So far, I am really enjoying this Bible. Recently, I have been captivated about the thought that Jesus is present in all the Bible, not just the New Testament. I have also been studying spiritual transformation, as first introduced to me by Dallas Willard, so was interested in that aspect of this Bible also. The notes are very helpful in my studies and I have a preference for the ESV.
What an awesome ministry Crossway and Bryan Chapell & team have in presenting God's Word in this format -- highlighting Jesus and God's grace beginning in Genesis 1 and continuing through the whole Bible. A major blessing! Praise God for His Son, His Grace, and His obedient Servants!!
The Gospel Transformation came up short for my expectations. Honestly it's a very tough thing to conjure up the deep spirituality of men that lived 200 or more years in the past. Honestly for me the Matthew Henry Study Bible is superior, as it reminds you all throughout the bible of Jesus Christ. The team that put this gospel transformation bible together probably meant well, but today's modern theologian is too far removed from the quite days of the past, to sit down and write the beautiful things that need to be written about Christ. As for study bibles, I'm not a huge fan, I prefer commentaries that are dedicated to each book of the books of the bible, study bibles don't have the necessary exhaustive scholarship to satisfy my needs.
I have been pricing and reading reviews for months before purchasing my new ESV translation. Font is easy to read and pages do not stick together. I am enjoying using this Bible which ties all scripture to the Gospel. One note: I ordered the burgundy and (to me) it appears more of a brown.