I wanted this Bible as a keepsake to eventually pass on to my son who was just born. After hours of searching for a small, durable, top quality Bible, this is the one I settled on.
I was immediately disappointed with the color. In the photo online the color is a light, almost tan brown. The Bible I got is a dark, chocolate colored brown. Be forewarned, the color is not accurately displayed.
Second, don't get an engraving the letters are tacky, oversized, and have strange diamonds in between. I mean, are those supposed to be periods after the initials? Are they just decorative markings?
See photo below for color discrepancy and the awkward engraving.
Cambridge did it again, they came out with this ESV Pitt-Minion bible in Black Goatskin leather and it is just the most awesome of all compact leather bibles out there on the market. It's everything that you would expect that you won't always see in most compact-sized bibles. Goatskin leather binding for one, opens flat, no stick pages due to the gilt edges, Center-column references, words of Christ in red-letter
throughout the WHOLE New Testament, (not like just when Jesus spoke when he was on the earth, as in the KJV,)
A helpful Concordance, and most interesting enough, when you take the bible out of the box, it's side has gold pages, but when opened up, they're reddish. Did you know that this bible has not one, but TWO red ribbon markers? Not to mention, it's Smythe-sewn