We have been giving this Bible away to all of our kids who give themselves to Christ. After their Baptism, the get their certificate of Baptism, and this Bible. We use this one in all our studies, and our kids read from it. We have tried for years to use the same translation, and this one fits the bill, and reduces confusion in new readers.
I love my MacArthur Study Bible and my HCSB Study Bible but the ESV study bible is my favorite. The notes are out of this world. I cant read more then a couple of sentences before I find my self looking at the commentaries so it is going to take me a long time to finish reading the entire bible. But that is ok because I love it! The size is perfect to carry around and the font is just right for me to read. Thanks ESV!
This Bible is great. It's small enough to carry around easily, with all of the extrapolated features on a disc. I love the blue and brown leather cover and design because it's very attractive. My only personal complaint would be that Christ's words aren't in red---I think that would be more helpful for study if they were. But that shouldn't be a deterrent for considering this Bible!