This isn’t the type of Bible I typically like. I like thin as possible, light as possible, and leather (which is available but I received the hardback version).
I don’t love lots of commentary in my Bible either since I like it thin. I can always look up commentary elsewhere right?
But I love books and stories, and the Bible is just one big God-breathed story. It’s the “most sweeping and engrossing and enthralling epic ever written” 
Why would I not want to know every possible detail about this story? Better yet, it’s not any old story but a true one. And we are part of it!
The ESV Story of Redemption Bible drew me in the first few days I began reading it. The commentary doesn’t sit at the bottom in case you desire to see more. It’s intertwined throughout the chapters.
It’s like pastor Greg Gilbert is your tour guide as you read. You can’t help but take the tour and be glad you did.
One thing I like: Instead of merely referencing a cross-reference in 1 Kings for example, the commentary leads you to the Minor Prophets where those prophets were actually preaching.
It’s purpose, after all, is to help you read the Bible with a greater understanding of this grand story, seeing the beauty of it as you do.
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*Crossway gave me this Bible for an honest review.
 Introduction to the ESV Story Redemption Bible