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A decent-quality hardcover Bible at an unbeatable price
on October 3, 2012
If you need a cheap - emphasize, CHEAP - large print King James Version Bible, this is the one to get.
- large print really is large (13 points) and easier to read (much better than the typical pew Bible, usually 8 points)
- reasonably bright white paper (good when reading in good lighting conditions)
- end of verse cross references are useful because you don't have to hunt for letter or number codes in a column to find them (but see below)
- "self-pronunciation" is very effective for readers who take advantage of that feature
- ribbon markers
- cheap-feeling cover (light and delicate-feeling compared to the sturdy, pebbly cover of a Gideon Bible)
- very thin paper causes print on the other side of the page to "bleed through", making the Bible a little difficult to read in dim light, but still very easy to read in bright light
- references at the end of the verse are in very small print...probably too difficult to read for someone who needs a large print Bible
- for KJV purists, this does not use the standard Oxford text but (instead) uses a typical variant KJV text. (Most KJV owners already have a variant text and would never be able to tell the difference between it and the standard Oxford text.)
Special note: Jehovah's Witnesses will find this edition acceptable because no cross appears on the cover, title page or elsewhere that I could find.
For those who can afford it, I recommend an edition with a sturdier cover and paper that does not allow print to "bleed through". For those to whom price is all-important, this is a decent-quality hardcover Bible at an unbeatable price.