This review is in reference to the NAS Giant Print Reference Bible, Personal Size, Imitation leather, Burgundy version of this Bible. We have purchased many Bibles from CBD over the years. Always first rate customer service~highly recommend CBD! This particular Bible, however, was shockingly "cheap" looking and feeling. The page edges are NOT gilded but "stained", undesirable. There is no ribbon marker and the cover is the lowest quality I have ever seen. Feels like a lowest quality Sunday School award Bible. Dread paying the return postage~ugh!
I have a lot of bibles. Everything from study bibles to smaller ones without references. This is by far the best I've ever owned. It is a convenient size that fits into any bag. Make sure you get the bonded leather cover. It is very durable. The print is the best I've ever seen in any bible. Its very dark and bold. Makes reading in any light easy and shows through any marking system you might use for notes. The cross references are better than my big study bibles. It has translation notes and some word definitions mixed in. If you like to search the scriptures this will keep you going for hours. I plan on purchasing a back up one for when this one falls apart. But Its been five years of heavy usage and its still going strong.
For many, many years I have been using a small, compact NASB that I bought from CBD and it has been a daily source of strength and comfort. Then my eyesight changed and it became harder to read this small print and I became frustrated in daily Bible reading. When I looked at larger print Bibles, they felt too big and heavy. So I ordered this "personal size" "giant print" Bible and it is just perfect. The NASB version has always been my choice because of it's accuracy; and now I can read it easily again and I'm sooo grateful! Some have mentioned the quality of the imitation leather, and I agree that it could be better. Also, the Bible I received did not have a ribbon bookmark, even though it was supposed to have one -- so I sewed a strip of narrow lace to the binding and now have a unique bookmark. Being able to read God's Word easily in a size that is comfortable to carry and handle is well worth some minor inconveniences! Thank you, CBD, for making this Bible available at such an affordable price!
I read the reviews so was not as surprised as I might have been. The cover is awful. I wish I had just bought a hard back instead. The print is way too big, to where it's almost hard to read; not enough white paper showing, just large black print. I had previously purchased a nice NASB, but found it did not have center column or verse references so I sent it back and got this one. I wish I had the other one back. This price was very chesp, so that's my only consolation.