The Orthodox Study Bible: Ancient Christianity Speaks to Today's World - eBook
This Bible is a superb addition to any library.
This is a top quality Bible in beautiful leather. Lovely prayers and outstanding artwork included. This is my favorite in my large collection of Bibles. I have given this Bible to others who enjoy it as much as I do.
April 22, 2013
This Bible is different from other Bibles I have.
It has more references from folks I have barely heard of. It is informative and hopefully will lead me to what I am looking for in a bible.
April 2, 2013
EXCELLENT BIBLE POORLY PRINTED
I found this bible truly did prove to be a great study guide....I am very impressed with it and believe it is unquestionably one of, if not the most significant piece of work ever published for English speaking orthodox Christians for the knowledge contained in it.
With that being said I am EXTREMELY disappointed in the physical qualities of this bible produced by Thomas nelson publications. The "bonded leather" version (which is leather fibers bonded with some type of nauseous chemical adhesive) I say nauseous because I actually felt a little nauseous the first time I opened the box it was contained in, that smell sticks around for a good week by the way. Once I got past the stench and the slimmy, slippery, plastic feel of it's cover I opened it and found that the words are printed on the cheapest and most delicate paper I have ever come across, they are very thin and you can see through to the next page (some pages worst than others) which is very distracting and annoying when you are trying to read Gods word! I find i have to be extra careful turning the pages because they wrinkle so easily definitely not designed for long lasting durability....
Being unhappy with the physical qualities of the bonded leather version i decided to buy the hardcopy version (from another site) and found the same problem that plagued the bonded leather version which is cheap, super thin, flimsy, see through paper. I am now in the process of purchasing the only other alternative out there which is a genuine leather version I found at another site, I haven't received it yet but I am expecting it to be made from the same cheap, thin, see through paper as the other versions since it to is still produced by Thomas Nelson, but at least it should have a quality cover that won't stink (hopefully).
Thomas Nelson boast about there quality, but I have never bought a university textbook, regular book (fiction/nonfiction) or even magazine where I could see through to the next page! How can they justify printing a BIBLE of this significance out of such poor quality material? I don't know who to be more disappointed with Nelson pub. or St. Athanasius Academy of Orthodox Theology who put so much effort into creating such a useful, insightful and beneficial study bible only have it presented on the cheapest material available!
If either of these 2 groups happen to run across this review i'd just like to say that there are plenty people out there willing to spend a few more dollars to have a "QUALITY and DURABLE" copy of the orthodox study bible that should last a lifetime!... how can you justify using such cheap materials to produce something as important as this bible? its inexcusable.
I would still recomend this Bible for the knowledge contained in it, but I'm hoping that one day a good quality version of it will become available.......
March 30, 2013
Excellence at every turn
I am so very pleased with my purchase of the eBook version of the Orthodox Study Bible. It gives me yet another opportunity to have it near me in all of my devices both portable and home-based. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in having the same experience.
February 13, 2013