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Giant in stature but 'not so' Giant Print!,
This review is from: Personal Size Giant Print Reference Bible-NKJV (Hardcover)
Good bible, well set out but not quite so large a print as you would expect for a bible billing itself as 'Giant Print'.
It is standard sized book and the print is a little larger than you would find in a standard novel, which makes it reasonable for a bible. It achieves this by being printed on very fine, good quality paper but don't get it wet or dampen your fingers to turn a page! It instantly creases quite badly.
So why the 4 stars - simple. The layout and format! Thomas Nelson have used this particular layout in a few of their NKJV bibles and, for me, it works very well. There are two columns of text per page with clear verse numbers. It has the words of Jesus in red (take it or leave it) but has solid stars in the margin to mark messianic prophecy and hollow stars to mark the fulfilment (in the NT). To accompany this it then has cross references in the text, at the end of the verse but not just for the messianic prophecy. I like this feature as it has taught me all of the OT cross references to Jesus and also has a substantial subject cross reference. The cross references are very easy to pick up as you can read them as you read the verse and do not have to look elsewhere for little letters or symbols that relate to text at the foot of the page or in a centre margin.
On top of this it has a reasonable short concordance and some handy maps. The foot of the page is reserved for some notes of translators version differences from the Greek texts and some word translations e.g. place names or names of God. There is no paper wasted on reading plans or themes in the bible. This is a really good no nonsense readers bible. Handy sized, easy reading and great to study from. Have one as your working bible!
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Initial post: 9 Oct 2013 12:56:01 BDT
I've looked into this book to buy for a friend, and the font is 14 - which IS Giant, large print in a book is 11 or 12, standard 9 - 10, small 7, 7.5 or 8. I have yet to find a Bible in 16 point but that would be absolute maximum. I'm sorry you didn't understand this.
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