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EASY TO READ
on November 4, 2005
First let me give you the isbn number of the Bible I'm reviewing:
This a burgandy bonded leather Bible with thumb index. It is the Super Giant Print Reference Bible published by Holman.
With that out of the way, let me say this is a beautiful Bible, the burgandy color is so dark that it is nearly brown. It is a heavy Bible, not easy to tote around, but the overall size is really not bad considering that it has probably the largest print size you will find in a Bible.
They key to this Bible is the print size, I know that is what I was most interested in. I was kind of afraid the print might be overly gigantic, but that isn't the case. The box says it is 18 point type. I have compared the print in this Bible to two Thorndike Press large print books, and it very similar to their 16 point type, it doesn't look larger than their 16 point type, which is fine with me, as I wanted the typeface to be similar to the Thorndike books.
The Bible has thin pages, but as heavy as it is, you would not want it to have thicker pages, which would make it weigh even more.
I am very pleased with this Bible. I think the thumb index is particularly helpful in a Bible of this size and weight. The verse references are very good. There are nice maps at the back of the book. The self-pronouncing text is also useful.
This one gets 5 out of 5 stars for its wonderfully large print size, and the beauty and usefulness of the Bible.