Item description for ESV Classic Reference Bible, Genuine Leather, Burgundy, Black Letter Text by Good News Publishing...
Overview The English Standard Version* was founded on the conviction that the words of the Bible are the very words of God. Setting it apart from other translations by sacrificing neither accuracy nor readability, the 100 scholars and advisors who wrote the ESV have sought to duplicate the original texts as closely as modern English allows, while still maintaining understandability, word-for-word precision and beautiful expression.
Often on a pleasant afternoon in Portland, Maine, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow could be found walking to the Portland Head Light to visit with his friends, the keepers of the lighthouse. Now, on a plaque nearby, looking out to sea, is the last stanza of his famous poem, " The Lighthouse."
Sail on sail on, ye stately ships And with your floating bridge the ocean span. Be mine to guard this light from all eclipse. Be yours to bring man nearer unto man.
On many a dark, foreboding night, ships laden with costly cargo and hundreds of passengers and crew have been ripped apart on the jagged rocks near otherwise safe harbors. The absence of lighthouses made reaching port a treacherous effort. As a result, thousands of unique lighthouses have been constructed around the world. Lighthouse History
The first lights to guide seafarers were simple bonfires built on hilltops. The first structure was built on Pharos Island at the end of the harbor near Alexandria, Egypt. It was completed in 280 B.C., after 20 years of building. Fires burned atop the 400 foot high Pharos Light, fueled by resinous wood or oil. Metal mirrors reflected the flames and cast a beam that could be seen for 30 miles out to sea. The Pharos Light has been numbered among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World." "
The most famous of all lighthouses, Eddystone Rock Light, stands 120 feet high near the harbor of Plymouth, England. Originally constructed in 1696 on a jagged reef in the English Channel, the Eddystone Rock Light has been rebuilt three times, the last time in 1878.""
The first American lighthouse was built on Little Brewster Island, providing direction for ships entering Boston Harbor. First lit in 1716, this 89 foot high light is presently visible for 27 miles. It is the last remaining manned light in the United States. Lighthouse Facts There are more than 13,500 lighthouses in the world today. The most effective light is made using the complicated Fresnel lens, invented in 1822 by Augustin Fresnel. Materials used in the past for making light include wood, sperm whale oil, lard oil, large candles, and vaporized kerosene under pressure. The first revolving light was installed at Carlsten, Sweden, in 1781. For identification in daylight, lighthouses are painted in distinctive patterns. Presently, each lighthouse emits a distinctive pattern of light known as its "characteristic." Guide Me to a Safe Harbor
The fear of uncertain and foreboding seas on a dark night is only relieved by the reassuring beam of a stalwart lighthouse. For centuries seafarers have welcomed the assurance afforded by these great lights, leading them to safe harbors and rest.
Today, like seafarers of the past, countless people find themselves on the very dark and troubled "sea of life," desperately longing and searching for a harbor of safety. Well, today there is good news for all of them. You see, Jesus said, ""I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life"" (John 8:12). He also tells us in the Bible just how we may come to Him and secure that life in Him, the true Light.
1. Admit that we need the true Light. ""And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil" "(John 3:19). ""As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one"" (Romans 3:10).
2. Realize the penalty for rejecting the Light. ""Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish"" (Luke 13:3). ""God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all"" (1 John 1:5).
3. Believe that Christ, in His death on the cross, made the Light available to you. ""For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God..." "(1 Peter 3:18)." "For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly" "(Romans 5:6).
4. Personally receive the Light. ""But as many as received Him Jesus the Light], to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name..."" (John 1:12)." "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" "(Romans 10:13).
Just say this to Him with your whole heart:
"Dear God, thank You for sending Your Son to die on the cross for me. I receive Him as my Lord and Savior right now. I put my life and my trust in Him. I confess my sins and ask Your forgiveness. Thank You for being the true Lighthouse that I needed so desperately. Help me to live for You the rest of my life. Amen. "
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Studio: Crossway Bibles
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.44" Width: 6.34" Height: 1.97" Weight: 1.95 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2009
Publisher Crossway Books/Good News
ISBN 1581343493 ISBN13 9781581343496
Bible Binding: Genuine Leather Color: Burgundy Point/Type Size: 9.50 Version: ESV Redlettering: Yes - Words of Jesus in Red! Boxed Presentation: Yes - Comes Boxed! Introduction: Yes - Features Introduction! Concordance: Yes - Built In Concordance Maps: Yes - Contains Maps Gilded: Yes - Pages are gilded! Ribbon Marker: Yes - Keep's your place!
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More About Good News Publishing
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.
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Reviews - What do customers think about ESV Classic Reference Bible, Genuine Leather, Burgundy, Black Letter Text?
a great premium thin, easy read bible Dec 20, 2008
The convenient size and high quality, as well as text size is really nice on this Bible. I highly recommend this one for a durable copy of God's word that is great to carry with you.
I love this Bible Nov 26, 2008
Great size that I can carry with me anywhere, and I love the quality of the cover. The color and detail are great.
ESV Classic Study Bible Nov 17, 2008
I really enjoying this bible translation, and it also contains a solid accordance. I would reccomend this bible to anyone.
Accurate and Attractive Oct 5, 2008
The ESV seems to be a very accurate translation. It does not always read like contemporary English, but sometimes that's an advantage because it makes one stop and think about what one is reading. I really appreciate the way Crossway has some beautiful covers for these Bibles. I'd gotten tired of black and burgundy!
ESV BIBLE Sep 22, 2008
I love the little Bible and its color. The print is very small so wouldn't advise for the elderly, but is wonderful to fit in the purse or pocket. Very nice quality.