I bought this full price at a bible book store for 110. Which is steep considering i am a college student. Im a bible student and i use this bible for class and for personal devotions. and it is perfect. When people say its to small to journal in (which it is small) I just don't know what they expected it is perfect to put down quick small notes on verses. But if you thought you were going to be able to do your devotions in this bible , i don't think you will be able to find one that will meet that. When i do my devotions and i read one chapter it takes me 3 or 4 journal pages to write about it, so i guess i wasn't expecting to do that in my bible. I just wanted it to put down small things that i want myself to read later everytime i go back to it. and this bible is perfect for that. I love the feeling of the leather is it perfect for me!
Well i clearly should have read the reviews before purchasing. The bible itself, although lovely is WAY to small, and i could not begin to even imagine trying to read/study something with a font that tiny. Very sad to send it back. I will just order a leather cover for my trusty old bible that has served me so well.
I really like the margins inside for writing notes, and the look of the leather cover with the flap. However, having a 3-foot long leather string wrapping around the bible is not practical. When I am at a bible study with the bible open, I have 3 feet of leather string hanging down to my feet. I feel it may be rather bothersome & time consuming to get it properly fastened when I close it back up. It may even create a tripping hazard. A button with a leather loop would have been a much better solution in my opinion.
i know the size of the bible was in the description, but once received it is way too small for journaling the way I want to. Off I go to search for another bible, larger to journal in. i will keep and use this bible, but i want to create larger drawings. its a shame the costs for larger ones are jacked up to insane prices.
The only draw back I see with the ESV Journaling Bible is the font size. Just a little small. However for me keeping the message outlines on the side is a great help. I really love it and recommend it to all who enjoy adding their notes to the margin of God's Word.