Small print might be difficult to read for some, but I love the 2" ruled margins for writing and the overall size of the Bible. At the sale price of about $25, it was a great buy! the ribbon marker was sewn in between pages in such a way that it made a gap in the Bible pages, but I was able to mostly straighten it out and it wasn't a big deal.
I bought this Bible for my best friend for Christmas, and it just came in the mail today. It is absolutely gorgeous! The cover is more beautiful in person than in the pictures, and appears to be very well constructed. The paper feels more like real paper than typical Bible paper, which I love. I am sure she'll love this Bible as much as I already do!! My ONLY complaint is that the ribbon book mark was very wrinkled when it came, so I have to try and straighten it out, but that shouldn't be hard.
The price is a bit high for a bible, but the deal here at Christianbook.com was very good. I like the ESV, and love the margin for note taking. I plan on having this bible for a very long time, and the leather feel and apparent quality seem like it will last.
I received this Bible as a gift three years ago, and I love it just add much now as I did then. It is Beautiful, the leather is supple and feels great in my hands. I know it isn't the look and feel of the Bible that makes it the living word of life, but holding it makes me desire quiet time with my creator.
And it gives me ample space for my notes instead of trying to cram them between the lines and in the margins. And it had a spot for a pen. I would recommend, if buying as a gift, including a nice pen to go with. It is something I have always wanted since getting my bible, but I just don't spend money on things like that for myself :)
I love this Bible, it looks like it just came out of a settler's saddle bag! This is a good quality bible, with a good quality leather cover. I love the "flap-n-strap" design of this rugged looking Bible. I have read some complaints about the print size, but I am having no issues with it at all. I will say that if you are one whose penmanship is of the large variety, the note sections may be a challenge for you as they are small. I personally write fairly small to begin with, so again, I am having no issues with that either. I am a fan of the ESV but I do wish the book introductions were at the beginning of each book; they have placed them all at the back of the Bible for some reason.
BOTTOM LINE: This is a fantastic old school, rugged and manly Bible and I highly recommend it!