A perfect little gem. It's the best of the modern translations, it's rich-looking and a pleasure to the touch.
As others have said, this'll be my go-to small gift for the time being, especially at this price.
At 7-by-5 inches, in its stiff board cover, it's easy to hold open in bed, and easy on the eye with its 11-point font.
A graceful touch is the deep red for the psalm numbers atop the page and for the verse numbers along the side. (In the olden days we might've called the red touches rubrics). There is a useful ribbon marker.
I do think, nonetheless, that the black italic line at the bottom of each page crowds it a bit down there, and does not enhance the psalm or its moment. That's not much of a complaint. It's an elegant treatment of the Psalms. Well done!
Great value. Thick pages and overall quality is outstanding. I believe it is smyth sewn. Not to mention the excellent customer service from Christian Bookstore!!! There was a problem with shipping and they sent one next day air without any questions asked. I am a customer for life!!!
I was looking for a small, light weight book of Psalms to be able to read in bed at night. This one is perfect. The font is a good size, not small at all. I highly recommend it. Small enough ot carry around or read while laying down.
I bought the Trutone over Board, Brown\Walnut imitation leather. It looks so nice. It is a beautiful presentation of the Psalms in a very readable font and format.
I bought this to give to a grieving family who had unexpectedly lost their son. Praying through the Psalms can bring such comfort. I went through and highlighted verses for them to pray. I highlighted the grief verses in one color and the verses of encouragement and strength in another color that fit what they were going through. The mother carries it with her all the time right now and loves that I highlighted the verses so she does not have to search for them, she can just pray them back to God.
I ordered The Psalms in this brown hard cover edition and in the top-grain leather edition, reviewed separately. Both are beautiful presentations of the Psalms for worship and enjoyment, and either would make a great gift. There is also a third option that I have not seen.
The brown TruTone over board edition has the look of a nice book of poetry, which of course it is (as well as so much more.) This edition is like a synthetic leather covered hardcover book, and includes a nice slipcase. Inside, the two editions are identical. The paper is much thicker than regular Bible paper and is a pleasing creamy color. The page edges are not gilded, which suits this type cover well. The large, attractive font is 11 pt., and is accented with deep red titles and small verse numbers in the left margins. There is one ribbon and a presentation page. Each Psalm is presented individually, as separate poems would be. I think even non-believers would appreciate this as a beautiful book of ancient poetry. It may become my go-to small gift for a while. A joy to read at a very affordable price.
The video link on the product page is a nice representation of this edition.