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The ESV Large Print Personal Size Bible features highly readable Bible text in a convenient format. Combining 12-point text size with line-matching and quality materials, the ESV Large Print Personal Size Bible is the perfect readable and portable Bible that you can use in any setting.
- 12-point text size
- Double-column, paragraph format
- Words of Jesus in red
- Publisher's lifetime guarantee
- Line matching--text on either side of the page lines up to minimize bleed-through
- Presentation page
- Family record section
- Ribbon marker
- Gold page edges
- 8.75" x 5.75" x 1.50"
|Format: Imitation Leather|
Number of Pages: 2070
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.75 X 5.38 X 1.50 (inches)
|Text Layout: Double Column|
Text Color: Red Letter
Text Size: 11 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: Yes
Page Gilding: Gold
ESV Large Print Personal Size Bible, Black Genuine LeatherCrossway / 2014 / Genuine Leather$49.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
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ESV Large Print Personal Size Bible--soft leather-look, chestnutCrossway / 2014 / Imitation Leather$29.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 20 Reviews
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Keith5 Stars Out Of 5Very nice, excellent valueFebruary 2, 2018KeithQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is my review of the ESV Personal Size Large Print in mahogany.
I have been systematically switching to large print editions. I use a number of different translations for study, but find I primarily gravitate to the ESV for reading and devotional use.
As a general rule, I think black leather bindings are a must, so I was somewhat concerned about a faux leather cover. However, I was unimpressed with the leather binding of a previous Crossway I had purchased and combining that with the earlier review (as well as the wonderful pictures on biblebuyingguide) convinced me to give this edition a try.
I'm glad I did. This is simply the best faux leather edition I have ever seen or handled and far superior to many of the bonded and cheaper real leather editions. It's actually quite delightful. Unfortunately, the beauty of the binding is somewhat marred by a curious cross-hatching effect on the gilding--like it was sprayed on in overlapping strokes that left uneven thicknesses and lines. It doesn't particularly bother me but I mention it for those for whom it may be an issue.
It's perfectly sized edition. It's just a little--a little--on the chunkier side which gives it a nice feel in the hand. Or my hand anyway. (I actually thought it would be thicker based on the pictures.)
It's always hard to buy by mail, but fortunately CBD offers an interior look so you know what the interior should look like. It looks like the preview, just much better in "real" life. I think this is a truly beautiful text block and a great reader. Sharp, crisp, clean, easy on the eyes. Line matching minimizes bleedthrough. The description on CBD says 12 pt in once place and 11 pt in another. I don't know which is right, but I know it's readable to my tired, old eyes.
Based on the original publication date and publication date shown in the CBD description, I assumed it would have the ESV 2011 text. However, this must be a more recent printing because the one I received has the ESV 2016 text. This also allays one other concern I had. An older review of the leather version complained of the pages coming out and it falling apart after two years of use. To me, that indicates that the original printing was glued, not sewn. Indeed, nowhere on the box does it say it has a sewn binding. However, a close examination shows that the one I received appears to be sewn. In any event, Crossway has a lifetime guarantee.
I like that words of Christ are in red. Not rust, not brown, red. True, but not too loud, red.
One thing that Crossway has done with this edition (and I'm going to pick on Crossway a bit although many if not most Bible publishers are guilty of this at one point or another), they have added section headings into the text. And here's an example of why I don't like that: In Luke 16, Jesus is in a discourse with the Pharisees and the conversation flows from the status of the law to divorce. This edition breaks this up with the heading "Divorce and remarriage"--which is true in a very literal sense. But there are deeper meanings hidden there based on the context and subtext. About a divorce with the ways of the Pharisees and something new happening in Jesus. And much more. The point is this: by breaking up the discourse with the heading, the publisher is interpreting in your "text" edition. It can make connections harder to spot. Again, it's not just Crossway that does this--but it wouldn't bother me at all if Crossway were the first to stop.
Overall though I am very pleased. This is an excellent value for the money, looks good, feels great in the hand, and a very pleasing and easy-to-read typeset.
Rabin4 Stars Out Of 5Very Nice butJuly 28, 2017RabinQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3I was looking for a simple, large print, ESV Bible to use for teaching and preaching. This Bible met every need except one... the text is organized by paragraphs rather than by verse. That feature (for many it is a feature) was obscure in the description of the Bible. Only for that reason did I reduce the rating from excellent to good. I would recommend to Bible to those that prefer that feature.
The Angel5 Stars Out Of 5ESV Large Print Personal Size BibleDecember 10, 2016The AngelQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The ESV is an excellent translation from Hebrew and Greek, better than the NIV or the NASB. I had not read it before and I must admit I'm surprised by its readability and translation value. I have many Bible versions in my library, and after using the ESV at home and from the pulpit for a month I can honestly say it's the best translation and version I've ever used.
nano5 Stars Out Of 5ESV Large Print Personal Size BibleJanuary 16, 2015nanoQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This Bible fits my needs. The print is very readable for Large Print. I like the 2 columns. Those make the reading easier. The Bible was a good price. I have a Large Print Study Bible which I like too. But it is heavy. That one I keep at home. This personal size one is easy to take to Bible studies outside the home.
Randy A BrownTNAge: 35-44Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Great reading BibleApril 10, 2014Randy A BrownTNAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Cover and Binding
Not all imitation leather covers are of the same quality. Other imitation leathers have a cheap look and feel, but Crossway's TruTone is one of the best imitation leather's that I've seen. It feels durable and elegant. It is not floppy. I prefer this because it's easier to hold in one hand. If you're looking for a floppy cover then TruTone is not what you're looking for. I prefer it to bonded leather and I even like it better than some genuine leathers that I've seen. It is perimeter stitched and the lining looks like vinyl. I love the mahogany color. The spine is embossed without any foil, which I love the look of.
This one has a sewn binding. It has a little trouble lying flat in Genesis. It will break in over time. One thing I am concerned about it how long the binding will last.
Paper and Print
The paper is nice but it does have show-through in the poetry sections. This is not noticeable in the other books because of the line-matching. It's distracting but only in the poetry sections.
The font is where this Bible shines. It is 12-point and it looks like a 13-point leading. There is plenty enough room for underlining. It is nice and sharp. I would call it semi-bold. It's consistent throughout and a joy to read. The red-letter is about a medium shade. It's also consistent with no fading.
Size and Layout
For me, the size of this Bible is perfect. It is 8.75 x 5.75 x 1.5 and feels right in my hand. It is easy to hold in one hand.
This has a double-column layout in paragraph format. Section headings are placed throughout the text. Footnotes and references are located at the bottom of the page and are keyed to the text with numbers and letters. References are mostly found in the New Testament, but there are not many of them. There are more footnotes than references. Many pages have neither. OT quotes and poetry are in verse format.
Every book starts on its own page. I wish all Bibles did this as this is aesthetically pleasing and gives valuable writing space.
The concordance is 56 pages and it says it contains almost 14,000 entries and 300,000 verses. There are 57 entries for Ã¢â¬ËGod'. It is large enough to be useful in Bible study or quick referencing.
There is only one ribbon. It is long and is a shade of mahogany that is slightly lighter than the cover. it looks nice and is usable, though it is on the skinny side.
This Bible is a joy to read. It has become my favorite ESV reading Bible. It is free from distractions and still has a few helps with footnotes and section headings that don't get in the way of my reading. The line-matching does greatly improve readability. There is more show-through in poetry sections than I like, but that's a minor complaint. I would have liked to have maps. Overall, this is a nice edition of the ESV for anyone looking for large print without too many distractions. I highly recommend it as a reading Bible.
Crossway Publishing provided this Bible free for review. I was not required to give a positive review - only an honest review.