This ESV bible was exactly what I was hoping for and more. I've been warming up to the ESV translation on my electronic book reader, but being the true bibliophile that I am, I wanted an ESV bible in print. I was not ready to invest in a higher end ESV with all the bells and whistles yet so I was looking for something inexpensive but with a readable type size to use for a while so I can see if this translation continues to grow on me. I was pleased to see this offering and the choice of the two covers were both nice looking. I went ahead and bought one in brown. Since the price was so reasonable I wasn't expecting much in the quality department, of course, but boy was I surprised. This bible is just lovely and the print is nicely readable indeed. I expected the paper to be very low quality but it's quite nice actually. It's just what I needed and far better than I dared to expect. It was only slightly disappointing that there was no ribbon marker in it, since I can't recall ever seeing a bible with gilded page edges in a leather or imitation leather binding without one. But no matter, I simply cut a length of brown ribbon I happened to have and it looks just great so I attached a second ribbon for good measure. I'm planning to buy a few more of these as gifts since anyone would welcome a charming bible such as this. I like how it practically begs you to pick it up and it's such an attractive bible that it looks like it actually belongs on whatever table I happen to leave it. You can't go wrong for this price, really, but don't forget to buy a nice book mark for it, too.
We are very pleased with the ESV Thinline Bibles. We purchased these as gifts for our guests at our annual Friends Day & were delighted with both the service & the product itself. A very similar Bible is sold at a retail outlet near here for almost twice the price, so we knew this was a good b