Friday, May 17, 2019

Bible Review - ESV Prayer Bible from Crossway


The ESV Prayer Bible was created to help you reflect on God’s Word through prayer. With 400+ historical prayers linked to key passages throughout the biblical text, this volume demonstrates the connection between the words God has spoken to us in the Bible and the words we speak back to him in prayer. Featuring the prayers of the early church fathers, Puritans, Protestant Reformers, and more, along with an introductory essay by Donald Whitney and prayer-related book introductions, this edition helps readers pursue a deeper communion with God as they combine their personal Bible reading with prayer.


Single-column format
400+ historical prayers interspersed throughout the Bible text
Prayer-related book introductions providing insight into how to use each specific book in prayer
Introductory essay by professor Donald S. Whitney, author of Praying the Bible, explaining how and why to pray the Bible
Author index featuring bios of historical contributors and relevant page numbers
Comprehensive index featuring every time prayer is mentioned in the entire Bible
Reading plans


This is such a wonderful Bible! It's unlike any other Bible I have.


This is a wonderful Bible that is different than any other Bible I have - and I have a lot!

The first thing I really like about it is the text that isn't so small you can't read it. The text in this Bible is a little larger than most and is really easy on my eyes and I'm reading it.  I wasn't struggling to keep my place because my eyes didn't get strained. This is a huge plus for me!

I also love the prayers throughout this Bible. Each prayer correlates with the section of Scripture where it's placed. There are beautiful prayers like this one throughout:

Lord, open my mouth, that I may henceforth speak more boldly and explicitly , as I ought to speak. 
-George Whitefield 

I love the prayers because they help me to stop and really focus on the Scripture and pray to God with a quiet heart. These prayers are beautifully worded and gave me a starting place for my own prayers.
There is an author index that lets us get to know the authors of these prayers better. I really enjoyed this! 

The concordance, weight and measures table, and a reading plan are an extra added bonus to this wonderful Bible. I also love that even though this Bible is hardback, it's not heavy. This is important to me as I can't really handle heavy Bible's anymore.

This is a wonderful Bible that is a must-have for your Bible reading and quiet time. I really like it and it's become a part of my daily Bible time. I give it 5 stars.

*This Bible was provided to me by Crossway. I received a copy of this book 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 book.

Blessings - Julie

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