It seems borderline blasphemous to leave a negative review on a Bible, but I have to say of the 30+ Bibles I own this one is the cheapest looking and most poorly made. The contents are good, but I can't get past how bad it looks on the outside. The "leather" is more like a plastic, leather-looking material. If i hadn't had it embossed I definitely would have returned it.
This is an easy to read and understand Bible, similar to the 1984 NIV. The notes and articles are great but it sould be nice if it was a bit more scholarly. 2 ribbons! Great for bible study groups who want to learn more about apologetics! I do wish the graphics were not so light as they are a distraction at times.
I teach Apologetics in our youth church and this bible is a great one-stop resource indeed. Of course a proper in-depth study requires more than just this volume but it is an excellent "snapshot" for the starter and a good refresher resource for the seasoned apologists.
Physical quality is very good, sturdy (but not stiff!) leather covers and the pages are strong enough for constant flipping about without that fear of accidental ripping! Binding is top notch and the bible sits flat when opened.
The bible is portable, so bring it to your mission trips!
I have found this to be a very enlightening bible and it provides good information to help me better understand why I think and believe what I believe. It is easy to read with it's 10 pt text. I highly recommend it for anyone how is an avid student of the bible or currently studying the bible as a leader of a small group or Sunday School class.