- Gina Fox
The Giant Print Filament Bible
I was on the launch team for the Filament Bible when it first came out. It was only offered in 3 colored bindings, one version (NLT) and one font size. They have come a long way!
First of all, I love the concept of this Bible. Being able to have a smaller Bible to carry and having an app that can scan the top of each page to get study material, devotionals, maps, and so much more is a great idea! I found the app to be very user friendly. It is something anyone can use considering we all carry phones or something technology-related with us at all times.
Second, are the versions. I received the NLT, but they also carry the KJV. This will definitely appeal to some people who only read that version.
Third, there are two resources included in the back of this Bible. There is a verse finder section, which includes numerous verses for specific topics. The feature that I love is the Virtual Overview of the Bible. People who are visual learners, like myself, will love the 14 different events in this section. It is beautifully done and it helps to put things in perspective.
The font size for the giant print is 12, which is a great size for giant print. The Bible I received is personal sized in black and onyx leather. It has a great feel to it and it is not as big as other giant print Bibles tend to be.
There are only 2 cons to this Bible. One thing is that the pages are super thin. It can make it difficult to highlight or underline. The other con is that there is next to no space to write notes. There are translation notes and cross references at the bottom of the 2nd column, so if you like writing in your Bible, you may not like the lack of space.
Overall, I love this Bible. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to dive deep into Scripture. Especially people who are visual learners and love the technology side. It makes having all of this extra material easier to handle without having to carry a 5 pound Study Bible everywhere. I received a copy of the new Giant print Bible from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.