Beautiful Bible, great binding, very readable font. BUT the commentary takes up most of the pages! Good grief, it leaves just a little bit of room for the actual text. Sadly I cannot recommend this Bible, and even though it is a new purchase, I don't like reading it and will end up giving it away.
In this life I have learned newer isn't always better. With this in mind I purchased an older KJV commentary. I didnt know much about Matthew Henry before I purchased this Bible. I may not agree with everything he states in his commentary, but I appreciate the devotional style voice he uses. If one is traveling there is no need to bring extra devotionals along. This Bible will be sufficiant for a short time.
It contains a large amount of commentary more so than some study Bibles.
I would like to voice one con. Matthew Henry is said to have written a commentary on every verse of the Bible. Yet a few chapters in the Bible do not contain any commentary. I wasn't asking for it all, because I can purchase all of his commentary, but I was a little surprised when I discovered the emptiness at the bottom of the page.
One other thing to mention is the fact that this Bible is not set as a verse by verse sectional layout. Instead it is written it proper sentence and paragraph form. Meaning I am taking a few seconds longer to identify the verse numbers within the paragraph. Not a con, but I was not used to that layout for a Bible.
I like books, so I prefer the best binding possible. I was unable to find a leather bound version, and therefore settled on this cover. I don't regret it. It is a handsome cover with a great feel to it. I even like the difference in the silver colored pages. It also seems to be more forgiving with some abuse.
This was my first purchase from the site and I am so pleased with the quality of this Bible. The text size, paper quality, and craftsmanship is amazing! It even has a wonderful new Bible smell lol Great value for the price by far! I will be making many more purchases from christianbook.com!!!!
I must be completely honest, I ordered this Bible based solely on the price. I've always like reading Matthew Henry's notes on the Bible, so when i saw this Bible with the notes, at the price below $20.00 I figured why not, I really didn't expect a Bible of the quality this one is for the price. I really, really like this Bible, sure glad I ordered it. WOW!! Completely exceeded my expectations for sure!!
I bought this for a new R.N and a new christian. I had her name placed on it, with her new title, RN, and 2016. The results was very impressive , they englaved it in silver on the gray cover. I chose this Bible for the wonderful notes of Matthew Henry she can use for study. I do wish they published a KJV Matthew Henry with large print.