I am happy to receive and review Thomas Nelson’s New King James Bible thanks to my favorite go to website: Biblegateway.
The box that contained the Bible was elegant, serving as an introduction that created an expectation of excellence. If packaging means anything to you then the opening the box to see the wrapping that covered the Bible, with a “Premier Collection” authentication seal, takes this New King James Bible to more than just an unboxing but a revealing. Finally I saw the beautiful NKJV Personal Size Large Print Reference Bible, I was not disappointed.
The first descriptive word that comes to mind is “clean” followed by “elegant. My Bible, the one I received, is a brown goatskin leather, no writing is found on the cover. The spine reads: HOLY BIBLE, and at the base of the spine New King James Version, Thomas Nelson. What else is needed?
Opening up the book I appreciated the words which is written on premium European Bible paper with art-gilded gold edges. The font is very legible, I wear progressive glasses which makes this feature very important to me. I also noted the font in the reference section and the maps are also legible to me. Finally, there are three ribbons tucked inside to be used as needed in three unique colors: brown, red and blue. It is a Bible that is meant to be used as well as seen.
The Thomas Nelson NKJV, Personal Size Large Print, End-of-Verse Reference Bible, Premium Goatskin Leather is a reference Bible. Unfortunately the references are not as extensive as I would like. I looked up words that I believe are relevant to what might people might be interested in today: wine, love, wife, marriage, married, sodomites, faith and government; faith had the most references and government had none.
When I review Bibles I do not give such detailed description as I wrote in the first few paragraphs. At the time of this writing many people are think of gifts to give to various people of faith, this is not a Bible I would want to give to someone who is going to put it on a shelf and forget about it. This is a Bible to be gifted to someone who is going to use it, perhaps for his or her personal Bible study, but not take it to church with him or her. This is a Bible you gift to someone who appreciates the word of God and quality.
Never would I have imagined as a #BibleGatewayPartner that I would receive such a gorgeous book for review. Many of the Bibles I have reviewed I have given away, though I have kept more. Because of it’s elegance I don’t want to give this one away, however by the time this review is posted the new owner will have it in her possession. The new owner is young in her faith but does appreciate God’s word, she does read her Bible, meaning she already owns one or two. The new owner is ready to go deeper in the word, this Bible is inspirational and motivational. I am gifting this Bible to her because she will use it, she will be able to take advantage of the reference section, she will appreciate the craftsmanship, and she will not be afraid to write notes in it.
YES, I recommend this Bible. I might just by me one just because.
Written by Marsha L Floyd
NOTE: In exchange for receiving the Thomas Nelson NKJV, Personal Size Large Print, End -of-Verse Reference Bible - Premium GoatSckin Leather I agreed to write and publish an honest review. I received this Bible for free as a member of the #BibleGatewayPartner.