NIV Giant Print Compact Bible
This Bible is designed to be portable and easy to read. It has a simple elegance. The cover is an uncluttered, classy premium leather. It has a sewn and glued text block for greater durability. The text is single column, 11 points with good spacing between the lines (leading is about 12 points). The only references included are textual footnotes. The New International Version (2011) is an easier reading translation.
Large/Giant print compact Bibles often end up actually being compact Bibles with large print for their size class. That is, they are not truly large print but do have larger print than most other Bibles of a similar size. The print in this Bible is 10-11 points which isn't giant print. Giant print usually means 14-16 points. It is a very readable large print for middle age eyes that use bifocals.
The GPC does lay fairly flat. Unfortunately, due to the thickness of the Bible text has a tendency to disappear into the gutter.
This is a premium Bible for a reasonable cost. Retail pricing is $124.99 but online sellers go as low as $50 (USD). Zondervan offers even more affordable bindings such as the bonded leather for about $26 ($39.99 retail) and imitation leather for $16 ($24.99) retail. If you plan to use this Bible daily (and you should) I recommend getting the better cover.
I strongly prefer Bibles that were made with a greater emphasis on function. Fancy covers, special ribbons and unique colors don't help with Bible reading. The quality materials used in making this Bible greatly affect the function. It was designed for a certain type of reading; The Giant Print Compact Bible fills that role very well. If you have never read all the way through the Bible before, get this GPC and read it all!
- Published by Zondervan
- Ebony Premium Leather
- 5 Raised Ribs on Spine
- 2,385 pages
- Perimeter Stitching
- Sewn Binding
- Lays Flat
- Bible Measures 5.25 x 7.875 x 2 inches
- Art Gilt - Red Under Gold Page Edging
- 2 Black Ribbons
- Presentation Page
- ISBN: 978-0-310-42648-6
- Retail Price is $124.99
- Table of Contents
- Alphabetical Order of the Books of the Bible
- New International Version (2011)
- This is #9535.110 in The Encyclopedia of English-Language Bible Versions
- Single Column Text
- Approximately 10-11 Point Type
- Paragraph format
- Words of Christ in Black
- Sectional Headings
- Table of Weights & Measures