As a current seminary student I was looking around for a small hand sized bible that wouldn't bulk up my backpack. I do own another ESV study bible but that one is a bit on the chunky side so I decided to purchase this slim version as a means to study for classes and also for bible studies, gatherings, personal reading and traveling. I enjoyed being able to take it with me wherever I needed to go, it is lightweight, thin enough to fit it in small areas, large enough to read and thick enough that it wouldn't bend so quickly. I am glad I purchased this bible, even though the 2003 version is not the most recently updated it is the only current updated ESV thinline bible that's in the market. There are some differences from 2003 to 2015 versions, but the variance is very small just some words getting replaced or getting ommitted. Don't let the year version prevent you from purchasing this bible, its affordable compared to other online sites and its the most convenient way to get your hands on it.
I don't think I've ever written a review. I do use them when making a purchase. I received the Bible damaged,, however the customer service is wonderful! The Bible came with some slight damage to the cover and pages, but during a closer inspection the binding is absolutely horrible! The pages are crinkled up all along the center of the pages. The Bible is actually noisy! ? Size is perfect, paper quality is surprisingly good and the print is appealing. The font is too small (seems much smaller than the 8 indicated) for my old eyes even with glasses, but that is my problem . There is no excuse for how poor the binding is regardless of cost. We will see what the replacement iike?