*Photo courtesy of Crossway.
The library has recently acquired a special, six-volume set of the Bible: the ESV Reader’s Bible. Published by Crossway, this set presents the Scriptures in an easy-to-read format, much like that of a novel. Each volume is printed on European book paper with smyth-sewn binding.
Excerpts taken from the Bible’s introduction provide the background of this unique edition:
The Bible is the greatest earthly treasure that God has ever entrusted to his people…The purpose of this edition of the ESV Bible is to present the Scripture in a way that reflects the unspeakable preciousness and beauty of the Scripture itself.
Chapter and verse numbers, footnotes, and headings have all been removed, with just a limited number of section headings provided to help guide reading. The result is the text of Scripture presented in a way much closer to the original manuscripts.
More information about this special version of the Bible can be found on Crossway’s website.
These volumes can be found in the library’s Reference section. They are not available for check-out, but you are welcome to read them inside the library building.