I love the verse-by-verse design. All the verses begin at the left margin, not in the middle of a line. Also, this Bible is single column instead of two. It is very easy to read and keep your place. The price cannot be beat!
Black genuine leather single column verse by verse ESV (2011 text edition)
January 20, 2015
This Bible is printed in Italy by Lego, the same publisher that printed the Legacy ESV Bible. Pros are the great quality paper and text line matching; Cons are the very, very tough leather (tougher than the usual China-printed ESV Genuine leather Bibles, and surprisingly even tougher than the genuine leather Lego used for the Legacy ESV Bible. It behaves as a hardcover pretty much. When I tried to massage it and bend it a bit, the inner paper that is glued to the leather started to came off :( I recommend a faux leather version, not the genuine.
This Bible is awesome. Easy to read from while preaching and prepping. It is not too bigger either given that it is a verse by verse bible (still bigger/thicker than others in this size range). Good quality. Lots of space to write in the margins.
Overall, this is a wonderful Bible. the margins have enough space to write notes in, the line by line makes it easy to ready & the font size is easy for me to read. It has helpful maps in the back & the concordance is good. The cover is softer & a little more flexible than my old Bible, but it doesn't affect the quality. The cover is a soft leather (or leather-like material) that is holding up great. I have traveled with it, jammed it in a backpack several times, & my kids haven't been too easy with it either. As I said it is holding up great! The only downfall is it doesn't contain Christ word's in red. I solved this problem by underlining them with a red pen. Overall, I made the right choice and I love this Bible!
I have been looking for the perfect Bible for a long time. I have been using the ESV Classic Reference Bible for over a year but missed a verse by verse edition. This Bible is great. There is very little if any ghosting seen through the pages and the print and space between words and lines make it very easy to read. It opens flat, has lots of room for notes in the margins and great references. .The only improvement I would like to see is in the cover which is a little thin otherwise I would highly recommend this Bible. I'm very pleased.