Friday, October 30, 2015

Giant Print Holy Bible NIrV

For anyone who has grown to hate the tiny microscopic font on most standard bibles, this may be the bible for you- Zondervan's new Giant Print Holy Bible NIrV.  It is an insult when bible claim to be a "standard" readable sized font, and then you open the pages and see a microscopic faded, 7 point print that you must squint.  For a book with such meaning and importance- the strain on the eyes is difficult to reconcile.  This bible is a good option for eye strain.  The only problem- which might not be a problem for many readers- is that this is the NIrV translation, not the NIV.  This is a simplified version of the NIV more appropriate to younger readers or those unfamiliar with the bible.  It is written at an easier reading level than the NIV counterpart.  I am wondering how the publishers equate vision problems with language limitations since the target readership of this particular bible is for adults and not children. This is a standard bare bones bible- no special features; no graphics- just black and white text.  Personally I would prefer a large font bible with some of the features of the study bibles that have recently been produced.  This is a sturdy hardcover. Although the pages are paper thin, it looks  well bound. As a blogger I received a copy of this book published by Zondervan for the purpose of writing this review.

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