The Bible is as I had expected. My old copy was falling apart. Given to me in December of 1956, the pages were held together with packing tape and the cracked binding was reinforced with the same. The cover is crumbling at the edges due to constant wear. I intend to use this bible at church and on the street. I continue to use the old for personal study and devotions.
I've owned Scofield Bibles for years, so when the binding on my current Bible broke, I purchased this one. I was very disappointed. I paid for the more expensive version with the genuine leather cover, but that's the only thing I liked about it. The pages are extremely thin and have a bluish tint. I wouldn't mind the blue so much, but the paper is not the onion skin paper all my other Bibles have been printed on. I would be afraid to highlight anything on these pages, because they feel like newsprint and like the ink would bleed right through. I am returning this Bible, because the pages just aren't quality paper like they used to be.
It's a fantastic size and the Scofield notes are amazing, but the paper it's printed on is a disappointment.
I don't think I've ever given a bad review on any product. The print is very faint and the pages are a very light blue. The words in red are especially faint. I have 2 other of the same except thumb indexed (this one is not) to compare it to. In the others the pages are white and the print is bold (both the black and white text). I really wish this new one was the same. They may not all be botched but this one is. The cover is beautiful! I will return or exchange. I always get the best service from CBD and this could not have been their fault because the bible was sealed in shrink wrap. The printer did a terrible job.