Even for Trutone (imitation leather) version of this bible, Crossway has really outdone themselves. The page quality is the best I have ever seen or felt -- nice, thick, opaque pages. Also, the leather covering is nice and seems it will hold up despite it not being a high-end leather. Maps are beautiful. Concordance is nice.
The Legacy Bible is the first of it's kind. Definitely worth owning.
Crossway missed a golden opportunity here. The layout is great - print size perfect, paragraph layout perfect, very few notes and cross references so there is no clutter to distract from just sitting and reading. We have reference Bibles and Study Bibles for when we need them - and I bought this one for the fact it is mainly a text Bible.
For note taking, the margin is plenty wide and the paper is thick enough that the ink will not bleed through. The binding and cover appear to be very durable so should last a LONG time.
The binding, however - very stiff and the Bible will not lay open. It's a wrestling match to hold it and keep it open to the portion I am trying to read. So for the distraction that is NOT there due to reference and note clutter, they made up for it by making the Bible sooooooo annoying to hold open to the portion I am reading.
I will not tolerate this. I'll probably cut my name off the cover and donate it to the rescue mission.
Crossway - are you listening?
CBD is great - prices and selection and delivery are the best.