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...Read More
Crossway’s ESV Men’s Devotional Bible was designed specifically to strengthen and encourage men through Scripture, devotions, and articles to make a spiritual and moral transformation. There are over 50 contributors that include Christian leaders, pastors, and professors. It uses the 2011 ESV text. In this review I take a look at the hard cover edition. Binding This edition is hard cover with a dust jacket. It’s a minimal and elegant black with gold lettering on the spine. The dust jacket has a white section with the title and gold highlight. It was definitely designed to be masculine. I’m not...Read More
Crossway’s ESV Omega Thinline Reference Bible is a beautiful Bible. It has a large form-factor with double-column paragraph layout that’s great for reading, study, carry, and preaching. It’s now received the Heirloom treatment from one of the world’s top printers- Jongbloed in the Netherlands. This beauty features supple goatskin leather, ivory paper, art-gilt edges, and four ribbon markers. It’s meant to be elegant and really is. Cover and Binding The cover is black goatskin. It’s edge-lined with a high quality luxurious bonded leather (I think). It has an elegant gilt-line that stands out nicely. It’s sewn around the edges...Read More
Crossway is known for both single and double column settings in paragraph format. These settings a great for reading, but some find them difficult to preach from. Some simply prefer verse-by-verse whether they preach from it or not. To solve this, Crossway has produced the ESV Verse-by-Verse Reference Bible. Cover and Binding The cover is TruTone in Deep Brown (ISBN: 9781433545597) with a paper liner. It’s stitched around the perimeter. I like the elegant look of the brown. It has a sewn binding and lies open with no trouble. It’s flexible but I can hold it open in one...Read More
The first edition of the ESV ever published was the Classic Reference Bible in 2001. The New Classic Reference Bible is an update to that Bible. The New Classic Reference (NCR) has been around since 2011. This is a brand new 2015 edition in TruTone Coffee imitation leather with paper liner and sewn binding. The imitation leather looks great. I love the color and the texture. It’s a little stiff out of the box, but I think it will break in and lay open at Genesis 1. The format is the standard two column, paragraph, center-column reference with footnotes...Read More
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