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Book Review: ESV Readers Edition

The ESV Reader’s Edition is a nice addition to the ESV line of Bibles.  I purchased mine from Lifeway Christian Bookstore.  Mine was about $26.

The layout of the ESV Readers Bible is that it comes with only the text of Scripture.  For example, I have the Bible before me and I have it opened to Psalm 41.  This edition has Psalm 41 over the words but no verses.  It is like reading a novel.

Now does this help?  I am use to reading the Bible with verses that I find myself trying to figure out what verse I am in.  Sometimes I have been reading from this ESV and have had to pick up my ESV pitt minion to see where I am reading.  I know that I am reading from Leviticus but what verse?  Yet on the other hand I enjoy reading a Bible that just flows.  I don’t get sidetracked by cross references or by even the verses themselves.  I just read.  The other advantage would be that you don’t find yourself counting verses.  I just read chapters and not verses.  This allows for longer Bible reading.  My plan is to read the Bible through in this edition.

Overall this is a unique Bible and one that I do recommend.  It has semi-large print (about 8.5) which makes it easy to read.  This, of course, would not be a preaching or even study Bible.  It is made simply to read from.  I do encourage all disciples to read this edition of the ESV and enjoy!

Written by The Seeking Disciple

02/19/2015 at 10:52 AM

Read the Bible Through Chronologically

Having completed the NIV One Year Chronological Bible, I now turn to another translation and another chronological Bible.  While I prefer the ESV, I will be using the NKJV this year in my Bible reading.

The advantage of using a chronological Bible is that you get to read the Bible as it unfolds.  You get to read the Old Testament prophets in their time setting with what was happening in Israel.  You get to read the life of Jesus unfold as it happened from His birth to His death to His resurrection.  You get to read the book of Acts and see the Holy Spirit empowering the early disciples to take the gospel into all nations just as Jesus commanded (Matthew 28:19-20).  You also get to read the letters of the New Testament as they were written based on the book of Acts (while some where of course written after Luke closed the book of Acts).

I greatly appreciated reading from the NIV since it is a translation I don’t normally use.  I have listed the following chronological Bibles below.  Get one and get into the Word of God.

1.  NKJV One Year Chronological Bible

2.  NIV One Year Chronological Bible

3.  NLT One Year Chronological Bible

4.  Reading God’s Story (HCSB)

5.  NKJV Chronological Study Bible

6.  The Daily Bible (NIV)

7.  KJV One Year Chronological Bible

Written by The Seeking Disciple

01/01/2015 at 10:00 AM

Bible Reading in 2012

We are getting closer to the new year and once again it’s time to start preparing for Bible reading in 2012.  In the past years I have highlighted several useful tools to help you get into reading the Bible.  Below you’ll find some helpful sites as well as books to help you read the Bible in 2012.  I can’t say enough about how important Bible reading is.  How can we follow Jesus if we don’t know His teachings (John 8:31-32).  The Word of God protects us from sinning (Psalm 119:11) and it sanctifies us (John 17:17; Ephesians 5:26).  James 1:21 says that the Word of God is able to save our souls.  Thus, we all need to be disciples of Jesus who abide in His teachings and follow hard after Him.

1.  ESV One Year Bible

2.  NIV One Year Bible

3.  NLT One Year Bible

4.  KJV One Year Bible

5.  NIV Chronological Bible

6.  MacArthur Daily Bible (NKJV)

7.  Horner’s Bible Reading Plan

8.  Daily Audio Bible (DAB)

9.  YouVersion Bible

10.  ESV Daily Bible

Written by The Seeking Disciple

12/15/2011 at 10:30 AM

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