The ESV Study Bible - Personal Size is perfect. The binding is superb and the color is exactly as it was pictured. The font is readable, although it is small. The color maps are beautiful. The only thing I wish it had was Jesus' words in RED. I am very pleased with the presentation of this Bible. I would have liked to have had the pages in front having lines for births, deaths etc., however, the blank pages are also nice ... all in all, a great Bible. I look forward to many years of using this for my Bible Studies etc. Very nice size to carry with you back and forth to church or bible studies.
This bible is beautiful! The layout is nice with a book style format
that is easy to read I think. I do wish that Jesus' words were in red for the sake of those not as familiar with the gospels. It would make it easier for them to separate His words from the rest of the text. For me, I am fine with all black text. The study notes are very helpful for more clearly defining the fuller meaning of the passages. All in all, I feel that this will be my favorite "go to" bible.
The Bible's print is much too small for my eyes, if I had not opened it up I would have sent it back. I gave a larger ESV study bible to a friend and bought a hard cover large print study bible for home use. I am well satisfied with the contents just can't read the small print.
I love the leather cover, of which I was skeptical. I was afraid it would be too stiff. It is not. Neither is it too flimsy. It's just right, and I consider it much better than the trutones. This is the "Personal Size." The font size is small, super small down in the Notes below the bible text. But I was expecting that because I wanted the smaller physical size for portability and ease of use. Overall this will be my go-everywhere Bible for some time to come.