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ESV Single Column Reference Bible-Black

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Item description for ESV Single Column Reference Bible-Black by Crossway Bibles...

Genuine Leather
6.5 x 9.25 inches
Released: Mar 09, 2007

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Crossway Bibles
Pages   1808
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.01" Width: 7.24" Height: 1.84"
Weight:   2.9 lbs.
Binding  Leather
Release Date   Mar 1, 2007
Publisher   Crossway Books/Good News
ISBN  1581348207  
ISBN13  9781581348200  

Bible Binding: Genuine Leather
Color: Black
Point/Type Size: 10.00
Version: ESV
Boxed Presentation: Yes - Comes Boxed!
Concordance: Yes - Built In Concordance
Gilded: Yes - Pages are gilded!
Ribbon Marker: Yes - Keep's your place!

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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...
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  2. Proclaiming the Gospel

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Reviews - What do customers think about ESV Single Column Reference Bible-Black ?

Great Bible  Jun 11, 2008
This Bible is almost exactly what I was looking for. It's margins are large enough to make notes in them. It's layout is very clean and un-cluttered. It has each verse on a separate line, which is good for exposition. The only thing about it that I didn't realize until it arrived is how big it is. It's larger than I thought; relatively speaking though, it's not the size of a family Bible. Overall it's a good Bible.
Some Good Some Bad  May 6, 2008
Concerning the ESV Single Column Reference Bible (trutone binding)

ESV, Single Column Reference Bible (Black, TruTone, Black Letter)

When Crossway announced that they would be publishing the ESV Single Column Reference Bible (SCR), I was excited. For years I had been using a Zondervan Wide-Margin NIV Bible (bonded leather), and for years I have regretted not having bought the NASB version. A good thing about using the wide margin NIV for detailed study and analysis of bible passages is that the limitations of the NIV show up rather quickly. Too many of my notes say something to the effect of "the ESV/NASB/KJV/RSV says . . ."

In any event, I fully intended to purchase a premium leather version of the SCR and finally have in my possession that mythical beast - "the one Bible for life that you can use for all circumstances." Unfortunately the reviews of the SCR were a bit scary, especially those about bleed-through and thin pages. I didn't want to shell out $122+ for what would end up being an unusable bit of junk, possibly the most expensive pew bible ever made.

So, I chose to purchase the Trutone version from this site.

When it arrived (in May of 2007), I was really disappointed by the binding. I know that some reviewers like the feel of the Trutone but I was not one of them. It reminded me of what a bible covered with inner tube material might look like. I guess I like my bibles to feel grainy to the touch rather than slick and artificial. Now, a year later, I've finally come to appreciate the Tru-Tone cover and intend to purchase the soon to be released sewn version: ESV, Single Column Reference TruTone Bible (Brown/Cordovan, Portfolio)

I absolutely love the layout and the thinness described by other reviewers certainly is there. But I had no problems reading the text on one page and ignoring the "ghost image" of the page below. This must be a personal choice thing - apparently it bothers some people a whole lot, others not so much. I think the advantages of the layout far outweigh the disadvantages of the "ghost text."

And now for the surprise. I could live with the printed text poking through a bit, but significant ink bleed would ruin the utility of the SCR for me. I took my standard note-making tools (a blue fine point ballpoint pen from Pilot and assorted metallic ink pens for underlining) and did some test notes back in the concordance. Surprise - ink bleed through is actually less of a problem than it is in my Oxford University Scofield III or my Moody Press Ryrie Study Bible (Both of these bibles have pages that look thicker or at least more opaque than the SCR).

One last comment. Crossway's website says that the margins are 1.125". On the ESV Bible Blog they say that the margins are actually slightly larger at 1.14". BUT the box the SCR came in says that the margins are 1.25". And MY new SCR's margins are only 1.06". Doesn't sound like much of a difference does it? But don't consider this as a real wide margin bible (Zondervan's margins are 1.75") just one that is a lot better than anything else available in the ESV today.
A great Bible  Oct 17, 2007
I confess from the start I am not a in-bible-note taker. I bought this for a solid Bible to preach/teach from, and one that would be a pleasure to sit and read. The cover is wonderfully soft and supple. For my purposes the paper is outstanding - I have not taken any notes in it. It is early to tell, but the binding seems superlative. The type is very adequate for my 56 yr old eyes. And the ESV - where were you 30 years ago when I was first transitioning out of the KJV???? No translation of God's perfect Word is perfect in itself. But this is solid with a great combination of literalness and readability.
Great Translation. Less than Great Package.  Sep 20, 2007
The ESV is my favorite translation of the Bible since the RSV. I like the single column format of this edition except that it wastes too much space by starting each verse on a separate line. I much prefer the paragraph format. Also the paper is too thin. You can see the lettering from other pages too easily. The TruTone imitation leather feels good (I'm sure it makes the cows feel better too) and the binding seems well done. Maybe someday they'll get it perfect, like my old RSV Harper Study Bible (except for the study notes :-).
Apples and Oranges  Sep 17, 2007
I appreciate everyone's comments. I'm happy to find the ESV Single Column Reference Bible, because even though the margins are slightly smaller than the ESV Wide Margin Reference Bible, there is actually more room because each verse starts on a new line.

Two comments, though, on the reviews.
I think that when we review a particular edition of a Bible, we should stick to evaluating that edition, not its cheaper brothers and sisters. For instance, we learn from our friend R. Anderson a few days ago that the premium leather edition is sewn, not glued (as so many reviewers have contended). So it pays to stick to reviewing the particular edition.

And by no means should we compare it to another translation. That's a bit like saying the Beethoven concert tanked but the Mozart concert was great. Most of us who study the Bible select them based first on the translation. So if I want an ESV (which I do), it doesn't help me to know that the NASB is a better printing job.

Blessings to you all


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