Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Bible Review - ESV Story of Redemption Bible


The Bible is the epic story of the unfolding plan of God over the course of the history of the world. The ESV Story of Redemption Bible: A Journey through the Unfolding Promises of God leads readers on a journey through this storyline from start to finish, with conversational commentary written by pastor Greg Gilbert interspersed throughout the full ESV text. With the aim of encouraging interaction and contemplation passage by passage, Gilbert explains how every part of Scripture fits together and is ultimately centered on Christ. Particularly suitable to those who are new to the Bible but rich with insights for even the most seasoned Bible reader, the ESV Story of Redemption Bible will draw readers in as they see their place in the greatest story ever told.
  • 897 notes written by pastor Greg Gilbert interspersed throughout the full ESV text 
  • All-new introductions to each book of the Bible
  • 80+ maps, illustrations, and timelines
  • Foldout timeline in the back
  • Highly readable typesetting with generous margin space
  • Premium cream-colored paper
  • Smyth-sewn binding

This is an amazing Bible, unlike anything I have, and I have a lot of Bibles! I love so many things about this special Bible and all the extras that are a part of it.

The first thing that really caught my attention and helped my aging eyes was the cream colored paper that this is written on. It makes it so much easier to read and add the very readable text and I was just thrilled with being able to read for a long period of time without my eyes getting tired, like they do when I read my regular Bible. The typeset is a very comfortable one to read and seems a little bolder than my other Bibles. This made it so much easier to read! I also like that I could highlight this Bible without bleed-through. I had a bit of shadowing with my purple highlighter, but not enough to bother me. This paper is just exquisite, in my opinion!

I loved the fold-out timeline in the back. I found it so helpful to see this all laid out for me so I could see events of the Bible in a simple way. It really helped me to understand when the events happened. Again, the timeline was super easy for me to read and understand.

I liked that each book of the Bible has an introduction to explain what I would be reading in that book. It really clarified things for me and helped me before getting started in that book. Plus, there are notes throughout the Bible explaining things in a deeper way. These were so easy to understand and made my Bible reading more enjoyable because I had a clearer understanding of what I was reading.

There is a lovely ribbon stitched in the Bible for keeping your place, which I really enjoy. Plus the stitching of the Bible pages is so nice! It's so clearly a Bible that has been well thought out and has been given great care in putting it together. The ESV translation is so easy to understand, which is also a huge plus.

I love everything about this Bible and it has now become a part of my quiet time as it has so much information right at my fingertips plus it's easy for me to read. I highly recommend this Bible and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*This Bible was provided to me by Crossway. I received a copy of this Bible to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this Bible.

Blessings - Julie

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