I was looking for a lightweight Bible to take to a retreat and a Bible study class that I could easily read in poor lighting while it rested in my lap. This large print thinline version has been perfect for me! I purposely bought the zippered one because I didn't want to invest in another case; yet, I didn't want pages to get bent when I carried it around in my oversized tote or messenger bag either. You have to watch where you place the attached ribbon bookmark before you zip it together, but you adjust. The only problem I've found is that a dry highlighter (green) smears the ink, but it's still readable.