Reviews - What do customers think about Holy Bible: New American, Black, Bonded Leather, Catholic Giant Print Edition?
Good purchase Feb 17, 2010
The image that currently exist on this site for this product is the box in which the Bible comes in. The Bible itself is a beautiful black leather Book with the simple words Holy Bible placed near the top end of the cover. The leather part though, I'm not positive it is genuine leather or the plastic imitation. Has the smell and look but doesn't feel like actual leather.
That might explain why the Bible is the price it is. Normally a Bible of this size and made of actual leather, tends to run upward of 50 dollars or more. Speaking of size, it's large. It isn't huge as those family Bibles that people leave in their homes but ones you see carried around by the very devout followers of the Lord.
There are indexes on the side of the Bible but it doesn't assist in quick finds of the various books that are held there in. Normally you have indexes that are in grooved pages where you can clearly see the names of the various books of the Bible. The way it is done with this Bible, when you open the Scriptures, you will see the black index but you wont see the names of the books of the Bible unless you are open to those pages. In addition, you really don't notice these indexes when the Bible is closed, other then a slightly darker golden color.
As what's typical of Catholic Bibles, it does contain all the deuterocanonical books, such as the book of Tobit, Judith, Maccabees, etc. The opening of the Bible contains a dedication (for those wanting to give this Bible as a gift, you can write your name and the name of the person you're giving this Bible to). Turn the page and this Bible provides a few quotes from holy men that speak of the importance of the Bible. After that, you have the book of contents, then a brief history of the Bible and how to use this Bible.
At the beginning of each book of the Bible, there is a page worth of information concerning the book that you are about to read. At the end of each book, there are short study notes for the various verses of the Bible (typical of Study Bibles).
After the last book of the Bible (book of Revelations), a weekly reading guide is provided, followed by special holy day readings guide, then you will have the 10 commandments and other key topics for good Catholics to know, such as the Beatitudes, the Mystery of the Rosary, the Seven Sacraments, etc. For the price of a Bible like this, you get more then what you've paid for it.
Great Bible for Poor Eyes Feb 10, 2009
Bible is an excellent buy. High Quality, nice leather cover and the font size is great for anyone who needs larger print for ease of reading.