I love the NASB translation. Of all the modern english translations it is probably the closest possible to the original meanings of the Hebrew and Greek. This Bible is a wonderful Handy size. They type is nice and large and bold. Helpful center column references abound. The imitation leather cover was nicer than expected and the gold stained page edges are attractive and will probably wear better than gold gilding. All around great value at a wonderful ChristianBook.com price as usual. Also, a surprise! It is a sewn binding. Great for durability and will lay flat on the table when reading. Great Bible Zondervan.