Category: English Standard Version (ESV)

Art Journaling Psalm 5:2 – Prayer

For this Friday’s art journaling post I decided to show a step-by-step of my most recent project – Psalm 5:2. I’m currently working in the Crossway ESV Singe Column Journaling Bible to get a Various Art Medium post ready. I chose this verse while reading passages about prayer during my Bible study time. (What else would I study on the National Day of Prayer?) Blank pages – inspiring and intimidating at the same time. I decided on a stencil I was going to use for the emphasized words and worked up a rough sketch on a scrap piece of paper...

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Crossway’s ESV Personal Reference Bible Review

Photography by hannah C brown Crossway’s Personal Reference Bible is hand-size Bible that creates a nice balance between size and usefulness. It includes the 2011 edition of the ESV and most of the tools you’d expect to see in a reference Bible. I’m reviewing the black TruTone edition. It’s available in many colors, styles, and materials including hard cover, cloth over board, TruTone, genuine leather, and top grain leather. Binding This edition is black TruTone. It includes a thick black paper liner, perimeter stitching, a sewn binding, and a single black ribbon. The cover has a textured grain that...

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Crossway Shows How Jongbloed Makes ESV Bibles

The process of creating a bible is longer and more complex than some people might think. As shown in this newly released video by Crossway, it’s actually a rather lengthy and several step process, especially for a company as meticulous for quality as Jongbloed. The first step is the paper, which has to be printed in very specific humidity and temperature conditions to maintain optimum quality. During the printing the pages are marked with special signatures in group of 64 pages, and then those groups are assembled into the final text blocks for each bible. The pages of each...

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Crossway’s ESV Big Picture Bible Review

The Big Picture Bible is designed for children of ages 5-8 that are ready to transition from storybook ‘Bibles’ to real Bibles. It presents the full 2011 ESV text along with over 300 illustrations with children in mind. Binding My review copy is TruTone in 2 shades of teal. It has a paper liner and is perimeter-stitched. It has a simulated grain and texture of calfskin that looks and feels elegant. It’s a little stiff, but that’s probably a good thing for children. It’s Smyth sewn but it doesn’t want to stay open in Genesis out of the box....

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Crossway’s ESV Daily Devotional New Testament – Review

The ESV Daily Devotional New Testament is designed to help people become familiar with the central message of the gospel as it guides them through reading the entire New Testament in one year. The devotionals have been adapted from the ESV Gospel Transformation Bible. It is available in hardback, paperback, and e-book formats.   Each day has two readings, one from the histories (Matthew-Acts) and one from the Epistles (Romans-Revelation), a reflection on each reading, and then an excerpt from Psalms and a Thoughts for Prayer that ties the two readings together. The readings are divided up nicely. They...

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