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....Read More
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
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