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ESV Outreach Edition-SC [Paperback]

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This paperback edition of the full ESV Bible is a handy and affordable Bible for personal use and for bulk distribution. Its handy size makes it suitable for regular Bible readers, and its extra features and content will help newcomers discover the Bible for themselves and understand it better.

8.2-point type
Introduction to each book
Words of Christ in black
928 pages
Size: 5.25? x 8.25?
Special features: What the Bible is All About; How to Read the Bible; Where to Find Help When You Are...; What the Bible Says About...; Getting Started: A Forty-Day Bible-Reading Plan; God?s Plan to Save You; One-Year Bible-Reading Plan

Publishers Description

No book in the history of the world has had a greater impact on more lives than the Bible Explore the wonders of God's Word and have your life changed forever as you discover God's plan to save all those who will put their trust in him.

This paperback edition of the full ESV Bible is ideal for personal use and for bulk distribution. Its handy size makes it suitable for regular Bible readers, and its extra features and content will help newcomers discover the Bible for themselves and understand it better. 5.25" x 8.25" 8-point type 928 pages Double-column, paragraph format Black letter text One-Year Bible Reading Plan Helpful features The most affordable ESV Edition available

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Crossway Bibles
Pages   906
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.29" Width: 5.34" Height: 1.11"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 3, 2006
Publisher   Crossway Books/Good News
ISBN  1581347537  
ISBN13  9781581347531  

Bible Binding: Paper, Flush Cut
Color: Full Color
Point/Type Size: 8.00
Version: ESV

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More About Crossway Bibles

Crossway Bibles Good News Publishers is the parent company of Crossway Books, a publisher of evangelical Christian books and Bibles. Good News Publishers is a not-for-profit Christian ministry that publishes and distributes gospel tracts. Good News/Crossway is headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois. Currently, Good News mainly publishes tracts and small booklets for use in evangelistic work while Crossway concentrates on producing Bibles and books by well-known authors.

Good News/Crossway's best known publication is the English Standard Version of the Bible, originally issued in 2001. As of June 2011 the ESV ranked as the fifth best-selling Bible translation by the Christian Booksellers Association.

Crossway also publishes books by such Christian writers as John MacArthur, John Piper, Kevin DeYoung, William Lane Craig, and D.A. Carson, and is issuing a major commentary series edited by R.C. Sproul titled the St. Andrews Expositional Commentary.

Popular tracts distributed by Good News Publishers include "Steps to Peace With God" by Billy Graham and "3:16" by Max Lucado.

Crossway Bibles has published or released items in the following series...
  1. American Tract Society
  2. Proclaiming the Gospel

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Pleasantly Surprised!  Jun 2, 2008
I was fed up with my NAS and NKJV bibles b/c I did not feel that they were strictly adherent to the original texts as any Word of God should be. A friend told me to check out the ESV. I found it for a good price on this site, so I decided to get it and try it out. All I can say is: WOW! Now THIS is a bible that follows the ancient Greek texts like it should.
Great OT/NT Give away bible  Sep 19, 2007
First let me comment on this translation of the bible. The ESV will become the standard english bible among evangelicals in the next several years for a few reasons.

This translation follows the Hebrew/Greek more carefully than the NIV, NLT, CSV and all other contemporary translations, except for the NAS.

The NAS is equivalent to the ESV in following the original text.

So is the NKJ, but the ESV is superior to the NKJV because it uses the best Greek/Hebrew texts available and the NKJV follows the textual tradition dating back to England in the 17th Century inspite of the libraries from Russia, the Middle East and other centers preserved through the ages.

The ESV is better than the NAS because it is easier to read in English than the NAS. Let me illustrate:

ESV Hebrews 13:1 ¶ Let brotherly love continue.
NAS Hebrews 13:1 ¶ Let love of the brethren continue.

This pattern follows throughout the whole NT.

So my first point is that the ESV follows the Hebrew/Greek as well as the most literal translations. (NAS). ESV sounds more like the way we speak today, which is a crucial element in a translation of the bible. The ESV avoids adding phrases and words to accomplish this. The NIV and many others err by adding phrases/words to try to help the translation process out. Let me illustrate:

Philippians 2:1 has a phrase in Greek 'En Kristo' which basically means 'in Christ'. It can carry a lot of nuances to it, but it literally translates as 'in Christ'. Note how the ESV carries this through, but the NIV and the NLT try to interpret it by adding other words.

ESV Philippians 2:1 ¶ So if there is any encouragement in Christ,
NIV Philippians 2:1 ¶ If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ,
NLT Philippians 2:1 ¶ Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ?

So En Kristo with the NIV becomes 'from being united with Christ' when it probably should be just 'in Christ'.

The NLT makes it out to be 'from belonging to Christ' when it should be just 'in Christ'.

So both of those translations actually add an entire prepositional phrase to the Greek text 'En Kristo'. For those of us who read Greek, this is exactly why we have grown to love the ESV. It's just more accurate.

So almost everyone I know who reads Greek/Hebrew loves the ESV and has switched to it. I certainly did, after comparing about 50 passages over a year or so with other versions, I have come to trust the ESV above all the other english versions I have.

Now on this particular format, it is an inexpensive paperback with inexpensive paper. That is expected in a low cost give away bible like this. Having said that, the paper is a bleached white with pretty good font (Kind of like a high quality newspaper). Here's my test for a good font...'if I can read it, that's pretty good'. I cannot read the fonts on many bibles because I'm in my mid 40's and my eyesight is not as good as it used to be. I can read this one without any trouble at it's a good font.

The spine is glued, and holds together without any problems.

Also, this bible uses the 2001 text for the ESV. There is a new 2007 text that is just coming out. But it is almost the same, and I wouldn't worry about that at all.

I heartily recommend this version. Our church has switched to it as our 'official worship service version' and we have copies of this edition scattered throughout the sanctuary for people to use.

We bought a case of these and have given most away. Our youth use them in SS class and they are holding up after about 6 months of use.

I think this particular bible is a great deal on a great translation!
good translation  Jan 21, 2007
The ESV is easy to read and accurate. I sent it to a young man in prison and he is reading it.
Excellent edition - readable, portable, useful  Jun 26, 2006
This paperback edition is excellent, and I like it even better than the Outreach edition. In all ESV editions, the typesetting is very beautiful, and that goes a long way when reading a paperback.

The extra intros and essays are just what I would want to be included in a true "Outreach" edition. I plan to keep a few on hand to give seekers and others who would like a Bible.

It is hard for me to find a Bible that has readable type but is still portable. This is about the closest I've gotten. I have 4 or 5 of the compact ESVs, and other small Bibles. Crossway hasn't quite given me the combination of compactness and readability I desire, but I commend them for this one, and hope to see them aim closer to this goal.

I read this on the subway. Highly recommend the translation to you; buy this edition if you don't want to risk a lot of money. You can buy the more expensive versions later.

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