Whenever a book offers large spaces in the page margins for note-writing, one of two things must occur. Either (1) the Bible has to be a monstrous volume in order to provide ample writing space, or (2) the Bible must be written with such small print that the reader strains his eyes reading it. The latter is true in this case.
The Bible weighs 1 pound, 14.4 ounces. Its thickness from cover to cover measures approximately 1 1/8". The cover is approximately 9 1/2" tall, and 6 1/2" wide. Pages measure approximately 9 1/4" tall, and 6 1/4" wide. The outer and lower margins provide approximately 1 1/4" and 1" respectively for note-writing. Not bad, actually.
However, letters stand approximately 1/16" tall, and each of the two columns per page span approximately 2 1/4" (depending on whether it's a poetry or prose section). A little small for my tastes.
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The version I received for review is the NKJV. On a personal level, I enjoy the NKJV, a proven readable and reliable version. However, I am not providing a review of the text, but the physicality of the Bible only.
If you're looking for a study Bible with author/editor commentaries, then this is not the right choice for you. If, however, you find yourself getting bogged down with all the varied suggestions, you might like this Bible. There exists at the bottom margins of the pages some editorial inserts suggesting what the original texts of given verses seem to have suggested. Because there is no concordance in the back, cross-referencing passages will have to be accomplished via the use of other tools.
This Bible version is a good idea for note-takers, but its text is a bit small for reading. Nevertheless, it is simple and basic. I give this Bible 4 stars out of 5 for its simplicity and usability.
I received this Bible free of charge from BookLookBloggers in exchange for my unbiased review of it. I was not promised reward or coerced to provide a positive review. All opinions are mine.