I have owned the digital version of the Gospel Transformation Bible notes for some time now and have enjoyed them a lot. My experience with the digital notes led me to purchase a hardcopy of the ESV bible. Overall the bible was reasonable value at the sale price I paid for it, but I was quite disappointed by the "genuine leather" cover. It feels stiff, thin and cheap. Another reviewer mentioned that their copy was soft and flexible calfskin. My genuine leather version definitely doesn't fit the description they gave. Perhaps the bible was available previously in a calfskin option... At the sale price I would be happy to recommend the Gospel Transformation Bible, but given the quality of the leather I think I would personally have been happier with the hardcover.
This was ordered for our grandson as part of his graduation present. The price was very reasonable and the delivery was quick. Having his name printed truly personalized it for him. It is a beautiful bible and I know he will enjoy using it.
I purchased this ESV Bible at the advice of a friend. Having several Bibles already and after reading some of the reviews I must say I was skeptical. When the Bible arrived at my home I immediately sat down and went thru every page as I always do as sometimes the pages stick together because of the gold edges. I did not find that with this Bible. It is very well constructed. A lot of study bibles have notes that are too small to read but not this one. Although some of the pages were ever so slightly lighter in color, the entire bible as a whole was totally legible. I purchased this Bible during a blowout sale at an awesome price of $18.99. I could not pass up a bargain like that. Totally satisfied with my purchase.
I bought this Bible because the hard cover one was too bulky to carry around with me. I already had a copy of the ESV Gospel Transformation and just wanted it in a different format. I am a Sunday School teacher, and the camp we bring my students too sells this Bible as well. I recommend it to anyone looking for a new ESV Study Bible. It has great commentary and is easy to understand.