Conflicted! I really like the NKJV, so I was very happy to see the NKJV in a single column format with a good text block and font. Nothing distracting, with even a good margin in the gutter. Very nice. But everything else about the Bible needs a lot of improvement if one wants a Bible they can use for a while. I would only hope that Nelson publishes this text block in the Signature Series (and does a good job with it, unlike the current ultra slim edition), or lets someone else publish it, which I think I would prefer because Nelson bibles are not known for their quality these days.
Unbelievable, but there were whole pages with very light print. The first page starting with Genesis 1 was extremely light, the following pages were darker, then another extremely light page followed by darker pages, etc. etc. The paper is cheap, way too thin. A lot of ghosting, especially the bold subtitles would horribly show through, it looked like smudging. The binding is cheap. I was hoping for a Smyth-sown bible, but wasn't surprised when it wasn't. The "genuine leather" was cheap, of course.
CBD sent me another bible and the pages were not alternating light and dark, but everything else, of course, was the same. Not worth the $ at all. Stick with the leather soft, which is just as good and save $11 if you want this bible.
If they at least had better paper which could handle the excellent font and not bleed through, I would be half-way satisfied. Perhaps Nelson will let someone else publish this Bible who can do it right. I would then recommend it to everyone in my church.
So sad for NKJV which I really like as a version along with many other people. I would've thought Nelson might have done something especially good with the NKJV because to the 400th year anniversary.