The problem with a lot of reviews is that most are written within days of the time of purchase. However, I bought this Bible in January 2014, and I thought I would write a review after 2.5 years. I have used this Bible on a near-daily basis. I primarily stored it by laying it flat on a table, and only rarely put it into a bag or backpack. Even with this light use, the cover is flaking and peeling off. The binding is the worst area, but all the edges of the cover have some signs of deterioration. It is merely a cosmetic issue, but an ugly one at that. The pages, bookmark, and binding, on the other hand, have had no problems.
The text size is very readable, unlike non-large print compact Bibles. The maps in the back are clear and easy to understand. I would, however, not recommend this Bible, given the issue with the cover after such careful use.
I don't normally write reviews, but I received this bible today and am thrilled I ordered it based on reviews. I had been using my husbands NLT bible, also purchased through Christianbook, but it proved to be a bit wieldy reading in the car at lunch time. This is perfect, the material used on the covering feels very rich and the size is just right, the print is not too large and not too small. I am nearsighted, but the font is not an issue. Christianbook has always been my go to source for the different bible translations that I have and I have been very pleased with customer service, quick shipping and excellent products. Customer for life here.
I bought this for my thirteen year old son for Christmas. He loves this Bible. He loves it's compact size, the two tone coloring, the silver edging, and the translation itself. To my surprise, this Bible is excellent quality for not being genuine leather! It's very soft and not cheaply made unlike some other non-expensive Bibles I have purchased in the past. I would actually love to have this one in a standard size as well. Great Bible, and more than met my expectations!