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.
This is a nice Bible for the price. The description was accurate, regarding features, size, print, etc.
My only complaint is really due to my ignorance about leather terms. Having owned Bibles with "Premium," and "Genuine" leather bindings, I assumed this might be nice, somewhat soft leather. However, it was even harder than bonded leather offerings. After checking it out, I contacted Zondervan and they confirmed that Top Grain is indeed a very durable but stiff binding, not at all soft or flexible like their premium leather or imitation leather products. So long as you understand this, you should find no surprises here.
I've been looking for a leather bible, without study notes, that is not too big, not too heavy, good size print, cross-references, each verse on its own line, chapter headings, and a concordance. This bible is it! Each book even has a short summary introduction. The leather is nice and firm; not flimsy. My old bible is falling apart. I'm so happy with this one. If you want a bible without study notes, this is it!