Top critical review
Lots of spelling errors in the print!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 3, 2016
I bought this bible for my mom, because she wanted a large print bible and this bible met all of her specifications.
The only problem with this bible is that a lot of the cross references are inaccurate, in that you can tell they were just chosen for having one or two words in a sentence in common. I would say that about 40% of the cross references listed are completely inaccurate and I have to wonder if people who have ever even read the bible put this version together. Just because a scripture or verse has the same word or a few words, does not mean it applies as a cross reference. My mom has had to go back and search in another bible, through the concordance, and online for the accurate cross references because she gave her previous bible away and lost all of her highlighting and markings.
Then, you have the typos and grammatical errors. There are MANY, MANY, MANY errors. It's really bad and it's really easy to catch them when reading. I've never and she has never had a bible with hardly any errors so you can tell that this version's editorial staff didn't do their job properly.
Those two issues can make it difficult for someone to really understand the word of God. It's important that spelling, grammar, and accurate cross referencing are present in the bible to give the full impact of the word without deterrence.
I will say that the cover of the bible is beautiful, but it's a shame the print is not also on the back. It should be. The print is nice and large, which does make it easier for someone to read. However, unless you're well-versed with the bible and already know the scriptures and just need a very large print bible, I really wouldn't get this for someone or yourself to be honest.My mom has read the entire bible, of many different versions (KJV being her favorite), more than 300 times (as both a minister and in her free time) so it's not hard for someone like her to catch these errors.
Overall it's decent, but it's not fantastic by any means, especially if you're the grammar police... the errors will drive you insane.