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.
First I am a fan of the tru-tone imitation leather, the best being my ESV Trimline in cordovan/brown portfolio style. This bible's outer cover however doesn't seem to be of as good quality, however the lining is improved. The dark brown areas early on began fading to a lighter color at the corners with minimal use indicating the dying process is not consistent (tru-tone is actually polyurethane hot dyed). The picture shows the spine imprinted with gold lettering but mine has no gold at all and the lettering is merely indented. As another reviewer stated, and I agree, the red lettering is light in certain areas and not even up to the standard of my original "Classic Edition." The print is however larger than the original, which is nice and much easier to read, and the paper is more opaque, thus less ghosting. I also wish that Crossway would have left more than a 7/8 inch margins for those of us who write notes in our bibles. Overall though this is a nice Bible with it's stated imitations.