I have been looking for the perfect Bible for a long time. I have been using the ESV Classic Reference Bible for over a year but missed a verse by verse edition. This Bible is great. There is very little if any ghosting seen through the pages and the print and space between words and lines make it very easy to read. It opens flat, has lots of room for notes in the margins and great references. .The only improvement I would like to see is in the cover which is a little thin otherwise I would highly recommend this Bible. I'm very pleased. Ruby Red
What is special about this Bible is the verse-by-verse format that allows finding verses easily while preaching in the pulpit. Hope to use it for years to come - perhaps even until the return of the Lord!
What a great bible. The construction quality is there; thicker paper, with almost no bleed through and the verse by verse is great for me to underline or highlite as you like. Overall great product, was shipped in the stated time frame. I would highly recommend this product and Christianbook.
I recieved my Bible today and was greatly pleased with the quality of the binding, and the single column format with the references off to the side make for very easy reading. I will be using this Bible for many years to come. This is the Bible I have been searching for! Dave
Got my Bible about a week ago and its great, the Bible lies flat when you have it open on you and the font is perfect. I really like this verse by verse on a single line layout it makes it alot easier to read and find passges real quick. So congrats to Crossway and Zondervan for making a great Bible which i will have for some time. Bill
High quality construction. Bible is very flexible and lays flat. Print is quite readable but could be a bit larger. Verse layout vs. paragraph layout makes it easy to find a verse. Alignment of notes right beside the verse is a plus.
The Bible has no defects. Very well constructed. The binding and the leather are such that I am sure this one will last a lifetime. It uses the 2011 ESV text, which is a great translation, very accurate and reads very smoothly. I would recommend this to a pastor, preacher, teacher, or just a serious student for several reasons. It is essentially literal, verse by verse format, which makes finding passages and references faster and easier, the margins are wide so that note taking would be no problem in this Bible, it has a good concordance in the back, and it has references throughout. The references are off to the side so they don't clutter the page or distract from the text; in other words, they are there if you need them, and they are not there if you don't. I am really glad I made this purchase. The only improvement I would make is I would bump up the font size to 11 pt. The line spacing is good, so the 9 pt is very readable, I just prefer it a little bigger. No big deal. The paper is really thick, good quality. There is really no comparison between Crossway and Zondervan when it comes to quality control. This is a very fine Bible.