I purchased this ESV Bible at the advice of a friend. Having several Bibles already and after reading some of the reviews I must say I was skeptical. When the Bible arrived at my home I immediately sat down and went thru every page as I always do as sometimes the pages stick together because of the gold edges. I did not find that with this Bible. It is very well constructed. A lot of study bibles have notes that are too small to read but not this one. Although some of the pages were ever so slightly lighter in color, the entire bible as a whole was totally legible. I purchased this Bible during a blowout sale at an awesome price of $18.99. I could not pass up a bargain like that. Totally satisfied with my purchase.
I bought this Bible because the hard cover one was too bulky to carry around with me. I already had a copy of the ESV Gospel Transformation and just wanted it in a different format. I am a Sunday School teacher, and the camp we bring my students too sells this Bible as well. I recommend it to anyone looking for a new ESV Study Bible. It has great commentary and is easy to understand.
Like the translation because I have never had this Bible before. Pretty good as a study Bible, but I still like my New King James study bible better because it is more detailed and complete in its footnoting and sub title extras. Do like the font size of this ESV Bible, however over the NKJ study Bible. Can't beat the look and binding on this ESV Bible, therefore an overall great bargain.