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The ESV Reader’s Bible was created for those who want to read the books of Scripture precisely as they were originally written. Verse numbers, chapter and section headings, and translation footnotes are helpful navigational and interpretive tools, but they are also relatively recent conventions. In the ESV Reader’s Bible they have been removed from the Bible text. The result is a new kind of Bible-reading experience in a volume that presents Scripture as one extended story line.
On the top of each page a verse range is included for orientation. Other features include a single-column text setting, readable type, and a book-like format. The Reader’s Bible is a simple but elegant edition, and is perfect for devotional reading, for extended Bible reading, or for focusing on the overarching narrative of the Bible.
- Black letter text, with no verse numbers or footnotes
- Single-column, paragraph format
- Ribbon marker
- 9-point text size
- 8.25" x 5.75"
Number of Pages: 1856
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.75 X 1.50 (inches)
Text Layout: Single Column
|Text Color: Black Letter|
Text Size: 9 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: Yes
Page Gilding: None
Page Edges: White
ESV Reader's Gospels--top grain leather, black over boardCrossway / 2015 / Other$47.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
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The Psalms, ESV (TruTone over Board, Brown/Walnut, Timeless Design), Imitation LeatherCrossway / 2014 / Imitation Leather$9.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 8 Reviews
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Carolyn5 Stars Out Of 5Readers BibleJanuary 5, 2018CarolynQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Ditto to the gospels readers bible -- makes it easy to concentrate on what you're reading.
RJ5 Stars Out Of 5Fantastic Bible to read everyday when you just want to soak in The Word.December 20, 2017RJQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Before I begin, Im a collector of all different sorts of Bibles. Its a hobby of mine but I actively read them all every day and I have to say that this is one of my favorites.
To begin, Ill tackle the quality. Crossway always does an outstanding job on the craftsmanship of their Bibles. From the smyth-sown binding to the beautiful typography, everything is just fantastic.
Now this is not your standard Bible, its a readers bible meaning that its geared towards being more like a book and not a Bible. Theres no verses, no cross references, and the chapter numbers are off to the side to not distract you from your continual reading. This is a great feature, especially for the New Testament letters because you get a sense of their full context and read them how they were supposed to be read: in one sitting. The only exception to how theyve done chapters is psalms. Since they are originally numbered in the Hebrew bibles (Jesus even references the Psalms numberings.) Surprisingly, it also has a couple of maps in the back.
The cloth over board cover feels like a classic book and great in your hands when youre reading it. It also lays flat which is very nice for sitting at a table or desk reading.
It does feature two ribbon book markers which is nice but their placement is a little weird for my taste, not enough to take a star however. Where most books and bibles would place them right in the center of the binding, crossway decided to split them up. My only thought is to be able have a mark in the old and New Testament.
My only issue, and its a slight one, is the thickness of the pages. They are the usual thin Bible pages like you find in most crossway bibles. I would have preferred with it being a readers bible and more like a book that they would go with thicker pages but like the bookmarks, its not enough to demote a star. If youre used to reading bibles like I am then the pages feel like any other bible.
Overall, the build quality is fantastic. The packaging is a nice slip box that it slides in. Its a pleasure to read and easy to get lost in with no verses and cross references and verse notes to distract you. Hard to decide sometimes on taking it over my regular thin line bible that I always have with me.
If you want a different and emmersive way to read the Bible, I would recomment this in a heartbeat. I would not use this for an everyday bible or for church or study, it is specifically to read like a book and does a superb job.
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PastorJohn5 Stars Out Of 5Crossway Readers Bible WonderfulDecember 6, 2017PastorJohnQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5When I saw this bible I got quite excited, even though it's not the main translation I use. I use several translations, so it's not a problem either. But where this bible shines is in it's simplicity. It does not get in the way at all when you read it. Your experience is uninterrupted. I've been reading the bible for over forty years, and I must say that reading this bible in this format, like a regular book, is very eye opening. I have seen passages and ideas, whole pictures, from a viewpoint I have not seen before.
I read a review by Mark Bertrand, and I agree with his excitement as well. He stated after using it that it is a bible that is uncluttered, meant to be read. After using it myself, I wholeheartedly agree.
This bible is beautiful as well. Font is beautiful, easy on the eyes. Paper color is nice. Great binding too. Amazing for this price point. It's got a really nice slip cover too. The cover itself is a woven material, and it's lovely to hold. It's a great usable size. Easy to carry around. You're going to use this bible.
As someone who owns some high end bibles, I highly recommend getting this readers bible, even if it's not your main translation. I recommend it to anyone who wants to read the bible.
MackieVancouver, CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5Perfect!August 29, 2017MackieVancouver, CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: MaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5The intent is to make the Bible readable. Without verses this has been achieved with great success. It just flows. Allows continuous reading and so a better grip on the different writers purpose.
Pr. DanPAAge: 25-34Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5Love ItFebruary 23, 2017Pr. DanPAAge: 25-34Gender: MaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The ESV Reader's Bible is fantastic! I love it! The cloth over board cover feels great in the hand. It's the perfect size. It's so easy to lose track of time while reading without the distractions of verse numbers, cross references, and many of the other things that clutter most Bibles. For this price, this Bible has incredible value. Highly recommended.
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Q: Slipcase Edition I have seen a slipcase edition of this particular bible. Is that this version?
Yes, This Bible does come with a slipcase.