Very nice. It's put together quite nicely for a budget, compact Bible. The cover is bonded leather (although the box doesn't say so). The pages are sewn (although the box doesn't say so).
The text does NOT go all the way to the edge. The margines are one-half inch on the inside and outside. The inside, since it is cured, may be a little difficult for writing notes; but it's easy to read near the spine.
It's a little thick (one inch); but I expected as much from a Bible that includes Apocrypha. It is still quite portable, which is what I wanted.
I have been looking for a revised edition of the NAB, Since I have an RSV-CE from Oxford I figured this would be similar. The size is the same and the cross references and notes both appear either in the back of the OT and NT (RSV-CE) or in the back of each Scriptural book (NABRE). The print is nice size and the paper is good. The cover is real leather but it has a very glossy finish and is the "sculpted" leather I've seen on other Oxford bibles. It's not the smooth dull sheen of the RSV-CE - it looks and feels cheap - sorry, no other way to describe it, The print is right out to the page ends and into the center but is easily read. So, I think there are nicer NABRE's around, I hear Harper Collins prints a nice one. I wish I really liked this one, but it's an also ran, My old NAB from CBP is a much nicer design.
My husband bought this Bible as a Christmas present for me, after I had found it and picked it out, so I had known that I would be getting it, but had to wait 'til today!!! As I've grown older it's gotten very hard to read my standard font-size Bible, so I was looking for a NAB large-print. The font size is wonderful- easy on my aging eyes. The presentation is really beautiful with Leather binding and gilt-edged pages, and the index notches are very helpful- there was a time that I won a Bible drill at Vacation Bible School as a child, but unfortunately, my memory, like my eyes, "ain't what it used to be"... I did have to use my Table of Contents in my old Bible quite often, so am sure the index tabs on this Bible will be a great blessing. I am very pleased with this Bible, and am sure it will become an heirloom to my children or grandchildren someday!! Price was amazing, also- great quality item!! Thank you!!!
This bible is beautiful in every way. The leather binding is exceptional...soft, flexible, and durable. The paper is very high quality and gives it a special feel. The way this bible is bound, it lies flat when you read it. The print is such a delight because it is clearly printed and is a very comfortable font size. The notes at the end of each book offer excellent clarification and supplemental information. The summaries offered at the beginning of each book give a thorough overview which aids in gaining a deeper understanding of context. I have searched a long time for a bible of this quality. You will love it.