4 Stars Out Of 5
Excellent Bible, Hugely Beneficial For Study
April 21, 2017
The black genuine leather NKJV version won't ship to Canada for some reason, so I bought this off Amazon.
Fantastic Bible! If you like to study the Bible and don't have one of these Thompson Chain References, I would strongly suggest you pick one up.
Cover/Binding - 5/5, the genuine leather is a really good quality genuine leather. Some genuine leathers are very stiff and feel like they'll crack easily, this is a thick, sturdy yet somewhat flexible and soft (for a genuine leather) cover. The binding is smyth sewn, which is the best option for longevity in a Bible (as opposed to glued bindings).
Paper - 4/5, the paper isn't high end yet it's much better than a lot of Bibles now, I'll explain. The paper isn't incredibly white, but it's a nice tone which I like. The thing about this paper is that light will glare on it in certain lighting, not too much that it will affect your reading I would say, but you can notice it. The ghosting is very minimal in this Bible compared to most in the price range and lower, less ghosting than a lot of premium Bibles have. There is no line matching on this Bible, but it's not a problem seeing as the ghosting isn't bad.
Font - 5/5, I actually really like the font on this Bible, size 8 but a large size 8, it's bigger type than Cambridge's size 8, plus there is more space between lines which makes reading much better.
Study tools - 5/5, I love the chain reference system, it's really handy for studying. There is also a lot of other information in the back, diagrams, graphs, character studies etc, there has been a LOT of work put into this Bible over the years, you can tell that by looking through it.
Cons - The actual print is imperfect, you'll find a couple sections (or in mine anyway) where the print is somewhat dim from the printer getting low on it's ink, there are a few sections like that, so it's not flawless but it's not a big deal.
I have this Bible on my desk when I'm doing my studies, it's not my main Bible for reading and note taking, but it's always beside when I am studying in my other ones for reference as I work through sections.
If you can afford it, I recommend this Bible!
**I will note, the bonded leather version of this uses really bad bonded leather, make no mistake about it, the bonded leather version will not last nearly as long as the genuine leather version. If you plan on using the Bible a lot for a number of years, I'd recommend spending the extra money on the genuine leather, but either will provide you with a fantastic well crafted Bible!