Love the articles, but this is blind grandma size on the outside--it's literally about the size of a sheet of copy paper and almost three inches thick. It isn't that large of font, but it's easy to read from a dim pulpit when you are working quickly trying to preach, and it's chock full of useful information. The only similar type of book I've seen is Paige Patterson's NAC on Revelation, but, of course, that's only good for the one book of Scr. The leathersoft seems to scratch easy. I wanted an NIV archaeological study bible, and I hate bonded leather because it scratches off and reveals some strange colored cardboard that is unsightly. A real leather was super expensive, so I went with the leathersoft (synthetic), which is usually more durable than this. I preached from it in a setting without a podium, and, on the bright side, it's building up my arms! I like a big Bible, but this is almost family Bible size. The biggest thing this does for you is help you understand the Scriptures in their own historical and cultural context and then we are able to understand how to apply it to our current context. If you can't do that, you're likely to miss quite a bit.
What a great bible this is, there is so much information. The cover is awesome. It is like getting a history and a geography lesson at the same time. The large print makes it easy to read. Archaeological information is very interesting to read. What a great study bible. I am glad I bought one for my self. The size is good for the price. Very happy with it.
I like the ESV for its accuracy and readability. I enjoy how easy the text is to read. I especially enjoy the wider than usual margins as I will be using them for notes (not fond of the great big ol margins in other "wide margin" bibles). I will make this my official note taking bible. I hope it holds up!
I love it more then my smaller and more portable Bible. This Bible is more of a secondary Bible though, for study of Gods word. This Bible is so beautiful I feel like I wanna display or something. It is more of a house Bible and not meant for carrying around with you to church which is very understandable with the content it has. For anyone who does purchase this Bible you will be impressed by everything about it. I purchased two of them for my friends as study Bibles. Rethink purchasing this Bible if you wanna take it everwhere with you.
It is a beautiful bible but it is very large and very heavy. I had planned to take it with me each Sunday for Bible Study but it it took heavy to carry. It is delightful and I will use it but I will have to read it on a table or a bed because it is too heavy to hold.