The quality of the cover on this Bible is good; smells like leather. The stitching and color combination is nice too. The cross references are plentiful, but there's not much in the way of alternative or original meanings for old or uncommon words. The font is small (I expected that from the description, so I haven't rated lower for that) but still quite readable. However, the print is light, which reduces visibility on already small print. This Bible is small and light enough to be very portable without being too tiny, but the pages are harder to turn because they're so thin (an issue with a lot of Thinline Bibles). I guess it's all in what's more important to you.
I cannot believe I was able to get this beautiful leather bound Bible for such a low price!!! It snaps shut and fits in my purse. It's just what I was looking for! Christianbook.com provided excellent service, as well! Thank you.
Just the right size to throw in your purse! I carried it on the plane as I traveled to and from Europe and America. Just the size to take around with me every where I go. I bonded leather cover ensures that I won't be needing to buy a new one any time soon.
I love this Bible. Compact. I take it everywhere I go. My previous compact Bible was falling apart and I searched everywhere for a new one. CBD was the last place someone suggested and the price was very reasonable. Granted the print is small, but I manage. I would not recommend this Bible as a gift for a person that has a difficult time seeing. Otherwise this is a handy little book.
I have a good, big study Bible I use at home and church, but I was shopping specifically for a Bible I could carry around in my backpack. I reviewed many online over several days before taking a chance on this compact Bible . . . Its size and weight are perfect for my backpack, the button flap works to protects its pages from all the other things I throw in the bag, and the text is large enough to read comfortably. This is a perfectly-sized Bible for backpacks, guitar cases, maybe even some large purses, etc. I wholly enjoy it.
I haven't had it long enough to use it much yet, but it seems to be a nice high quality Bible. My criteria when searching for this Bible was small, burgandy, leather bound, NIV Bible w/a snap flap, words of Christ in red, & a concordance. I was pleased to be able to find one that met all of my criteria.
Great for a young student to use. Compact and very durable on outside. Wish the pages were just a little "thicker" - my son will have to be careful not to tear pages. Otherwise, he really likes the bible (especially with his name inscribed on the front)
I picked this up to use as a backpack bible while I'm on campus, as my cheaper Bible had begun falling apart. I chose it because it's print was larger than any other thinline Bible I found. It's an easy to carry size, and it has the perfect width to make it easy to flip around quickly. My only wish is that it had a lace bookmark sewn in, but that's only a minor caveat. If you want to save your eyes some trouble, and still carry a lightweight NIV, I'd certainly recommend this edition.
I was looking for something compact and this was it! Definitely love it's size. Although I really didn't like the bonded leather (it feels like plastic), I began to appreciate it's durability. Have to have Christ's words in red. Would prefer a bigger font size because I'm blind but it's still bearable. All in all, mostly love it!