This review is not about the content. It's about the typography. And frankly, how can NavPress keep getting it wrong? This is the second edition of The Message that I am about to return to Amazon. Previously I returned the "compact" because the font size (my guess, 7 point Book Antiqua) was too small. Well guess what? NavPress print in Japan, where people clearly have different expectations from the English language on paper. The paper in this "personal" edition is great, and light in weight, except it has a high degree of transparency.
Because Peterson uses a single column layout, with plenty of white space, the print simply glares through from the other side. The font size is bigger -- by a point. I would say this is 8 point Book Antiqua. Compared to the print and the paper in the Nelson parallel KJV/Message edition which I am trying to get off my lap (because it's a tome) this is clearly inferior. I'm going to give NavPress one last chance with the 12.5point "large print" edition. After that I guess, I'm going to hell. Or, I'll just revert to some of the many other well printed versions of the Bible that I read easily in bed in dim light and that give me not eyestrain but joy.