Initially I set out to spend about half of what this Bible costs, but it is difficult to find a genuine leather bound ESV study bible. I paid for the embossing which turned out beautiful - gold lettering that is very elegant looking. The Bible itself is not as thick as you'd expect for being a study Bible and the feel of it will make it a pleasure to use for many, many years. Thank you, CBD! You've given me a timeless keepsake!
The construction and quality in this bible is second to none I have seen. I was looking for a nasb in calfskin but couldn't find one. The ESV translation is very sound and reads well. I would recommend this edition to anyone looking for high quality bible that will last for years.
It's increasingly difficult to find good quality Bibles. Especially if you desire genuine leather and red letter Bibles with durable binding. If you're looking for the best, this Bible is it! I read and study from it more than any other Bible translation in my collection. The ESV is very accurate and easy to understand, and I like the fact that it's a formal equivalence. It's loaded with helpful notes, diagrams, and maps that make it very informative. It's a durable Bible that I'm sure will last a lifetime, with proper care. Good quality paper, and it's very soft and lays flat. The only thing I've noticed is that the notes are slanted towards the idea of dispensationalism. I'm okay with that, but I'd prefer a little more neutrality. I think you will LOVE this Bible! God Bless!
I love the ryrie study bible,with all it's notes and helps and wonderful maps. I began my walk with Christ with the NASB but once I read the ESV I loved it's clearity and ease of reading. This bible with the calfskin leather is a blessing that I will treasure!