Although I love the idea of a Journaling Bible and, equally, I love the ESV Bible, the lettering in this particular Bible and the space given for journaling is just too small and limited. Great concept, bad results in this particular case. I wish I had a more positive post, but others should know what I now do.
I love the texture and softness of the leather wrapping the Bible. The flap is very soft and the strap tucks away easy enough. Unfortunately the board that is glued to the leather began peeling within days. It was just a little bit so I decided to glue it with leather glue. It worked for a few weeks. Today, with all my notes, the back board is peeled off about halfway. It really makes the construction of the Bible seem cheap. I don't know how to fix it any better than I did before and I don't want to loose all my notes and replace it... So I'm stuck with a prematurely warn Bible. Considering the quality categories you enter when approaching and surpassing the $100 range, I'd recommend people not purchase this Bible. Quality standards are simply not there.
Not long ago, I joined a Bible journaling group. I needed a bible with wide margins so I could write, draw, or doodle. I found this Bible on a recommendation from a friend and it is now my new favorite Bible. It has a beautiful cover, nice wide margins (with faint lines) and it lays flat when you open it. Also, the paper is a bit heavier than a normal Bible and in my case, that is a wonderful thing!