ESV Minister's Bible, Black Calfskin Calfskin
Beautiful Bible...with some sacrifice
So the high price tag is due to the amazing calfskin leather cover, which is just so soft and pliable, yet durable. The binding is smyth-sewn and also very durable. There's even dual ribbons for saving an extra place in Scripture for quick reference. I absolutely love the Bible, but it was very costly...definitely the most expensive Bible I have ever purchased.
At this cost, you'd think it'd be a bit more filled with features. But, given that it's focus is for ministers, the extra material is exactly that, nothing more and nothing less. There's no red-letter text for Jesus' words, no study notes, etc. But there are several cool resources for ministers, which is the whole point.
I rated the Bible excellent on quality, good on value (could've contained more features for the money), and excellent on meeting expectations (mostly because of the minister's resources and the amazing quality of the binding and leather cover).
February 28, 2014
A wonderful bible for Pastors
I love this bible! It has quickly become my favorite bible.
October 8, 2010
Excellent Bible: pages and printing are high quality and easy to read. The cowhide binding is very soft and flexible. The ministry helps are good and usable. Thank you for this excellent Bible.
July 29, 2010
Cover is very nice, print is small, ministerial helps are nice but take up significant space, Chain reference is difficult to follow and use, The layout of verses are in columns with few breaks making it somewhat difficult to locate verses. There is little or no room to make notes on any pagesThis is not a red letter version if you are looking for one. I would not recommend it for a study Bible, more of a preaching or ministry Bible
May 19, 2010