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I wish I had a Bible like this before!
on 29 January 2017
What a wonderful Bible to have. The first thing that stands out is its size: it is easy to carry around, and the fact that it is a hardcover makes it more durable and suited for the purpose.
It is also a "family Bible", with several pages added to it at the front, with pages to commemorate Baptism, Confirmation, First Communion, Matrimony, the names of siblings, children and grandchildren, making it a very personal item to own.
Some have noted the small print: I estimate it around 8-9pts. With glasses on I have no difficulty reading it, in fact the print is much more convenient to read than some of the pocket-sized Bibles I have owned in the past.
There are dividers between chunks of scripture throughout, which makes devotional reading much easier. The divisions, if I am correct, roughly correspond to how the Lectionary would divide up the text.
There are appendices at both the end of the Old and the New Testament, offering brief explanations of starred verses.
At the very back of the book is a short collection of devotional prayers, such as the Apostle's Creed, the Anima Christi, or the De Profundis; and it also lists the mysteries of the Holy Rosary with Bible readings for each, making this Bible a very useful personal devotional tool as well.
I originally bought this as a gift, but I think I will be buying a copy for myself as well, along with a few other spares to give away – fortunately the price is very reasonable!