I now have 3 Zondervan bibles with the renaissance fine leather, and love all of them. I think this is by far the nicest compact bible I have seen or owned. Before this I always used the bonded leather with the snap on front. This is a much nicer product than those are. For the 20$ or so I spent I am thrilled. I can tell you that the Brown leather bibles by Zon. are very different from the black ones. I also bought my wife the Renaissance fine leather womens daily devotional bible, same look as this one except the leather feels thinner. I do have to say I like the black leather much better. It feels thicker and just tougher in general. If you are in the market for a new bible give the Renaissance leather a shot, I think you'll like it, especially the black leather, it's so soft.
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