Reviews - What do customers think about The New Testament: English Standard Version?
Wonderful Addition to my Library Feb 29, 2008
The New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs is exactly what I needed for evening devotions and as a travel book, small enough to be unobtrusive but containing just what I use for my devotions: New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs. The book is excellently bound, the paper is of a very good quality. The only drawback is the small print but the small size and easy portability makes up for this.
Great translation, Poor packaging Sep 1, 2007
I love the ESV translation and rate it five stars. I am upset that the publisher of this translation so poorly packages its product. This edition is a "shirt pocket" edition that seems well bound but has impossibly small print.
What is needed is a "coat pocket" size edition of the New Testament that is bound in such a way that it will lie open of its own accord. The print size should be 10 or higher. This present edition will not lie open, and, what the more, the print is so small that only an ant could read it.
Crossway publishes only two editions of the New Testament alone, and both are inferior. The print is too small to be read with enjoyment. Something has to change!
great size Aug 23, 2007
this Bible fits perfectly in my back pocket, and the font size is not too small!
Small type May 4, 2007
My review centers on only one thing - the type size. This edition is disappointingly and, in my humble opinion, unnecessarily small. Increasing the type size a point or two would move the edition from unreadable to readable and, at most, increase the book length by about a hundred pages. Since it is currently at almost 500 pages, I feel quite certain the binding could accommodate another 100 pages with no problem. What makes it all the more frustrating is that the type itself is a nice clean face that wouldn't require a magnifying glass if it was just a little larger.
I really don't believe Our Lord meant for us to suffer eye strain to read His word; nor do I think He wants us to carry around large books when small books with readable type would serve the (His) purpose.
Compact Version of a Solid Translation Dec 11, 2006
If you are looking for a compact, pocket-sized copy of the New Testament, Psalms & Proverbs, this is a good one. The ESV is a respected, accurate translation. This copy is nicely bound and should last awhile with careful use. Of course, given the size, the text is on the small side. But that is the concession in the purchase of a pocket New Testament. Finally, the price is right.