I have been reading your blog for a few years now and always find so much helpful information and advice. I really am in need of your help; I'm looking into buying a Bible for my boyfriend on his birthday, but finding an edition he can use will be difficult.
He has macular degeneration, so his eyesight is very poor, and he will need large print or giant print to avoiding reading it without strain, or needing a light. He also wants a Bible translation that is easy to read—I have not shown him the RSV2CE yet, but he was pleased with the NABRE and NRSV for readability. He grew up in an orphanage run by Baptists who only used the KJV, so he has never read the Bible due to archaic language barriers; any "thees" and "thous" will be off-putting. He is Catholic however, and we are looking for a Catholic Bible.
His only other request is that the Bible paper be "not too flimsy." He likes thicker paper, and even though the larger print in the NRSV from Harper worked very well for him, he didn't want it because of the pages. I have yet to find a Bible whose pages are not "Bible paper," and that may be something he will have to deal with.
Do you have any suggestions?