I normally try to keep my opinions to myself but given the opportunity to review this I had to share. This Bible is by far the highest quality I have ever owned. The leather used on the cover is exactly that Leather. Being calfskin it is very soft and supple and being leather it also has it's own unique pattern. As far as the ESV I am familiar and very comfortable with the translation, as it is my preferred. I have not really used the bible helps (concordance etc.) as of yet. Great value for the money.