My main purpose in the purchase of this Bible was to have an NIV version that our pastor uses to preach from to take to church with me. My NIV study Bible is way too big for me to lug around and my smaller Bibles are different translations. Fortunately, my eyesight with glasses still permits me to read the small print, but anyone with even slight deterioration of eyesight would have problems. I knew this ahead of time, but decided to purchase it for what I needed it for despite the small print! and I would do it again.
The bible was small in size like I wanted, therefore, the type was small also. By looking at the examples of type in the example, I thought it would be larger than it was. However, it is readable. A big plus for the bible is that the pages are thick enough that the print isn't visible from the other side. I didn't have any problem with the red letter print that others had mentioned. All in all, I am satisfied with my bible.
This Bible is a "compct" Bible. It is small and the print is too, so keep this in mind. If you are looking for a small Bible to go with you everywhere, this is perfect. It fits in a purse, backpack or keep it in your car.
Did not meet expectations, But likable nonetheless
March 26, 2011
This Bible was much smaller and shorter than I'd expected. I have the taller thinline Bible, which I really like. I gave my husband an engraved compact thinline Bible for his birthday. I was so surprised to see how short it was, and I was surprised to see that it was also a little thicker than my thinline. Additionally, the pages seem flimsier than my Bible. However, my husband says that he really likes it, and he travels with it everywhere. Because of this as well as the nice leather cover, I gave it 4 stars. God bless!