The print size, style, and depth of color in this ESV Large Print Thinline Reference Bible were not easy for me to read. The references, located together at the bottom right corner of each page, were tiny and difficult to read and follow. The genuine leather cover seemed well made, but had a very strong and objectionable chemical odor to it - not at all like leather.
Overall, though this Bible was not absolutely horrible, it was not what I expected; especially considering the good reviews I read, and the price I paid for it.
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Crossway has been releasing quite a few editions of the ESV lately, and this edition, The ESV Large Print Thinline is at the top of the list.
This edition has white paper with a dark bold print. It also has line matching, which is a process done by the printer to make sure that the lines of text on the front of the page are "lined up" with the lines of text on the back of the page. That cut down on ghosting and allows for thinner (but still opaque) paper. The book block is also smyth sewn, so no need to worry about pages falling out. This Bible was built to last.
I have the top grain leather edition and it is very soft and flexible. The color is a deep dark chocolate brown that can be used in casual as well as formal settings. As far as the cover goes, I wish it had a leather liner and not the paper liner it does have.
The size of this Bible is almost perfect. I is hard to believe that a Bible with print this large could be as thin as it is. This for some could be their everything Bible in terms of preaching, teaching, study and devotional uses. It does all these things while being 1inch thick! WOW!
Nice size for carrying and decent font size. The print is too light and the pages paper thin ( no pun intended ). The pages stick together and are hard to seperate at times. I will continue to use my ESV Large Print for home and continue to search for a better ESV to carry.