It is not self-pronouncing. It does have italics for words supplied by the translators.
The red-letter is actually red. ItÃ¢ÂÂs not too bold. ItÃ¢ÂÂs just as readable as the black-letter text. ItÃ¢ÂÂs one of the nicest red-letter texts that IÃ¢ÂÂve seen.
There are plenty of section headings to break up the text into sections. The headings are in bold print, just as the verse numbers are.
The paper is about what you expect in this price-range. ItÃ¢ÂÂs not acid-free. ItÃ¢ÂÂs fairly thick and does have slight ghosting, but itÃ¢ÂÂs not that bad- just noticeable. ItÃ¢ÂÂs more opaque than many slimline Bibles.
The references are at the end of the verses. They have a smaller font than the regular text. I like end-of-verse references because they are easier to find. Although the references are not keyed to the text, so thereÃ¢ÂÂs no way to know which portion of the verse the references go to.
The special features include key Bible promises, harmony of the gospels, miracles in the OT, parables in the OT, miracles in the NT, parables in the NT, and concordance.
The concordance is 70 pages, in two-column and large print, so itÃ¢ÂÂs just basic. It has 12 entries for Ã¢ÂÂGodÃ¢ÂÂ. ItÃ¢ÂÂs typical for this price range. It has the same font as the text so it is easy to read.
There are eight pages of full-color maps. There is no index to the maps, but the maps are printed on thick, glossy paper and they look nice.
Hendrickson Large Print Thinline is one of the nicest texts that IÃ¢ÂÂve seen. It is very readable. The end-of-verse references do not distract from reading and they are much easier to find quickly than other reference formats. The headings in the text are unusual for Bible that is not considered a Ã¢ÂÂstudy BibleÃ¢ÂÂ. ItÃ¢ÂÂs great reading and carry Bible. I highly recommend HendricksonÃ¢ÂÂs Large Print Thinline KJV.
Hendrickson Publishers provided this Bible free for review. I was not required to give a positive review- only an honest review.
September 15, 2012
KJV Reference Bible
Excellent bible and great reference material in the back of the bible. The cost value was really good, we replace our bibles in the church.
May 24, 2012
This was a gift for my husband and he loves it!
I`m thinking of getting one for myself cus of the large print, and its size is still small enough to fit into my bible cover.
June 23, 2011