NAS Updated Side-Column Reference Bible, Genuine leather, black
Wonderful translation! Poor binding.
Wonderful translation! Seems to be pretty accurate, judging by comparison to Tyndale's. I bought it to use as my daily Bible.
I'd definitely recommend this translation.
Love the side column reference. Beautiful, clear print.
Binding VERY poor, not sure it will stand up to normal use, as already can see gaps in the middle when open - can see where the stitching goes. How well those pages are held in, I don't know.
There is loose paper crackling about in the spine when you hold it open on your hand. Checking for the noise, I could see brown paper flapping about in the end of the volume, looking like it has come unglued.
'Bonded leather'! Are you sure it's not cardboard? It's very thin, so will have to re-cover it with real leather & reinforcing, as it is so thin, to try to preserve the book. There's no way it will stand up to daily use without some form of protection.
Paper feels lovely, but have found no pen type that will not bleed through to the other side of the page. Even their own printing has bled through to the back to some extent, so am not hopeful.
April 25, 2013
Beautiful, high quality, well bound NASB Bible
This is a very well made, and bound New American Standard Bible. The print is easy on the eyes at 11 point font. The bonded leather cover is nice, and should hold up well in regular use. The binding is smyth sewn, not just glued.
April 5, 2013
I don't think I have ever seen a Bible of this quality for this price. The fact that it has a good genuine leather cover, and is smyth-sewn would ordinarily put this in the $55-$75 bracket. The leather feels really good. The print is soooooo nice, 11 pt. Single column is very readable. No defects in the Bible whatsoever. I am very picky about my books, particularly my Bibles. I love the single column, references off to the side, words of Christ are black (the way the should be), the paper is thick and good quality, rather large concordance in the back, color maps, the most accurate text (ESV being a close second). The procduct itself is astounding. I half expected it to disappoint me for this price. I do have one complaint about the company though: when I added this Bible to the wishlist, as I was thinking about ordering it, it was listed as 32.99. A couple of days later the price randomly went up to 34.99. No big deal, I thought, its still a good price, right? So I order it. Before the Bible even arrives at my house, the price randomly goes back down to 32.99. So, Christian Book overcharged me 2.00. Strangest thing, but I have the invoice to prove it. Its just 2.00, no big deal, but it doesn't sit well with me in principle. Hopefully they will read this and resolve it for the sake of integrity. Othewise, very pleased with this product. Will probably get these to give as gifts...maybe an extra one for myself.
July 11, 2012
Good Study Bible
This Bible is outstanding in my opinion. The print is very readable for eyes like mine and the side-column references with wide margins make this a good Bible for putting notes. Even though this Bible does not have commentary notes, I enjoy using this Bible with other commentaries as I study. This is my favorite translation of the Bible (the NASB), known for its accuracy and readability.
August 6, 2012