The footnotes and the essays are very informative. I still use "The Spirit of the Reformation" study Bible in NIV alongside this Bible because that has footnotes to the reformed confessions which are in the back. But I prefer the ESV translation and the general footnoting in this Bible.
First I love the brown like leather cover. It has several blank pages in front of bible for personal notes. I'm also loving the ESV translation, it's got a good flow to the reading of it. Easy to understand. The theological notes are very helpful for learning doctrine and understanding some of the heavier topics. Love it!!! BIG D
This is a good quality Bible for a reasonable price. My only problem with it, which is not a major one, is that the pages are a little thin. It is easy to read, both for content and the size of the print. I expect to use this Bible for years to come.