If you are looking for an easy to read, extremely well made Bible that could last for generations...this is one of them. I ordered this Bible when I returned a disappointing purchase, from a different publisher, and I am glad I did. The calfskin is not only soft and flexible, it is very thick. The paper is a very good weight and the printing is consistently dark on every page. I own MANY Bible versions, from different publishers, with just about every type of binding/cover available. I love this Bible already and look forward to handing it down to one of my children/grandchildren in the future. Distant future. Hopefully. Or whatever...I'm Prepped.
I have over 75 Bibles. As a pastor. I have every Bible that you can think. I have many types and translations. From paperback, hardback, bonded leather, genuine leather and premium leather. I love the inside of the Bible. It is Smyth Sewn, the print and paper are great and the Bible lays flat when you open it. The problem is the so called genuine leather. It feels plastic, it will not close but curls up. Not the paper, the cover! It's as if you left it in the car during the summer in the sun. It is stiff, not flexible and will not stay closed. Matter of fact I have a bonded leather by this publisher and it lays flat with no problem. I contacted the publishers about this and they said it was normal. Well maybe for them, but not for genuine leather. Sad to say, but I am not happy with this Bible at all. I really was looking forward to enjoying it.