I enjoy the NLT translation for it's clarity but a truly Giant print version has been difficult to find. This Bible exceeded all of my expectations. The print is large and clear and the binding is strong. I think that this Bible will give me many years of daily use.
The giant print would be nice if it wasn't for the fancy font (used in many Bibles) which for my eyes makes things blur together. Expensive for just a last resort reference. I haven't come across this font used in giant print before - usually found it in regular size print.
The pages are very stuck together - worst then any Bible I have ever had. The pages feel very gritty, as if the gilt from the page edges was covering them. The cover was ok, but didn't feel very solid/supportive of the pages.
Not what I had expected in quality, I would have to say that this is one of the very poorest quality I have ever gotten - and I have quite a few.
However, the translation is the updated NLT that I was looking for.
For those with better eyes, then the font will not be a problem. The hardcover (also giant print and updated translation) - while having the same font, is much better quality. Solid and beautiful too. The hardcover makes for a nice gift - this one unfortunately I would not give as a gift.
The two things I would have liked better were (1) a genuine leather cover, but the best I could find in your on-line website was bonded leather, and (2) pages that you couldn't see through. I know that would make a thicker Bible, but it was a distraction to be able to see shadows from the print on the next page showing through to the page one is on. Otherwise, the size of the print was excellent, and the gilded edges and color of the cover were beautiful. A very handsome Bible.
The bible is great but here's a tip if you are buying a bible as a gift for someone who wants a bible of a specific type make sure it's definitely what they want before writing in it in case you want to exchange it.
I love this Bible!!! I couldn't wait to get it and I was so pleased with this Bible. I love the font!! It is so great for my eyesight! Absolutely wonderful. Love that it is the red letter version, has great maps in back and I can't stop reading it!! I am so pleased with this Bible. It truly is giant print, yet the bible itself is easily taken wherever I go. Oh my gosh, I love this Bible. Great for the price.
First of all my Bible arrived one day earlier than you said. That was great. I have very poor Eye sight and when I seen this Giant print Bible I just had to get it. I can see and read my Bible very easy. I have trouble seeing the thumb index but I was not disapointed because I figured it would be a little small. Other than that I would recommend anybody to get this Bible.
This bible was a great buy. I selected this version becuase I'm a SS teacher and it breaks the language down to something middle schoolers understand much better. Love it, very glad I purchased it. There are very few study helps, no problem for me I have plenty of other bibles. Buy this one for good easy reading not study, there are a few * (greek or hebrew) on each page which is fun, but no deep studies included.
I purchased this Bible for my older parents (70's) who did not read the word as much as wanted. Their Bible's font was too small and the translation had become tedious for them. They really appreciated this Bible as a gift and now read the word daily. Praise the Lord! Getting it engraved made it all the more special.