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Item description for ESV Large Print Bible (Black) by Blk Calfskin...
With easy-to-read 12.75-point type and wider margins, the Large Print Bible makes the ESV accessible in every sense of the word. And with its new, premium leather cover, it makes a rich keepsake as well. This edition features an extensive reference concordance, introductions that summarize the central theme and message of each Bible book, full-color maps that pinpoint key sites in Jesus' life and ministry, and the words of Christ in red. A free ESV Bible Resources CD-ROM is also available.
This is the perfect choice for Bible lovers who want a lasting, high-quality edition for note-taking, personal study, teaching, and devotional reading ease.
Size: 6.625" x 9.5"
Double-column, paragraph format
Words of Christ in red
Extensive reference concordance
Table of weights and measures
Free ESV Bible Resources CD-ROM available
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Format: Large Print
Studio: Crossway Bibles
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.2" Width: 8" Height: 1.8" Weight: 3.3 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2007
Publisher GOOD NEWS PUBLISHING #65
ISBN 158134984X ISBN13 9781581349849
Reviews - What do customers think about ESV Large Print Bible (Black)?
You make the call Jul 19, 2008
This is a decent bible for the price. The cover is certainly supple and high quality. The drawback is that the inside of the bible is no different than the much less expensive genuine leather version, which costs considerably less. The paper is the same and the imprint pressure seems to be even less solid; the lettering of the genuine calfskin edition seems more faint than the cheaper versions. So you'll have to decide if you want to pay that much for an improved cover, b/c no positive changes can be found on the inside. It's exactly the same if not slightly less quality. I've owned both the genuine leather and the genuine calfskin, and consider the genuine leather to be a better value. Until Cambridge's ESV editions are released beginning in October 2008.
The King of Bibles May 28, 2008
This is the nicest Bible I've found yet. I love everything about this Bible; Supple Leather Cover, Perfect Font/Paper, the perfect size book for all applications. What's more the ESV is an awesome text with exceptional power and clarity of the word. This is now my default for study of the word.
I still recommend the NLTse for immediacy of understanding and study of concepts such as are found in Rm 6, 7, 8. However, Bibles translations are like tools in my box, and I use most of the accepted translations at different points.
NOTE: Do not use the MSG for any reason. This is not a Bible. It's a commentary and contains twisted scriptures that are used to teach false doctrines like "felt needs" by the Purpose Driven Cult. See Ep 4:29 MSG. Think this is a small matter? Jehovah's Witnesses do the same thing with their doctored Bible. An example is in Jn 1 where they alter the scripture to say "and the Word was a god." Vs was God.
Better than expected May 27, 2008
First off, I was looking for a Bible with an easy to read font in the ESV translation, of good enough quality to last decades and good paper. This is much better than expected, the 12.75 font is perfect, in addition to the print set which makes it easier to read (letters not crowded together) and the paper is Very white giving a good contrast. As the previous reviewer stated, dark bold print would be useless. The pages I believe are sewn, the pages guilded, and the cover (calf) is amazing. I was so thrilled with this bible, I am considering buying another one. This one was for my wife. A tremendous bargain for the quality.
Superb Craftsmanship! Apr 15, 2008
This is the large print edition of the ESV, bound in black premium calfskin leather. First off, the print size is definitely large at 12.75 type, too large? I'm not used to print this large in my Bibles, so if you read from this one frequently it would probably make all others seem quite small. My 42 year old eyes appreciate large print, but I'm afraid this may make them lazy. I think Foundation's NASB Ultrathin Large Print Reference Bible has the perfect print size for me(maybe a 10-11 pt.type).
As for the calfskin leather binding, I can't imagine a more luxuriant leather bound Bible. The Above mentioned NASB ultrathin reference calfskin Bible has a very smooth, silky feel, almost slippery. This ESV has a thicker, more textured, sturdier feel to it. The spine detail and feel is most impressive.
Now for the page layout, it is similar to the classic reference edition but without the center-column references. The text and book intros are the same but in a blown-up type. The type is very dark and clear and sharp with the exception of the red letters in the New Testament, which are rather faint. Would have been much better with all black letters. The text is in two-column format with no references, only footnotes. There is no extra margin space for notetaking. Bible text fills entire page but does not seem crammed.
The paper seems to be of higher quality than in past ESV editions, there is little or no bleed through. Paper would be good for note-takers, but there is little room for that. I know some reviewers have gripped about Crossways paper quality but there is nothing wrong with this Bible's paper.
I sold my ESV single-column black tru-tone edition after purchasing this one but wonder if the single-column calfskin edition would have been the way to go because it is a black letter edition and has cross-references and not so giant of print. But make no mistake this is beautifully crafted Bible and worth the purchase if you need extra large print.
As for the size of this Bible, it does not seem too large at approx. 7"x 9 3/4"x 1 1/2". Has two attatched ribbon markers, which are a little on the short side.
In conclusion I think this is wonderful edition of the English Standard Bible, my only disappointment is with the red letters. Also if they had reduced the print size a little and added cross-references without the book intros, it may have been almost perfect.