Purchased this as a gift for my wife and it arrived damaged the first time. Christian book was quick to send out a new one with a prepayed way to send back the old one. My wife loves it and it looks even nicer than the picture online.
Translation is fresh and refreshing while being true to the text.
HowEver! it says the spine is sewn but it is not, the pages are cut and glued, which unfortunately drastically reduces the life of a bible, unless you never read it, but this is one that is great to read. Wish they would make a sewn binding.
I LOVE this Bible! It's so inspiring and encouraging! I especially like how the authors use italics where they took liberties in amplifying the meaning, which clarify which words came from translation of the original manuscripts. I also love the commentary sprinkled throughout the text. My Bible study had gotten a little stale, and this was just what I needed to turn up the fervor once again!