the Thompson chain reference bible is an absolute great bible, I have been using it for the last few days and It has a ton of wealth in terms of topical studies. I am a bible college graduate and I am a camp counselor and have found the chain references and topical system to be very helpful, Since I know the bible fairly well, if a verse I already know on a topic comes to mind, then I can use the chain references to find verses on the same topic, so it enhances the knowledge I already have on certain topics. This bible would also be very helpful for someone who doesnt have a lot of bible knowledge and it really does stimulate and encourage you to dig into Gods word more. I have had a Scofield, Key Word study Bible, Defined King James Version, Rock of Ages Study Bible, and Ive looked at a Ryrie and Liberty Annotated Study Bible; the Thompson is the most helpful bible.
the Genuine leather cover is definately the best quality Genuine Leather I've seen, And Ive seen some that looked and felt like bonded leather, do yourself a favor and pay a few extra bucks for the Genuine, it will last longer and is really nice.
I got the handy size, and I was scared I would have a hard time reading the 6 pt font size. compared to my Holman compact ultrathin this is easier to read even though they are both 6 pt, the Thompson has a better font leading. I also love the size of the handy version its awesome.
I ended up sending this back. The thumb indexing cut out for 1&2 Kings was torn so badly that the marginal pilot number (first digit of four number pilot) was missing. I wish it was perfect indexing, I would like to have kept it. Sent it back. A waste of money in regards to shipping back and forth.
The handy size, Thompson Chain Reference Bible is nearly perfect for study & other reading. The hogh quality of genuine leather binding, India paper & font size all will provide many years of faithful service. Though I didn't purchase a slightly imperfect issue, I totally agree with Tereasa's (Cache Valley, UT) review; I couldn't have better expressed my satisfaction both in the handy size TCR Bible & the excellent response of Christian Book Distributors. Thank you for your consistently prompt & accurate service.
I found a genuine leather handy size Thompson Chain Reference Bible slightly imperfect. What a beautiful blessing. The leather is glossy and nice grain feel. Made in the USA again hooray. I have always wanted a small Bible with India paper and this edition has it. India paper lasts longer and shows true quality.
The content is the same as the larger editions. It's refreshing to have a great study Bible with many helps and no commentary. This KJV bible has a built-in glossary in the back which I find very welcome. I suppose a Bible dictionary would help some too but I don't know what one to get. I love the archeology supplement with black and white photos. I find this little Bible enjoyable to use and easy to carry in my arthritic hands. I have checked many places and Christian Book Distributors has the best prices for Thompson Chain Reference Bible handy size. Invest in a Bible built to last and designed to enhance your time with the Lord. Look for slightly imperfect and save even more.