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.
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.
This review is fromNIV Compact Thinline Reference Bible, bonded black 1984.
Date:January 26, 2009
We picked this up for our 17 year old son. He absolutely loves it. It's got all the references and tools of a big bible, but in a compact model. High quality, portable, and reasonably priced at where else, but CBD!
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!