This Bible has a nice compact design with an acceptable font size made easier to read by the color of the pages. The "Ancient Faith" design is what makes this one different for a compact Bible as there are 16 biographical sketches, creeds, hymns, and prayers included. It also has the other extras included with most compact Holman Bibles...reading through the Bible, a short history and concordance, favorite readings, a Harmony of the Life of Christ, appearances after the resurrection, miracles and parables. There is a nice "Where to Turn" section which gives verses for specific guidance which was not in most of the compact Holman Bibles I looked through when I got this one.
What made this one nice for me was the fake aging of the book. In doing this they gave us yellow pages for most of it and a worn look at the end and the non white pages helps quite a bit with readability and minimizing bleed through of the type. A non white page helps me with eye strain with any size font, especially a smaller one. I have not seen many Bibles which use non white paper. There are a few women's Bibles with green and lavender pages I have seen and The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible, which has an off white/tan page color is another one.
There is a nice touch of a timelime above each brief biograpy showing where that life existed relative to Church history. I also like stars in the Old and New Testaments which refer to the Messianic Prophecies and their fulfillment.
A very useful, gift giving, collectible bible. Portable, readable, inspiring. I have larger bibles and other versions for study and note markings, all are useful, this is specifically for reading, meditating and praying. It feels hefty and seems very well made. I have a couple personal size imitation leather bibles, frankly, they feel more durable than "bonded leather", which I avoid! I have to wear readers so print size is irrelevant, (standard acuity (20/20) allows us to read 1 M letters (average newsprint) at 100 cm; normal visual acuity (20/16) allows us to do that at 125 cm) ... does that help!?! Thank You Biblegateway for good service. Keep yourselves in the love of God. <><
I've been looking for this Bible everywhere, and I finally found it! It's my dream Bible! I carry it with me in my purse to work, church, everywhere I go. I love the compact size and the large print. The cover feels wonderful, and I love the yellowed look of the pages. I've fallen in love with God's Word again through this Bible. Thank you, Christianbook!
I am so happy with this purchase. I carry this new Bible everywhere and am so pleased with it. I love that it's the King James Version and am very happy with the looks and feel of the cover. I had my doubts about buying a Bible without a leather cover because leather is so durable and has great feel, but this cover seems very durable too and the feel is fantastic. I love the slightly yellowed pages giving it an old world look and the ancient faith notes in the back with all of the other helps.
All in all it is a very nice compact Bible at a very attractive price. I only wish they made a larger one just like it.