BE AWARE of the year of the review you are reading to make sure it is the same Bible.
I bought one of these Bibles roughly 3 years ago (from 3/2016). And that Bible (the older one) has a spine of almost 1 3/4 inches.
(The one I have is calfskin - very nice.)
And that is because the paper is fabulous; white white, thick and you can use any kind of highlighter without bleed through.
I'm not sure of the exact year, but they CHANGED the paper!! and now the Bible spine is only 1 1/4 inches.
So if the older reviews talk about the quality of the paper, the thickness of the paper, the ability to use highlighters - you won't get that NOW.
There is much more ghosting in the newer version with the thinner paper. And the text is not as clear in the newer ones.
The older Bibles with the thicker paper are amazing. In fact I panicked when I found out they changed the paper and not quite a year ago I bought
one of the older ones (before they changed the paper) on ebay (calfskin) for more than twice of what they originally sold for...no regrets.
Having said that, since the thicker paper is not an option any more, this Bible has some nice features.
It is NOT ultrathin, rather a standard size Bible, but it is not too big for everyday reading or taking to church.
But it probably won't be the Bible you take on the bus or to the Dr office - look at the dimensions to decide.
The FONT size is 10 and therefore right on the cusp for me. But a nice size for those with good eyes.
A 10 Font is not giant print, just considered large print. But sure you know what you want before you order.
The Color Maps in the back are nice and easy to see.
Almost all Bibles have too many references for me - I'd rather have plain margins and columns to write my own notes.
But if you like References, there are plenty!
At the end of the book the rest of the page is blank; a new book starts a new page. So there is some room to write in. Although I don't know with the thinner paper how bad the bleed through would be. Try the micron pens.
I would not buy this Bible with the thinner paper. I would buy an Allan Bible, their paper is thicker than in this Bible. But I know cost is a factor.
I have really been enjoying the NASB UltraThin Large-Print Reference Bible with a genuine leather cover. The print is extremely readable. And I absolutely love the genuine leather cover. I purchased this Bible to use in the pulpit; my other copy of the NASB is very large and bulky; heavy to carry around. And this is exactly what I was looking for in a pulpit Bible.