I had this Word Study Bible for years and years in the full-grain leather version until I gave it away two years ago. I thought I could do without it, but nothing else compares. I love how easy it is to flip to the back to understand what God's Word says in the original languages. I'm certainly no Bible scholar, just a regular girl, but I have no trouble using and understanding this Bible. I recently bought this one to replace my old one and thought that the bonded leather would be no big deal. I've had bonded leather Bibles before that have held up well and felt great in my hand. However, this cover is very thin and cheap, and feels more like paper than leather. Also, the paper the pages are printed on aren't near as nice of a quality as my original one had. I'm debating about returning it for the hardbound and save myself a bit of money. Publishers, please oh please bring it back in full-grain leather. I would certainly be willing to pay for it. The Bible gets 5 stars, the binding 1, but I gave it 4 because I love this study Bible so much.