I purchased this Bible because I wanted a giant print Bible for home use that would be easy on my aging eyes. The POSITIVES: I was very pleased with the size of the print (12 pt); The center column cross-references were adequate - unlike a "compact giant print" Bible that had a few end-of-verse-references. The NEUTRALS: This is a "reference Bible" so there are no book introductions or study notes (for that you need to get a "study Bible"). Also, don't expect the concordance in this Bible (or most other Bibles) to be extensive - just invest in a paperback Cruden's concordance and keep with your Bible (they are much more comprehensive than a Bible concordance and inexpensive). The NEGATIVES: My main complaint is the "cheap" binding. This is actually my second Bible! Even though I only used this at home, after one month of use, the pages in the back (concordance and maps) began to fall out! I called the publisher and and to their credit, they replaced it. The second one lasted a little longer, but the same problem reoccurred! Rather than bother with the publisher again, I gave up and used some tape. The only consolation is the cost. I was looking for a Bible that would last for YEARS, but because of the publisher's poor quality, I have to describe this as a "throw-away" Bible. In my opinion the workmanship of this Bible does not "glorify God" (1 Cor. 10:31).
I was looking for a giant print Bible that didn't weigh a ton, and this one fits the bill. I can easily carry it with other papers and the easy to read print is a bonus. It doesn't have the study notes that my MacArthur Bible has, but it also isn't as heavy, so I keep the larger one at home and carry this one to church.
I already had one of these and bought one with her name on it for my wife because she was 'borrowing' mine. The contrast between type-face and white background reduces eye strain and the contrast between bold and regular print is obvious. The notes, references and explanations of the translation in the center column provide background and reasoning for certain translations.