This Bible keeps showing up under the filter for "large print" Bibles, and for "font size 11-13" and "font size 9-10". What I unfortunately didn't notice until I received the Bible is that the font size is actually 8 (which is listed on the page with the description, but I overlooked that).
I cannot read this Bible, with or without my bifocals.
I also would like it better if each book of the Bible began on a fresh page, instead of beginning on the same page that another book ended. (This is a minor point that I would have overlooked, if the font size had been appropriate.)
However, this Bible is attractive and seems well put-together. The cover is a bit stiff, but is made of nice material.
It is very hard to find a large print, inexpensive NAS Bible without "study notes" telling me how I ought to interpret what I am reading. I will consult a commentary for further thoughts on what I am reading. I prefer NOT to have those thoughts/interpretations mixed on the same page as the actual word of God.
Since all the NAS Bibles I can find with font size large enough for me to read also have study notes, I am apparently going to have to settle for a NKJV.
Except for NASB, NKJV, and KJV, all the translations available seem to omit verses and parts of verses that do not appear in all manuscripts, including them only in footnotes. (NASB puts a bracket around those sections, NKJV adds a footnote that not all manuscripts contain that verse, and KJV does not always mark them at all.) I do NOT want a Bible with missing verses hidden in the footnotes where I might miss them, and I have found that I understand more and read my Bible more regularly with a non-KJV translation. So, I am left with NKJV and NASB, and for the font and study note problems I am left with the NKJV.
How blessed we are to have the word of God at our fingertips! This is a great Bible but I wish I would have known Christ's words were not printed in red ink. Perhaps it is just me but I've never seen a bible with Jesus's words printed in black - I thought red was standard. Had I known this I would have purchased a different Bible.
Thumbs up! Bought this Bible a little over 1 year ago.
~~ Here's my Take ~~
Translation ~ Those whom I respect & who are in the ministry of our church recommend the NASB as to accuracy. We've been reading this translation out loud in our family devotions. Seems the kids pick up the understanding quite well.
Physical Aspect ~ I still love how this Bible handles softly as it conforms to my hands. It lays open nicely & almost feels like my mother's well-worn Bible. Also, it fits well in my bag as a take-along Bible to church. As to physical wear, so far this Bible is doing well.
Extras ~ I've used the cross-referencing numerous times as well as the maps. The concordance is also quite handy with quite a few words for a small concordance.
Trivial, but nice ~ I like the silvery shine to the page edges as well as the pink/chocolate sewn cover. Pleasing to the eye--- at least to mine. Ribbon is a great plus for me to help me to pick from where I last read.