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The ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set stems from the conviction that the Bible is of immeasurable value and should therefore be treasured—and read in the most seamless way possible. Constructed with materials carefully selected to reflect the beauty of God’s Word, the ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set is a unique collection designed for those desiring a cleaner, simpler Bible-reading experience. Printed on European book paper with smyth-sewn binding and packaged in an elegant slipcase, this edition features single column text that is free of all verse numbers, chapter numbers, and footnotes, as well as most section headings—resulting in a unique Bible-reading experience that helps you to encounter and delight in the beauty of God’s Word.
- Readable black-letter text throughout
- Single-column, paragraph format
- No verse numbers, chapter numbers, or footnotes
- Reduced section headings
- Printed on high-quality European book paper for durability and minimal show-through
- Divided into six volumes:
- Historical Books
- Gospels & Acts
- Epistles & Revelation
- Ribbon markers for each volume
- Smyth-sewn binding, lays flat when open
- Presented in a permanent heavy slipcase
- 7.75" x 5.25"
Number of Pages: 3364
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.50 X 9.25 X 5.75 (inches)
|Text Layout: Single Column|
Text Color: Black Letter
Text Size: 10 Point
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$13.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews Video
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Linton5 Stars Out Of 5Met my expectationsJanuary 6, 2018LintonQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5An excellent presentation of the ancient texts.
Greg3 Stars Out Of 5Not as practical as I thought for what I was intending to use it for.November 20, 2017GregQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3I was given the hardcover cloth edition as a gift (it was on my wish list.) My intended purpose was to simply read w/o making notes or highlighting in order to come away with an idea of what was where in the Bible. Without chapter and verse headings, this won't do that. I knew they weren't there, but didn't realize how much that would impact my intended purpose until I started reading it. However, I also didn't want the strict verse format of the KJV, and I also didn't want someone else's study notes cluttering it up. Frankly, I don't read the Bible for entertainment. I use it to get me through hour-by-hour, day-by-day, week-by-week, and so on.
With that said, this is a handsome set. It already has an unexpected benefit in that my non-believing spouse was curious about the books that were labeled "Poetry". She was amazed that there was poetry in the Bible.
Adam5 Stars Out Of 5ESV Reader's Bible, Six-Volume Set (Cloth over Board)November 9, 2017AdamQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The box and books are excellent. They have made Bible reading easier and since I got these volumes it has been much easier for me to make a daily habit of Bible reading. Hopefully a set like this will do the same for others.
It is worth noting the product description lists the ink color as black, but there are occasional red-ink section headings. Also, the product description lists the text size as 10-point, but it is clearly 12-point both by appearance and according to the pamphlet that comes with the Bible set.
The paper, print, font, binding and size are all good. The cloth covers and paper are pleasant to touch, the size and weight of the volumes are convenient for holding the books and reading them. It is a good Bible for people who like books.
Without the chapter and verse indicators, it is not so easy to look up a particular passage in this set. There are also virtually no cross-references, notes on textual variances, or anything like that. The set is optimized for ease of reading and not for research. I have not found this to be a problem, as I have other Bibles that do have chapter and verse indicators to look things up in, and I suspect most people who would buy a product like this will also have other Bibles. If you come across something in these that you want to find the exact chapter and verse for that is quite easy since the ESV is a popular translation. All you have to do is enter part of the verse into Google and it pops right up.
All in all, very good. Hopefully someone will do something similar soon in the King James Version, as that would also be fantastic!
TomasCanadaAge: Over 65Gender: Male1 Stars Out Of 5Not the quality I expectedOctober 23, 2017TomasCanadaAge: Over 65Gender: MaleQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1Unfortunately, I had spent, obviously too much time looking at the hardcover edition, which is supposedly printed in Italy and ended up with this paperback edition printed in China. Thankfully, the paper appears to be what was described for both the softcover and hardcover but the softcover edition, in my mind, is not really worth the paper it is printed on. The cover is cheap and cheaply made and after only a week, is already showing signs of wear. I expect that once I finish reading Volume Vl (Epistles and Revelation) within the next two weeks, the cover (although I take extra care with all my books) will be toast.
ming5 Stars Out Of 5love it and read it and enjoy it!September 27, 2017mingQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5every bit as i expected.
A beautiful book!
so easy to read, so delightful to read!