Saturday, May 18, 2019

ESV Prayer Bible

The ESV prayer bible published by Crossway features the full text of the faithful ESV text of the bible with the insertion of passages of timeless prayers across the generations of Christian thinkers, philosophers, and theologians throughout history. 

The bible text is easy to read, and the prayers are inserted in a subtle, understated, minimalist format that will not distract from the main text.  Rather than bold font and bold graphics, the understated, minimalist format will appeal to the traditional reader who prefers minimal distraction from their mediation and daily devotions.  This smaller sized bible is perfect for every day use, as well as for travel and for carrying to work and bible study.  This bible is the perfect size.  It is a welcomed alternative to all the over sized study bibles on the market as it encourages the ready to actually take this bible everyday from school, to work, to even a coffee shop or waiting room.  This bible can fit in a back pack, tote bag or a briefcase.  The styling of this bible is perfect to encourage devotional reading and prayer wherever you are.

This bible is original in its presentation.  It is small enough and compact to allow to take anywhere.   It truly does allow the reader to bring this bible to allow for prayer anytime of the day anywhere due to its small size and portability.  The full text of the ESV as well as the timeless prayers intertwined with the full text allows the reader w wealth of prayers and encouragement within the bible itself.  Although this bible lacks the graphic appeal of many modern study bibles- the minimalist approach is part of this bible's appeal.  The lack of graphics is also helpful in avoiding distraction as well.  Too many graphics, color, photos, tend to take away from the solemn nature and quiet time of morning mediation and prayer.  Perhaps that is what the publishers had in mind when designing this minimalist bible with its quality made, yet basic features. 

If you are looking for a serious edition to jump start your prayer life and morning meditation, then this is the perfect bible for you.  This bible is perfect for you to carry around every where.  It is sturdy and will hold up for years of use.  It includes years of inspiration and wisdom gleaned from countless Church leaders and inspired writers and speakers from early bible history to modern times.  As a blogger I received a copy of this bible for the purpose of writing this review.