I received mine in the mail this week, took a few pics of it, and then sent them to my friend Mark Bertrand to post on his Bible Design and Binding Blog. He’s promised to give a fuller review of it when his copy arrives next week, so stay tuned to his blog for more, but if you’ve been interested in obtaining a handy-sized single-column paragraphed ESV, head on over to the post on Mark’s site for a first glance.
If you are wondering what the big deal is about Bible publishers offering a single-columned paragraphed style layout, then read these articles Mark wrote about it in order to understand why this new Bible is a greatly-welcomed edition. Bottom line: it’s all about readability – the ease of actually reading the Bible as a book, not just using it as a reference tool. Now there’s a thought.