I really love this bible as it is an excellent tool for indepth studying of God's Word. However, the genuine leather is of very poor quality for the price of the bible. Christianbook is an excellent site to buy from and this is certainly not their fault. It amazes me that the Kay Auther organization put out such a poor quality of leather. It's really bad. Don't spend your money on the genuine leather. Extremely thin and doesn't even lay down right when laying the bible down. I have lots of leather bibles, this leather is terrible. If I hadn't needed it for a Bible Study class I would have returned it but I needed it right away so have already written in it. Would love to have given it 5 stars but just couldn't do it.
Finally! I've wanted a NASB Inductive Study Bible for years, and now I have one! When I got ready to buy, I held out several months for the updated NASB edition, and I am NOT disappointed! I'm AMAZED at the extensive features of this Bible, and have no doubt that I will be so excited when I dive into my studies that I'll wonder why I didn't get this Bible years ago! I prefer the hardcover style, like a 'textbook,' which allows me to freely mark and make notes. I purchased a set of the Rainbow Index Tabbies and put them on, and I'm READY to begin serious study in January! Thank you, CBD, for making this possible!
If you are serious about studying the Bible, you will appreciate all the perks of this particular version. I bought it to use with the Kay Author Children's "How to Study the Bible DVD", but it will be rather bulky for them, I think, and heavy. No problem for adults, but I am not sure about the children.