If the current price of this Bible allows you to think of it as an economy Bible, you are not likely to be disappointed.
-It has a glued binding.
-The pages are not set into the binding quite straight.
-The cover is a bit stiff and does not really want to lie open.
-Pages appear to be a bit susceptible to humidity (rumple a bit making them thicker).
But we get what we paid for right!
What really makes this Bible outstanding is its formatting!!!
I would recommend it as a Bible for just sitting and reading.
-The single column format of this Bible especially sets it apart!
-It is also laid out in paragraph format--very nice!
-Chapters are summarized by bold headings,
-Songs, poetry, many quotes of God, etc are nicely inset.
-The margins, only about a half inch, are completely blank.
-Footnotes are few (but helpful); therefore, the text is not cluttered.
-The spacing between lines is relaxed.
-For my eyes that boarder on needing bifocals, the print is the perfect size. I can not tell you what the font is. But if you look at the sample pages and can adjust the size of the image until the text between the top of the page heading and the bottom of the page number is about 7 & 11/16ths inch, then you will be able to see about how large the print is.
-the words of Christ are not in red
-there are no maps
You may also be interested to know that the bonded leather copy I received smells like leather, it does not have that earthy/moldy smell for which bonded leather is sometimes notorious.
I bought 12 of these to use in the Childrens Bible Club. The simple format is great for children and young people who never open a Bible and are unchurched. What I also like is that the text is all Black. No red letter which I dislike and is scripturally wrong. Why do they do it? It is ALL the Word of God. ALL the words are important and inspired!!! I will buy them again. A hardback version would be nice.
I really like this Bible, it is not too small or too big. It has a fairly large print and covers the whole page. Nice binding/cover as well. My only issue is the really thin pages that can make it difficult to turn a page without turning one too many.
I am delighted in the single column format! I find it extremely clear and uncluttered as promised. Personally, I am more than satisfied with the paper. I would be in love with this Bible if it had a quality cover. I purchased the "Bonded Leather" at a huge discount. Otherwise the Value score would have been much lower. Bonded leathers vary a lot - I find this one very poor. It feels like cardboard and is not attractive looking. I am considering returning it for a leathersoft edition. (Other reviews make the genuine leather sound bad too.)