For the first time I tried the thumb indexed and I am glad. There was a good internet video on how to use the thumb indexed edition of the Thompson Chain Reference Bible. The tips and tricks really help to navigate from book to book and all the help sections. Simple ideas that makes the decision to get thumb indexed a good idea. I got the blue bonded leather and it is a beauty. I got free shipping and it was a slightly imperfect edition. I love a bargain. The imperfections are difficult to discern. I hope it lasts and lasts. Love the color and all the study helps. Really recommend Christian Book Distributors and their Bibles. There is so much good to say about this study Bible. Check it out for yourself, you will be glad you did. Five stars all the way across.