5 Stars Out Of 5
What a gift!
January 8, 2013
I have deep respect for the publishers of the ESV for making this edition available for free to all readers worldwide. This is a quality "e-Bible," with a complete table of contents (on pages 4-5 -- some reviewers failed to find this and panned the Bible on this basis), each link of which takes you to a second table of contents for the book (e.g., Jeremiah) by chapter.
The print is clear and, if you don't like it, you can alter the font, size, and layout.
I am not a complete fan of the ESV, per se, since I do think it's taken some unnecessary steps backward in terms of gender-exclusive language, but it's a strong translation in the RSV tradition. For the record, I have also published elsewhere that the NRSV took some problematic steps in its effort to inclusivize everything (for example, abandoning the kinship term "brothers" in favor of "beloved" or "friends," when I would have much preferred to see "brothers and sisters" used to retain the kinship overtones -- and don't get me started on the NRSV presentation of Psalm 8 as quoted in Hebrews 2).