I ordered all six of the series of these mugs along with matching bible study books for my wife's birthday. She host's a weekly bible study here at home for her friends and I thought these would be fun and perfect to keep her group going for quite some time. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of all the mugs. All of the words and patterns have been "stamped" into them so they can't wash off, "not" just painted on. The finished colored glaze of each mug is nice, rich, and deep. After receiving them and looking them over I felt I made a pretty good choice. If I had to do it over, I would still get these ! The Bible Study Books look pretty good too, I'm thinking I may be borrowing them in the future !