My son got this bible to commemorate his baptism. He is happy with the size, as it is small enough to carry to school, youth group, etc. I was disappointed with the quality of embossing because when ithe Bible arrived the lettering looked like it was already coming off.
I bought it for my son. I did not expect it to be so small, but ...he was happy with the size. I would suggest the size in inches be more prominently displayed. Using words like "compact"/ "thinline" are not accurately descriptive...
in the end, it was perfect for him....so, it ended well.
This Bible is really nice and some will love it. My problem was with the 2011 updated TEXT. Some verses are the same and others are very different. I grew up learning the 1984 version and the new is going to be a big adjustment. Know what you are getting b/f you buy. Most will not care but for those of us who have our old NIVs memorized... Over all it is a very nice looking Bible.