This is the best bible I have ever owned. The outside is beautiful and the inside has lined margins for taking notes. I have been stopped a few times in church by people asking where I got it. This would also make a wonderful gift for any girl/woman. Very happy with this purchase!
The ESV Journaling Bible has quite a few features that make it a great Bible to use everyday. There are introductions that provide an overview of each Bible book, footnotes to clarify translation questions and other possible issues, a ribbon marker to help you keep your place while you read and study and best of all, nearly 2 inches of ruled margins where you could easily journal sermon notes, reflections, quotes and thoughts. There is also a One Year Bible Reading plan included as well. I loved the cover of this ESV Journaling Bible. It features a Raspberry and Chocolate color combination with a flourish design on it. The cover is actually made very sturdy and will hold up to lots of usage and travel. It is quite compact making it easy to fit into a diaper bag, backpack, travel bag or to keep in the car. With compact size, comes a smaller font. This Bible features 7.5 type, black letter text that is small but still pretty easy to read considering its size. I am really loving the ruled wide margins because it allows me to write notes from training classes, quotes, or reference points right beside the text they go along with. The only thing I have noticed is that you cannot highlight in this Bible because the pages are so thin that it bleeds through. You can easily write in it though and it doesn't show through too much. Overall, this is a wonderful journaling Bible and will be a great study tool for me as we complete our 2 years of missionary training.