Saturday, November 21, 2009

The ESV Minister's Bible Genuine Leather Edition

The ESV Minister's Bible Genuine Leather Edition
Published September of 2009

The ESV Minister's Bible is designed especially for those in pastoral ministry, with sections designed to help minister's serve their congregations. This edition is the newest in the line of Minister's Bibles published by Hendrickson publishers.

Information About The Leather & Binding
This edition is bound in genuine leather and features a sewn binding. The leather is smooth and has a semi-polished finish. The color of the leather is a rich,deep black and the grain is finely detailed. Books bound in genuine leather are very durability and will last for many years. When opened this Bible lays flat because of it's sturdy sewn binding. Smythe sewn binding is considered the highest quality of binding, the pages are sewn and glued to the spine of the Bible. The benefits are a long lasting Bible that can be read and reread for years without falling apart. Smythe sewn binding gets is named after its inventor, an Irish-American named David McConnell Smythe (1833-1807). Size: 6.5 x 9.5 (inches)

What’s inside?
The text of the Minister's Bible is 9.5 pt Black letter edition. This Bible is printed in double-column format, with subject headings. In the center of each page is a column of cross-references to help one find related Bible verses. Other features include: a Concordance, 8 pages of full-color maps, gilded page edges and two black ribbon markers

Features Designed for Minister's include:
  • Answers and Scripture references for tackling life's tough questions
  • Guidance on visitations, weddings, funerals, and other key topics
  • Encouragement for managing the challenges of pastoral ministry
  • A Section of Key Bible promises

The Introduction to The ESV Minister's Bible can be found at

In the Front
  • Presentation page
  • Introduction to the ESV Minister’s Bible
  • Preface
  • Explanation of Features
  • Books of the Bible in Canonical Order
In the Back
  • Key Bible Promises
  • Ministry Resources Guide
  • Table of Weights and Measures
  • Concordance
About this Translation
The English Standard Version (ESV) is a revision of the Revised Standard Version 1971 edition.
This Bible is the latest edition of the English Standard Version which was completed in 2007. If you would like to learn more about this translation check out . Below are some helpful articles found at

Introduction to the ESV Bible

How Is the ESV Different?

From KJV to ESV
This article explains how the ESV is part of the KJV tradition.

Verse by Verse Comparisons

This article compares verses from the ESV with verses from other popular translations

My Personal Opinion:
This Bible would be a good gift for Minister's, Chaplains and those in seminary. The Minister's Bible is available in a variety of translations: KJV, NASB, NIV, and NKJV.

This edition can be found at

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