NKJV Comfort Print Open Bible, Genuine Leather, BrownThomas Nelson / 2019 / Genuine Leather$71.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
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Scott4 Stars Out Of 5The Open Bible is GREAT! BUT...July 11, 2019ScottQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3This version of the Open Bible is a bit different than previous ones. Here are the pros and cons.
1. COMFORT PRINT! I really like Thomas Nelson's new comfort print. It is SO easy to read.
2. Center-column cross references. Previous editions have the "read-along" references at the end of each verse. I like these better because there are many more of them. It's the same references you would have in a NKJV refernce Bible.
1. English Bible and its Development is missing.
2. Archaeological article is missing (I contacted TN about this and they said it was out of date and MAY be updated at some future time).
3. Harmony of the Gospels is missing the "Related References". Odd because the KJV Study Bible has the same Harmony but includes these. It was only printed in 2017, so I am not sure why they removed these. I found them helpful.
4. All scripture references in the Helps have the page #s removed. I found this odd as well.
Also, the edition of 1997 had 300 incredibly helpful word studies in Topical Index. I really wish they would bring these back. Those and the 4,500+ study notes would have been nice. Even using some of the Zondervan maps like they are doing in the NKJV study Bible would have been a nice addition.
This is still a wonderful Bible and it should be on every Christian's shelf. If you only get it for the Topical Index you should get a copy. If you want to check that out get a used copy online for a few $. Nice job, TN! It's a fine addition.
Charlee5 Stars Out Of 5The Open Bible Study SystemJune 3, 2019CharleeQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I own two other Open Bibles and have always favored this study system. Have only just touched into the updated version of the NKJV, but so far it goes well with my other versions. The only two issues I have with this Bible, which are minor, one is the crinkly sound when opening and turning multiple pages at once. My other higher end Bibles do not do this, and the pages are not completely flat within the spine area. The other issue is the font is very small. The only thing which makes it readable is the font is bolder than most, so that makes up for it a bit. This Bible is Smyth sewn so should last longer than Bibles which are not. The quality of paper is very nice. The center cross reference is a must for me to have. The introductions to each book of the Bible are very informative. The Concordance at the back is extremely handy to have, and not a small one, so is more comprehensive. This Bible is the size that travels well.
biblejunkie4 Stars Out Of 5Love it but disappointedMay 21, 2019biblejunkieQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3I was so excited to get this bible and preordered it as soon as I heard it was being released. When it arrived, it was just as beautiful as I knew it would be. The cover is soft and keeps getting softer with use. The contents inside are exactly what a bible should be in my opinion. All the tools to help you discover the meaning and teachings of God's word without someone else telling you what to think.
However, as beautiful and well put together as it is, it does have a few faults. The print is small. I have perfect vision and it is difficult to read. The is very little white space within the font which makes the small print even worse. Its like the letters are crowded against each other. However, the ghosting is very minimal so that does help. But because of the small print, I can't use it as a reading bible. Research and study only unfortunately.
The other major problem I have with it is there is very little margin around the text block. It would be very difficult to write notes in this bible. I was hoping being that it is verse by verse (which I love) that there would be plenty of space for the occasional note and highlight but there isn't. So I can't use it as my primary study bible either. Also, because of the small margins, the text falls into the "valley" in the middle of the book. I was constantly having to hold it down to read in that area even though it does lay flat.
I really love this bible but am also extremely disappointed. I was really hoping that it would be my everyday bible because of the contents, beauty, and quality. However, due to the few problems I mentioned, it is sitting on a shelf until I need to look up something in it but then I to put it back when I'm done.
If you don't take notes in your bible and can handle the small print, it is excellent and I would recommend. But as for myself, I will keep looking.
Airik11115 Stars Out Of 5A new look for an old classicApril 21, 2019Airik1111Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I've been reviewing bibles for many years now and the Open has been one of my most shared study bibles. No other bible study tool has helped me more than Nelsons Open Bible Topical Encyclopedia index. Im a huge fan of the Open Bible and have many copies from the original release in the 80's tell now so I have a bit of a long term love for this bible. I was worried about my favorite bible gettting an overhaul but I think Nelson did a great job and here is why.
One major issue the Open Bible has had in the past is print quality its aged , its suffered in the pass with poor prints esp from the mid 2000's . Another major complaint was no Smyth Sewn bindings they dissapeared after the 80's which left the Open Bible with a glued spine and pages falling out after a couple years of use. Nelson has changed those two major issues by giving us a very dark 9pt font although small it reads much larger, I compare prints with other bibles in my reviews at Airik1111 on youtube. The paper is very nice and with the Smyth Sewn binding the bible now feels amazing and floppy like the old days yet new.
Also you get line matching in this bible 99% of the words line up with the words on the back side which takes that horrible shadow effect away, this makes the font read a point larger. The calf skin cover is soft and flexible but i would like to see a leather liner edition and a bit more yapp on the edge. My only cons is that they removed the Archelogical studies and pg numbers from the Topical Encylopedia sub topics only using the verse # instead for refrencing. Also many viewers of my channel have voiced that they would like to see a larger font and a premium edition down the road.
Nelson should be proud of their work, im a diehard Open Bible fan and super happy with what they were able to pull off. keeping us older fans happy while making somthing new for todays reader is not an easy task, you guys did an awesome job!
Thanks for giving our Open Bible a new look and its spine back!
Sweetsong4 Stars Out Of 5Great Layout, tiny printApril 18, 2019SweetsongQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3I was not prepared for the very small print. The description said 8 pt. font. I think it is smaller. Also, I think the font in the introductory notes is larger. That being said it is a beautiful Bible. The verse-by-verse is so nice. I wish there had been a way to try it out first.