This bible has a fine appearance. The print being large enough the font seems to be narrow top to bottom.
For my viewing it is affected by left to right capture of words becomes stilted. Much print often bleeds through from opposite page. The psalms have a different top to bottom placement on the page than most other books.
Replacement of a similar priced bible is not an option due to shipping costs.
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.