Holy Bible: English Standard Version, Green, Antique Floral Design, Thinline Bible
The top-selling ESV Thinline Bible is ideal for use at home and on-the-go. At less than 1" thick and available in multiple designs, there is a perfect ESVThinline Bible for everyone.
Size: 5.375 x 8.375
Less than 1" thick
Concordance with over 12, 000 references
New full-color maps
Free ESV Bible Resources software offer included
ESV Cordovan Thinline---Very Nice!
By D. Ward - June 3, 2006
Like many I have become a fan of the ESV translation. While Crossway has had some binding problems this seems to be a common trend with many Bible publishers today. Glued bindings alone do not seem to hold up over time. Some glued bindings are obviously better than others but I am of the opinion that all bindings should be sewn and glued if possible for a sturdy overall product. The Crossway calfskin editions are simply wonderful! The cordovan calfskin found here on the thinline and also on the cordovan Classic Reference Edition are something to behold. This cordovan calfskin is like no other Bible cover I have seen or held. The owner will be quite pleased with the Bible. Nice 9.5 point type (unless your eyes are aging). I gave this Bible a 4 out of 5 only because like most Crossway Bibles it is also glued bound. I have to admit that the Crossway thinline editions tend to be sturdy when compared to some of their other glued Bibles. The Classic Reference calfskin editions... read more
I love it!
By Andrew M. Uhl - September 11, 2007
This is a very attractive Bible. The cover has a great design, and feels nice to the touch. The size of the font is nice as well. This edition does not contain a large number of cross-references, however they are easy enough to attain with other resources. Although it is definitely not pocket-sized, this Bible is very light, and is not a burden to carry, unlike most study Bibles. It also has a ribbon marker attached to it, which is handy for marking a place that you want to quickly open to.
The ESV translation style is excellent. The wording is very precise and accurate to the originals, as well as pleasing to the ear. I would not recommend the ESV for a beginning reader, but anyone at least 12 years old should not have any trouble with it. There is the occasional word that I want to look up in a dictionary because I am not certain of its precise meaning, but the language is much more modern than the KJV.
The ESV also includes notes wherever the... read more
Is the King dead?
By A Customer - March 18, 2003
Is the NASB95 - the king of the literal bible translations dead? That must surely be the question on our minds. The answer is, "I'm not sure, but it's having a good run at it!". Firstly my comparison - I compared 50 difficult verses. The NASB95 and ESV were way way out in front of all other versions in accuracy. I gave the NASB95 a couple of extra marks over the ESV, but there's not a lot in it.Secondly, literalness. On a word for word basis the ESV actually seems a little more literal than the NASB95 in that it is much more thorough in translating all the little words, the "ands" and "buts" and so on, as well as allowing sentences to run on where they do in the original. On the other hand, the fact that it is a warmed over RSV shows through in a lot of verses that should ideally be re-worked in NASB style. However, the ESV sometimes seems to try harder in consistantly rendering the same Greek word as the same word in English - but not always, sometimes the NASB is more... read more