When I read how they were making these covers, I loved the idea. Where I worked - at The Mustard Seed Street Ministeries - they had a program where using donated leather, people trying to get going again, made leather journals for sale as a source of income. I have two of these bibles, one for myself and one as a gift to my pastor and I was really impressed not to mention humbled at the quality. These covers were made with love, care and creativity. Side by side you can see they are unique, each one an expression of the designers love for the Lord and His Word. That's just the cover! The translation is also really good. It is so clear to understand, but just as important is the fact that once you start reading, you become so wrapped up in the book that you can't put it down! Before you know it you've read 4 or 5 chapters and you don't want to stop! This is not a paraphrase, it's an approved translation done by over 100 scholars, pastors etc. Anyone who has lead Bible Studies and had to answer questions from new believers will love this translation as it explains things so well.
I loved reading The Voice New Testament, and was excited to order the complete Bible. The translation/format is great in Bible study. However, I selected the hand crafted leather cover, (mine came in a pretty, green color,) but I am disappointed in the quality. The leather is stiff, and the edges are raw, rough and sharp. I finally bought a Bible cover for it, which will reduce the chances of getting scratched, or clothes getting snagged, from the edges of the Bible. Recommend the Bible, but not my selection of the cover.
I really enjoy the insight this bible provides, and the background. This IS NOT a study bible. Its best use is to help understand the setting and the way society functioned during biblical times. The leather cover is beautiful, but the edges are very rough - tends to catch on clothes. If I purchased it again I would get a regular standard leather cover.
This product is excellent!!! I haven't been able to keep my eyes and nose out of it!!!! I've read the Bible but this definitely breaks it down and I'm understanding it more and the word is sticking to me!!! I've let several of my friends look at it and they've all went out and purchased it!!!