of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
dan c5 Stars Out Of 5a joy to readSeptember 20, 2019dan cQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5i never realized how enjoyable the Word can be without the usual verse and chapter markings. a new way to enjoy His Word.
Jacob1 Stars Out Of 5Not really as advertisedMay 26, 2019JacobMy impression when buying this Bible was that all verse/chapter references have been removed so as not to distract, this is not the case. While small and off to the side, there are still chapter numbers, completely noticeable. On top of that, there are chapter/verse references at the top of the page to help the reader have some bearings on where they are. I understand that this is helpful, but it also contradicts the purpose of the reader's Bible in my opinion, I still find my eyes drawn to all the numbers. So if you only care about the removal of verse references and title headings, then i guess this is for you
Sherri5 Stars Out Of 5Very readableSeptember 15, 2018SherriIt's a format that makes the Bible more readable without all the distractions. It flows and allows one to enjoy the story or poetry or whatever format. It allows one to read whole books of the Bible to get at the metanarrative. I love it!
Carolyn5 Stars Out Of 5Readers BibleJanuary 5, 2018CarolynQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Ditto to the gospels readers bible -- makes it easy to concentrate on what you're reading.
RJ5 Stars Out Of 5Fantastic Bible to read everyday when you just want to soak in The Word.December 20, 2017RJQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Before I begin, Im a collector of all different sorts of Bibles. Its a hobby of mine but I actively read them all every day and I have to say that this is one of my favorites.
To begin, Ill tackle the quality. Crossway always does an outstanding job on the craftsmanship of their Bibles. From the smyth-sown binding to the beautiful typography, everything is just fantastic.
Now this is not your standard Bible, its a readers bible meaning that its geared towards being more like a book and not a Bible. Theres no verses, no cross references, and the chapter numbers are off to the side to not distract you from your continual reading. This is a great feature, especially for the New Testament letters because you get a sense of their full context and read them how they were supposed to be read: in one sitting. The only exception to how theyve done chapters is psalms. Since they are originally numbered in the Hebrew bibles (Jesus even references the Psalms numberings.) Surprisingly, it also has a couple of maps in the back.
The cloth over board cover feels like a classic book and great in your hands when youre reading it. It also lays flat which is very nice for sitting at a table or desk reading.
It does feature two ribbon book markers which is nice but their placement is a little weird for my taste, not enough to take a star however. Where most books and bibles would place them right in the center of the binding, crossway decided to split them up. My only thought is to be able have a mark in the old and New Testament.
My only issue, and its a slight one, is the thickness of the pages. They are the usual thin Bible pages like you find in most crossway bibles. I would have preferred with it being a readers bible and more like a book that they would go with thicker pages but like the bookmarks, its not enough to demote a star. If youre used to reading bibles like I am then the pages feel like any other bible.
Overall, the build quality is fantastic. The packaging is a nice slip box that it slides in. Its a pleasure to read and easy to get lost in with no verses and cross references and verse notes to distract you. Hard to decide sometimes on taking it over my regular thin line bible that I always have with me.
If you want a different and emmersive way to read the Bible, I would recomment this in a heartbeat. I would not use this for an everyday bible or for church or study, it is specifically to read like a book and does a superb job.
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