Many people talk about the benefits of a single column setting for readability and daily use, especially for reading, and I do enjoy Crossway's ESV Personal Size bibles, but this edition stands out as my favorite of their line. The 2011 text edition has been updated with an entirely new typesetting and the type is set in Lexicon which is outstanding, very readable, easy on the eyes and just gives a great reading experience. The top-grain calfskin is outstanding and looks great. All around, this is in my opinion the epitome of a perfect Bible, one that I will treasure and read and enjoy for years.
You get what you pay for! This Bible will last a long time, outstanding quality. The one downside is, it is a little bigger than expected. I take this Bible to Church, besides that it remains in the house. I have a travel Bible that is a little bit smaller, which is the perfect size for carrying around. I know they have this type of quality in a smaller Bible, if you plan on traveling with this, it would be better to search for a smaller version. Besides that, amazing Bible, at an amazing price.
This Bible has many good features but was larger and heavier than I anticipated. I have a similar Bible with the same features but it is nearly half the thickness and weight of this one. I will attempt to find a ESV thinline.
I love the quality and feel of the leather. The size of the Bible is perfect. My only wish is that each verse was started on a new line because that makes it much easier to find a verse quickly. I knew before I ordered the Bible that it didn't have this feature, but I could not find a Bible of this quality and size with that feature.