Top positive review
Kindle edition complements the hardcover edition
September 16, 2017
Lots of reviews have been written about how great this study Bible is so I won’t elaborate. I just wanted to mention that I recently purchased both the hardcover personal and the Kindle editions. I purchased the Kindle version while I was waiting for the hardcover to arrive. At first I wasn’t that impressed with the Kindle edition. Anyone who frequently purchases digital books might tell you that non-fiction books with maps and photos can be difficult to find your way around in. And the 2500+ pages of the NIV study Bible is no exception. I ended up setting it aside until the hardcover arrived. I am happy with the hardcover edition but, as said elsewhere, the personal edition is heavy and the print is small. This morning I happened to open up the kindle version on my iPad and was happy to find that it now all makes sense to me (having a better overall concept of the book’s layout from reading the hardcover). And the Kindle has some benefits over the hardcover edition. It is certainly lighter and the print is larger. Also I found the footnote numbers a bit difficult to see in the hardcover edition because they are even smaller than the print. I find it easy now to flip back and forth between the Bible text and the footnotes. In many e-books the maps are horrible. I was pleasantly surprised that I can enlarge the biblical maps on my iPad. They lose a bit of resolution but all-in-all not too bad. Although I’m sure that I won’t be abandoning my hardcover study Bible it sure will be much more convenient to carry around the Kindle version. And easier on my old eyes as well. I don’t regret buying both versions.