I have been a Pastor for over 20 years and have a number of study Bibles but after reading the reviews for this Bible I felt that I just had to add one more to my collection. This has become my favorite study Bible and because of the quality of this Bible I use it when teaching and preaching. The study notes are very well written and informative. The brown leather cover is pliable and lays out flat on the pulpit. This is a quality Bible!!