This bible is a great resource in a small package!
May 11, 2012
The ESV Compact Bible is extremely well put together. I had never used this version of the bible until now. I love the literal translation taken from the Hebrew and Greek. The bible is full of useful "how-to's" and notes. I also like the bible because it is my favorite color and the Celtic cross celebrates my heritage.
It's a beautiful binding, and seems to be leather (even tho I know it isn't.) I like the translation, and I especially like the size & the "feel" of it. My only problem with it is that the print is too small for my aging eyes. I hope to be able to afford new glasses next year & then I should be able to read it. If not, I'll donate it to a prison ministry or something similar.
The print may be a little bit on the small side, but this Bible is all you could want for a quick reference. Mine got soaked in water and has baked in the sun to make it a little bit stiff, but after some bending and some time, this Bible is now flexible and it is perfect for on the go reading. This Bible went with me to Haiti and it travels every day with me through my college classes. It is durable, compact, lightweight, and just plain great for a quick inspiring read through God's Word.
Bought this for my 8 yr. old grandson - he wanted a blue Bible and really liked the design of this Bible, but the actual print seemed to us to be much smaller than the sample we viewed before buying which diminished his enthusiasm for this Bible.