I really like this new Christian Standard Bible from Holman Publishers. It’s compact size and weight make it the perfect replacement for the NIV reference Bible that I have carried in my backpack for more than 10 years.
The “Leathertouch” design of the cover is as advertised–no one except a real leather expert could tell that it wasn’t real leather. The beautifully engraved cross is a nice touch, and the sewn-in red ribbon complements the color of the cover.
The reference aspect of the Bible is excellent and meets my needs as well as my current Bible does. My only nitpick would be that the pages are SO thin that I will have to use a different kind of pen for underlining or marking in the text. The bleed-through factor is going to be quite high. Overall, I give this Bible 4.5 stars for design.
I received this Bible for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are solely my own.