Friday, June 28, 2024

ESV Men's Study Bible Review

This is a review of the ESV Men's Study Bible from the moderator of the J.C. Ryle Facebook and Twitter page. I was graciously provided a copy from Crossway to do a review. This Bible received a rating of 4.8 on Amazon

First things first, the Bible is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The copy I received was genuine leather. Every Bible I've ever touched from Crossway, especially the genuine leather ones, have been made with seemingly good quality and binding and this Bible appears to be such. 

As you can see from the photos, one of the cons of this study Bible is the print is a little too small. From my research it's 8 font and 6 font for the commentary notes. Now, for most people this isn't much of an issue. This is to be expected with almost all Bible commentaries. 

Here are the main highlights of the Bible from my vantage point: 

-There are 15 articles from different authors focusing on the following subjects: 

1.God’s Plan of Salvation

2. The Message of the Bible

3. A Man’s Identity

4. Communion with God

5. The Gospel and Daily Life

6. A Man’s Inner Life

7. Life in the Local Church

8. Calling

9. A Man’s Work

10. Singleness

11. Marriage

12. Fathering

13 Leadership

14. Pornography

15. Doubt

-There are HUNDREDS of devotionals on the "List of Reflections" all throughout the Bible that was very beneficial to the reader. 

-There are 15 different maps in the back of the Bible, which is a really neat feature for people who like to study such. 

These are the maps: The Middle East Today, The World of the Patriarchs, The Exodus from Egypt, The Tribal Allotments of Israel, Israel Under Saul, David, and Solomon, The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah, The Assyrian and Babylonian Empires, The Persian and Greek Empires, Israel Under the Maccabees, Jerusalem, Palestine Under Roman Rule, The Apostle’s Early Ministry, Paul’s First and Second Missionary Journeys, Paul’s Third Missionary Journey and His Voyage to Rome, The Spread of Christianity in the First Two Centuries

Here's additional info about the Bible you can read from the back cover. 

Overall, I think this is a wonderful Bible for any Christian man and I would even recommend getting this for an unbeliever. The commentary is not as "robust" of the ESV Study Bible, but the notes are adequate. Mixing the commentary notes with the devotional thoughts makes this Bible a very unique hybrid of sorts. 

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