I have tried to read through the bible in a year using the chart that is in the back of my bible - but every time I tried, I got frustrated and quit. In April 2012 my daughter gave me The One Year Bible in large print - PERFECT. No more flipping from the NT to OT to Psalms to Proverbs! While reading I began praying for people who God put on my heart that might be interested in joining me read the bible in 2013. He laid 6 ladies on my mind. I talked with them to see if they were interested - three were in my age group 55-70 and three in the 25-35 age group. We had a great time sharing what we were learning.
I have continued to ask people to begin reading with me. What a joy and a ministry. I have done many bible studies and have learned so much but God never ceases to amaze me at what He shows me daily as I read that I had not seen before.
I've been giving One Year Bibles as gifts to my friends. Recently I decided to offer people their choice of regular or large print, and almost everyone prefers this large print version! I was telling one friend about it over the phone and she was worried that it would be too thick and ungainly. However, when I showed it to her, she loved it! It's a little wider and taller than the regular, but no thicker. People love the daily "bite-size" reading from Old and New Testaments, plus Psalms and Proverbs, and they also love the readability of this large print softcover edition!