This was a Father's Day gift from my wife and son- which makes it that much sweeter. This is a very high quality binding AND paper. I have another Thinline (same layout, page numbers, etc.) and laid them open side by side on the same page and this has a considerable amount of less "bleed-through" (print from the backside of the paper) than the other. Premium Calfskin bibles are hard to come by from an affordable standpoint. This has to rank among the top from quality to affordability.
A really nice Bible; great translation, the leather is nice, smith-sewn binding is real nice, I like the size. I'm very pleased with my new Thinline. Thanks CB I was very pleased with my shopping expierence!
I had been searching for a new Bible as a wedding gift to request. I had been using a big leather study Bible in the NASB, and loved it. I just wanted something smaller and easy to travel with and more feasible for using regularly. I searched and searched in stores and online to decide which one. My dad has a buffalo hide Bible that's lasted like 40 years, and I wanted one to last that long too. I found this one and loved the price for the value of the leather!
The other thing I was thinking about was changing translations when I got my new Bible. I already have the NASB, so I wanted something a little different, yet wanted to still feel comfortable with a very literal translation. This version came highly recommended from others I spoke with, so I took a leap of faith that I'd enjoy this translation. I haven't done much comparing it to others, but when I sit down to read, it is so easy to read and I can just spend so much time reading chapters and then going back to get more out of the same chapter. The version is great!
The translation is great and easy to read while not losing the literal translation. The leather and appearance of the Bible is also amazing. As soon as I took it out of the box, I was so excited. The leather feels so soft, and the book just unfolds and lays flat, and it seems to be bound very well. I didn't have it imprinted, but I plan to do that soon.