I did a lot of search before buying this bible. The reviews helped me decide .
The bible is well made . the cover is soft but not like cloth soft .It has a good feel when holding it . The font is a dark color ink . The font is dark enough to read with out eye strain . And the type of font is a clear type font . By that I mean it is not big like box lettering . And it is printed with out smearing or blurring . The chapter numbers are a shade darker and easy to find. The paper is not thin ,but a better grade of paper . I use a pencil to under line . As I think ink would possible show through. Depending on the ink .
I am more pleased with this bible and its construction than some I have bought in years past. (I needed a bible to read ,you will not find notes or comments )
there is a small Introduction of chapters, concordance and maps .
And for me 70 years young, poor vision and cannot hold heavy book . This is a good buy. judy
This is the second one of these Bibles I have purchased. The first one was for myself. It is easy to read and I am enjoying the ESV. My daughter asked for one just like it for Christmas, so that is why I purchased the second one. I can't wait for Christmas to give it to her! The first one had a few stitches coming loose on the front of the cover, but the second is perfect.
This is my first (or I really should say second) ESV Bible. The quality is excellent, CBD's price was great, and being that it is large print, it is easy to read. When I received my first copy from CBD, I scanned it briefly and was shocked/amused to see that about 50 pages had been collated incorrectly by the printer. All the pages were included but some were in the wrong order. (Pages 365 through about 410 had been inserted after page 304 rather than after 364). I called CBD, explaining my predicament. They mailed me a new copy the very next day and I received it a couple of days later, along with prepaid postage to return the defective copy. This was by no mean's CBD's fault, and they were very gracious and timely in rectifying my problem. Who would have thought that a Bible would have been assembled incorrectly? Anyway, I love my second copy and look forward to spiritual truths that I know the Lord will teach me as I read and study His Word.