Without a doubt the greatest Bible purchase I've ever made! Cover-to cover, this volume bespeaks quality. The binding, the print, the page margins, all perfect in my view. I'm not the type that makes notes in the Bible (I use a notebook), but I could use pencil for that if I were so inclined. All this plus being printed by Oxford University Press; possibly the best publisher in the entire world, truly sets this Bible above all others. The only detraction I have, if there are any, is that I am still more comfortable reading it with my reading glasses on, but this is not the fault of the book or printer, but only my aging eyes.
I tryly believe this Bible may well last me the rest of my life.
God bless everyone at Christianbook.com. You now have a lifelong customer.
Very nice. It's put together quite nicely for a budget, compact Bible. The cover is bonded leather (although the box doesn't say so). The pages are sewn (although the box doesn't say so).
The text does NOT go all the way to the edge. The margines are one-half inch on the inside and outside. The inside, since it is cured, may be a little difficult for writing notes; but it's easy to read near the spine.
It's a little thick (one inch); but I expected as much from a Bible that includes Apocrypha. It is still quite portable, which is what I wanted.
I have been looking for a revised edition of the NAB, Since I have an RSV-CE from Oxford I figured this would be similar. The size is the same and the cross references and notes both appear either in the back of the OT and NT (RSV-CE) or in the back of each Scriptural book (NABRE). The print is nice size and the paper is good. The cover is real leather but it has a very glossy finish and is the "sculpted" leather I've seen on other Oxford bibles. It's not the smooth dull sheen of the RSV-CE - it looks and feels cheap - sorry, no other way to describe it, The print is right out to the page ends and into the center but is easily read. So, I think there are nicer NABRE's around, I hear Harper Collins prints a nice one. I wish I really liked this one, but it's an also ran, My old NAB from CBP is a much nicer design.
My husband bought this Bible as a Christmas present for me, after I had found it and picked it out, so I had known that I would be getting it, but had to wait 'til today!!! As I've grown older it's gotten very hard to read my standard font-size Bible, so I was looking for a NAB large-print. The font size is wonderful- easy on my aging eyes. The presentation is really beautiful with Leather binding and gilt-edged pages, and the index notches are very helpful- there was a time that I won a Bible drill at Vacation Bible School as a child, but unfortunately, my memory, like my eyes, "ain't what it used to be"... I did have to use my Table of Contents in my old Bible quite often, so am sure the index tabs on this Bible will be a great blessing. I am very pleased with this Bible, and am sure it will become an heirloom to my children or grandchildren someday!! Price was amazing, also- great quality item!! Thank you!!!