I have now bought several copies of this bible to give to my mother, husband and friends. Who wants to strain their eyes? This version has a lovely cover, good size and amazing print. It is like a good quality hardback print size...not too big to be silly , not too small to be difficult to read but just right. It instantly became the new favourite of my husband ( a chaplain) and our best friend( a minister). They can easily read it while up at the pulpit. It is the envy of my mothers bible study group.
This is a very nice Bible for anyone who wants a smaller than average Bible with larger (12 pt.) print. It is smaller, but thicker, than most personal size Bibles, and is easy to hold in one hand for reading. It's compact but bigger than pocket size. The larger print and uncrowded, single column paragraph format make it easy to read. There are a few text footnotes but no cross references, maps, or concordance. The words of Christ are not in red. It has a presentation page and reading plans.
For some reason, the back of the box says it is in double column format, but it's actually the less common single column format, which I really like in a Bible this size. (See my picture.)
Another plus is this is the easy to read, generally more accurate 1984 NIV translation, which I prefer over the 2011. The binding is a nice imitation leather, softer than bonded leather, and easily lies flat when open. The aqua and green are soft, pretty colors, with silver edge gilting and a pale blue ribbon. It also comes in a sierra/black cover.
This would make a beautiful gift for anyone who has trouble reading standard print Bibles or doesn't like crowded pages. Its easy readability and non-intimidating, book-like format also make it a wonderful gift for a new believer or someone just showing an interest in learning about Christianity.
Not the usual Bible and an outstanding edition for the price!
This bible is a great choice - not only is it large print, but it reads like a book, single column, with an attractive cover. Great for bible study (which I am encouraging). The recipient loved this gift!!