This listing has the option where we provide the bible or you can send us your family bible of choice, old or new, that we will then customize and bind in one of our original hand crafted and finished leather covers with the pictured design of wedding rings and cross. We are happy to put your family name on the banner under "Holy Bible" as shown in our illustration, or we can use the space where Holy Bible is to put a special verse or quote of your choice. This Victorian design has become one of our favorite "standards" and we enhance each design by hand while also hand dying. We can also customize with the family name and established date on the spine. Most books these days use a very thin "bonded" leather which basically means it is made much like paper, in that the leather fibers are mixed with "bonding" agents and reformed to give it a leather look. We use just real through and through American tanned leather. Every hide is a little different. We are always cutting around brands and scars to get the smooth finish you see on our bibles but every one has its subtle differences with small scars and slight variations of color and grain. This gives the interior text block a great protection for generations of use and a beautiful finish to carry forward through the generations.