Crossway offers several high-quality leather ESV Bibles like the lambskin Personal Size Reference or the calfskin ESV Study Bible. These leather covers are supple and durable, ensuring the Bibles lie flat and last for decades. Each comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Many of these premium covers are made by Abba Bibles in Mexico City. Abba began as a local church ministry, employing single mothers, the disabled, and others struggling to find steady work in their area. Over the years this small facility in Mexico has developed a reputation for producing beautiful, high quality Bible covers, as well as repairing or rebinding Bibles on a custom basis.
We’ve chosen Abba to cover our Bibles for a couple of reasons. Abba makes arguably the best handmade Bible covers found anywhere in the world. They use a very high quality grade of leather, and every step of the process is done by hand, from the cutting of the leather to the application of adhesives (see photos at the bottom of the post). But more importantly, we love working with Abba because of their heart for ministry to those in need. They provide income and a safe work environment for many on the margins of society.
Given their humble origins and limited space and equipment, the Bible covers Abba produces are truly remarkable. We’re grateful for their partnership in this publishing ministry.