Very nice Bible . . . but make sure you've got all the pages.
March 29, 2016
I like the size of this Bible, the single-column layout (it's my first single-column), the footnotes, the font size, and the maps. I ordered "genuine leather" since this will be a gift for a very good friend, and while the cover seems nice enough, I do wonder if the imitation tru-tone might have been just as nice. The imprinting is perfect. One thing I must mention -- the first Bible I received was missing at least 32 pages in Psalms, but Christianbook.com was very good about replacing it. As far as I can tell, the second one is "all there".
This is my absolute favorite copy of the ESV. The font is very comfortable, and it's a perfect size for carrying everywhere. It's soft/supple, and it's also heavy-duty. The only thing that would make it absolutely perfect, in my opinion, would be the inclusion of a concordance in the back. That's it!
I just recieved this bible today. It is exactly what I wanted. Its a very portable design. The brown and burgundy coloring is very rich and deep. The picture doesnt do it justice. The cover is nice and thick.The font is very readable and and the single column makes studying so much easier. It has gilded edges and the pages are thin, typical bible paper. The bible will lay flat on its on from Chronicles-Matt ( needs to be broke in ). Overall I am very pleased. Thank you Crossway for a great bible and Thank You Christianbook.com for making it available at such a great price.
I purchased this Bible for myself; I liked it so much that I also ordered one for my twelve-year-old granddaughter. When I shared it with the women in our weekly Bible study group, one of the women ordered three copies right away, and others also plan to purchase it.
It looks and feels like a much more costly Bible. The single-column format is ideal for one who simply wants to read the Bible for understanding rather than doing in-depth study.