I’m expecting delivery of the new Scepter Daily Bible soon, but in the meantime, I just saw a copy with the black imitation leather cover at a local Catholic gift shop. I can confirm that it features a sewn binding. The imitation leather feels rubbery — no one would confuse it with real leather or even bonded leather. It feels similar to the leatherette cover on Dynamic Catholic’s RSV-CE (which I reviewed last year here). The page edges are plain, with no gilding or paint.
I was struck by how small the font looked. The page layout offered a decent amount of margin space, which could have been used to enlarge the font. In a small bible like this, it would be difficult to take notes without very small handwriting, so I’m surprised at the page layout choice. Also, it appears that some of the text is line-matched, but since the section headings are in a larger font size than the biblical text, the lines do not always match up.
When I receive my copy in the mail, I’ll be sure to post photos and additional observations.