I have just received the New King James Version of this Thompson Chain Study bible, in the black levant genuine leather grain, And I must say, once you get the hang of using this bible for a while, you will see exactly how SIMPLE it is to use! You can really do some systematic study with this Kirkbride winner! And it's like a whole library all in one book.
The Thompson Chain Reference bible, a most POWERFUL study tool in your hands!
I had an old Thomas Chain reference in the KJV but it was bonded leather. Some of the letters in red were faded and my dog got a hold of it. But I loved the size.... I wanted a NKJV in genuine leather thinking it would be the same size but it wasn't. It was way too bulky and not something I would want to carry with me to church. It was too heavy and thick. 2 inches is too much. I had to send it back...
I bought this as a birthday present for husband who had been reading my copy that I had for 9 years. The quality is very similar but I do prefer my old copy. This bible is a solid study bible in that you have to do the work, the study notes are not there for you to read. Every household should have a copy.
This is my 6th Thompson. I really don't even look at anything else when it's time to purchase a new Bible. But this one just feels different. I did a double take to be certain that it is genuine leather rather than bonded. I can't say I'm disappointed yet, but I'm not really sure I'll enjoy this one as much as the others.