5 Stars Out Of 5
Brown cowhide "large print" (8 pt.) compact size NKJV
September 13, 2014
This is an excellent little Bible for someone who wants a compact (slightly over 6" x 4" x 1") edition and doesn't need truly large print. It is well proportioned and easy to hold in one hand for reading. Because of its thickness, it might not actually be pocket sized, but should fit in a coat pocket or purse.
The type size is 8 point, which is large only for a compact size Bible. It would be only average size print at best in a larger, regular size Bible. For example, many other compact Bibles have only 6 pt. type, which is tiny. If you truly need large print, you'll need a larger size large print Bible instead of a compact one. The print is dark with good readability for its size, and the words of Christ are in red. The paper is slightly off-white rather than bright white.
It's unusual to find a relatively inexpensive compact Bible with a nice flexible leather cover. This edition's brown cowhide is attractively grained with a matte finish and is soft and flexible, not as limp as a $100+ version would be, but much nicer than most of the stiff genuine or bonded leathers out there. The spine is ribbed and has gold lettering. The page edges are gold gilt and there is one brown satin ribbon. It includes a presentation page, contents, preface, plan of salvation, three-column concordance, and eight colored maps. The text is in double column paragraph format with smaller verse numbers. It also has section headings, and the poetry sections are in verse format. Being a compact reference edition, it does not include center-column references or book introductions, but has some end of verse references and footnotes in tiny print.
This Bible lies flat when opened on a table only in the middle third or so, but it stays open more easily when held in one hand. I'm not certain, but I think the binding may be glued instead of sewn. With such a nice leather cover, I expected a sewn binding, but I didn't deduct a star. Otherwise, the quality seems excellent and the box states it has a lifetime guarantee.
A very nice little hand-sized Bible for anyone who can read 8 pt. size print.