Recently recieved this bible, the leather index version. It is well built and pages while thin are strong and have enough room for notes. Im using the bible hi-gliders and actually a pen for notes in the margins just fine. The apologetics sections are nice but not as much info as i hoped. Also the leather comes with some kind of weired shine coating on it. I simply hit it with light sand paper, then applied thin layer of mink oil, now its perfect. This is a steal for the price!
This Bible has exceded my expectatins it is gorgeous and a great reference bible. I love the twisted scripture parts in the chapters. I only wish that I has my name inscribed on this one, but who knew that it would be this beautiful. I recommend this bible.
This Bible is the finest I've ever seen as a study Bible in Apologetics a subject so necessary for our present generation. The articles are many and they are very thorough, but some students may wish to obtain other qualified reference sources if he or she is interested in delving deeper into this vital issue. Also, the HCSB translation, as far as I am concerned, is certainly on the top of the list for clarity and preciseness in modern translations. Since I am a minister and a Bible Teacher I will be using this Bible frequently and recommending it often.
I have only indicated the product quality as a number four. That is because the leather quality is good but certainly not the finest. The quality of paper is good but is a little thin. However, if a thicker paper were used the volume might be a bit bulky to handle. Overall it is a great quality and well worth the price asked by Holman and CBD's price is fantastic! This Bible should last anyone a long time when treating it properly.