NASB Pitt Minion Reference Bible, Goatskin leather, brown
Excellent Quality Bible!
This is a very good quality bible at a reasonable price. I fount the cover to be a little stiff out of the box, but it will still lay flat. The smell of the goatskin is amazing...I love that fresh leather scent. I traded a Cambridge 1662 Book of prayer that I was unhappy with, and I stuck with Cambridge as I wanted to give them another chance because they have a great reputation. I am glad that I did. This is easily the finest bible I own to date. Although it is the same size and leather as the BOP, this is much better made. My least favorite feature is the ribbons, which look a little on the cheap side, but there are two of them and I think I can live with that. Font size is a bit smaller than I expected, but the printing is clear and not a problem to read. My pastor uses the NASB and now I have a bible that I can follow along in. I think I can get used to these high end bibles. I think I may have an Allen's on the radar next, as soon as they come out with the HCSB. I will have to compare the two further, but for now I am extremely happy with this purchase.
August 4, 2011
Well constructed little Bible!
This Bible is well constructed and very durable, sure to last for many years! The goatskin is stiffer than I expected, but will soften with use, and to me personally the stiffness is a sign of quality. The writing is a little smaller than I expected, even though I expected it to be small. The only complaint I have with this edition is the words of Christ in red are different shades occasionally, and in my particular one on the page where Acts 8 is, you can see a big difference!
June 18, 2011
Another Wonderful Cambridge Bible
I purchased this Bible after receiving the NLT Pitt Minion.
Understanding terminology really helps. Reading other reviews for all the various Cambridge Pitt Minion Bibles, the common complaint is that it is too small, the print is tiny, etc...
A minion classification means that it fits in your hand, and has at most a 7-point print.
I was pleased with the extreme quality black goatskin binding. I was pleased with the long-grain printing of the pages (means it won't buckle or have non-smooth inner page foldings). The art-gilt outer page edges are a knockout for beauty. And the print, as expected - 6.75 point - is exceptionally beautiful and clear, even to my aging eyes. Yes, I use prescription reading glasses, but I use them when reading my large-print Oxford Bibles too!
I recommend this Bible to anyone seeking a superbly constructed, quality, daily-use Bible - and a wonderful accurate translation as well.
Well Done - Cambridge!
July 13, 2011
Simply a great small and quality Bible!
I really enjoy this Bible. I am getting to the point that I either need to buy the prescription reading glasses that I need or I need to buy a large print Bible. I love the site, the build, and the quality of the craftsmanship. Simple excellent.
February 24, 2011