I really enjoy this Bible. I decided to replace my NLT "imitation leather" version with this hardcover after a bookbinder said that hardcovers often last longer than "flexible covers." (Pages had dropped out of my flexible cover). It was a good decision. The hardcover binding seems much stronger and the sturdy cover resists water. The print is large and clear. The pages seem a brighter white and have less bleed-through than my other NLT. I have only had it two months but expect it to provide a long-time of daily use. A good value.