Leather quality, print and paper quality are very nice, however, I am unhappy with the concordance included in the back of this version of the NASB. I have not completed a full scan of the concordance, however, I have noticed a major flaw, which is enough for a negative review.
For some reason, the concordance in this Zondervan version of the NASB is missing all words pertaining to Justification. There are no entries for the following:
I have an older Lockman Foundation NASB (1998 printing) which includes entries for all of these wordsin the concordance, as do every other version of the Bible I own with a concordance, ESV, NIV, NKJV, and even TNIV. If you are looking for a reference Bible with a usable concordance, I do not recommend this one.
Have had one for 2 years. This bible is very easy to read. For a smaller bible there is a lot of white space and the titles for the verses are very well done. I like the size and take it to church every week. Also this bible has some nice charts.
I needed a replacement bible for my Cambridge NASB Pitt-Minion bible which just fell apart on me, (as well as the leather being sort of weak also,) and this Zondervan NASB Reference Bible in the Top Grain leather is a SUPREME replacement! Love the fact that it's in verse format and not paragraph format, as well as having center-column references, words of Christ in red, solid top-grain leather, (a little stiff, but will soften within time and usage,) Book introductions, clear readable typeface, and a smyth-sewn binding, as well as a ribbon marker. For the price, you can't ask for a better bible in a wonderful NASB translation.
This is my favorite translation and the Classic Reference is just wonderful. I do have a request. Would you please consider giving us the option of buying this in a high-quality imitation leather? There is one in the ESV that is a forest green/saddle brown that is absolutely beautiful and I would love to have that with my NASB translation. Thanks for your consideration.