I want to say I would recommend this bible to you. Only if you know what you actually getting and not what you are not getting.
Now I know they tell you this is a good bible to write notes in because it has wide margins. Let me say that isn't exactly true. You know how when you are hungry and thinking you are going to die and you see the advertisement for big giant burger. When you buy it your disappointed by how small it is? If you buy this bible to write notes in you will be disappointed.
This does not mean this is not an excellent bible, because as a reference bible this a great bible.
Second, it has great translation notes letting you know about honest debate when it comes to some verses and passages in the bible.
Third, the print is easy on the eyes and easy to see.
Four, the leather is pretty good and for the price it really can't be beat.
Finally as a Missionary pastor here in the Philippines I love bibles like some men love to collect stamps or other valuable items.
I happen to collect and read bibles. I have all kinds of study bibles. I have King James bibles, New King James, NIV bibles, Amplified bibles, G-d's Word bibles and other bible versions.
I have read them all and been blessed by them all, but the bible I use when I do my personal devotion , when I personal teach my own family and when I preach to my people is the NASB side column reference bible.
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.
The thing I don't care for is that the pages pucker where they go into the sewn binding when opened. I expect that to go away with use as the binding loosens up a little. Also, I didn't care for the fact it was printed in China.
Size/weight is quite good with the larger 11pt text sizing, which is nice for older eyes. Feel and texture of the leather cover is good, although a bit stiff. Very thorough concordance. Only complaints: I wish the paper was thicker...bleedless markers still bleed. I have to use colored pencils to mark text. Also wish each book started on a new page.