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.
If you could only own one bible, this would be it. Excellent quality. The comments and theological notes are succinct and extremely helpful. Lots of extras, but for me, the comments and the notes make this a matchless bible. It's the first place I turn to for verse exposition. Thank you R. C. Sproul for doing such a magnificent job on this study bible!