Thursday, September 28, 2006

ESV Daily Reading Bible

If you want to see a sample of the new ESV Daily Reading Bible, click here.

Instead of rearranging the biblical text by daily readings (as is done in the One-Year Bibles), Crossway has retained the order and appearance of the Bible, but indicated in the margins what your reading is for the day.

To see an example of how this works, click on the Matthew sample and scroll down to p. 3. In the left-hand margin is the date indicated for that reading(January 1). You read until you come to the next date--in other words, you'd read Matthew 1-2. Then if you look down at the gray bar at the bottom of the page, you'll see listed the other readings for that day. So on January 1, you'd also be reading Genesis 1-2 and Psalm 1.

The Bible also comes with a removable calendar-schedule that allows you to use them as bookmarks and to check off your readings.

The yearlong plan guides you through the OT once, the Psalms twice, and the NT twice.

A paperback version is now available. The hardcover is coming in a couple of weeks.