I have been looking for a high quality Bible that would last me a long time, had lots of good study references, plenty of room to write notes, and no commentaries. This was a really good choice!
The leather is great and it's a pretty Bible. The red/gold edges on the paper look nice. The text is larger than I thought and the font is very readable. Before I purchased it, I saw reviews that the text was too small and it made me concerned. But those concerns were put to rest. Im used to having smaller bibles and this font size is very readable to me. It has larger text than the compact bibles I have been used to. But if you really want the text to be huge, this is not for you. Some Bibles have pages of faded text but not this one! It is also a very flexible Bible, with good binding. You can fold it pretty much any way you want - it falls open as if it has been well used. There are so many references - the number far exceeds my last, cheaper study Bible. Where my last study Bible had 1-2 references on a verse, often this Bible has more than double that.
Though it's a great Bible, there are a few things I had to get used to: The Bible is obviously bigger than what Im used to, but not much heavier. If you really like compact or slim Bibles this may not be for you. I have multiple Bibles and I still use my compact Bible when I want to just read for leisure. This Bible is for study purposes and I take notes in it at church, which works well. I really wanted wide-margin for note taking and this seems like a really good size for wide-margin. If you want to take lots of notes in your bible, this is a good choice even though it's a bit larger. In addition, I'm used to having one verse per line. This Bible puts most verses in paragraph form which makes verse numbers a little harder to find... But not much harder. The Psalms and some prophetic verses are still one verse per line though and they even change font style to help some verses stand out. There are also many references and you may confuse a verse number with a reference number. But as you get used to it, you can more quickly differentiate. For example, reference numbers are italicized and verses are not. The paper is a little different from what Im used to, but good for writing. As you become accustomed to this Bible, you see more and more value. This is quality and you definitely get what you pay for.
With so many tablet computers and e-readers around, I hope they don't stop making quality Bibles!
I purchased the Bible as a gift, and was greatly pleased with its appearance. It was all and more than I expected. Now I want one for me! My experience with your company was pleasantly positive from the ordering, the quick delivery, and the beautiful Bible. Thanks.
The beauty and craftsmanship of the book are outstanding. The quality of materials is the very best. The pages turn nicely and lay flat when the book is open to any location. The typography is elegant and legible. The type size is a little smaller than I expected, but I am getting used to it. Also, the verse numbers are embedded in the text in very small print, which makes verse references difficult to locate. The maps are excellent, as are the other reference features.
This has to be one of the nicest Bibles I have ever purchased. In addition to the references, it's concordance and binding, it lays flat when open. That has to be one of the best features of this Cambridge Bible. No more moving my head this way or that in order to continue reading the text.