This is a diamond in the rough. Although it says "bonded leather," the feel of it is very smooth. Plus, it has smyth-sewn binding on it which means it lays flat no matter which page you're reading. Typesetting is easy on the eyes, and, of course, there are the WONDERFUL notes written by MacArthur. This is an excellent value and is well worth getting, either for yourself or for someone else. You simply cannot go wrong with this bonded leather, NASB Bible, regardless of what others may say in other comments.