Pros:Great margins. If you can write small (I am known for it), then the journaling space in this Bible will become a boon. Soon, recollections of all sorts will begin to appear in your Bible if you are diligent in its study. Though there is only one column for writing for every two columns of text, by simply prefacing a note with the verse number, one can overcome this difficulty.The ESV is an excellent translation. The textual notes, while not exhaustive, are always insightful.Cons:Tiny font. While it is certainly readable, one cannot help but question its impact on your eyes. I carry it to church but do most of my reading out of a different Bible.Not entirely durable. I've had to little nicks appear on bottom of the back cover. Nevertheless, after owning it for almost a year, I have had no problems with the cover or binding as I have heard from others who own the same (or a similar) Bible.