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3 Stars Out Of 5
Illegible Personalization, Super-Thin Pages
December 27, 2011
I purchased this Bible as a Christmas gift for my sister who has never owned a Bible. I was very disappointed to find her name on the front was almost completely illegible. The cover of the Bible is green & has texture to it. My sister's name was written in a gold, in a very small font. Because of the texture of the cover, the letters are hard to read. Very Disappointing! Also, the pages of this Bible are super-thin & very delicate. I had purchased Bible highlighters for my sister to use, but I'm afraid even with special highlighters made for marking a Bible, it will bleed through the pages. Notes written in pen for sure will be seen on the page following the one it was written on. I will say that I've purchased many products from Christianbook.com and have always been pleased with the quality and value. Unfortuantely, this Bible was not one of them. :(
I am very happy with this Bible. I had been looking for Bibles with notes directed at women. I wanted to hear from others with experience how to be a woman of God. I wanted information from women who used the Bible as their first source, rather than trying to make the Bible fit their own worldly view. The notes in this take scripture and describe how things may have changed with the times, but how many of the tips directed at women contain timeless principles that can be applied in our time to make one a beautiful woman of God. This Bible has practical advice in the side notes that is often directed to wives or mothers (although I have found them helpful and thought-provoking even though I am single and childless). All of the notes are written by women, including the poetry and quotes. I found it encouraging to see just how many ladies struggled with the same issues I face and how many were strong Christians. Even in times when men were usually the only authors, there are pieces of poetry that show women actively seeking God. The pages about women in the Bible make their stories more personal and make the lessons easier to apply to my daily life. I personally like the NIV translation and was excited to find good study notes with it. I would recommend this version to any woman.
I guess I didn't read up on it very well. I am disapointed that Christ's words are not in red. I am disapointed that the bilble is not in the order that I am used to, although I can see that some people might benefit from having the verses together this way. I love the cover and I love the large print. It is a nice bible, just not what I wanted. I'll research better next time