It's everything I expected in a Cambridge. I love to read it and I even take it with me to church. The word of God is so precious, this goatskin binding makes it even more pleasing to read. Thank you for another remarkable work.
I purchased this Bible because I wanted the NKJV and I knew the quality would be excellent. Had I known the 6.75 font size was going to be difficult for me to see, that alone would have kept me from buying it. Also, I thought I could get accustomed to the paragraph syle without the line by line numbering, but couldn't. Hate to be so negative but I don't like the center column reference either. If Cambridge would offer the NKJV without the center column, with line by line numbering and a LARGER font size, I would spend the money, for they are very expensive, and buy another one!
Truly a beautiful Bible. However, font is too small, and I don't like the paragraph format. The old Nelson wide margin done in the early 80's had the perfect type face and font size. It lacks the feel and beauty of the Cambridge. Also, I like the blank pages at the rear of the Bible. So for all practical purposes, even though the Cambridge is beautifully done, I will have to pass on it because of the of the font and paragraph. Not likely, but I hope Cambridge will correct these concerns and issue a better edition.
The quality of this Bible is superb. The goatskin covers and the binding are outstanding. The art-gilded (red under gold) page edges and the quality of the paper are of the highest level. I absolutely love mine and intend on using it as my main study Bible for years to come.Here are a couple of things you might want to consider before deciding if this is the Bible for you. These are all PRO or CON depending on what you're looking for:1) This is a very large Bible and the goatskin covers add quite a bit of weight to it.2) This Bible is in paragraph, not verse-by-verse format.3) The font in this Bible is about an 8.0 typeset.If you like how all that sounds or none of these three are a "deal breaker" for you, then by all means order one and you will not be disappointed. Again, this is a finely crafted Bible and I think worth every cent invested in it.This is a Bible that can be a "Best Friend" for many, many years.
This is a beautiful and well constructed Bible. There is no doubt about that.Pros:It is a beautiful Bible.Quality construction.The wide margins are adequate for note taking.Quality paper for taking notes, decent heft.Additional lined pages in the back for more note taking.No commentary (this is a plus in my opinion as I find commentary distracting and there is a lot of error out there).Cons:The size of the font. My preferrence would be at least one size or preferrably two larger font print.This Bible has a center column for Scripture cross referrences. While I am glad there are Scripture cross referrences I am not a fan of the center column. I prefer the referrences at the end of the verse. This is the natural place for the eye, rather than having to keep checking the center column to see if there is a cross referrence.I really do not care for the paragraph layout.My preferrence is to have each verse as a new paragraph so that the verse number is in the center and you are not searching for the verse numbers within paragraphs and text. This preferrence is simply because I like to copy Scripture verses onto cards for memorizing. At the very least the verse numbers should have been bolded. The type set is tight which does not make for comfortable reading.I wish this Bible didn't have a concordance. Most Bible concordances are too limited to really be helpful, so I just consider them wasted space. I prefer to work with an exhaustive concordance (or concordance software) I don't need or want it in my Bible.I'm not a big map person. If you are you will appreciate that this Bible has 15 maps.This is a red letter Bible. I don't have a big preferrence on this either way. Actually red type tends to be a little hard on my eyes but I'm okay with the red letter.I found this Bible a disappointment for comfort and ease of readability/usability.