I bought this ESV New Classic Reference Bible because it is one of the very few ESV bibles that offers the words of Christ in red. Having an older (no longer available) ESV giant print, which also has the Savior's words in red, I wanted to have a newer reference bible that also had that feature. Well, this new bible does not disappoint. Crisp, clean print, in a much less bulky (smaller and lighter) package than other reference or study bibles I've seen, and the paper quality is different as well. A good, somewhat thicker paper with no bleed through from print on opposite side of the page. Not that thin, flimsy paper that you're afraid to write on for fear for messing up your bible. Overall, a good purchase, and I will use it often in my study of the Text. I would definitely recommend it to others.