I like the fact that its a hardback book, but hardbacks demand better binding. The binding is too chintzy for a volume this size; its a Bible, not an advertising flyer. One more thing. I noticed it was printed and bound in China. Why? If a Chinese person tried walking into a store, trying to buy this Bible, he or she could quite conceivably be thrown into jail. The hypocrisy of having a Bible made in communist China is a blaring contradiction. In case the publishers, (in this case Zondervan) have failed to realize, there are millions of Americans and Canadians out of work because "their" governments have not protected them from predatory sweat-shops in China. Zondervan, by their action of having work done in China, implies tacit support of this system of modern-day slavery. In case Zondervan hasn't heard, I-phone manufacturing employees in China have allegedly been committing suicide due to unbearable working conditions. Just "Google" the articles involving this subject. The summation is: order your books from an independent book store that can verify the source, and who believes in the doctrines and tenets of Scripture enough to obey them.