I am always impressed with the accuracy that Christianbook describes the product, and it's exactly as described! Although I do believe I've seen a few ships anchors that probably weigh less, if you have limited funding for bible reference materials, this is an all in one library with internet access that comes with the purchase! Got this for a sale price and really believe it's the best bible value I've found.
I'm very happy with the purchase of this new study bible. It's a wonderful resource, filled with great information, maps, and it's readability is just what I wanted. Would highly recommend this to anyone interested in a deeper study of scripture.
I was given this bible several years ago. I found this ESV Study Bible to be very helpful. The notes help explain some of those verses that sometimes I just don't seem to understand. It also gives great background information and insight to explain that time period. I recently bought two of these ESV Study Bibles for my daughters. Now that they are older and studying Gods word I wanted them to have their own. I will recommend it to everyone. :)
As a seminary student, I have been pressed into biblical learning from many facets. This bible is sound in delivering more than basic information about scripture. The bible book backgrounds are up to date and descriptions summarize what I've read in many commentaries. The study notes offer valuable insight quickly reading the bible text. I have used this book to get a good summary of the book, passage and text that I am studying before digging deeper for research purposes. I enjoy the theological end matter, as it once again gives a good brief overview of systematic theology. Material in this book tends toward the reformed perspective, which if you are not in agreement, you can take it with a grain of salt and move forward with the truth of interpretation that is with it. It is a thick book and I appreciate the way it lays open and is easy to read. The binding seems durable yet flexible. I've owned and read multiple study bibles and this is the best one by far for general (least biased toward a theological perspective) systematic study of scripture.
I recently purchased the ESV Stuby Bible by various recommendations for one and I already owned a simple reference ESV for church. I began a read the bible in one year through a gentleman on my Twitter account and he made plenty of references to his study bible. I asked him what bible he recommends and he referred to the one he owns being the ESV Study Bible. I purchased it through Christian.com after searching various brick and mortar stores and other online stores. Christian.com had the best price for me. I really enjoy the detail references, maps and side note information contain in this bible. I will definitely have this bible for a very long time or until our Lord tarys!!