Category: English Standard Version (ESV)

Coming Soon – ESV Single Column Heritage Bible from Crossway

–UPDATED – now with a look at the interior– Releasing April 30, 2013 is Crossway’s ESV Single Column Heritage Bible. At 7.3 x 5, it will be an excellent Bible for reading and carry. It will be available in affordable TruTone and elegant Calfskin. Here’s more info from Crossway’s site: About ESV Single Column Heritage Bible The ESV Single Column Heritage Bible is an elegant and practical edition for frequent readers of God’s Word. The Bible text is presented in a beautiful and highly readable single-column setting. The portable format, familiar dimensions, larger font size, and line-matching make this Bible perfect for extended reading and reflection. Single-column format Black letter text Maps Lifetime Guarantee Specifications Format: Calfskin Page Count: 1,824 ISBN-10: 1-4335-3738-9 ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-3738-7 Trim Size: 5.0 in x 7.375 in Weight: 31.0 ounces Published: April 30, 2013 Type Size: 9.0 Page Layout Single Column Additional Features Sewn Binding Maps   Here’s a look at what’s inside (Thanks to Chris Bloom for asking and to Lindsay from Crossway for providing the images):   The interior bares a similarity (but with slightly fewer words per line) to Crossway’s ESV Single Column Journaling Bible, one of my all-time favorite Bibles. The Single Column Heritage will be a Bible to look forward...

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Bibles of 2012

2012 saw a lot of amazing Bibles and we reviewed a few of them here at Bible Buying Guide. Here’s a quick look at the 2012 releases and links to our reviews: We started the year with the Cambridge Concord in calf-split leather, a fine specimen of Bible craftsmanship. This is a new cover for the original Concord. It’s much stiffer than calfskin and has a nice pebbly grain. It is a nice size and has a bold 8-point font. The red-letter is sharp and bold. The paper is very nice and opaque. The Concord has a great set of study tools with a glossary and dictionary, making the Concord a fine study and reading Bible.   Hendrickson released the AW Tozer Bible that included over 500 selections from 40 volumes of writings from 20th century writer AW Tozer. Tozer’s writings are presented in three categories called On Scripture, Reflections, and Challenges. The AW Tozer Bible can be used as a study Bible and devotional Bible.   New Leaf Press released the Henry Morris Study Bible, a large print study Bible with the focus on young earth creationism from the writings of Henry Morris. It includes commentary with a focus on creation and 22 appendixes that cover creation, science, the flood, the Bible, and more.   One of our most popular reviews was the Cambridge Clarion ESV. It follows the layout design of...

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Crossway ESV Global Study Bible Review

  The Global Study Bible from Crossway is a study Bible that focuses on cultures across the globe and how to apply Biblical themes to an international context. The focus is on global issues such as government, the Church, world religions, social ethics, missions, and evangelism. I am reviewing the hard cover edition. Features include: 2011 ESV text Black letter Introduction and timeline for each book References Headings Paragraph format Two column layout 12,000 study notes that includes facts and profiles 120 maps and illustrations 14 articles Glossary Table of Weights and Measures 56 page concordance 16 pages of maps 7.5 font for text, 6.5 font for notes Free access to the Online Global Study Bible Sewn binding 8.6 x 5.6 x 1.75 It is available from: Christianbook: ESV Global Study Bible Hardcover Amazon: ESV Global Study Bible (English Standard Version) Cover and Binding This edition is hard cover, although it is also available in paperback and imitation leather. The hard cover and imitation leather editions have a sewn binding, so they lay flat when opened. I would consider this a large hand-size Bible.   Text and Paper The font is 7.5 point with a good amount of space between the lines (leading). The font is sharp and consistently dark. The references are much smaller and can be difficult to read. The notes are 6.5 point with the pop-out boxes being...

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Coming Soon – The New Inductive Study Bible ESV

Coming in August of 2013, Harvest House Publishers and Precept Ministries International will release The New Inductive Study Bible in ESV. Here’s the information from their website: The Gold-Medallion-winning New Inductive Study Bible (over 700,000 sold) is now also available in the trusted English Standard Version. This Bible is based entirely on the inductive study approach, leading readers directly back to the source and allowing God’s Word to become its own commentary. Its many exceptional features include… the 2011 ESV text, an essentially literal translation that seeks to capture the precise wording of the original text and the personal style of each Bible writer a 18-page explanation of the inductive study method, teaching readers how to observe, interpret, and apply the text to their everyday lives four full-color pages with step-by-step instructions for studying and marking the text individualized instructions for every book of the Bible 23 pages of full-color charts and maps and dozens of unique study helps This Bible gives believers all the tools they need to discover the riches of God’s Word! The NASB edition will also see a few updates: A strong seller for more than 20 years, now with new cover options! The NASB edition of the Gold Medallion-winning New Inductive Study Bible (more than 700,000 sold) now has a new cover design, and is also available in attractive Milano Softone covers. The inductive study method is designed to allow God’s...

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Crossway ESV Single Column Journaling Bible Review

Crossway’s nice ESV Journaling Bible is now available in single column format. All the basics are here: sewn binding, paragraph format, single column, ruled lines for notes, cream paper, and a bold font. It is available in both Moleskine and cowhide. I am reviewing the Moleskine edition. Pros 2 inch margin Single column text Paragraph format Font is bold and readable Thick paper with cream tint Sewn binding Cons Text is small No extras (references, concordance, maps) Features include: Moleskine Bold 7.5  font Cream paper Sewn binding Headings Ribbon marker 8.25 x 6.5 x 1.5 2 inch margin 1344...

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