5 Stars Out Of 5
April 12, 2015
I have to say that I am very pleased with this Bible! I DID get it on sale, but it's worth even it's retail price. About the size of half a sheet of paper (approx. 8.25L x 5.5W) and only about an inch thick, it's hard to believe that whole Bible is contained in these pages, but it is! Thin and light, and I find the font to be quite readable, even for my 54-year-old astigmatic eyes. The pages don't SEEM any thinner than those of a Bible of twice the thickness, so I don't know how they did it. The pages are also very white for their thinness, which helps with the readability, too. I think maybe the font color is more toward very dark gray, rather than a straight black, but that means that there is essentially no distracting bleed-through from the other side of the page, and since the paper is very white, the font is still as easily read as a black font on a less-white page would be.
I certainly wouldn't try to use a wet highlighter on the pages, but dry highlighters should be fine...
This is a lay-flat Bible, which is really helpful because you can lay it on a table, on your lap, or in your hand, and you don't have to work to keep it open. It's a feature I really wanted.
The only addition I would like to have seen would be maps. 7 or 10 more pages with those lovely watercolor-looking maps would not have added substantially to the thickness of this Bible, but I knew they weren't listed in the features when I ordered it. It DOES have a Concordance, Promises from the Bible, Perspectives from the Bible, Ministry of Jesus, Teachings of Jesus, Miracles of Jesus, and Parables of Jesus.
The silver edge on the pages is pretty, and the imprint that I had added to the front came out very nicely. I like being able to add a little personalization to such a pretty Bible. And remember, you don't HAVE to have your name imprinted - I had my favorite verse imprinted instead. Of course, it has to be a short verse; or, you could just have the verse reference instead. Or anything you want, in, what is it, 23, or 26 (well, whatever...!) characters or less. Anyway, it personalized it nicely for me, and I'm very happy that I ordered the imprint.
Very happy with this purchase, and I heartily recommend it!