The translation and format of this Bible makes it perfect for reading. The single column along with the large clear font adds to the experience. This is not a study Bible. There are no references or concordance thus maintaining a very clean appearance. The line-matching also minimizes the ghosting effect. The imitation leather actually looks and feels better than some of the genuine leather Bibles that I have owned. I have no recommendations for improving this Bible. For my purpose it is more than satisfactory and it arrived in perfect condition which I have become accustomed to when ordering from CBD.
I like the size of this bible. It is not too small or too thick. It's not a thin-line edition, but it will fit nicely in a tote bag or a back pack. The 9 point font in this bible is easy on the eyes. I love the single column format. The "Brown/Burgundy with band design" is not an accurate description of this Tru-tone imitation leather bible cover. Rather, I think a more accurate description of the color would be "burgundy with a maroon band design". If you are looking for a brown bible. This one is not brown. It is more of a burgundy color. There is a true "brown" edition that is available and it has a fancy gold cross design imprinted on the front cover. Finally, the price of the ESV single column heritage bible is reasonable. Thanks to Christian Book Distributors for making it affordable!
This is my second one of these bc the first one was missing Psalms 38-68. The gold printing on the binding is off center and smugged. The paper is too thin and I feel like I'm about to rip it. The binding is too tight and the bible wont stay open til Numbers, much less lay flat. This bible is a handheld only, which is very limiting for the price. It isn't as practical as it could be, but it looks/feels nice. Ribbons are too small, and they only give you two. All that aside, I still like it enought to hang on to it. The single column greatly improves readability and that's why I'll keep it.
I had great expectations for this Bible. The size, line matching technology, font size, etc were all perfect to my taste. So I got the calfskin and realized this Bible does not lay flat: it has extremely tight binding that wrinkles the pages where they are sown; it has thick, rigid tabs that connect the text block to the cover, and the calfskin itself is "loose" on the cover and wrinkles in an unexpected way. On top of it all, one page came printed wrong (Crossway is in the process of replacing it). Pay a few more $ and get a Cambridge Clarion and you won't regret!.