Since this Bible retails at $79.99 I was expecting it to be of better quality. I would never pay $80 for it!!!!! The covering is not padded and its imitation leather seems more like a coating over thin cardboard. It's not the same imitation leather of other Bibles I own. I would call it a functional cover but definitely not high quality. I like the red color. It's soft but hard at the same time due to the fact it doesn't have any padding. My other imitation leather Bibles have some padding to the covers which gives it a much higher quality thicker look.
This Bible is described as having a 9.5 text size print. It's not that big. I'd guess it's more like an 8.0 print at best. The printing itself is thin and not very dark so it's difficult for me to read. (I have poor vision).
The best thing about this Bible is its content. VERY NICE. Good notes, etc. By the way I got this Bible at a very discounted price so it's definitely worth the price I paid. I would recommend it for the sale price.
I bought this Bible for myself as a Study tool and love it very much! The contributions are by great Bible leaders/teachers that I admire and the study helps and definitions are so helpful! I am SO glad that I got the "indexed" copy because it saves me time and looks so much nicer then the tabs!! The print is a bit small but there is so much packed into it that I don't mind! I highly recommend this Bible whether it is in soft cover or hardback...it is AWESOME!!
I gave this to my pastor husband as a study tool. The print is a bit small but he really enjoys the study helps and the translation is very easy to read. I highly recommend this Bible to seasoned believers and new believers alike!
I gave this to a friend at church who needed version of the Bible she could read/understand and she likes it very much. I showed her how to use the study helps and she has found they are very helpful. The print is a smidgen small, but I would recommend this to anyone who is serious about going deep in God's Word...especially those who are rather new in studying the Bible!