This review is for the genuine leather binding (not the more expensive premium leather).
This Bible is a strong (not soft) genuine leather with a smyth sewn binding that is sturdy yet lays flat when open. The paper and print quality are excellent. The pages have minimal bleed through and no fading of the text. The words of Christ are printed in red.
Based on other Bibles in this price range, including Tyndale's NLT Life Application Study Bible, this is of far superior quality.
I was very pleased with my purchase. It was on sale and that is what prompted me to buy this particular Bible, the Bonded Leather, Distressed Black. I'm very happy with the Life Application notes and in depth information included right along with the text.
However, I decided that this volume with the distressed leather in black looked like it should belong to a man. I have since bought the one in Burgundy Leather for myself. This one will make a perfect Christmas gift for my son.
I have several Bibles. I have a 1984 version NIV Study Bible that is my old faithfull. I have always wanted a Life Application Study Bible. The chance came to get one at a great price. I jumped, and I am now the proud owner of one.
This Study Bible is so easy to follow. I know my knowledge will increase a 100 fold. The Life Application Notes will help bring the Bible writings to life for everyday living.....
I have the Black Bonded Leather Thumb Indexed model. It is a very handsome Bible.....