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ESV Literary Study Bible-Brown/Parch TruTone

By Leland Ryken (Editor) & Philip Graham Ryken (Editor)
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Item description for ESV Literary Study Bible-Brown/Parch TruTone by Leland Ryken & Philip Graham Ryken...

Overview
Combining thousands of insightful notes with the complete ESV Bible text, the Literary Study Bible helps readers understand God?s Word more fully, in all its richness and beauty. It highlights the Bible?s story lines, complex characters, historical settings, literary genres, motifs, theological themes, imagery, and important terms, making the Bible come alive with greater clarity and impact. This one-of-a-kind study Bible is an indispensable tool for devotional reading and in-depth study. Also available in Hardcover.

Size: 6? x 9?

8.5-point type
2,016 pages
Black letter text
Single-column format so it reads like a book
A general introduction to the Bible as a book and to its literary features
Introductions to each book of the Bible and literary commentary on individual units within each book
Free ESV Bible Resources Software available

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Combining thousands of insightful notes with the complete ESV Bible text, the ESV Literary Study Bible helps readers understand God's Word more fully, in all its richness and beauty. It highlights the Bible's story lines, complex characters, historical settings, literary genres, motifs, theological themes, imagery, and important terms, making the Bible come alive with greater clarity and impact. This one-of-a-kind study Bible is an indispensable tool for devotional reading and in-depth study. Size: 6" x 9" 8.5-point type 1,952 pages Black letter text Single-column format so it reads like a book A general introduction to the Bible as a book and to its literary features Introductions to each book of the Bible and literary commentary on individual units within each book

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Item Specifications...


Studio: Crossway Bibles
Pages   1913
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 2" Width: 7.25" Height: 9.75"
Weight:   2.9 lbs.
Binding  Leather, Imitation
Release Date   Feb 26, 2009
Publisher   Crossway Books/Good News
ISBN  1433503751  
ISBN13  9781433503757  

Bible Binding: TruTone
Color: Brown
Point/Type Size: 8.50
Version: ESV
Boxed Presentation: Yes - Comes Boxed!
Introduction: Yes - Features Introduction!
Ribbon Marker: Yes - Keep's your place!


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Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for nearly 50 years. He has authored or edited over fifty books, including The Word of God in English and A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible. He is a frequent speaker at the Evangelical Theological Society's annual meetings and served as literary stylist for the English Standard Version Bible.

Todd Wilson (PhD, Cambridge University) serves as the senior pastor of Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, Illinois. Todd has spent over a decade in pastoral ministry, previously serving on staff at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, and Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is the cofounder and chairman of the Center for Pastor Theologians, a ministry dedicated to resourcing pastor theologians. Todd and his wife, Katie, have seven children.

David Jackman (MA, Cambridge University) is a renowned Christian speaker and author. In addition to serving as a visiting lecturer at London's Oak Hill Theological College, he is also a former president of The Proclamation Trust, a ministry dedicated to encouraging and equipping Bible teachers around the world.

D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has taught since 1978. He is a cofounder of the Gospel Coalition and has written or edited nearly 120 books. He and his wife, Joy, have two children and live in the north suburbs of Chicago.

Paul R. House (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He has been a pastor or teacher in churches, Christian colleges, and seminaries for over thirty years. He is a past president of the Evangelical Theological Society, an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature, and a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version Bible. House is the author of numerous books, including Bonhoeffer's Seminary Vision.

Wayne Grudem (PhD, University of Cambridge; DD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is research professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary, having previously taught for 20 years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible, the general editor of the ESV Study Bible, and has published over 20 books.

John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, where he has served since 1969. He is known around the world for his verse-by-verse expository preaching and his pulpit ministry via his daily radio program, Grace to You. He has also written or edited nearly four hundred books and study guides. MacArthur serves as the president of the Master's College and Seminary. He and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four grown children.

Bruce William Winter (PhD, Macquarie University) is the director of the Institute for Early Christianity in the Graeco-Roman World. Winter was previously the warden of Tyndale House at Cambridge and is currently a part-time lecturer at Queensland Theological College in Australia.

J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best-seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.

Duane Litfin (DPhil, University of Oxford; PhD, Purdue University) is president emeritus of Wheaton College where he served for seventeen years. He is the author of numerous articles and books.

Phillip D. Jensen is an evangelist, a Bible teacher, and the director of Two Ways Ministries.

Philip Graham Ryken (DPhil, University of Oxford) is the eighth president of Wheaton College. Formerly, he served as senior minister of Philadelphia's historic Tenth Presbyterian Church. He has written or edited more than 40 books, including the popular title Loving the Way Jesus Loves, and has lectured and preached at universities and seminaries worldwide.

Peter Jensen is a retired Australian Anglican bishop, theologian and academic. From 1985 to 2001, he was principal of Moore Theological College. From 2001 to 2013, he was the archbishop of Sydney and Metropolitan of the Province of New South Wales in the Anglican Church of Australia.

Jon M. Dennis (MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; MLA, University of Chicago) is the founding pastor and senior pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Chicago, Illinois. He has helped to establish the church's four congregations and various ministries including Hope for Chicago, the Charles Simeon Trust, and the Chicago Partnership for Church Planting. He is the author of several books and is currently working to complete his doctorate of ministry at Westminster Theological Seminary. Jon and his wife, Amy, have five children.

David R. Helm (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) serves as lead pastor of the Hyde Park congregation of Holy Trinity Church in Chicago. He also serves as Chairman of The Charles Simeon Trust, an organization which promotes practical instruction in preaching. He is the co-author of The Genesis Factor (with Jon Dennis), a contributor to Preach the Word: Essays on Expository Preaching, and the author of The Big Picture Story Bible and 1 and 2 Peter and Jude in the Preaching the Word commentary series.



Leland Ryken currently resides in the state of Illinois.

Leland Ryken has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Christian Guides to the Classics
  2. Reading the Bible as Literature
  3. Writers' Palette Book


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Reviews - What do customers think about ESV Literary Study Bible-Brown/Parch TruTone?

Glad I purchased this BIble  Mar 18, 2010
This Bible has a perfect niche in the realm of Bible Study. The notes are located at the beginning of the chapters, so reading fluidly through the Scriptures is easily accomplished. It lends itself well to the commitment to read the Bible completely in a year. The tendency, which I have, to want to read every study note, thus breaking concentration on the whole, is eliminated. This would be a great Bible to introduce a new or young Christian to rudimentary Bible Study. The annotators are Reformed in their theology and spot on with there chapter notes. They bring a new perspective to reading the Bible that is very enjoyable.
 
Don't buy the softcover version!  Dec 28, 2009
The ESV Literary Study Bible comes in a softcover edition as well as the hardcover. I previously had a slimline ESV softcover and enjoyed it, so I spent an extra $10 for the softcover edition of this Bible, thinking it would be more pleasant to use. What a mistake! The cover is cheap, the binding is cheap, and the paper is cheap. Everything about this Bible looks and feels cheap. Worst of all, the paper is a yellowish color, making the text a strain to read. I'm so disappointed with the publisher's work I don't think I'll ever buy another Crossway product.
 
Great, but layout is sub-par.  Aug 31, 2009
I enjoy the approach and content of the ESV Literary Study Bible, but the thinness, off white color and font choice make it tiresome to read.
 
A new kind of Bible-reading experience  Apr 10, 2009
This is not a "study" bible as we have all come to think of that term; rather, it's more of a "Reading and Reflecting" bible, and I absolutely love it! I suggest you read the sections in this Bible, and then afterward, if needed, consult a Bible Handbook or a more traditional kind of "study" bible (such as the NLT Study Bible) to answer any cultural-historical-critical questions you may have encountered during your prior literary reading. Note: since some reviewers have complained about the typeface and font size, I will say that this is only a (small) problem in the front matter; the actual Biblical text was just fine, even for my bifocaled eyes.
 
Awesome Bible for a Particular Audience  Mar 9, 2009
The Literary Study Bible is an excellent Bible and one of the better ones I own. I will say its designed to be the best Bible possible for people who wish to study the Bible as literature, a large area of study by Leland Ryken, the author of most of the notes. The notes help you see the Bible from a literary perspective and the whole thing tries for an "old book" feel with the manila paper. Its very readable and well-bound. This is the main idea. The Literary Study Bible fills a much-needed niche and will be your Bible of choice when you just want to READ long blocks of text without getting bogged down in little cross references and side notes. This Bible makes reading the Bible fun.

One of the biggest things this Bible does is axe the section headings! This is such a wonderful choice. It lets you read uninhibited by "stopping points." The Bible wasn't written with little headings and shouldn't be read with them. Don't automatically stop unless the section you're trying to read is actually done. Sometimes the headings simply aren't helpful or misdirect your interpretation of the point of the passage.

The short of this: This won't be your "main Bible" because of its size and lack of references. At this price, certainly buy the hardcover, but make sure you buy an ESV Study Bible on your shelf too. The ESV Study Bible is your best all-around desk study Bible.

It's probably best to give you all a list of what is great about this book and what can be improved.

Pros:
-Silky, opaque paper. It makes the pages a delight to turn.
-Sewn binding. This will probably last longer than me, and it also lies flat on the table.
-Large print
-No stupid section headings. It wasn't in the real Bible and it prevents people from reading before "Therefores." They should be left out of every Bible.
-Black letter. Every word of the Bible is important and the inspired word of God, not just the direct quotes of Christ.

Cons:
-Literary theme a little targeted.
-I don't like the font. Its readable, but I would prefer a crisper serif instead of the swoopier chosen. It fits well with the theme, but I don't prefer it.
-Manila paper not a great color, but fits the theme as before.
-Lacks cross references and similar tools if you assume that a "Study Bible" automatically has these. If you don't mind, its not a con!
 

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