June 23, 2010

Book Review

The Holy Bible - New Testament - ESV
isbn: 1-4335-1052-9

This is an inexpensive "give-away" Christmas edition New Testament Bible. While the print is pretty small in this Bible it does make a nice gift. This is the English Standard Version (ESV).

This Bible does have some nice features including:
  • a reflection reading for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • a "Where to find help when you are ..." guide
  • a "What the New Testament says about ..." guide
  • a 30 day reading plan
  • a 6 month reading plan
  • a section that describes "God's plan to save you"
Overall, I really enjoyed the ESV translation. It held to the literal translation of the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, but uses words that people are more familiar with today.

Typically, I use the New King James Version for reading in Church and the New American Standard for a literal translation. I find myself using the ESV more and more for quick lookups now.

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