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Crossway ESV Wide Margin Reference Bible (Top Grain Leather, Black)

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Black Top Grain Leather cover
1 ribbon and gold gilt
Page size: 6.5″ x 9.25″
9 pt. font with words of Christ in red
Cross references and Concordance
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About ESV Wide Margin Reference Bible

The ESV Wide Margin Reference Bible is perfect for those who interact closely with the Bible text. It features generous, one-inch margins on either side of the text, providing plenty of room for personal note-taking. Other features include a concordance, full-color maps, cross-references located in the corner of each page, and a high quality full-grain cowhide cover. This edition is ideal for all who want to record notes, thoughts, or prayers in their Bible.

Words of Christ in red
Double-column, paragraph format  – PDF of the interior.
Large, 1″ margins
Full-color maps

Format:    Top Grain Leather
Page Count:    1,440
Trim Size:    6.5 in x 9.25 in
Type Size:     9 pt
Page Layout:     Double Column
Additional Features:     Sewn Binding
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Gilded edges
Words of Christ Red


3 reviews for Crossway ESV Wide Margin Reference Bible (Top Grain Leather, Black)

  1. mac (verified owner)

    Incredible bible. Incredible service. Evangelical bible always completes and ships orders fast, so it always arrives as fast as possible in the best possible condition. Crossway did an amazing job in my opinion. The paper is incredible. Super opaque, light and writeable. The margins are awesome on both sides of the text. The red letter is dark and nice on the eyes. The double columns are slightly thinner than most bibles, which I prefer. Everything feels premium from the crisp, clean, well-produced paper and formatting to the edge-lined cowhide cover. Everything except the ribbons. They’re single sided satin. Which is definitely not a big deal for me. It’s an awesome choice if you’re looking for an affordable “almost premium” wide margin bible.

  2. Matt Young

    I received this bible over Christmas. I really enjoy it, mostly for the wide margins and how they allow me to interact with the text more “hands on.” I think everyone should have a bible they are willing/able to write notes of their own in.

    The 1 inch margins on the inside and outside of the text are great. They provide a good amount of room. I have used pigma micron pens in the past, but started off by using a drafting mechanical pencil and have found that I greatly prefer it over the pens because I can erase when needed. The paper in this bible holds up well to both ink (tested) and pens.

    The cover is regular top grain leather. It’s edge-lined with a bonded leather liner. The bonded leather appears durable and I’ve been assured it’ll last.

    If you’re looking for a wide margin bible to start cutting your teeth on, I would suggest getting this bible in trutone. I have one and the internals are the exact same, but at a significantly cheaper price tag. Additionally, I prefer the stiffer cover that it provides. The only difference between this and the trutone version is that this one provides an additional 8 blank pages in the back after the maps.

    Overall, this is a great bible. I would love for crossway to bring back the heirloom wide margin because I’ve heard it’s thickness is closer to a thinline, which would make it more manageable to carry around. But for now, this bible suffices and would be a pleasure for anyone to use.

  3. Ryan Del Balso (verified owner)

    This is a beautiful bible. I am very much enjoying reading it. The paper is nice and crisp with minimal ghosting. The leather is soft and flexible, with a nice feel to it. I admit, I do find the references hard to read. The text for the references is too light and too small for my eyes. I am 42 with glasses and my eyes are getting worse each year, so I find the densely packed, small type reference lists very difficult to read. I also wish the verse numbers were slightly more bold as they are hard to find. Overall, I am very much enjoying this bible and look forward to years of use and enjoyment. It has been an excellent purchase.

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