Thumbs up! Bought this Bible a little over 1 year ago.
~~ Here's my Take ~~
Translation ~ Those whom I respect & who are in the ministry of our church recommend the NASB as to accuracy. We've been reading this translation out loud in our family devotions. Seems the kids pick up the understanding quite well.
Physical Aspect ~ I still love how this Bible handles softly as it conforms to my hands. It lays open nicely & almost feels like my mother's well-worn Bible. Also, it fits well in my bag as a take-along Bible to church. As to physical wear, so far this Bible is doing well.
Extras ~ I've used the cross-referencing numerous times as well as the maps. The concordance is also quite handy with quite a few words for a small concordance.
Trivial, but nice ~ I like the silvery shine to the page edges as well as the pink/chocolate sewn cover. Pleasing to the eye--- at least to mine. Ribbon is a great plus for me to help me to pick from where I last read.
I do teaching and fill-in preaching in my church and I wanted a bible of the best quality with readable type. I got it in this bible. I have many bible already and didnt need another one, but I saw this and took a chance and it was a gamble that paid off. The calfskin cover is the softest and most deluxe I have ever had on a bible. The bible lays open flat when it's open which makes it easier to use for teaching and preaching. The type size is just perfect. I am so glad I purchased this bible. In fact, I want to order another one just to have on hand. The quality is the best I've ever seen and owned and I have several other top of the line bibles that dont measure up to this one. I prefer the NASB translation and this is exactly that. Of coarse it's the scripture is why we get bibles, but the extras sure help make it nice. If your looking for a top quality bible, this is it. I am so happy with my purchase.