This Bible is absolutely beautiful. The pages are fantastic in their simplicity making study much easier. The binding and feel of this Bible are superb, the leather is soft and binding is tight. This is how God's Word should be presented.
I really like the ESV translation and the single column paragraph format is nice. The format is nice and neat, the lines are on line from one page to another making for little bleed through, little distraction. Very readable. Nice cowhide cover, dark brown with red ribbons. Good price with CBD, fast shipping, great service. Highly recommended.
This has to be the nicest Bible that I have ever received.
It's type face is really really readable.
The clean pages with a lot of extra space pulls the eyes towards the text.
The back to back text line up on each page is really great, however in some of the more prophetic books the text does line up but everything is aligned to the right.... so you still see some text through the page. But when the page is a full of text on both sides, it looks awesome. nothing shows through then.
The trutone cover feels like an improvement over the cover on my previous Bible purchase.
For general everyday readying, this is perfect.
The type doesn't creep that close to the center to bother me at all... and I'm picky.
The physical construction of the Bible itself feels really solid and really well made.
Lastly It's a lot lighter then I thought it was going to be.
One problem I have is this.... I bought this Bible with the intention of writing and underlining in it.... but I can't bring myself to write or underline in it. It's just too nice. It's like putting a spoiler on a really nice luxury sedan. It just doesn't seem right ha. Someday I probably will break down and finally write in it, but at the moment I cant do it.
I bought this Bible to teach from and I believe it's clean presentation and easy readable layout is going to make that really easy.
Overall I believe this is a great Bible for the price!
- Single column format makes this both the perfect reader's Bible and a clutter-free study Bible. I am a Religion major and enjoy having the freedom to tailor everything for my purposes (i.e. making my own notes/cross-references).
-Flexible binding. When I first pulled it out of the box, I'll admit it was a bit rigid. It wouldn't lay flat at all. But within 10 or so minutes of reading I noticed it had really settled in. This is much smoother to handle than the number of cheap bonded leather one's I've owned. It looks like it will hold up with use too.
-Scratches on the trim. Despite this Bible being beautifully packaged, I noticed there were three long scratches in the gold paint around the edges of the paper. This was only on one side (the bottom) though. I was a bit turned off, but only because I wasn't expecting it. If this is the worst that happens to it, I'm happy.