Whether you choose paperback value, hardback durability or leather-like gift quality, the ESV Global Study Bible gives you God's Word for the world; connecting you to a global Bible reading community, and the challenges facing Christians worldwide.
It’s easy for Bible readers in the developed western world to get the idea that the Bible is only about us: our country, our problems, our churches and our time. The ESV Global Study Bible reminds you that the Bible – its message and meaning, is for all people everywhere and for all time.
Quality Personal and Group Study Resource
The ESV Global has everything you’d expect of a premium quality - yet surprisingly compact, study Bible. Known and loved for its accurate word-for-word translation the English Standard Version provides a vibrant and relevant text for today’s Bible readers while keeping faith with the beauty and poetry of its King James heritage.
Enriched with expert insight, context, cross references and notes on interpretation, the ESV Global doesn’t overwhelm the Bible text. Background information, comments and explanations are there to support your prayerful study; not to hide it from you in the facts, figures and people profiles that aid your understanding.
The hundreds of maps, charts and diagrams are clear and speak for themselves; with no more text to read than necessary. If I had to pick one enlightening feature, it’s the explanation of ‘Redemptive History’ - as detailed by the book of Hebrews, in one simple diagram. Why didn’t the original writer think of that?
What Makes this ESV Bible a Global Bible?
Each Bible book is introduced with a section laying out its ‘Global Message for Today’. You're reminded of the political, environmental, social and – equally important, the spiritual challenges facing God’s people around the world. These sections help you think, pray and spur you on to action in the assurance that the Bible’s promises relate to all people not just western Christians in isolation.
Thinking Horizontally as well as Vertically
The strongest reminders that the Bible is a Global message are given in 50 pages of articles by Christian activists from every continent. Urging western Christians to understand God’s salvation plan ‘horizontally’ as well and ‘vertically’, their call is for Christians worldwide to live in reverence and in community.
Buy your own copy of the ESV Global, and you make a global impact of your own. For every copy purchased, not only do you get free access to its online resources, the publishers will give free access to another Christian in the developing world. The aim is introduce a million more readers to a global, online Bible reading community; something you'll want to be a part of.
Paperback Value, Hardback Style or Gift Quality
The paperback edition of the ESV Global is a striking and economically priced gem of a study Bible. At about the same size as a church Bible, it gives you much more to guide you in your private or study group Bible reading
For me, I’d think seriously about investing the extra two pounds for the ESV Global Study Bible Hardback Edition. With a sewn spine that lets it open out flat, it gives you everything the paperback offers and in a practical, durable package that’s just as handsome with or without its glossy dust jacket. For the Bible reader with an concern for the gospel worldwide, the ESV Global Study Bible in Leather-like Covers makes a handsome and well received gift. – Les Ellison
January 18th, 2013 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison