Reviews - What do customers think about The Holman Ultrathin Classic Christian Standard Bible: Black Glazed Calf, Bonded Leather, Indexed?
Geat quality in a "Budget" thinline Bible Dec 15, 2007
I will let you do your own research on the merits of the HCSB translation, which is excellent in my estimation.
As far as the specifics of this edition, it really is "Duo-Tone", not bonded leather. Duo-Tone is more durable than bonded leather (which is nothing more than leather scraps that are molded together) and it is very soft to the touch. This Bible will lay flat when opened, which is generally an indication decent quality binding. Another thing to be aware of, my edition does not have the 'slide tab', though it has the same ISBN number.
The paper is much better than the paper used in the my ESV Classic Thinline. It is brighter and it has far less bleed-through.