This was the only cover I could find to fit my son's new large study Bible. I was surprised how nice it is. It feels sturdy and it has plenty of room for extras and even came with a couple of highlighters, note pad, magnifying bookmark and a multi-color pen. My son is very pleased with this cover. The price at christianbook.com was half the price at Amazon.
I really wanted to like this Bible cover. I hoped (erroneously, based on other reviews) that it would be easy to carry my Bible study books inside this large cover with my Bible. I can do it but, the way it's designed, the front and back covers of the Bible are intended to fit directly into the pockets inside the front and back insides of the case, so that either the front or back Bible cover must be removed from its pocket to carry additional study books or spiral notebooks. I also had the idea that there would be at least one pocket that would hold my folded Bible study handouts. Of the two pockets mentioned, one is the zipper pocket on the front cover and the other is a small pocket located in the outside portion that holds the pens and notepad. Both of the pen holder loops inside with the Bible are too narrow to insert my ballpoint pen with its padded comfort grip at the knuckle area. The outside pen and notepad part is open at the top and bottom, so the narrow highlighter pens provided keep falling out. The notepad itself has already separated from its cardboard backing because when picking up and carrying the cover there is quite a bit of play in the open flap design and the pen/paper holder area and so the notepad can no longer be held in place in the provided slot (unless I get some tape or something and try to jury-rig it)...I've just put the pad, sans it's cardboard backing, in the pocket there and it will be out loose when I need to use it. That the pen and highlighters holder can be flipped to a right hand or left hand position is nice, but adds to the bulk of the outside pen and paper section of the cover. The handle on the spine is narrow and inconspicuous and has yet to come to hand readily when I've reached to pick up my Bible in this cover. Bottom line is it's not as serviceable and convenient as i'd hoped.
I found the cover material sturdy and more than ample to cover my ESV hardback study bible, which was what I was looking for. Unfortunately, the handle seems rather insubstantial and flimsy for the weight of the bible this covers. I'm concerned about how long it will last.
The bible study section is a nice feature, but has a velcro patch to close it. I'm hoping that this will not turn into a problem.
I'm a little disappointed in the cover and wish there had been more choices for my needs. Not sure that I would recommend this to a friend or not. It would depend on their need.
I've been looking for a bible cover for almost 3 years and wish all CBD bible covers showed dimensions to make the choice easier.
This Bible cover is good quality and large enough to accommodate my parallel Bible. However, I find that the organizer on the back makes it very bulky and I can't seem to lay it flat on the table. I do not like the organizer. I am purchasing the same cover without the organizer for this Bible.