One area of the product description said white page edges but another said gold. Either way they are gold. I got it because I wanted an ESV verse by verse and didn't care about double or single column and didn't want to spend much. When i got it the imitation leather was very flexible; its a nice medium size and the single column verse by verse with wider margins on all right/left sides of both pages makes for a great layout. The spine is dry-stamped w/o the gold which I like so nothing can ware off there. Great price for this level of quality.
This review is for the burgundy Truetone Bible. I bought this Bible because I enjoy the ESV but my current two are both in paragraph format. That's fine for reading alone, but for note taking its a bit iffy for me. I kept losing my spot and searching for what I just read. It's not a big thing but it throws me off & is distracting. The verse by verse format is easier to work with. Everything is separated and easy to find. The SCR (single column reference) layout is nice and clean on the page. The text is large enough & appears to be line matched. The paper has very little ghosting. This edition is printed in Italy.
I had been looking for an ESV Bible that offered verse-by-verse yet without study notes. This Bible is exactly what I was looking for. I love the way the cover feels in my hands and the text size is very easy on my eyes. This is a gorgeous Bible that will last years & years if taken care of. Very pleased with my purchase!
I like the ESV Verse by Verse Bible a lot. It is made from high quality materials. The ESV translation is easy to read. The cross references are in smaller text size and located in the margins.
For me having the cross references in the margins makes it more difficult to use, especially since I have been used to cross references located at the end of each verse, in my favorite Bible of all times,
The New Analytical Bible and Dictionary of the Bible, KJV, published by | John A. Dickson Publishing Co. | Chicago. Unfortunately the Dickson Bible is our of print at this time.
The best Bible is the one you will read. So it doesn't much matter how expensive or how well made it is.
If you take to heart what you read in your Bible and apply it to your life it will change your life and the life of those you are around.
This is my favorite bible! For the record, I am a bible collector and own more than 10 Crossway ESV bibles but this is my favorite. As a preacher, the verse by verse is what drew me to the bible. The readability of the font size and format, verse by verse for easy finding, and good amount of room in columns makes this bible a must for anyone who teaches or preachers the word!