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Crossway Books & Bibles ESV Personal Size Reference Bible Genuine Leather, Black

The English Standard Version (ESV) Bible is a new, essentially literal Bible translation that combines word-for-word precision and accuracy with literary excellence, beauty, and depth of meaning.

With its handy size and helpful tools, the ESV Personal Size Reference Bible is ideal for taking with you everywhere and using every day.

It includes these helpful reference features:
  • Convenient portable size
  • 7.4-point type
  • Concordance with nearly 6,000 references
  • Words of Christ in readable black text
  • Free ESV Bible Resources software download or CD-ROM available
  • Size: 5" x 7.25"
  • Single-column text with side references
  • Over 80,000 cross-references on the inside margin
  • Single-column, paragraph format
  • Introductions to each book
  • Ribbon marker
  • Gilded edge pages
  • Presentation page
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Customer Reviews for ESV Personal Size Reference Bible Genuine Leather, Black
Review 1 for ESV Personal Size Reference Bible Genuine Leather, Black
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5 out of 5
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Great for individual study!

Date:October 26, 2012
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roryobrook
Location:Hammond, OR
Age:25-34
Gender:female
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This is a perfect bible for personal study, it is a good size for everyday use. The quality of the binding and paper are excellent!
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Review 2 for ESV Personal Size Reference Bible Genuine Leather, Black
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Date:January 27, 2012
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scott
Location:Knoxville'TN
Age:55-65
Gender:male
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This Bible seems to be a great value. The leather is nice,seems to be well made. Price is great
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Review 3 for ESV Personal Size Reference Bible Genuine Leather, Black
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Perfect size for in home or on the go.

Date:April 4, 2011
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Timothy
Location:Clearwater, FL
Age:25-34
Gender:male
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I thoroughly enjoy the layout of this bible. The single column text is very comfortable for reading. The print is not too small for me but may be for some. The references being in the inner margin is a great idea. I have not found it difficult to read them. The leather was a little stiff, but it is softening out a bit now. I have had this bible for about two months and I use it everyday, whether at the table, curled up on the couch or at church. It is very comfortable. The binding seems solid and so far I have not found any printing errors. The paper is not too thin. You can see the print through the pages but not enough to be a distraction. My only wish would be that this bible came with crossways through the bible in a year reading plan. Other than that it suits my need for a personal size bible that you can carry anywhere.
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Review 4 for ESV Personal Size Reference Bible Genuine Leather, Black
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Date:February 25, 2010
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Judas Inwardly
This format is a great idea for a smaller bible. It's very legible and easy on the eyes. The leather it is bound with is deplorable, though. It looked, felt, and acted like bonded leather, and there are now hard, pinched wrinkles at the spine and outer edges of my copy. A map section would have been a nice addition, too. Overall, a decent purchase; perhaps the leather will relax a little. Caveat emptor.
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Review 5 for ESV Personal Size Reference Bible Genuine Leather, Black
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5 out of 5
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Date:September 11, 2009
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Jacob Lee
This bible is a win in every aspect. The translation is reliable and literary and is the translation I prefer for both study and devotional reading. The size is perfect, not as small as most compact bibles, but smaller than most personal size bibles, it is easy to hold for long periods of reading and travels well. The font is small at 7 point, but is very legible and I have no problems reading for long periods, I do wear glasses. The leather binding felt stiff when I first purchased this Bible, but has softened considerably with use, and the sewn binding is a huge plus as it lays flat and adds to the durability of this Bible. This is a single column text bible with the cross references being on the inside gutter of each page, a brilliant design choice on Crossway's part in my opinion.
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Review 6 for ESV Personal Size Reference Bible Genuine Leather, Black
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:May 8, 2008
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C. E. Thompson
First a note for correction: this bible is single column format, not double column as the CBD page indicates.An excellent quality bible designed for the reader with good eyes or better glasses! :)For devotional reading and study at home, I use a 10 pt font Single Column Reference ESV Bible. This one (7.4 font) I will be carrying to church, bible classes, men's meetings and will accompany me when traveling out of town.
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