Category: English Standard Version (ESV)

Thompson Chain Reference Bible ESV – Review

The Thompson Chain Reference system has been greatly improved in the ESV edition.  The Thompson Chain Reference is one of the oldest study Bibles that’s still on the market today and now Kirkbride has released it in the popular ESV translation (2016 edition). It even has a few refinements to the Thompson Chain Reference system to improve it even further. It will be available in soft cover, hard cover, and bonded and genuine leather in both black and burgundy with and without thumb-index. In this review I’m looking at the softcover edition. I’ll look at the hard cover and leather...

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Crossway ESV Study Bible Personal Size Bible Review

Crossway’s ESV Study Bible has been one of the most popular study Bibles on the market since it released in 2008. It’s easy to see why with its vast amount of features that include 20,000 notes and 50 articles. It’s basically a full library of Bible study materials. I’ve previously reviewed the regular edition. In this review I take a look at the personal size edition and note some of the differences between the two. The doctrinal position follows Reformed Theology. My review copy includes the 2011 edition of the ESV. Features 2011 ESV text Sewn binding TruTone Brown...

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ESV Journaling Bibles: Video Review by Matthew Everhard

In this video review Matthew Everhard takes a look at two ESV journal Bibles: the Single Column Journaling in TruTone with chestnut leaves, and the Large Print Single Column Journaling Bible in bonded leather mocha. Matthew gives a few ideas of using the journaling Bibles and also discusses bonded leather verses other materials. See the review in the player below and be sure to subscribe to his channel for more video reviews like this one. __________________________________________ Buy from Amazon: Single Column Journaling Bible Large Print Single Column Journaling Bible...

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Cambridge ESV Pitt Minion in Black Goatskin – Review

The Cambridge Pitt Minion is a standard in small high quality Bibles and for good reason – it’s a full reference edition that’s easily carried while presenting a readable, yet small, typeface. The result, if you’re okay with small type, is a Bible that can easily become the only Bible you need. In this review I take a look at the English Standard Version (ESV) in black goatskin. It’s also available in brown goatskin, black calf split, and black imitation leather. Pros Easy to carry Goatskin cover Cons Some will have trouble with the small type Features 2011 ESV...

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Crossway’s ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set – Review

Several months ago I received a review copy of Glenn R. Paauw’s book Saving the Bible from Ourselves (review coming soon). Paauw describes the problems with Bible design and the need for a readable Bible that’s made specifically to do the #1 thing we should be doing with the Bible – reading it. The need for a reading Bible is why Crossway’s ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set was created. The typical Bible is a series of compromises. The text usually has to share space with footnotes and references. The font size and leading are reduced in order to make...

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