I love history and this version is sooooooo history.
June 6, 2017
I was not expecting the small font size, even though I can read it, a page sized magnifier may be handy. I was not expecting notes to cover half the pages either, should be sold as a separate book, like a Concordance is. The font and notes makes this book unreadable in the hands. I do appreciate the information placed in the front of the Bible, great to know this. Still, I do recommend others do obtain a copy and read it. It is a must have for anyone who wants to know the truth about the church and world history, but mostly, a Bible that is accurate in it's translation from the original texts.
This Bible has become a constant companion to me. I take it to work and to church. The notes included by the Reformers are full of rewarding contextual insight that are continually deepening my love and understanding of Gods Word. The depth of His grace through the companion notes is thirst quenching. Its become brand new to me again, and yet familiar and concrete. It is sound, clear and sharp. In such a time as this, when the world has waxed hard against context of scripture, the Geneva Bible has given me an even more driven desire to share the true gospel to a lost world; that it is by grace alone, by faith alone and by scripture alone that we are saved. Put away your works based, prosperity false gospels and doctrines and understand that you will know BECAUSE the Bible tells you so!!! God bless and may you come to know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
I love this product. Beautiful outside, and accurate inside. The notes are helpful. Every verse that I have checked the native language roots of so far has been RIGHT ON in accuracy of translation. The only thing I would change is make it available in larger print, my vision is terrible, and the print is small.
This bible translation has been one that I've been wanting for over a year but never got to buy it since it was backordered or the remaining published ones were selling for expensive amounts. I then searched for them again and CBD ended up selling this version for less than I would assume and its durable leather, pages are soft with thin look to them, the package of the bible comes with a DVD for further personal studying. The bible was worth the price and will probably buy another one of these as a present for one of my pastors and a close friend of mine. I truly did enjoy buying the Geneva Bible since its like having a version that is no longer published but has timeless value in the teachings that the Puritans had back in the 16th century.
My wife purchased The Geneva Bible 1599 Edition for our Anniversary after a great deal of hinting about it. I have read through many translations of the Bible. I love to read The King James Authorized version and was curious about the difference. The Geneva 1599 is very similar in terms of language. One of the humorous thing was the Lord making "breeches" for Adam and Eve after they had sinned. I guess that so far the main difference is the use of the language. The verses seem to be richer. I can't really put my finger on it so to speak.I wouldn't advise a new Christian to pick this as their primary Bible but I'm having an enjoyable time reading it.