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(Update) ESV Heirloom Thinline Bible Giveaway

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The ESV Heirloom Thinline Bible is now available in goatskin and calfskin covers.

This edition combines the features of the popular ESV Thinline setting with the finest materials. The Heirloom Thinline Bible is printed on high-quality European Bible paper, bound to the most exacting standards, and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

To celebrate the publication of the ESV Heirloom Thinline Bible, we’re giving away four copies – two in black goatskin and two in brown goatskin. Enter this giveaway by posting to comments your answer to the following question:

Tell us about a favorite Bible edition that you’ve owned. Why was it your favorite?

In your comment, please also include your town and state of residence.* The four winners will be chosen and notified on Monday, March 31st.

*Giveaway only available to residents of the continental U.S.

Update: We’ve closed the giveaway and have notified the winners by email. Thank you for sharing! 

March 27, 2014 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Bible News,ESV,Giveaways / Contests,News | Author: Lizzy Jeffers @ 8:44 am | (759) Comments »

759 Comments »

  1. My favorite Bible edition would be my first ESV Thinline Bible. My wife purchased that Bible for me and I have used for reading, preaching, study, and memorization. It was TruTone Charcoal colored with a celtic cross on it. I took that Bible on vacations and youth camps. I had to stop using it because it fell apart.

    Wichita Falls, TX

    Comment by Chris Land — March 27, 2014 @ 8:56 am

  2. Our favorite bible has been the ESV Study Bible because it has been so treasured by our family when we read around the table after dinner. It has helped the word of Christ dwell in our home richly. Thank you for the gift that it has been to us. May God be honored and praise for your efforts.

    Comment by Kyle Plattner — March 27, 2014 @ 8:56 am

  3. Lockman Foundation Single Column Reference (SCR) New American Standard. Love the verse by verse, single column format.

    Comment by S Fulmer — March 27, 2014 @ 8:56 am

  4. ESV Value Thinline Bible (TruTone, Midnight, Flame Design). The font size is perfect, the design is cool, the page format is nice and uncluttered.

    Comment by Steven — March 27, 2014 @ 9:00 am

  5. One of my favorite Bibles is an NASB (1977) put out in 1993 by Harvest House Publishers, the International Inductive Study Bible. What I like about it: a good literal translation, wide margins, a large font (11), a good thickness of paper. I like that it has references in the gutter of the page, so the inspired text is basically centered.

    Comment by Dan Tillinghast — March 27, 2014 @ 9:01 am

  6. Hi Guys, My favorite Bible I have ever “owned” is the ESV Study Bible I bought for my wife when she was baptized about a year ago. I can preach right from the study notes! I still use my first Bible, a beat-up KJV, with my Strong’s and Vine’s, but the ESV is the version for me. An ESV Heirloom Thinline Bible would be awesome for ministering to friends and neighbors. Also, I’ve been looking at the ESV Concordance that’s available and about three cases of the ESV Economy Bible for the congregation, but I approach any purchase with trepidation because we are SO strapped for cash. What an awesome blessing winning this ESV Heirloom Thinline Bible would be. Blessings!

    Comment by Jacob Hammock — March 27, 2014 @ 9:03 am

  7. My favorite is the ESV Reformation Study Bible because of the great translation (ESV) and for the wonderful study notes and articles.

    Comment by Rob Ely — March 27, 2014 @ 9:03 am

  8. Hi Guys, My favorite Bible I have ever “owned” is the ESV Study Bible I bought for my wife when she was baptized about a year ago. I can preach right from the study notes! I still use my first Bible, a beat-up KJV, with my Strong’s and Vine’s, but the ESV is the version for me. An ESV Heirloom Thinline Bible would be awesome for ministering to friends and neighbors. Also, I’ve been looking at the ESV Concordance that’s available and about three cases of the ESV Economy Bible for the congregation, but I approach any purchase with trepidation because we are SO strapped for cash. What an awesome blessing winning this ESV Heirloom Thinline Bible would be. Blessings!

    Nacogdoches, TX… sorry…

    Comment by Jacob Hammock — March 27, 2014 @ 9:04 am

  9. I still have a black leather-bound Bible with my full name on the front–one that I’ve had since I was five. I can remember my parents giving me this Bible: one that then seemed so big and bulky, but now seems to fit in my hands just right. I can remember them tucking me in at night and reading it together with me. I recall doing devotions and underlining particular passages that applied to my own life.

    Fast forward through 15 years with that Bible, and I’m now a Resident Assistant at a well-known Christian university. I’m a full-time ministry student, studying for service in the Church. Now, that Bible that has long held meaning for me is being used for sermon preparation and devotional reflection.

    That Bible, with its story of God’s redemptive work, reminds me that I have a place in that story–and that Book that contains the Word of God beckons me to listen to His own Word in my life each and every day.

    Comment by Ethan Linder — March 27, 2014 @ 9:05 am

  10. Cicero, Indiana

    Comment by Rob Ely — March 27, 2014 @ 9:05 am

  11. Esv thin line. It was given to me when I came to The Lord in 2008. It’s been threw everything with me. It has since fallen apart and some of the pages have fallen out.

    Comment by Eric milish — March 27, 2014 @ 9:06 am

  12. My favorite is my red ESV thinline. It’s the prefect size to take to church and I can even carry it in my purse! The font is a good, readable size and the pages aren’t too thin.

    Paducah, KY

    Comment by Kim Winn — March 27, 2014 @ 9:06 am

  13. Don’t forget to leave your city and state of residence!

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — March 27, 2014 @ 9:07 am

  14. My favorite Bible that I’ve ever owned is the Compact Thinline (in black) that I’ve been using since college. It was easy to stash in a book bag or on a shelf and it is now easy to carry in the baby’s diaper bag or place on the nightstand. (My, how things have changed!) It has always been great for study and minor reference. My hubby, who was long a Cambridge carrier, has recently purchased an ESV study Bible and enjoys it greatly! Excited about this new edition!

    Phoenix, AZ

    Comment by Lydia — March 27, 2014 @ 9:09 am

  15. My favorite is my Cambridge Clarion ESV, it’s prefect size for carrying but print still prefect for reading. I love the paragraph form print. It’s I me is the prefect bible. Something about a nice leather bible makes you excited about getting up in the morning and reading. If I win the bible it will go to my friend that’s in jail he will love it.

    Comment by Matt Vallandingham — March 27, 2014 @ 9:11 am

  16. My favorite is the ESV Single Column Legacy Bible. Its page layout is simply gorgeous—and I can’t wait for the Heirloom edition to come out.

    Holland, Michigan

    Comment by Josh Bishop — March 27, 2014 @ 9:17 am

  17. My favorite Bible is my old black, bonded leather NASB (purchased in 1994, thinline, reference). I love the translation and the edition is handy for pulpit use.

    Comment by Abe Joseph — March 27, 2014 @ 9:23 am

  18. My favorite Bible is my ESV MacArthur Study Bible bound in calfskin. I love the feel of premium leathers on a Bible and Dr. MacArthurs ministry has been a great blessing in my life. The Bible from binding to paper quality is just top notch! And I love the light blue accents throughout the text making it stand out from other publishers versions of the same Bible. Mostly, I just love the Word of God in any form.
    ~Psalm 119:105
    Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

    Comment by Randy Rzetelny — March 27, 2014 @ 9:28 am

  19. My favorite is the ESV Study Bible. I have learned so much through the notes and guides at the back, icing on the cake!
    West Salem, Illinois

    Comment by Beth Schwarzlose — March 27, 2014 @ 9:29 am

  20. My favorite Bible is my ESV MacArthur Study Bible bound in calfskin. I love the feel of premium leathers on a Bible and Dr. MacArthurs ministry has been a great blessing in my life. The Bible from binding to paper quality is just top notch! And I love the light blue accents throughout the text making it stand out from other publishers versions of the same Bible. Mostly, I just love the Word of God in any form.
    ~Psalm 119:105
    Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

    Livonia, Michigan

    Comment by Randy Rzetelny — March 27, 2014 @ 9:33 am

  21. My favorite bible edition is the ESV Personal Reference Bible. It is perfect for reading at home and for taking with you to church. Can’t beat the layout and size for all-around use.

    Comment by Jonathan Prater — March 27, 2014 @ 9:35 am

  22. I am a new convert to the ESV as I just received an ESV study bible from a friend. I LOVE it and its by far my favourite version I’ve owned. I “may” go to The Message (gasp) once in a while to feel young again, but thats a secret.

    Mat
    Ottawa, Canada.

    Comment by Mat — March 27, 2014 @ 9:35 am

  23. The best edition I have had was the Holman Study Bible. It has many notes and cross references which have been helpful.
    Clarksville, TN

    Comment by Matt — March 27, 2014 @ 9:36 am

  24. I think my favorite edition I’ve ever used is the ESV personal reference single column edition. Great combination of size, readability, and feel for the price. Other great ones, but that’s probably been my favorite.

    Matthew, Louisville, KY

    Comment by Matthew Robbins — March 27, 2014 @ 9:36 am

  25. If I was to say my favorite Bible, it was my original 1985 NIV Study Bible. That was the Bible that took me through my formative years in high school and college. It literally fell apart with use, but memories of that Bible are still so sweet in my mind (mission trips, summer camp, dorm Bible studies, etc.).

    Dallas, TX

    Comment by George Hillman — March 27, 2014 @ 9:36 am

  26. My favorite layout is the Personal Reference Bible. Three reasons: 1) not too big or thick 2) single column 3) has cross references

    Comment by Keith — March 27, 2014 @ 9:38 am

  27. My favorite Bible edition has been my ESV compact Bible. In my public high school, I wanted to have a Bible close at hand in case I had the opportunity to read it or share it with one of my friends. This Bible was the perfect size to fulfill that function, and it was quite hardy for the beating it took in my backpack!

    Comment by Mike Solis — March 27, 2014 @ 9:38 am

  28. My current favorite is the ESV single column journaling Bible. I have only been using it since Jan 1, but the blank-lined margins are filling up.

    Lake Almanor, CA

    Comment by Matt Jensen — March 27, 2014 @ 9:38 am

  29. For years my Bible of choice was the NIV. That all changed when I used the ESV for the first time in the early 2000s. I have used the ESV Study Bible, several types of Thinliine. MacArthur Study Bible in ESV, and use the Large Print Thinline to preach from. So my answer would be anything with ESV in the binding.

    Comment by Bill (cycelguy) — March 27, 2014 @ 9:38 am

  30. My Favorite Bible edition that I own is my NKJV Open Bible published by Thomas Nelson in the 1980s. I received the bible from my grandmother when my uncle passed away. It was his bible. The discussion regarding each book in wonderful. My favorite aspect of the bible is that at the beginning of each book it discusses where you see Christ in that particular book. It has truly helped me see Christ on every page of scripture.

    Comment by Scott Grier — March 27, 2014 @ 9:39 am

  31. MY favorite bible is my ESV Study Bible which I got after I recognized God calling me to become a pastor. I used it extensively when working on the first sermon I gave after that point.

    Comment by Ben Antzak — March 27, 2014 @ 9:39 am

  32. My favorite Bible is my NIV 2011 Allan in black goatskin. It is my favorite due to its size and features line matching to minimize ghosting. I also appreciate that it only has notations for notes and not the cross references. This makes for a cleaner layout. Indianapolis, IN.

    Comment by Steve Atherton — March 27, 2014 @ 9:39 am

  33. Soddy Daisy, TN

    Comment by Jonathan Prater — March 27, 2014 @ 9:39 am

  34. My favorite Bible has been the ESV Study Bible because the ESV is my favorite translation and the study notes are very helpful.

    Bryant, AR

    Comment by Ron Brotherton — March 27, 2014 @ 9:39 am

  35. Pasco, WA

    Comment by Keith — March 27, 2014 @ 9:39 am

  36. I don’t want to sound like I am just complementing the ESV because I want to win a new bible, but I have grown very fond of the ESV because it is easy to read without being too “modern”. I first heard about it through Matt Chandler, my favorite all time teacher, so I gave it a shot. I was using mostly the NIV and NKJV, but since then 95% of my reading is from the ESV, unless when I’m studying, then I like to have as many versions as I can for comparison purposes.
    Thanks a lot for the ESV.
    God bless you guys.

    Comment by Ewerton Decastro — March 27, 2014 @ 9:40 am

  37. Tell us about a favorite Bible edition that you’ve owned. Why was it your favorite?

    One of my all time favorites is an ESV version I have with the Apocrypha put out by Oxford. I really wish someone would do a quality leather version of this Bible.

    Thank you,
    Dan
    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Comment by Dan — March 27, 2014 @ 9:40 am

  38. I don’t want to sound like I am just complementing the ESV because I want to win a new bible, but I have grown very fond of the ESV because it is easy to read without being too “modern”. I first heard about it through Matt Chandler, my favorite all time teacher, so I gave it a shot. I was using mostly the NIV and NKJV, but since then 95% of my reading is from the ESV, unless when I’m studying, then I like to have as many versions as I can for comparison purposes.
    Thanks a lot for the ESV.
    God bless you guys.

    Hyannisport, Massachusetts

    Comment by Ewerton Decastro — March 27, 2014 @ 9:41 am

  39. My Favorite Bible edition that I own is my NKJV Open Bible published by Thomas Nelson in the 1980s. It was my uncles Bible when he passed away and my grandmother gave it to me. The discussion regarding each book in wonderful. My favorite aspect of the bible is that at the beginning of each book it discusses where you see Christ in that particular book. It has truly helped me see Christ on every page of scripture.

    Comment by Scott Grier — March 27, 2014 @ 9:41 am

  40. My favorite is the esv study bible, I bought the hard back version when I started going to church 2 years ago.

    Comment by Tomm Wilson — March 27, 2014 @ 9:41 am

  41. My best is the ESV Study Bible hardcover that I use every day for study and reading. Easy of reading and the notes make it invaluable to everyday reading.

    Comment by Christopher Nyland — March 27, 2014 @ 9:41 am

  42. My favorite Bible edition is the ESV thinline by Crossway. It is ideal for carrying around in a school bag and the size of the text is neither too large nor too small.

    Hillsdale, MI.

    Comment by William Schaerer — March 27, 2014 @ 9:41 am

  43. My favorite edition is probably my paperback gift Bible. I spent most of my life in King James Onlyism but after being challenged by James Whites book and videos on YouTube I began to see God’s amazing grace in the translation process. Now the ESV is my personal study Bible. Thank you Crossway!

    Henderson, Texas

    Comment by Ben Butler — March 27, 2014 @ 9:42 am

  44. I love both the ESV Study Bible – been using it for years. But I am also finding that the Gospel Transformation Bible is excellent – it really helps point to the whole of God’s Word and bringing out the gospel in it – it is gospel-saturated. Loving it!

    Las Vegas, NV

    Comment by John Caprine — March 27, 2014 @ 9:42 am

  45. …Tacoma, WA

    Comment by Christopher Nyland — March 27, 2014 @ 9:42 am

  46. I’m very pleased with my ESV Single Column Journaling Bible. The ESV is a very accurate literal translation that is useful for in depth study. This particular edition of the ESV bible has a beautiful format (I find the single column format to be easier to follow) and ample lined margins for my personal notes.

    Comment by Ross Lucas — March 27, 2014 @ 9:42 am

  47. My well worn & daily used Ryrie NAS Bible is my favorite, with margins for notes and many reference verses. A thin line Bible would be useful to carry to church, as the binding in my NAS is getting worn

    Comment by Barbara Graves — March 27, 2014 @ 9:42 am

  48. My favorite Bible edition is the classic reference ESV which I was given as a seminary graduation gift. It reminds me of my wonderful parents who gave it to me and also of the calling which I have received to preach the Word faithfully.

    New Castle, Pennsylvania

    Comment by Charles Brown — March 27, 2014 @ 9:42 am

  49. My all time favorite Bible was the one my Mom gave me – a NAS with my name stamped on the front. I became a believer reading that Bible about a year after she gave it to me and it still sits on my desk, though it is only held together by packing tape and love.

    My current favorite Bible for use is an ESV thin line Bible that I picked up at a conference for $10. I use it for study, meetings, and preaching – I love the size and how durable it is.

    Edwardsville, IL

    Comment by Steve Mizel — March 27, 2014 @ 9:43 am

  50. One of my favorite editions is the ESV Journaling Bible. I love to be able to write notes, prayers, and thoughts along with the text as I study and listen to it.

    Comment by Jeremy Writebol — March 27, 2014 @ 9:44 am

  51. My favorite edition (in my personal library) is a World Publishing Company [Cleveland and New York - no date] version of the King James in which I noted in my own handwriting the day I trusted Christ as a six year old boy – that was in August of 1955.

    Comment by Hal Habecker — March 27, 2014 @ 9:44 am

  52. My favorite is the New Living Translation because it is so easy to read – just like a great novel.

    Greenwood, SC

    Comment by Jane from SC — March 27, 2014 @ 9:45 am

  53. My favorite ESV is the Literary Study Bible.
    I have learned so much about the literary styles of each book and what the literary style means and why it is used in that particular book.

    My other favorite is the Gospel Transformation Bible. I have really enjoyed reading the Bible in its entirety and seeing where the gospel message is present even in the Old Testament.

    Thank you for publishing such excellent Bibles!

    Comment by Kim Durham — March 27, 2014 @ 9:45 am

  54. My favorite Bible edition is the ESV Study Bible. More so, I have enjoyed using the ESV Study Bible on the Kindle app on my iPad. It is easy to navigate through the scripture and notes and I can take it anywhere I go.

    Arlington, TX

    Comment by Bearett Wolverton — March 27, 2014 @ 9:45 am

  55. My favorite Bible edition for many years has been the NKJV MacArthur Study Bible. I liked the way the NKJV read, be formerly used to the KJV. Additional the abundance of ‘cross reference’ and sound study notes was valuable.

    Comment by Mick Chidester — March 27, 2014 @ 9:46 am

  56. My favorite Bible has been the Renovare Spiritual Formation Bible. It was a gift to start reading the Scriptures and the notes like I was listening to my grandfather tell me something he felt was important from the Scriptures. Somehow that’s how that Bible felt to me. I wonder what Bible my boys will resonate with – maybe in the same way.

    Kansas City, KS

    Comment by Benjamin Vineyard — March 27, 2014 @ 9:46 am

  57. When I’m not on ESVBible.org, I have enjoyed using the ESV Personal Size Reference Bible for the past six years. I like the single-column format, the cross references on the inside margins, and the absence of red letters. The genuine leather cover has only become more supple with use.

    Comment by Bruce — March 27, 2014 @ 9:46 am

  58. I have really appreciated the centennial edition of the Thompson Chain. Beautiful leather that feels great.

    Comment by Charles Hadden — March 27, 2014 @ 9:47 am

  59. My favorite was my first purchase years ago. A Kirkbride leather covered Bible. Long since worn out and gone. I now love the modern more faithful editions in ESV.

    Comment by Bill Seashols — March 27, 2014 @ 9:47 am

  60. My favorite edition is the ESV Personal Size Reference Bible. The wide layout helps my engagement of the text and the feel of the size of this Bible in my hands has always seemed “right”.

    Comment by Phil Auxier — March 27, 2014 @ 9:47 am

  61. My favorite Bible edition, by far, is the ESV Study Bible. The ESV is a great translation and the study notes are by far the best I’ve seen in a study Bible. More comprehensive. Love the little study aids – maps, charts, illustrations, etc. I have a hardcover edition and the personal size leather edition. And I have it on my tablet.
    I live in South Euclid, OH.

    Comment by Ed Fedor — March 27, 2014 @ 9:47 am

  62. My favorite Bible is the ESV MacArthur Study Bible. I have my daily hardcover reader and the eBook version I carry with me at all times on my iPhone. I found this translation and study Bible while going through the worse period of my life, but God carried me through it!

    The ESV version is a wonderful translation that, being an Engineer I find, carries the precision and beauty that is unmatched in other translations. Coupled this with the insight and certainty of MacArthur’s teaching, it is an excellent resource!

    Comment by Craig Bennett — March 27, 2014 @ 9:47 am

  63. Ryrie Study Bible, NAS. It had margins wide enough, and paper strong enough, to write Hebrew and Greek and other notes. Ryrie’s own notes tended to the factual (“X is a city 12 mi SW of Jerusalem”), or give parallel info and dates to help keep narratives straight.

    Comment by Dan Phillips — March 27, 2014 @ 9:49 am

  64. Mesa AZ is my location

    Comment by Bill Seashols — March 27, 2014 @ 9:49 am

  65. My favorite Bible was a NASB given to me in 1973 when I became a Christian. Covered with notes and highlighting, tabbed book dividers put in, cracked binding taped-together, it took me through the first incredible 7 years of my Christian life as I devoured God’s Word in every way I could. The ESV is such a worthy successor now to what I began with. Using it now in my large ESV study Bible, my thinline for preaching, online, on my phone and iPad, and through Logos. Brent Brooks, Reno, NV

    Comment by Brent Brooks — March 27, 2014 @ 9:49 am

  66. My favorite bible edition would have to be the ESV…the Especially Spiritual Version! All kidding aside I love the esv because it captures the full meaning of the text. I used it all throughout seminary and still to this day I preach and teach from it. You cannot beat it! I live in Sugar Hill Georgia.

    Comment by joe deguido — March 27, 2014 @ 9:49 am

  67. My NIV Student Bible from 1988ish. I wore this Bible out. It was tough to leave behind when I switched to the ESV.

    Santa Maria. CA

    Comment by Benji Magness — March 27, 2014 @ 9:50 am

  68. My favorite bible is my ESV thinline bible. It’s easy to transport, highly readable, and very durable. My wife and I both use these pretty exclusively. We have the economy editions.

    Comment by Todd Patrick — March 27, 2014 @ 9:51 am

  69. Stafford, VA

    Comment by Todd Patrick — March 27, 2014 @ 9:53 am

  70. My favorite edition has been the ESV Thinline. I have owned two copies since they were first released. My first Thinline was destroyed in a torrential rain storm (black premium leather). The pages were so badly damaged that it could not be salvaged. The second copy was a brown cordovan leather Thinline that was stolen from my favorite chair on my front porch! This college professor was distraught by the total depravity of the thief, but understands that God’s providential hand is guiding this conundrum! The Thinline edition represents the very best in page layout, materials used, portability, legibility, and warrantee. Crossway’s faithfulness to the word of God and to the church is exemplary!

    Comment by J.S. Smith — March 27, 2014 @ 9:53 am

  71. I have worn out my ESV Personal Reference Bible. The size is great to transport and I love the single columns – I don’t think I would ever go back to dual columns!

    Ocala, FL

    Comment by Lee — March 27, 2014 @ 9:53 am

  72. It’s hard to choose. I’ve used and liked a variety of Bible editions. I’ve been enjoying the ESV bonded leather Thinline for about 4 years now. It didn’t take very long for it to become worn in, thus it stays open easily, the pages are easy to turn to, and its smallish size make it very easy to take anywhere.

    North Attleboro, Massachusetts

    Comment by John P — March 27, 2014 @ 9:53 am

  73. The ESV Study Bible that I bought for me and my wife when we first got married is my absolute favorite. The study notes are incredibly helpful.

    Voorhees, NJ

    Comment by Andrew DiMarcangelo — March 27, 2014 @ 9:53 am

  74. The most memorable Bible I’ve ever owned is the Children’s Bible I won over 30 years ago at Vacation Bible School. It was my first Bible, and I used to read it every night before I went to sleep. My son uses it now. I am very excited about the upcoming ESV children’s Bibles.

    Kasey Ingram
    Worthington, OH

    Comment by Kasey Ingram — March 27, 2014 @ 9:53 am

  75. I own and use the Single Column Legacy in brown calfskin, the Heritage in black calfskin, the Crossway UBS in black calfskin, and the Cambridge Clarion ESV in black goatskin. Although Crossway is doing a good job with these premier editions, the Cambridge ESV is my favorite. I love the leather, the typeface, and the layout.

    Comment by Ryan — March 27, 2014 @ 9:53 am

  76. My favorite version of the Bible is the ESV, for its ease of understanding and its faithfulness to the original documents.

    Comment by Phillip de Blieck — March 27, 2014 @ 9:53 am

  77. Houston, TX

    Comment by J.S. Smith — March 27, 2014 @ 9:54 am

  78. My most cherished Bible in the old RSV my grandmother gave to all her grandchildren the Christmas of 1971; about 6 months before she died. She took the time to write inside the cover words of biblical encouragement for each one of us. It was my first Bible.I have carried that Bible everywhere I went – summer camps, high school, college and seminary. It sits on my desk today at church beside my ESV and NIV, battered and torn, bound with black electrical tape a reminder of how much she loved the Lord and loved me. I often turn to the words she wrote reminding me that in the words of this Bible I would meet Jesus as Savior and Lord. And I did.

    Scott Nichols – Midland Park, NJ

    Comment by Scott Nichols — March 27, 2014 @ 9:54 am

  79. My very favorite Bible that I’ve had and still have is my purple faux leather ESV study bible. It was my fave because purple is my favorite color and it had wide margins to write in. A whole section for notes, and an awesome concordance in the back.

    Hayden, Alabama.

    Comment by Mindy — March 27, 2014 @ 9:54 am

  80. I loved my Allan ESV! The leather is incredible and the binding is superb. My wife and I now own Crossway ESVs that are almost as good on the binding, but much better print. The Allan tends to have a lot of ghosting, while the Crossway does not. Bottom line is the best Bible is the one you read faithfully.

    Comment by Marc A — March 27, 2014 @ 9:54 am

  81. I have a compact ESV with the crown of thorns imprinted, a tender reminder of what our Savior suffered on our behalf, and loaded onto my NOOK. I like the convenience of the reduced size and the ability to keep notes. The clarity of the text in this version brings freshness to my reading and enhances the time I spend in Bible study with the teen girls in my youth group.

    Comment by Karen in Minocqua, WI — March 27, 2014 @ 9:54 am

  82. I have a couple that I’ve liked over the years but my grandfathers KJV is my favorite I’ve owned. Filled with notes and contemplated thoughts from my Papa who was an associate pastor. Reading his insights and questions have grounded my reading and interpretation of scripture. Just knowing that he and God poured over truth together makes me feel closer to him. Plus it is well used and beat up!

    Comment by Ryan — March 27, 2014 @ 9:55 am

  83. I love my ESV Study Bible! There are two primary reasons.

    First, the translation itself is wonderful; it’s clear and accurate, and it maintains high literary quality.

    Second, this edition has to be the finest, most feature-rich, user-friendly study Bible I’ve ever found. And I own three others.

    Thank you!

    John’s Creek, GA 30022

    Comment by Jim Francis — March 27, 2014 @ 9:55 am

  84. Mine would have to be the NIV Life Application Bible. Part of that’s for the system (I was working in a Christian bookstore at the time and loved the Life Application notes and was particularly excited when the NIV edition was announced) and part is sentimental (my copy was a going-away gift from the staff at that store when I left for college).

    A close second is my NIV thinline, which has been my take-anywhere copy since about the same time.

    Longview, Texas

    Comment by Mark Roedel — March 27, 2014 @ 9:55 am

  85. My favorite would have to be Amplified – since it seems to unravel the richness of the original Hebrew text of the Scripture, of which the language I am not able to understand. I enjoy relishing the diverse meanings of the original text which helps me understand the depth and width of His love and who He IS for us. – Springfield, Virginia, USA

    Comment by Wenise Kim — March 27, 2014 @ 9:55 am

  86. My favorite is an ESV note-taking Bible with wide margins for notes. I bought some for my children and am writing notes to them in the margins and plan to give them to them when they are older.

    Comment by Michael — March 27, 2014 @ 9:56 am

  87. The ESV Study Bible has been an invaluable tool in my spiritual walk. The layout, heft, and extras help more than I ever thought.

    Macon, GA

    Comment by Adam Blakely — March 27, 2014 @ 9:56 am

  88. My favorite was one that got as a young man and first got back into church after being away for several years. It was the NIV translation of The Student Bible published by Zondervan. I have really grown to love the ESV and that’s my primary version now, but this other Bible got me through some pretty rough times when I was younger.

    Comment by Bill Rosenberger — March 27, 2014 @ 9:56 am

  89. My favorite Bible was a NASB I purchased back in 1978. I used it until it fell apart. I underlined passages and could see them in my minds eye on what side of the page and in what color. Unfortunately, I remembered their location that way more so than by their correct “addresses.” Going to a new Bible was/is difficult because it takes me a bit longer to find things.

    Comment by Kathy Shaheen — March 27, 2014 @ 9:56 am

  90. My Bible version of choice is the ESV. I own The ESV Study Bible and The MacArthur Study Bible. It is easy to memorize Scripture using the ESV and it us so easy to read. I just enjoy it so much.

    Comment by Ryan Rosene — March 27, 2014 @ 9:56 am

  91. Three years ago I found a copy of your Wide Margin Reference Edition (2007 text) on a sale table. I bought it for the note taking space for regular devotional reading and study. The more I’ve used it, the more pleasure I’ve gotten from the crisp, bright white paper and the smooth black Trutone cover. It’s my “comfort” edition to reach for every day.

    Lampasas, TX

    Comment by Rick Willis — March 27, 2014 @ 9:56 am

  92. I love my Amp Bible. I have had it for so long that it is trying to fall apart. I have written in it, underlined and highlighted to the point that it talks to me everytime I open it up. I have many versions of the Bible, but not an ESV. Would love to have one.

    Comment by Diana Beals — March 27, 2014 @ 9:56 am

  93. My favorite Bible edition is the Single Column Legacy Edition. The one I have has a two-tone brown True Tone cover, which unfortunately started to tear away on the inside, but a piece of card stock properly cut and shaped and some double-sided tape fixed that (and since I used white card stock, I now have two additional pages to take notes on).

    My reasons for this being my favorite are:
    1. Paragraph format. I used to favor the verse-per-line format, but the paragraph format reads much easier and helps me get the bigger picture of a passage.
    2. Minimal ghosting (or “perfect page”). The type on each side of the page lines up, greatly reducing much of the see-through from adjacent pages.
    3. Wide margins. There’s a good inch or more of margin that just begs to be written on.

    I could go on, but I doubt anyone is reading this anyway. :) This is my favorite Bible and I have yet to find another one that compares. Kudos, Crossway.

    Universal City, TX

    Comment by Sean James — March 27, 2014 @ 9:56 am

  94. I have thoroughly enjoyed the ESV Large Print bible in premium calfskin. I use this as my daily study bible and preaching bible every Sunday. The text is a good size for my eyes and the binding is excellent. Thank you.

    Comment by Leonard Liu — March 27, 2014 @ 9:56 am

  95. My favorite Bible is the Slimline Large Print New Living Translation. It’s easy-to-carry size and the larger font are big plusses to me, but more than both of those features I love the easy to read and understand translation. I have found that the readability factor encourages reading the Bible more often…and that’s a very good thing.

    Olympia, WA

    Comment by Jeff Borden — March 27, 2014 @ 9:57 am

  96. My favorite Bible has been my ESV Study Bible. Great translation and great scholarship in the study notes. As a pastor it has been a tremendous resource.

    Comment by Bill Goodwin — March 27, 2014 @ 9:57 am

  97. My favorite translation is the English Standard Version. When I first became a Christian, I studied with the American Standard Version, and when I moved, my new church taught from the 1984 NIV. However, as I’ve grown in my faith and understanding of scripture, the ESV is my all-time favorite, having the most accurate word for word translation.

    Comment by Terry kESSINGER — March 27, 2014 @ 9:57 am

  98. sorry, forgot city, state above

    Powhatan, VA

    Comment by Leonard Liu — March 27, 2014 @ 9:57 am

  99. My ESV thinline Bible was a gift to me from my wife when I was in seminary. After these many years it was become worn and tattered as I’ve communed with the Lord, with my family, and with the family of God with this Bible opened in my hands. It’s precious to me because the Author is precious to me. It’s worn, as I am worn. Myself and my copy will be too worn for use one day, but God’s Word will endure forever. Praise the Lord!

    Comment by Joshua Knott — March 27, 2014 @ 9:58 am

  100. My favorite is my ESV Study Bible – Genuine Leather. I love the content, but in addition I really like the look and feel. It’s been very comfortable and durable.

    Comment by Jennifer — March 27, 2014 @ 9:59 am

  101. The John Mac Arthur study bible new King James Version.I couldn’t,t understand the bible,until I got this bible in the 90,s ,the Holy Spirit a
    Opened my eyes tru this bible and I praise my Lord Jesus Christ for His mercy and grace
    To allow a wretch like me to be saved.

    Comment by Artie Roderick — March 27, 2014 @ 9:59 am

  102. My favorite Bible has been the 1984 NIV Study Bible. I’ve always found the format to be quite readable and the study notes to be well-balanced and helpful. With the 1984 NIV now something of an anachronism, I find myself wondering what should be my primary translation to read from in the future.

    Lincoln, NE

    Comment by Andrew Petro — March 27, 2014 @ 9:59 am

  103. Wow — I think my favorite ESV bible is anyone I can keep. I am an evangelist and I tend to give bibles away. I also go to many places and tend to leave bibles behind. So an ESV that I have is the best one. I love the translation. It is by far the best out there.

    Comment by Jim Webb — March 27, 2014 @ 10:00 am

  104. My favorite ESV edition is the Large Print Edition. Since my conversion I have had an insatiable hunger to know and love God, and to understand and live out His Word. Now that I am almost 60 the old peepers aren’t what they used to be, so as I read, study, meditate and then teach and preach the Word – it was becoming more and more difficult to “see” what God was saying :-). Most publishers are aiming for the younger generation (with younger eyes) with the editions they publish. So I was delirious when the ESV Large Print Edition was released – with all of the Crossway marks of excellence – freeing me to be able to sit in my chair here in Stockbridge Ga and spend time with my best Friend, Jesus, and His Word. This truly is the highlight of my life – what a privilege.

    Comment by James Sheets — March 27, 2014 @ 10:00 am

  105. My favorite Bible is the ESV Single Column Reference Bible. It has larger side bars which allow for pesonal and study notes and sermon outlines. The verse by verse prinitng allows easier finding of a verse when preaching. Its genuine leather cover and binding allows for long-term transportation and nice appearance. Its size fits well with notes and bulletins. It is an overall useable Bible for my work at a church and in personal use.

    Comment by Andy Gerhar — March 27, 2014 @ 10:00 am

  106. That was Jennifer, in Nashua, NH

    Comment by Jennifer — March 27, 2014 @ 10:00 am

  107. it’s in my name–there is no spot to put a city and state. I’m in Minocqua, WI (Wisconsin)

    Comment by Karen in Minocqua, WI — March 27, 2014 @ 10:00 am

  108. I like the Gospel Transformation Study Bible because of its focus on the gospel in redemptive history.

    Comment by Shannon Bond — March 27, 2014 @ 10:00 am

  109. My favorite has to be the ESV – it is such a good translation and is very readable. I have used it as I prepare sermons and as we read from the Word during worship – it has been very helpful.

    Comment by Coalt Robinson — March 27, 2014 @ 10:01 am

  110. My favorite Bible edition I’ve owned was actually only recently purchased. The ESV Gospel Transformation Bible.

    Lampasas, Texas

    Comment by John Patterson — March 27, 2014 @ 10:01 am

  111. I have been using the ESV Study Bible for couple years now and really like it.

    Comment by Tom King — March 27, 2014 @ 10:01 am

  112. I am from Muncie, Indiana. My favorite Bible is my genuine leather Westminster study Bible published by the Trinitarian Bible Society. The leather is supple and the inside notes are very helpful in explaining the text without being cumbersome.

    Comment by Tim R — March 27, 2014 @ 10:02 am

  113. I began using the ESV Study Bible in 2009 and it immediately became my favorite translation. When the Crossway iPad version became available, I downloaded it and it is the Bible from which I have preached and taught in many countries (Israel, Turkey, Greece, Cuba to name a few) the last few years because I don’t need to be online to use it. As a Bible curriculum writer, I have done the most of my study of Ephesians using the iPad version, and my notes in it are extensive. I love its ease of use and the accurate manuscript translation. In my opinion – it’s the best translation for today.

    Comment by Frank Hamrick — March 27, 2014 @ 10:03 am

  114. My favorite ESV Bible is my first one. A compact edition that my then fiance (now wife) gave to me before I went to serve on the mission field for a summer. It’s sentimental because of here note on the inside cover. It’s spiritually meaningful because it holds all of my notes and markings. It’s traveled the world with me and has been torn apart and glued back together several times!

    Lawrenceville, Georgia

    Comment by Kevin Sanders — March 27, 2014 @ 10:03 am

  115. My favorite Bible edition was my ESV Single Column Reference in black calfskin from 2007. From the presentation box, to the page layout that is perfect for preaching and study, to the limpest cover ever – that Bible was awesome! I gifted it to someone who serves with me and replaced it with an RL Allan Single Column Reference in brown highland goatskin. A beautiful Bible, not doubt, but not like that first SCR…

    Comment by Mark Aarstad — March 27, 2014 @ 10:03 am

  116.  Gospel Transformation Study Bible - easy to read but maintains the meaningof the Gospel.

    Comment by mat — March 27, 2014 @ 10:03 am

  117. Of all the many translations of Scripture I have in my library my favorite translation is the ESV. What I love most about it is that it is a word for word translation and not a paraphrase.I especially love the reverse interlinear Greek New Testament. I also love the ESV Literary Study Bible. I have used it in teaching pastoral ministry students, sermon preparation , personal devotions, reading in worship services and find it second to none in conveying the original meaning and message of the inspired writers of God’s Holy Word. In my personal devotions the ESV has opened the Bible to me in some new ways and has helped my personal spiritual growth significantly.

    Thank You

    Rev. Dan Lybarger

    Comment by Rev. Dan Lybarger — March 27, 2014 @ 10:03 am

  118. My favorite Bible thus far is my leather bound New Scofield reference Bible. I much prefer reading and studying from ESV now, but this tattered book has been mine since I trusted Christ in ’79, and has all those meaningful notes, highlights and underlines from my early years as a believer. It is falling apart now, and must be handled gingerly. I use ESV online Bible for my daily study, and for reference in my Facebook Bible study group, “Daily in the Word”. I am a pastor’s wife in Farson, Wyoming. :)

    Comment by Diane Heeney — March 27, 2014 @ 10:04 am

  119. Bruce, I agree! I loved my personal reference ESV for several years until I got the new ESV single column heritage Bible. It is my new favorite for daily reading.

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Comment by Vic — March 27, 2014 @ 10:04 am

  120. My favorite was my New Defender’s Study Bible from ICR. Great notes from Dr. Henry Morris and all of scripture from a grammatical-literal-historical perspective. (Arlington, TX)

    Comment by Seth T — March 27, 2014 @ 10:04 am

  121. My favorite is NIV Study Bible i have had for over 25 years…it has many worn pages and written it , highlighted, etc.. It was the first Bible i used in my first Bible study.. Masterlife.
    I like the notes at the bottom of the pages.. and the articles explaining the Books at the beginning of each one.. I also like the KJV for its beautiful reading!

    Comment by Joan Troutt — March 27, 2014 @ 10:04 am

  122. Favorite Bible definitely is ESV. Translation is more readable and I appreciate the way it was translated as well. My original ESV Bible is falling apart. Could use a new one:) From Glen Mills, PA.

    Comment by Barb Cournoyer — March 27, 2014 @ 10:05 am

  123. My ESV Study Bible up until now. I lug that thing around everywhere — it would be nice to have a Bible like the one in this giveaway to be more travel-friendly.

    Mt. Prospect, IL

    Comment by Kevin Halloran — March 27, 2014 @ 10:07 am

  124. I pre ordered the Study Edition several years ago. It has proven to be a valuable resource. Carson VA

    Comment by John Morales — March 27, 2014 @ 10:07 am

  125. My favorite Bible is my ESV study bible. It has brought so much joy and understanding to my reading scripture.

    Auburn, Alabama

    Comment by Lee Cadden — March 27, 2014 @ 10:07 am

  126. My current favorite version of the Bible is the NKJV. However, I have the ESV in Kindle on my phone. I use it frequently for a Soul Winners class that I am taking and with my World Bible School Students. It would be a great help to me to have a paper copy of the ESV Bible. Thank you for running this contest. I am in Smyrna, TN.

    Comment by Linda Rushing — March 27, 2014 @ 10:07 am

  127. I fondly remember the Ryrie Study Bible because it was the Bibke I studied at a time I was initially hungry and thirsty for the scriptures.

    Comment by Kirk — March 27, 2014 @ 10:07 am

  128. My favorite Bible has been the first one I was given as a new believer years ago. It was the KJV Thomas Chain Reference Bible. I read it from cover to cover and it gave me a love for Scripture reading. I haven’t stopped reading the Bible since, though I’ve read many other translations. From David in Mayfield, KY

    Comment by David Sassaman — March 27, 2014 @ 10:08 am

  129. I use the ESV study bible, it’s my favorite to study and easy to understand the Word of God ,it’s meaning

    Comment by Roberto Elep — March 27, 2014 @ 10:09 am

  130. My favorite Bible has been the ESV Deluxe Reference Edition that come out in 2003. There is a smaller version that is page for page identical and the two of them have been a blessing through the years. I believe it is out of print sadly but mine is still very functional. Thanks to Crossway Bibles for their excellent products.

    Comment by Fred — March 27, 2014 @ 10:10 am

  131. KJV. This is the version of Bible I grew up with, so it’s language has many memories with it!

    Comment by Grant Garber — March 27, 2014 @ 10:10 am

  132. A favorite Bible edition that I owned was the original NIV. back in 1979. I was taking OT survey and had to read through the OT and I would have never made it our of Leviticus without it. So, for many years it was my favorite. Of course, now we have the ESV, so now we have a modern text that is also faithful to a much more literal rendition of the original languages. I reside in Chattanooga,TN.

    Comment by Craig Ervin — March 27, 2014 @ 10:10 am

  133. KJV

    Comment by Vry rev dr guy O dunklee — March 27, 2014 @ 10:11 am

  134. I really enjoy the Gospel Transformation Bible. It’s been helpful to my devotional life and showing me the gospel all over the Scriptures. This post is coming from Dunbar, WI.

    Comment by Josh — March 27, 2014 @ 10:13 am

  135. My favorite Bible edition is the ESV Compact Bible, green with the cross design. It’s my favorite because it was given me by my best friend on his birthday (he’s quite a guy!) because I’d admired his. He sneakily asked my wife which color I’d like, and I had no idea. I also love how small and portable it is!

    From New Haven, CT

    Comment by Andrew Gilson — March 27, 2014 @ 10:13 am

  136. My favorite Bible was a paperback NIV…a neighbour and a Christian, befriended me. About 3 years into the friendship, I began to recognize that it was her church-going that made the difference with the kind of friend she was. I told her I would like to be more like her and I asked if I could come to church with her. She also invited me to a Bible Study in her home and that is when she gave me my first Bible – it still sits on my night table. It didn’t take long until I understood the gospel and gave my heart to the Lord. That was 31 years ago. Forever thankful for the Word of God and Christian friends.

    Comment by Judy Lamb — March 27, 2014 @ 10:13 am

  137. When the ESV came out I quickly ordered one. Burgundy cover! It has been my Bible for a long time. There are markings from my grandkids in it and my sticker to remind me to pray for the persecuted church.

    Carol
    Tangent, OR

    Comment by Carol Reister — March 27, 2014 @ 10:13 am

  138. Have been using my esv study Bible…would love the this line for taking to church. Tacoma Wa.

    Comment by Donna Mccormack — March 27, 2014 @ 10:13 am

  139. My absolute favorite bible is the Cambridge KJV Wide Margin in goatskin. It’s my favorite because I have tons of room to write in it & KJV because of its wide usage. I only recently learned of the ESV and with this new Thinline edition, I think it would make a great supplement to my devotional time.

    Ogilvie, MN

    Comment by Carla Skipper — March 27, 2014 @ 10:13 am

  140. I left a former denomination for a reformed denomination in 2001. Deciding I needed to have a firmer biblical grip on election, I bought a brand new leather-bound thinline NLT (using at the time), and underlined every verse that was applicable. I no longer use that bible, but it sits on my shelf as an important keepsake. Since then, I have moved to the ESV and have longed for another brand new, high-quality, leather-bound thinline bible. The heirloom is that bible!

    Comment by Jeff Gardner — March 27, 2014 @ 10:13 am

  141. Riverside, CA- I enjoy the ESV Journaling Bible! I purchased the very first edition of it and have been using it ever since. It’s cool to be able to go back on what I read years ago, and to see the notes I wrote in it. It’s like having your own version of a study bible!

    Comment by Brad Ormonde Jr. — March 27, 2014 @ 10:14 am

  142. ESV. I actually really enjoy the ESV and GNT/BHS parallel on my Accordance app. It’s a very useful tool that comes in handy every week as I prepare to teach and preach. Other than that, I was gifted a very nice Allan ESV that is beautiful and full of helpful cross-references.

    Comment by Timothy Harrelson — March 27, 2014 @ 10:14 am

  143. We use the KJV at church, but, I do my daily Bible reading from the ESV. Actually this year I am listening to the ESV on Legacy.com. Kensington, NH

    Comment by Marcia R. Burwell — March 27, 2014 @ 10:15 am

  144. Atlanta, GA

    My current favorite is the ESV large print. I only wish it came in better leathers.

    Comment by Barry McCarty — March 27, 2014 @ 10:15 am

  145. My favorite was a Thinline ESV bonded black cover, which I gave away on my missions trip in Tobago. But I sure would like a copy of ESV Heirloom Thinline Bible. I will never switch to using an electronic over a printed Bible, in private or public. I am church planting in the east coast of Canada, but I could give you a PO box in Buffalo, NY. Thanks and God bless!

    Comment by Vaclav Vasil — March 27, 2014 @ 10:15 am

  146. I have a hard time deciding between my genuine leather HCSB Minister’s Bible and my NIV Thompson Chain Reference bible. I received both as ministry gifts and have used both quite a lot. I was reared on the NIV, so I would probably default to that one, but I love the HCSB.

    Heartland, TX

    Comment by Jason — March 27, 2014 @ 10:15 am

  147. Since getting my first ESV Study Bible a few years ago, I have really grown to like it. The only problem I have is when I ordered my first I got the Hard Cover Large Print Bible (which is huge) and hard to carry around. So I usually take my NIV Version (My next Favorite), but I sure would like to win one of those thin-line Bibles to take with me. I have a small Group of 10 men ages ranging from 60-95 and now use the ESV Version for teaching.

    Comment by Michael Wimsatt — March 27, 2014 @ 10:15 am

  148. My favorite edition is the Cambridge wide margin bible. It has a ton of room for notes. Lays extremely flat and feels great. The paper construction keeps the pages crisp and the notes don’t go through. It’s not too heavy for its size. Good font for me too. Great combination all around.

    Las Cruces, NM

    Comment by Alejandro Aguilar — March 27, 2014 @ 10:16 am

  149. My favorite was an old NKJV. It was a cheapish bonded leather burgundy Bible our church gave us when we were baptized. It’s held together by packing tape and love!

    Comment by Matthew Hiatt — March 27, 2014 @ 10:16 am

  150. My first thinline type bible was the NIV version, I work as a chaplain for Hospice a the thin line version of scripture is an excellent tool to tote around from patient to patient, whats more is the style of the ESV makes it so much easier to source through and share from topic to topic. I downloaded to Kindle the ESV study Bible and cant get enough of it with the commentaries and references etc
    I will make the ESV thin line my next purchase.
    Thank You

    Comment by Oscar Montiel — March 27, 2014 @ 10:17 am

  151. My favorite bible was an NIV that was given to me when I became a Christian when I turned 20. It holds a ton of sentimental value!
    My favorite version is the ESV Study Bible as it is the best one volume resource I have on understanding the bible.
    I’m in Seattle, WA.

    Comment by Jeremy Echols — March 27, 2014 @ 10:17 am

  152. Well for me it is my Cambridge Goatskin ESV Pitt Minion Reference Edition. I love the way it feels in my hand. it is an excellent preaching Bible, if you have good eyesight. It is durable have been around the world a few times. My only criticism is that it could be either a 1/2 in larger or thicker to make the print slightly bigger.

    Comment by Patrick Mathers — March 27, 2014 @ 10:17 am

  153. I love the ESV for its clarity and its attention to accuracy. I love having it with me all the time on my phone!

    Comment by Gayle Ash — March 27, 2014 @ 10:18 am

  154. I go back to 1979 when I graduated high school. I had other Bibles before that time however our church gave each high school senior a King James version. I loved it so I used it for 35 years before getting a new ESL version. My old Bible now rest in a new box that my new one arrived in.

    Comment by Jesse Creech — March 27, 2014 @ 10:18 am

  155. My favorite Bible is my Compact ESV which I’ve used daily since I bought it in 2001. The bonded leather spine has fallen apart but I’ve mended it with black duct tape – not pretty, but functional. It’s my favorite Bible to preach from. It’s hard to consider getting a new one, since when I can’t remember exact references, I can usually find the text by memory of location on the page.

    My pocket-sized treasure lives with me in Woburn, MA.

    Comment by Todd Cravens — March 27, 2014 @ 10:19 am

  156. I bought an ESV when it first came out and have had several ESV Bibles since. I think my favorite is my single column reference Bible with black truTone cover.

    Comment by Ed Sanders — March 27, 2014 @ 10:19 am

  157. Definitely the ESV version of the Bible with the concordance is my favorite.

    Comment by Jim Simmons — March 27, 2014 @ 10:20 am

  158. My favorite is my single column reference ESV Bible

    Comment by Ed Sanders — March 27, 2014 @ 10:20 am

  159. Definitely the ESV with the concordance. Wonderfull for study.

    Comment by Jim Simmons — March 27, 2014 @ 10:21 am

  160. My favorite bible is my ESV Single Column Reference bible. I have a couple of them now, but I also use the ESV Study Bible regularly in preparing to teach/preach. I began using it when we planted the church. Most of the people we ministered to had no bible background whatsoever, and they had trouble with the KJV. I began using the ESV and the response was amazing, as people said they could actually understand! The ESV has been truly a blessing.

    Prospect, TN

    Comment by Steve Williams — March 27, 2014 @ 10:21 am

  161. My favorite ESV is my single column reference Bible!

    Comment by Ed Sanders — March 27, 2014 @ 10:22 am

  162. My favorite was my esv compact edition, because it was so portable!

    Comment by Chuck — March 27, 2014 @ 10:23 am

  163. The New Thinline ESV Bible by Crossway is an easy to read and understand version of the Word of the Lord. Several churches I work with are replacing their pew Bibles with the new ESV Bible. The ESV Thin line Bible is welcome addition for anyone, including lay persons, who have a passion to share the living Word of God with those who need to be encouraged and comforted.

    Comment by Daniel E. Meek, CFRE — March 27, 2014 @ 10:24 am

  164. I have never owned a bible been using digital versions and church bibles. Have to say these are very elegant and would be nice to have as my own.

    Comment by Kevin Arnold — March 27, 2014 @ 10:24 am

  165. My name is Joshua Cheney and I am from Rogers, Arkansas. My favorite Bible that I have ever owned was the ESV thinline Charcol Gray Celtic Cross edition. This was the Bible I have my first sermon from, so it is very special to me.

    Comment by Joshua Cheneh — March 27, 2014 @ 10:24 am

  166. My favorite is an old KJV that was my mother’s. Since she couldn’t be at my wedding, back in the ancient ’70s, I carried that bible, along with my bridal bouquet.

    Laramie, Wyoming

    Comment by Dori Ownbey — March 27, 2014 @ 10:24 am

  167. My Cambridge Clarion ESV in black goatskin is the best bible on the market. A combination of an elegant single-column, paragraphed setting and premium goatskin make it a delight to use. It also has two ribbons, which is quite handy.

    Upper Arlington, Ohio.

    Comment by Griffith Brown — March 27, 2014 @ 10:24 am

  168. My favorite Bible is the ESV Study Bible. I use it often for in-depth understanding of God’s Word. I read it from cover to cover once. It was the equivalent of attending seminary classes. I was delighted with the new sensitivities to the nuances of the Bible that I gained from reading everything in it. I plan on reading through again.

    Comment by Lynnda Ell — March 27, 2014 @ 10:24 am

  169. My favorite Bible was a blue leather snap flap New King James that I owned when I was in college. I took it everywhere with me, and once left it in a lecture hall by accident. I reached for it later that day and was devastated when it wasn’t in its pocket in my backpack. I spent forever looking for it and retracing my steps and was delighted when I found it. It had been turned in to one of the help desks nearby.

    Comment by Barry Horst — March 27, 2014 @ 10:25 am

  170. I am an avid book lover. I have collected leather bound classics since I was a child. When I married my husband we moved into his family farm house and I inherited some antique books. My oldest book is around 1845. They are given a shelf in my personal library. But the most prominent shelf is for my Bibles. I have my grandmother’s that came from Jerusalem, my first one, the one my husband’s football coach gave him and numerous very old ones. I believe if God’s Word is a treasure to my heart, then the book I hold needs to be a quality treasure as well. I have recently been introduced to the ESV version by listening to Dr John MacArthur. He loves the accuracy of it. I can’t wait to dive in and become familiar with it. I am from Spring City, TN.

    Comment by Krissy Tallent — March 27, 2014 @ 10:25 am

  171. My favorite ESV has been my study Bible version. I like it because it looks like a Bible so I would carry it around campas and town and it was always a conversation starter. I had non-Christians and Christians start conversations with me and even had people see the Bible and ask for prayer. I like this Bible because once the conversation started we could open the Bible and read in depth on whatever passage. The articles were helpful and insightful.

    Comment by Lauren — March 27, 2014 @ 10:25 am

  172. My favorite Bible has been the ESV Study Bible.
    The study notes are a huge help, but they aren’t distracting if I want to focus on the Bible text.
    The design is beautiful and well-thought out. I’ve never been delighted by a Bible’s typeface before seeing the ESV Study Bible for the first time.

    Even though I have the ESV and the Study Bible Notes in Logos, I still use the ESVSB all the time. :)

    Comment by Doug Hanna — March 27, 2014 @ 10:26 am

  173. ESV Study Bible. Did a lot of research to replace my old NKJ study/ref bible. ESV was the translation of choice and your Study Bible was on a Pre-Release order basis.

    Comment by John Pilla — March 27, 2014 @ 10:26 am

  174. My favorite would have to be the first I read as a new believer in Christ: a Revised Standard Version given to me by my mother when I graduated high school in 1970. Today, I use mostly my ESV, which is the version used by our church. I live in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

    Comment by Robbie Lewis — March 27, 2014 @ 10:27 am

  175. My favorite is my ESV Study Bible because the notes, charts, and other aids help me in my understanding of the text.

    Loveland, CO

    Comment by Robert Wiggins — March 27, 2014 @ 10:28 am

  176. I was saved in 2012 and have a Crossway ESV study bible. This is the version my pastor uses most so its easy to follow along with in church as well as home. Since then I’ve also bought an NLT study bible, which I also like, but find myself turning back to my ESV. It speaks to my heart and being a mom of 4 and grandmother of 2 young grandchildren, its important to be grounded in God’s Word and be able to share it with them.

    Comment by J — March 27, 2014 @ 10:28 am

  177. My favorite Bible edition is the ESV Classic Reference Bible. I bought one for each of my children and took notes in it for a year before I gave it to them.

    Byesville, Ohio

    //eric

    Comment by Eric Fehrman — March 27, 2014 @ 10:29 am

  178. ESV Study Bible

    Profound and a variety of readings. Very well designed and numerous scholars/pastors’ attributions. Great backgrounds and introductions on each books. I cannot stop recommending it to my fellow workers and pastors.

    Comment by Hyungu Lee — March 27, 2014 @ 10:29 am

  179. My favorite Bible version used to be the NIV. It now has been replaced by the ESV. The ESV is easy to read and trustworthy. Omaha, NE.

    Comment by James M Daugherty — March 27, 2014 @ 10:29 am

  180. My favorite is a large prnt Thompson Chain reference bible with leather binding, chambersburg, pa

    Comment by steve fleming — March 27, 2014 @ 10:29 am

  181. my only Bible has been the King Janes Bible but I would love to have a copy of your ESV Bible is will help me a lot in my Bible Study Thanks so much. my address is. Debra Brady. 1603 Magnolia Circle, Jonesboro GA 30236

    Comment by Debra Brady — March 27, 2014 @ 10:29 am

  182. My favorite Bible was the New American Standard Single column Bible. It is easy to preach from this but I like to use my ESV and my HCSB as well.

    Comment by Tom Swafford — March 27, 2014 @ 10:31 am

  183. My favorite Bible was my Dickson KJV Bible. It had ASV renderings in parentheses, references in the verses, and numerous study aids and maps in the back. It was covered with a generous leather overlapping cover. You can’t find one like that these days in any version. Today I use NKJV, but wish I had a Bible like my old Dickson!

    Comment by Alan Goff — March 27, 2014 @ 10:32 am

  184. My favorite is my ESV study bible with brown calfskin cover. The quality is amazing. Plus because of its size it makes me look more holy than most. I’m hoping to give it to one of my boys one day full of notes, underlines and highlights.

    Comment by Kelsey Wakefield — March 27, 2014 @ 10:32 am

  185. My favorite Bible is the ESV Study Bible in calfskin leather. It’s my desert island pick.

    Comment by Chris Griffith — March 27, 2014 @ 10:33 am

  186. My favorite would be the first thinline I bought. I still have it and it is full of my notes thoughts and experiences.

    Comment by Nick — March 27, 2014 @ 10:33 am

  187. My favorite Bible is my ESV Study Bible in the black calfskin. It’s obvious beauty outside the notes are robust reach across denominational and tradition lines and always provide helpful insight into not only interpreting but also applying God’s word in my life and in the lives of those I teach.

    Comment by Pastor Chris Surbrr — March 27, 2014 @ 10:33 am

  188. My favorite for in depth study is ESV Study Bible. I treasure it for faithfulness and beautiful English. Truly a blessing.
    Bridgeport, CT.

    Comment by Richard Czekaj — March 27, 2014 @ 10:34 am

  189. OMG, Cambridge Clarion ESV in goatskin. single column, perfect ratios, great paper, unobtrusive references, and line matching.

    ESV Heirloom Thinline will be wedding present to my honey :)

    Comment by Tyler — March 27, 2014 @ 10:34 am

  190. A youth Bible with popular Christian sports personality commennts honoring our Lord, giving the Celebrity status n glory to Him.

    Comment by Diane and Martinez Jr — March 27, 2014 @ 10:35 am

  191. I have the thin line Bible in dual tone and have loved it.

    Comment by Inese — March 27, 2014 @ 10:36 am

  192. Years ago (1965-66) in my freshman year of college, I took one semester of the Old Testament and the next on the New Testament. At that time, we used the Harper’s Study Bible and were required to read the entire Bible. Because of that and at that time, it was my favorite Bible even though it was the King James version. I keep saying that I am going to read the Bible again cover to cover but unfortunately have started and stopped a number of times. With more modern translations and commentaries, the NIV and the CEB are my favorites now.

    Comment by Max G. Mahaffee — March 27, 2014 @ 10:36 am

  193. So far my favorite has to be the ESV Study Bible. It has been a valuable resource for my preaching ministry.

    Comment by Clay — March 27, 2014 @ 10:37 am

  194. My favorite Bible has been my ESV Study Bible. I use several versions for my study time and the notes in the ESV Study Bible have helped my understanding tremendously! I use it in my family’s devotion time to enhance our understanding of scripture. I recommend it to all of my friends.

    Comment by Mark Wade — March 27, 2014 @ 10:37 am

  195. My favorite is the ESV TruTone verse-by-verse reference bible because of the single column, the ease in finding individual verses, it’s font size, the the feel.

    Pat Hamblin
    Valencia, Calif.

    Comment by Patrick Hamblin — March 27, 2014 @ 10:39 am

  196. My favorite edition of the Crossway ESV Bible is, I believe, the first. It is the Classic Reference Edition of 2001. I had been a New American Standard Bible user for many years but immediately fell in love with the ESV because it maintained consistency in its literalness while using language that flowed more easily and was very readable. I’m hoping to get a new edition ESV single column reference when I can afford it.

    Comment by Paul Null — March 27, 2014 @ 10:39 am

  197. My favorite edition of the ESV that I have owned is The MacArthur Study Bible. To have the ESV text with the study notes of The MacArthur Study has been a huge help to me as a Disciple Teacher.

    Comment by John Casey — March 27, 2014 @ 10:40 am

  198. My favorite ESV edition is the Gospel Transformation Bible in genuine leather because it has one of the best (i.e.,strong, smooth, very opaque) papers in the market, absolutely beautiful,readable and unique font (perfect balance of outstanding readability and minimizing bulk). Plus the notes are also in a very good, larger than standard size making it easy to consult them, not to mention they are incredibly helpful, uplifting, informative, God- and Jesus-centered notes. It will definitely become a classic and I pray it will focus the hearts of many to our Amazinng God and Jesus.
    Emerson K. Vancouver, WA

    Comment by Emerson Kneipp — March 27, 2014 @ 10:40 am

  199. My favorite bible is the ESV Study Bible. It is a translation I trust with scholarly notes to help answer the many questions that often arise when I read the bible. It comes out of a community with sound doctrine and in-depth knowledge of both ancient and contemporary scholarship. It saves me from needing a whole stack of books at the ready and allows me to accomplish much simply by turning pages of a single volume.

    Comment by James Mardian — March 27, 2014 @ 10:43 am

  200. My favorite English Bible was my ESV personal size reference Bible. It was small enough to carry everywhere. The typeset was just large enough to teach from. And it was single-column, so the Bible served me well in reading. Finally, it had cross-references, which I miss in my single-column legacy edition. Thank you Crossway! Midlothian, VA

    Comment by Rick Zaman — March 27, 2014 @ 10:43 am

  201. My favorite is my ESV Single-column Journaling Bible. I enjoy having the space to write my own thoughts and references down, next to the verses I study.

    Rio Vista, CA

    Comment by Richard Flink — March 27, 2014 @ 10:44 am

  202. City and state are Paradise Valley, AZ for comment 199 by James Mardian

    Comment by James Mardian — March 27, 2014 @ 10:45 am

  203. My favorite has to be the Classic Reference ESV with calfskin. I love the typeset and feel. I have ESV Study Bible in 3 different covers, cloth, bonded, and geniune leather. I have the Gospel Transformation in cloth and have purchased several thinline editions for others. I’d love to have a crack at winning the new editions advertised. The ESV is a great translation and every edition of the ESV has enriched my life immeasurably. Thank you Crossway for all the work and sacrifice involved in bringing us all this great translation of God’s Word!

    Comment by George Wisley — March 27, 2014 @ 10:45 am

  204. For many years I used NIV, working in a Christian book store for many years I had a few different editions, most recently one of their personal size giant print. Currently, my favorite is ESV which I tried after the owner of the bookstore I used to work at said how much he liked it. I appreciate the accuracy.

    Comment by MaryAnn — March 27, 2014 @ 10:45 am

  205. My personal favorite bible I’ve had is the Thompson Chain Reference KGV bible I had in bible college. Now that I am of the reformed bent I really like the ESV.

    Comment by Gary Saenz — March 27, 2014 @ 10:45 am

  206. The ESV Study Bible by Crossway is my absolute favorite Bible because of its accuracy and its commentaries. It is easy to understand and study daily. The commentaries are so convenient and helpful. If there is a scripture I don’t understand, I can go straight to the commentary at the bottom of the paige and search for the answers. I just love it.

    Comment by Tonya Hammond — March 27, 2014 @ 10:45 am

  207. I’m sorry, I forgot to include that I live in MN

    Comment by MaryAnn — March 27, 2014 @ 10:46 am

  208. My favorite bible depends on the purpose of it. My favorite study bible is a tie between the ESV Study Bible and the Gospel Transformation Study Bible. Both of these are fantastic for study notes, maps and other materials of high quality. My favorite Bible to teach out of is the crossway ESV single column reference in calfskin. I love its buttery softness and the fact that each verse starts its own line for ease of finding my place while teaching. For just reading, I love my newly acquired Allan ESV Commemorative edition. The 10 point font helps my aging eyes and the margins are just a bit wider so that I can put in my own cross references.

    As you can tell, I love bibles, I love the ESV especially. In fact my original true tone thin line from 2002 is the Bible that is on my desk at work with me every day.

    Comment by Keith — March 27, 2014 @ 10:48 am

  209. I love my Thompson Chain Reference Bible, partly because it is such a helpful study tool, but also because it was a Christmas gift to me from our church’s choir, which I have directed for 15 years now.

    Comment by Dean Heuer — March 27, 2014 @ 10:48 am

  210. I gave a small leather ESV to a friend as he was not a Christian I thought the ESV would be easy to understand scripture, it was leather & very beautiful but not feminine which I thought was important. I would like to have the ESV for myself! I mainly use the NASB, however, sometimes I do carry to church my Schofield Kjv that I carried when I was pregnant with our first child in the late sixties!

    Comment by Joyce Rae — March 27, 2014 @ 10:48 am

  211. My favorite is the classic reference edition in cordovan calfskin. The sewn binding with an edge lined cover makes for an exquisite bible that lays flat at both Genesis 1 and Revelation 22! The text block is the perfect size, making it portable yet readable. Crossway is really turning out some nice products! Their bibles–both quality and aesthetics–make me want to study my bible all the more. James Daley, Littleton, Co

    Comment by James Daley — March 27, 2014 @ 10:49 am

  212. My favorite edition is the ESV Reformation Study Bible and the MacArthur study bible is second favorite. Since no study bible can be complete, I like having information from both versions so there is overlap on complex topics and one may cover a topic/verse where the other one does not.

    San Lorenzo, CA

    Comment by Luke Shiras — March 27, 2014 @ 10:49 am

  213. sorry. Austin Texas

    Comment by Keith — March 27, 2014 @ 10:49 am

  214. My favorite Bible was my first KJV study Bible from the 1920′s. I found it in a thrift store when I was a few months old in the Lord and recovered its crumbling leather with a cloth tapestry cover and edging(70′s Jesus Freak) I carried it for years, I was greatly helped by its Cyclopedic Index, which I greatly missed when I lost it. Currently I am using the Literary Study Bible for my devotion time and I am blessed as I consider how God not only displays true art in creation but also in the literary perfection of the Bible as He speaks His beauty to our souls.
    Rick Lucian – Huntington Beach, CA

    Comment by Rick Lucian — March 27, 2014 @ 10:50 am

  215. I use both the esvstudy bible and the gospel Transformation bible in study both are favorites.

    Comment by Steve barthe!lemy — March 27, 2014 @ 10:52 am

  216. I’ve owned many ESV bibles, but my favorite is my first (classic reference) ESV. The pages are torn and tattered, and the binding is completely broken; so, it’s retired. But God opened my eyes through it.

    Norman, Oklahoma

    Comment by David Starchman — March 27, 2014 @ 10:54 am

  217. I received my first ESV Bible in 2008 as a gift from a dear brother in Christ. This was a genuine leather, large print edition. As I discovered both the accuracy to the original languages and the ease of understanding the Biblical message, this translation soon became my favorite. I highly recommend the ESV to others who desire to understand the Bible and know its Author. After retirement in 2011 as a U. S. Army Chaplain, my wife and son gave me the ESV large print edition in calfskin. The feel, durability, and readability of this edition, coupled with the accuracy to the original languages and ease of understanding the Biblical message has made this my favorite edition of my favorite translation.

    Comment by Ken Kerr — March 27, 2014 @ 10:54 am

  218. I’m spoiled in that I have several editions of the ESV Bible and use each one for different purposes. The ESV Study Bible was my first (and most used) edition due to its impressive resources in preparing for classes and personal study. I also have an ESV Thinline Reference edition, which is the Bible that I most often carry when leaving the house because of its nice balance between size and handy cross-reference information. I especially appreciate the ESV Bible app for my phone, which provides extremely easy-to-use browsing and search features. But my new “favorite” edition is the ESV Single Column Legacy Bible – I’ve rediscovered the fun of reading God’s Word in a more natural “book” format. Many thanks to the Crossway folks for their efforts in providing a wide range of great resources!

    Comment by Brad Lyons — March 27, 2014 @ 10:54 am

  219. My favorite bible is the ESV Single Column Legacy Edition. I have had it for three years now and use it as my preaching bible. Mine is black genuine leather. It is just the right size and because there is one single column in the center, the outside margins are perfect for notes and sermon outlines.I love the layout, the size of the fonts, and the accuracy and clarity that the ESV translation provides.

    Oakland, Maryland

    Comment by Wally Weeks — March 27, 2014 @ 10:54 am

  220. My favorite Bible edition was a compact Cambridge KJV that I used all through college days for street preaching and evangelism. It went through the rough days of college and the rigors of coat pocket and dashboard and briefcase without missing a page! I love a Bible that takes on real life situations! I pastor a rural church in Beaverton, MI and my Bible still goes through some tough use.

    Comment by Kim Lewis — March 27, 2014 @ 10:57 am

  221. I have been reading a personal size reference Bible. I like the single column layout for its readability. It fits comfortably in my hand, on my lap, and in a bag, though I wish the dimensions were closer to the thin line Bibles.
    Andrew from Overland Park, Kansas

    Comment by Andrew Klausen — March 27, 2014 @ 10:58 am

  222. My favorite Bible was my NASB Classic Reference Bible.

    It was what I started using in my quiet times when I re-committed my life to the Lord. It’s been highlighted, and written all over. It has held up very well over the years, and still gets frequent use.

    Spartanburg, SC

    Comment by Jonathan West — March 27, 2014 @ 10:58 am

  223. My favorite bible is my Zondervan KJV/Amplified Leathersoft large print (9 pt font) bible. I learned so much from reading scripture first in the King James column, and then comparing it to the Amplified column of the same verse. It’s like my eyes have been opened!

    Comment by KAREN CARTER — March 27, 2014 @ 10:58 am

  224. My favorite bible is the Serendipity Bible for Groups. We use it in our Sunday School class. In the past I have used it in small group meetings at my home and other homes. Great way to learn about your fellow Christian friends and study the Bible. The Serendipity Bible uses the NIV.

    Comment by Denis Jackson — March 27, 2014 @ 10:58 am

  225. This is a difficult question, I have 3 print editions of the ESV and a few digital versions. On my Kindle I have the ESV Study Bible and the ESV MacArthur Study Bible plus the ESV bible. I also use the ESVBible.com site daily in conjunction with one of my study bible. So if I had to chose one I would pick the ESV Study Bible Hardcover edition, its packed with details and illustrations that no other bible has. But I would miss all the others too. :(

    Comment by David Ben — March 27, 2014 @ 10:58 am

  226. From a strictly physical standpoint, I absolutely love a compact HCSB I picked up at a warehouse sale right after it was released. It’s a simple imitation leather, but very small and still readable.

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Comment by Isaac Gould — March 27, 2014 @ 10:59 am

  227. Tell us about a favorite Bible edition that you’ve owned. Why was it your favorite?

    ESV thinline calfskin edition. It is my favorite because it was a gift from several dear brothers in Christ. Also, it has a very flexible cover and is handy to carry around.

    Comment by Brandon — March 27, 2014 @ 11:02 am

  228. My favorite is probably my black, thinline ESV. I grew up in a fairly “KJV” loving environment and when I went on my own some of my favorite preachers preached out of the ESV. Purchased my ESV thinline and I carry it to church every sunday or on conferences.

    I also have love for my ESV Study Bible and My esv with wide margins that I preach out of

    Jacksonville, Fl

    Comment by Steven G — March 27, 2014 @ 11:03 am

  229. I have used a NAS Study Bible for many years because it is a good translation, easy to understand, and I value the study notes. I have been looking for a ESV study Bible because it is an updated translation and would be a great help for further study.
    Statesboro, GA

    Comment by Rita Hopkins — March 27, 2014 @ 11:03 am

  230. My favorite Bible is the Brown/Cordovan, Portfolio Design ESV Study Bible. The text font and size make it very comfortable to read for long periods and the commentary is very helpful for further explaining God’s word. Two extra bonuses being the Bible will stay open when reading on a table and the TruTone cover feels good holding it in your hands.

    Comment by Tim Frank — March 27, 2014 @ 11:04 am

  231. My favorite Bible has been my almost pocket-sized ESV. I am on my second one. I gave the first away to a friend in prison. At the time, it was travel-worn and threadbare. Now my second small ESV is in the same condition. Travel-worn and threadbare. But here’s the most cool part – the words remain firm. The Word speaks regardless of the outside cover. It is a life lesson for me. some days I feel travel-worn and threadbare, but God in my heart, the living Word in my soul, radiates outward regardless of my outside. Praise God!

    Comment by Henry Lewis — March 27, 2014 @ 11:05 am

  232. I have a leather ESV Study Bible and absolutely LOVE it. But it’s a little too large to take to church with all my other stuff. Would love to have a thinline to take with me. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    Comment by Sherrye Brown — March 27, 2014 @ 11:06 am

  233. My favorite bible was given to me in 1979 as a gift from my parents. It was the “new” NIV at the time that is formatted more like a book, with verses grouped into paragraphs.

    My dad has been with the Lord now 28 years. His writing inside is very precious to me. Also, this bible holds a lot of notes that I’ve put in it throughout my marriage that chronicle things we’ve been through and how God was working through His Word.

    Comment by Rachel Irwin Shaw — March 27, 2014 @ 11:07 am

  234. My favorite is a calfskin ESV deluxe cross reference Bible. I love the ESV text and have recommended it again and again as the best English translation available. I use it full time for study, reading, and teaching. I use the ESV Greek tools on line. I live to preach and teach and my Bible is the ESV!
    Blessings!

    Comment by John Wallace — March 27, 2014 @ 11:08 am

  235. My favorite Bible was my Thompson Chain Reference Bible that I received for my High School graduation. I still refer back to it because of all of the notes that I wrote in it. My current fave is the ESV Study Bible. All of the notes and theological helps in the back are just priceless, I truly couldn’t imagine Bible study without it!

    Comment by Ron Reffett — March 27, 2014 @ 11:08 am

  236. I started reading the Bible in college. I borrowed one from a friend from church and couldn’t stop reading it. When he came and asked for his Bible back, I went down to the local Christian book store and bought a “Student Bible” because I had seen some others with one. Only they all had the NIV and I bought the NRSV, not knowing the difference. So my favorite Bible has been an NRSV hard bound Student Bible. I manly read my ESV on my Kindle now, but I still have my NRSV, held together with duct tape.

    Comment by Bob — March 27, 2014 @ 11:08 am

  237. I can’t tell you what my favourite bible is because this contest is not open to residents of Canada. It’s nice that we can buy books from you, but not so nice that you won’t share your contests with us.

    Comment by Charles Kaiser — March 27, 2014 @ 11:08 am

  238. I have owned many Bibles over the years. My first was an RSV presented by my church. The first Bible I purchased personally was the J.B. Phillips NT (it’s still around somewhere)
    I was in early on the NASB, NKJV, and NIV.
    That being said, I always returned to the RSV. Then I discovered the ESV. The similarities to the RSV are striking, only the doctrinal decisions are preferable.
    My favorites have been the ESV Reformation Study Bible and the ESV Study Bible. These versions are great for the desk, but way too big to carry around. I would love a thinline – might even buy one if I do not win.

    Comment by Leonard Hendrix — March 27, 2014 @ 11:11 am

  239. My favorite Bible is my original NIV Study Bible I got in 1990 after receiving Christ. My dad gave it to me with the words written inside “To a son I am very proud of. Dad”. It’s so worn now, that it just stays on my shelf. Now I use ESV predominantly because I like the translation better, but that old NIV has so many special memories.

    Comment by Corey — March 27, 2014 @ 11:15 am

  240. My favorite bible was my Ryrie NIV study bible I used in my teens. I loved this bible because it was the same as my father’s, who lead me to the Lord, and still leads me today.

    Comment by B Herman in Denver, CO — March 27, 2014 @ 11:15 am

  241. Well, after all of these comments I doubt it’ll be me that gets one, but I’ll give it a try. My favorite Bible, the one I study out of and teach my wife and children, is my New Classic Reference Allan ESV. I had a Legacy Bible for a while (since it came out) and in February my wife bought me this new one for my birthday. I use my ESV Study Bible and ESV MacArthur Bible when I need help quickly, but other than that I use my new favorite, the Allan. I have a thinline ESV in TrueTone that I use on the go. It’s always in my car for those times when I get somewhere early etc. My thinline is my favorite “go” bible (as I call it). It’s like a duffle bag that I always had ready for a mission that might pop up when I was in the Army.

    Comment by Daniel — March 27, 2014 @ 11:16 am

  242. My favorites: ESV Study Bible & NIV Archaelogical Study Bible (it’s a tie!)

    South Brunswick, NJ

    Comment by Bonnie — March 27, 2014 @ 11:18 am

  243. My favorite Bible is the Brown/Cordovan, Portfolio Design ESV Study Bible. The text font and size make it very comfortable to read for long periods and the commentary is very helpful for further explaining God’s word. Two extra bonuses being the Bible will stay open when reading on a table and the TruTone cover feels good holding it in your hands.

    Janesville, WI

    Comment by Tim Frank — March 27, 2014 @ 11:19 am

  244. Actually I have a toss-up. My longtime stand-by has been a Thompson Chain reference in NIV. I have found a means to study for both sermon or lesson out of one book. Granted it does not have the depth of other references and commentaries but it is handy and portable. I use it in tandem with my recent choice (8yrs and counting) is the ESV Study Bible. It has many of the “things” the Thompson does not try to be. I have found the support materials to be very helpful. Most importantly–I have grown to deeply appreciation for the literal translation. If I may creat a word? there is a “directness&” to it that provides strength & stability to the language.It compliments the NIV & vice versa providing a wonderful blend of the styles.Soli deo gloria

    Comment by Rev. Skip Wilson — March 27, 2014 @ 11:20 am

  245. My favorite Bible is the one that I first fell in love with: my KJV Thompson Chain Reference I got when I was 17. I don’t use it anymore, but it was the Bible that helped me fall in love with the Author and the Word.

    Eureka, CA

    Comment by Nate Downey — March 27, 2014 @ 11:21 am

  246. R.L. Allan single column reference ESV. Fantastic quality, easy readability. Navy goatskin semi-yapp is sharp.

    B’ham, AL

    Comment by scott — March 27, 2014 @ 11:21 am

  247. My favorite version is the NIV, because I am most familiar with the language.

    Monmouth Junction, NJ

    Comment by Nathan — March 27, 2014 @ 11:22 am

  248. My favorite of ones I have owned was the Ryrie Study Bible. The extensive foot noting made understanding things easier.

    Comment by Robert — March 27, 2014 @ 11:25 am

  249. My favorite edition would be my 1984 NIV Bible. I’ve had it since 1984. I recently had it rebound. This Bible is special to me because I’ve used it since I was saved. It is full of notes, underlines, highlights, etc. It is the Bible I’ve used as I’ve grown in Christ.

    North Chesterfield, VA

    Comment by Elaine — March 27, 2014 @ 11:25 am

  250. Was raised on the KJV. In Seminary used the NASB. In my present pastorate I am using the NIV to preach from. I often do my devotional on my iPad with the ESV. My next teaching translation and study will be the ESV. The translation is refreshing!

    Comment by Mark Walters — March 27, 2014 @ 11:26 am

  251. One of my favorite Bibles that I own is a calfskin HCSB Minister’s Bible. I really appreciate the resources for ministry available in the back, but even more, the single column setting and opaque paper really make Bible study enjoyable. I currently use this Bible for my inductive study of God’s word.

    Comment by Matt Frey — March 27, 2014 @ 11:28 am

  252. I love my ESV MacArthur Study Bible: A really great translation, coupled with notes from one of the most respected and well-rounded Bible teachers in living memory.

    Comment by Seth — March 27, 2014 @ 11:31 am

  253. I bought the first edition of the ESV Bible when it came out (around 2000, I think). I know it’s gone through changes and revisions, but the size, the type, the feel, it’s my favorite Bible, the one I still use for my personal devotions.

    Comment by Craig Johnson — March 27, 2014 @ 11:32 am

  254. I regard my ESV Study Bible as the best all around study Bible I’ve used. Better than Ryrie’s, McArthur’s, Scofield’s and others. Those are all Dispensationalist, and I’m glad the ESVSB offers other interpretations too.

    Comment by Tom Warner — March 27, 2014 @ 11:32 am

  255. I have an Oxford NASB wide margin hardcover Bible that is a great for study and note-taking.

    Comment by Don Gale — March 27, 2014 @ 11:33 am

  256. My favorite is probably the one I currently use most every day in family devotions. I wanted a well constructed, easy to read, and pleasurable Bible to hold for this purpose and the large print calfskin ESV fits these requirements nicely.

    Comment by Phillip Gaeddert — March 27, 2014 @ 11:35 am

  257. My favorite version of the bible would have to be the first one I owned after becoming a believer. It was an NIV thinline bible. Perhaps it’s my favorite because the Word(s) finally made sense and seemed to come alive. I remember taking it to bible study just days after purchasing it and having so many questions about the text. I underlined and highlighted that bible constantly.

    Comment by Philip — March 27, 2014 @ 11:35 am

  258. The favorite Bible I have is ESV’s Study Bible which I got several years ago. I like the translation and I like the study notes and everything else that comes with it including being able to look at it online. I write in it, underline it and highlight it as I have found pens and highlighters that don’t bleed through. I gave one to my son and daughter in law for Christmas a couple of years ago and they enjoy theirs. My daughter in law really liked the cover it came in. I used to sell Bibles at a Christian book store and have had a chance to look at most. If I had to have one Bible it would be the ESV Study Bible

    Comment by John Fedrick — March 27, 2014 @ 11:35 am

  259. My favorite Bible is the ESV Study Bible. The translation is accurate, yet readable, and the study notes provide background and context. The only drawback is that the Bible is not portable…but the Thinline ESV Bible is!

    Comment by Alexandra — March 27, 2014 @ 11:35 am

  260. Ever since discovering the ESV Bible, I have been hooked. It has a great balance of reverence and readability. The ESV is my go-to translation of the Holy Bible.

    Comment by Dave — March 27, 2014 @ 11:36 am

  261. My favorite Bible editions are the ESV Study Bible, hardbound and online. I love it because of all the notes, stellar maps, in-depth and helpful intros to each book and the references to similar verses are at hand.

    I also love all the charts and other special study materials available.

    When I’m too ill to attend church, I watch Alistair Begg’s sermons from his church and LOVE using my online ESV Study Bible to take notes on the passage of Scripture that’s being taught and being able to highlight, favorite and share these with others.

    It’s an indispensable resource. Thank you for making God’s Word so easily available to us.

    Comment by Sunny Shell — March 27, 2014 @ 11:39 am

  262. My favorite Bible is my Allen ESV in goatskin. Extremely durable and beautifully crafted.

    Comment by John — March 27, 2014 @ 11:40 am

  263. my current favorite bible is a ESV version with wide lined margins for taking notes with a moleskine like cover.

    Comment by dwightk — March 27, 2014 @ 11:40 am

  264. I love ESV, but my favorite bible was my NASB that I had during my teenage years. It was foundational in my faith. Ft Walton Beach, FL

    Comment by Sharon Carpenter — March 27, 2014 @ 11:41 am

  265. After many years and many bibles the ESV Study Bible has to be my favorite. The valid translation coupled with copious notes, maps and articles that provide the necessary relevant information without overload makes it an invaluable tool for both the exegete as well as the apologist. (The thinline would be a nice addition however as it is a lot easier to carry around)

    Comment by Bill Huff — March 27, 2014 @ 11:41 am

  266. My favorite is hard to select. I like the ESV and the NASB but I keep going back to my old King James Bible because of the beautiful language of that version and sometimes to check the reading of a verse found in either one of the first two mentioned. The KJV was written when the English language was at it’s most elegant peak and is still easily understood with minimal help.

    Don Drake, Carson City, NV

    Comment by Don Drake — March 27, 2014 @ 11:42 am

  267. My favorite bible has been the hardcover commemorative ESV Bible that celebrated the 400th birthday of the KJV. I enjoy it because it is great quality in a translation I love, and the size is just right for relaxed devotional reading and study.

    Comment by Jeremy Kuhn — March 27, 2014 @ 11:43 am

  268. Really happy with my current ESV Study Bible, but see the benefit of a slimmer trimmer version. I would keep the new sleek size in my purse along with my current issue of TABLETALK (have you tried their daily Bible study? Good stuff!). Voila- Bible study on the go.
    Black goatskin for me please! (matches my purse ; )

    Wife & mum of 3
    Troy, Michigan

    Comment by Spurgeon Girl — March 27, 2014 @ 11:46 am

  269. My favorite edition was the Thompson Chain Leather Bible KJV that my parents gave me as a first study bible as a teen. Still precious to me. My favorite translation, however, has to be the ESV. I like the balance it strikes.

    Hixson, Tennessee

    Comment by Paul Martin — March 27, 2014 @ 11:48 am

  270. I was brought up using the King James Version of the bible but I was always searching for a more comprehensive bible to gain more information and increase my knowledge of the bible and God’s word, that was until my search finally ended when I became the proud owner of a ESV Study Bible in brown TruTone. What a bible it is with it’s amazing combination of study references and easy reading bible. What more could you ask for. I recommend this bible to anyone who wants to really get to know the bible, I mean really know the bible. Since that original purchase I have bought my wife her own study bible and I also bought myself a ESV Study Bible in Brown/Chestnut Leather and this is my everyday carry bible. It is always getting comments when people see it and what it has to offer. The ESV Study Bible is what I recommend to anyone who really wants to study the word of God. A pleasant surprise is the online version that you get to use as an added bonus. All in all it does not get any better. And now Crossway is bringing out an indexed study version, they must know just what I was also looking for. I almost forgot to mention that these bibles have sewn bindings not glued which means that they will hold up to everyday use. All in all a winning product. Thanks for getting it right !

    Comment by Robert Merritt — March 27, 2014 @ 11:50 am

  271. A favorite Bible edition of mine was a compact brown leather NKJV bible with golden gilded edges and words of Christ in red. I no longer use the NKJV in favor the ESV as my primary bible, but I still treasure this Bible. When I became a Christian at age 13 it was the first bible I bought with my own money (as opposed to someone giving me one) and it looked like a real bible (as opposed to kiddie paperback versions with a skateboarder on the cover). I wrote the date on the inside cover, August 12, 1994, so I would remember when I came to Christ. It was the first bible that I really starting reading on my own and I used it for years. It looked nice, but was still relatively cheap and the binding finally gave out. It was then that I started realizing the value of quality made bibles. My main bible right now is the ESV Thinline in Tru Tone with a Brown cover and a Celtic cross. I got it for $10 on sale several years ago, and it has held up quite well. But now the binding in it is giving out too. I certainly got my money’s worth, but I now need something that will stand the test of time better. Thanks for making this ESV Heirloom Thinline, I’m sure it will be great!

    Comment by Richard Lucas — March 27, 2014 @ 11:50 am

  272. When I was saved 22 years ago out of a pseudo-christian cult, one of the first things I did was to purchase a hardcover NASB study Bible which I used for many years. A couple of years ago I bought a smart phone and downloaded a Bible App and have been using Crossway’s ESV ever since. I really appreciate the flow and relative accuracy of the ESV. I was looking to purchase an old-school paper and ink, bound ESV for study purposes, so I hope that I’m blessed with being a winner of one of the prizes in this most magnanimous giveaway.
    I reside in Auburn, California.

    Comment by Kirk Bolas — March 27, 2014 @ 11:51 am

  273. The Bible that I most cherish is my copy of the ESV Study Bible in black calfskin. The Bible is such a treasure trove of great teaching as well as presenting the text in a very pleasing manner. The English Standard Version is my version of choice for preaching, teaching, and reading.

    Comment by Leslie Lew — March 27, 2014 @ 11:53 am

  274. I have had the Living bible explain many passages I would not have understood.

    Comment by Reese Thomas SR — March 27, 2014 @ 11:56 am

  275. My favorite Bible is my preaching Bible, the ESV Single-Column Heritage Bible, in black (Calfskin).

    i love the readability for preaching, and I love the sleekness and feel (sweaty hands pose a problem sometimes :)

    Comment by Jason G. — March 27, 2014 @ 11:57 am

  276. Until last year my favorite would have been a hardback NIV i got in Zimbabwe in 1980 and have used and read and underlined in almost every year since. When my father passed away recently i found his ASV which has a lot of his notes and verses underlined in red. He had it rebound at least once and it is now coming apart again but is a favorite of mine as it is a testimony to the 50+ years he spent as a student and teacher of God’s Word.
    Byron, Georgia

    Comment by stan frank — March 27, 2014 @ 11:58 am

  277. My favorite bible edition that I’ve owned is the Personal Size Reference Bible. I like the size of it, as well as having some study features.

    Comment by Eric Sisk — March 27, 2014 @ 11:58 am

  278. My favorite version is a Crossway “One Column” that I call my “Toolbox.” It has plenty of room for notes.

    Comment by Doug — March 27, 2014 @ 11:58 am

  279. My favorite bible edition is the ESV study bible because I find the introductions to each book of the bible really insightful and the articles at the end of the bible are a really helpful reference.

    Lombard, IL

    Comment by Adam — March 27, 2014 @ 11:59 am

  280. The ESV Study Bible works great for me. I like the Bible itself with all the cool features but what I really like is the free online account you get with it. Searches are quick and thorough. It’s nice to be able to check out cross references quickly. The charts, notes, and other helps are very…well, helpful. I use the hard copy in my devotions but for Sunday School prep. I spend most of my time at the computer. Always recommending it. Yesterday, for example, to a co-worker.

    Comment by Leigh — March 27, 2014 @ 11:59 am

  281. Has to be the black leather thinline ESV my wife bought for me. It’s my preaching Bible, increasing in highlights, notes and signs of use.

    I love my ESV SB, but the thinline is the way to go for preaching as it’s much easier to hold whilst I preach.

    Comment by Jonathan Griffiths — March 27, 2014 @ 12:02 pm

  282. My favorite bible version I have owned was a King James that my daughter purchased for me when she was 16.(Now 37) In the No-Name Storm of 1993, our home was flooded with 4.5 feet of seawater. My bible was on a book shelf, and all the books on either side were destroyed, but my bible was intact.

    Comment by Linda Goepfert — March 27, 2014 @ 12:03 pm

  283. ESV thinline calfskin. Durable and feels great. Will, God willing, be able to pass it down to one of my boys. Travels well.

    Riverside, CA

    Comment by Derek — March 27, 2014 @ 12:08 pm

  284. My favorite Bible is the one God touched my heart to buy for someone at church recently. I loved my large print ESV so much that I recently got one for someone else who needs glasses & was having difficulty reading his small print paperback…but was pressing thru & not giving up…the look on his face was such a blessing. You could really tell that God had provided for his needs in a special way. TY Lord! If I win the Bible I also will bless someone else with it.

    Comment by Maria Hoffman — March 27, 2014 @ 12:08 pm

  285. My favorite Bible is ESV….very easy to read and understand.

    Southfield, MI…

    Comment by Johnnie Mae Tolbert — March 27, 2014 @ 12:08 pm

  286. My favorite Bible has been the Holman Master Study Bible (1981) with the NAS (1977), Full Grain English Calfskin. It is a first edition. Through many days and nights traveling throughout the U.S.; through a brain terminal, inoperable, malignant brain tumor that GOD healed; after enjoying the NIV, ESV, and many other translations, some with absolutely beautiful covers, I have always returned to my NAS Master Study Bible. Its page edges are stained from a spilled coffee cup and its cover now has a tear in its leather. Its pages, maps, and end sheets are marked with pencil and various colors of ink. But its WORDS from The LORD still lift me up and encourage me every day.

    Comment by David Blair — March 27, 2014 @ 12:09 pm

  287. I have an ESV study Bible and a note-taker edition. I use them extensively along with the NRSV. I also have a thinline ESV version that is great for travel. I don’t go anywhere without a Bible of some sort and I do daily study. ESV is a wonderful translation, very easy to access and understandable. I suppose my ALL time favorite is the NKJV but it’s not as approachable. I recommend it as a go to Bible for everyone.

    Comment by Cris South — March 27, 2014 @ 12:09 pm

  288. My favorite edition of the ESV thus far is the Single Column Legacy Bible. I love the format and readability of this Bible. The page layout and line-matching type are so readable and free of distraction. It is a pleasure to read from this Bible aloud.

    Comment by Matthew Buttner — March 27, 2014 @ 12:10 pm

  289. My favorite to read, at this time, is a Reader’s Edition, with very few notes. The easiest on my eyes is an old and tattered two column, KJV. It has dark print, that is a little larger than usual. The contrast is very comfortable.

    Comment by David — March 27, 2014 @ 12:15 pm

  290. My favourite is an ESV, single column. I love being able to read it in this format, just the same as other books!

    Comment by Elizabeth — March 27, 2014 @ 12:15 pm

  291. I had a plastic covered KJV that I used one summer when I worked for the US Forest Service. I was a young Christian at the time, but it was my spiritual source for that summer.

    Upstate NY

    Comment by Floyd Johnson — March 27, 2014 @ 12:16 pm

  292. My favorite Bible to study with is Life Application Bible/Living Bible. This Bible went through a flood in a previous apartment and I dried it out..couldn’t part with it. I like to study with it because it has lots of notes,charts and information pertinent to the culture and customs so there’s a wealth of knowledge available. I’ve used markers and made notes all through it. It is a hard bound Bible and it’s sort of heavy to carry with me so I have another Bible that isn’t as heavy to use at church.

    Comment by Susan Jarrell — March 27, 2014 @ 12:18 pm

  293. I love my ESV Study Bible, because the footnotes and extra study materials have really been a blessing and help to me as I teach. I have confidence in the accuracy of the translation, and yet find the language beautiful and readable. On the other hand, the size and weight of that Bible makes it really heavy to carry to church each Sunday with the other things I have to carry, so on Sundays I use my New American Standard Bible (the compact reference addition). It fits easily into my purse or bag, and is good for following the Pastor, who preaches solely out of the ESV.

    It would be a blessing to have the ESV Heirloom Thin line Bible, but I just hope that whoever wins it is someone who really needs it, and perhaps isn’t as blessed as so many of us who have more than one translation and copy of scripture! Thanks for doing this give away!!

    Buffalo Grove, Illinois

    Comment by Cheryl — March 27, 2014 @ 12:20 pm

  294. My favorite Bible to study with is Life Application Bible/Living Bible. This Bible went through a flood in a previous apartment and I dried it out..couldn’t part with it. I like to study with it because it has lots of notes,charts and information pertinent to the culture and customs so there’s a wealth of knowledge available. I’ve used markers and made notes all through it. It is a hard bound Bible and it’s sort of heavy to carry with me so I have another Bible that isn’t as heavy to use at church. Greensboro, North Carolina 27455

    Comment by Susan Jarrell — March 27, 2014 @ 12:21 pm

  295. Trusty and reliable, ESV study bible for me!

    Comment by Christopher Robinson — March 27, 2014 @ 12:22 pm

  296. I like the ESV Study Bible. In addition to the translation, I appreciate all of the study aids.

    Covington, GA

    Comment by Tim Barnes — March 27, 2014 @ 12:24 pm

  297. After a very difficult period in the life of my church, a dear friend of mine gave me a copy of Tyndale’s New Testament as a birthday present. Reading that text in the old orthography, knowing what I knew about Tyndale’s sacrifices to make our English bible possible, made my little issues as a pastor of a small church seem inconsequential. Tyndale’s bible was a breath of fresh air then, and I pull it out every once in a while to recallibrate my perspective on my own suffering, as well as enjoy a nice, refreshing quaff from the Word of God.

    Comment by Mark — March 27, 2014 @ 12:25 pm

  298. My favorite is the ESV Large Print Thinline Reference Bible. This edition is easy to handle, the maps, concordance, and cross-references are quite helpful, and the 10.5 type is perfect for my aging eyes!

    Jefferson City, TN

    Comment by Greg Lindsey — March 27, 2014 @ 12:26 pm

  299. I’ve owned lots of very nice Bible editions, but my favorite by far was a little black gift/award Bible KJV that my Sunday School teacher gave me. It was my first Bible, and at 8 years old I was in complete awe that I could hold and carry around with me a book that had God’s words in it.
    Sidney, Ohio

    Comment by Karlton Douglas — March 27, 2014 @ 12:26 pm

  300. The ESV Classic Thinline Edition was given to me by my wife in 2005. I have used it in my teaching ever since even though I use several other translations in my preparation. This one is my personal write in it and record significant Kairos moments edition.I also have recorded several “words for the Lord” about direction in ministry so I can’t imagine not having this one being designated “my Favorite” Curt Bradford, North Charleston, SC

    Comment by Curt Bradford — March 27, 2014 @ 12:28 pm

  301. The favorite version of the Bible is the one that is read, don’t care what version or style, just read what you have. I love my electronic ESV as I always have my phone and it allows for a quick read whenever I am stuck waiting. All of my other Bibles have been too bulky to easily carry. Loveland, CO

    Comment by Jeremiah — March 27, 2014 @ 12:37 pm

  302. One of my favorite editions of the Bible is the ESV Study Bible (Trutone, Portfolio) because of the ESV text, clear type, good paper, color maps on the pages with the Bible text, and useful study notes with many references to other parts of scripture and other notes.

    Elon, NC

    Comment by Preston Sockwell — March 27, 2014 @ 12:38 pm

  303. I have several “favorites”.
    My most-used: Oxford Annotated Study Bible, 2nd Edition, NRSV.
    Best “in-the-hand” feel: Crossway Single-Column Reference Edition, ESV. Also, has wide margins for notes, though paper too thin.
    Favorite Wide-Margin Bible: Cambridge NIV, Wide Margin Bible. Has the most room for notes of any Bible not a loose-leaf. It also has the best “Bonded Leather” I’ve ever seen on a binding. If it didn’t SAY “Bonded” I don’t think you’d know the difference from regular skin.
    Favorite Study Bible(s): Actually, I have two; Crossway ESV Study Bible—great balanced and scholarly content, and Zondervan’s Archaeological Study Bible (NIV) for the additional archaeological content. I DON’T like its overblown “artsy” page design. That just made it more expensive to print, and diminished its readability—a no-no in my opinion.

    Comment by William McCoy — March 27, 2014 @ 12:39 pm

  304. When I was in middle school, I asked for a Bible for Christmas and received a black leather Scofield KJV. That version has the most memories, but now I enjoy more modern versions like the NIV. I only posted because I saw your Bible will be goatskin- I began raising goats after reading about Jacob practically robbing his uncle of goats, and my favorite verse is Proverbs 27:26 ‘the goats are the price of a field”
    Prairie Grove Arkansas

    Comment by Audrey Hacker — March 27, 2014 @ 12:40 pm

  305. I am 71 years young and have the ESV bible on my iPad. I use in SudaySchool. Over the years I have used several versions of Holy Scripture. One of my favorites is a Scofield that I received when ordained as a Deacon in 1972. Would to love to have a new copy of the ESV.

    Comment by Jerry A. Baldwin — March 27, 2014 @ 12:41 pm

  306. The hardcover ESV Study Bible has been my go-to and my favorite. I really appreciate its everyday functionality and the commentaries in the text are invaluable.

    Comment by David Blakeman — March 27, 2014 @ 12:41 pm

  307. My favorite Bible was a paperback version of Good News for Modern Man that I purchased for 25 cents and through which I came to Christ.

    When I was 11 years old, my parents–who were not born again–sent me to a Christian camp to reform my behavior. There was another camper there who showed me the love of Christ even though I did not treat her well.

    At the end of summer I went home and bought the Good News New Testament off a rack. At 11 years of age, I read it through twice, knelt by my bed and accepted Christ as my Lord.

    Now, fifty years later, I have had a life time of serving God–all because He touched me through a 25 cent paperback Bible.

    Winter Haven, FL

    Comment by Lynn Jarman — March 27, 2014 @ 12:43 pm

  308. My favorite edition is the ESV Study Bible because of the commentary, colored maps, and references.

    San Diego, CA

    Comment by Charissa Y — March 27, 2014 @ 12:44 pm

  309. I very much like the ESV Reformation Study Bible because of the many sidebars and study notes. I also like the MacArthur Study Bible (NKJV) because of the very extensive study notes.I have been using the MacArthur Study Bible for years and it has been a blessing to me. I would love to own an ESV Thinline for easy carry and easy read. GOD bless you all.
    Peter Forster – Punta Gorda, Fl.

    Comment by Peter Forster — March 27, 2014 @ 12:50 pm

  310. I have used the ESV MacArthur Study Bible for a while now and have come to enjoy it very much. The study notes and resources have been a great aid in my growth and knowledge of God’s word. For those who have not had an opportunity to try the MacArthur Study Bible I would highly recommend it.

    David Montague
    Gulfport, Ms.

    Comment by David Montague — March 27, 2014 @ 12:51 pm

  311. The Bible that I read the most is the MacArthur Study Bible ESV on my Kindle Paperwhite. Besides the excellent translation and notes this version is portable and easily accessible almost anywhere.

    Comment by David — March 27, 2014 @ 12:52 pm

  312. My favorite is my ESV Thinline which is falling apart, I’ve met so many that have the same one it’s like being in a club.

    Bartlesville, OK

    Comment by Brady Barnes — March 27, 2014 @ 12:53 pm

  313. Sunland, California

    I have several “favorites”.
    My most-used: Oxford Annotated Study Bible, 2nd Edition, NRSV.
    Best “in-the-hand” feel: Crossway Single-Column Reference Edition, ESV. Also, has wide margins for notes, though paper too thin.
    Favorite Wide-Margin Bible: Cambridge NIV, Wide Margin Bible. Has the most room for notes of any Bible not a loose-leaf. It also has the best “Bonded Leather” I’ve ever seen on a binding. If it didn’t SAY “Bonded” I don’t think you’d know the difference from regular skin.
    Favorite Study Bible(s): Actually, I have two; Crossway ESV Study Bible—great balanced and scholarly content, and Zondervan’s Archaeological Study Bible (NIV) for the additional archaeological content. I DON’T like its overblown “artsy” page design. That just made it more expensive to print, and diminished its readability—a no-no in my opinion.

    Comment by William McCoy — March 27, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

  314. I am a preacher and my favorite Bible to use in the pulpit is an NIV thinline bible. It is easy to page through it while preaching. My favorite version of the Bible is the ESV and I use the ESV study Bible for preparation most often. The best easy to use study Bible I have ever had. I would love to be able to use an ESV thinline bible from the pulpit.
    Goldsboro, NC

    Comment by Robert Bandy — March 27, 2014 @ 12:56 pm

  315. Wow – a difficult question to be sure. My favorite study Bible is an old NASB I’ve had since around 1980 and have notes written in all over the margins and covers; I’d be heartbroken to part with it. But for my daily devotions and for reading in church service I love my ESV Classic Thinline with the brown cover that has a celtic style cross embossed on the cover. I love not only its wonderful readability but more and more as the years go by, its authenticity and reliability.

    Comment by James Richards — March 27, 2014 @ 12:58 pm

  316. My favorite Bible was the New King James Open Study Bible. I loved the study notes and the in depth teaching on various theological topics.

    Lynwood, IL

    Comment by Scott Schwartz — March 27, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

  317. My current favorite Bible version is the Reformation Study Bible, English Standard Version. I like this edition because it have very readable font size and solid, reformed study notes. Though it was compiled by a paedo-baptist organization, it treats the credo-baptist position fairly and so can be valuable to all reformed believers.

    Comment by David Wright — March 27, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

  318. Well I am a proud newly devoted Christian. I’ve only had the pleasure of having a very nice King James version. I would rather have a Esv be it a regular black back or a Esv version.Thank you and May God bless you

    Comment by Tamara Vazquez — March 27, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

  319. My current favorite Bible version is the Reformation Study Bible, English Standard Version. I like this edition because it have very readable font size and solid, reformed study notes. Though it was compiled by a paedo-baptist organization, it treats the credo-baptist position fairly and so can be valuable to all reformed believers.
    Atwater, OH

    Comment by David Wright — March 27, 2014 @ 1:02 pm

  320. My favorite was the original Macarther NKJV study bible . But in preparing a lesson , I most often use my bonded and used ESV study bible. It is truly a treasure for an everything needed to help get the lesson started and completed. Thank you for the consideration and the efforts your publishing company have provided to further the Gospel. .

    Comment by Prentiss Yeates — March 27, 2014 @ 1:02 pm

  321. My favorite Bible has been my ESV Genuine Leather Reference Bible, purchased c. 2005.

    Joliet, IL

    Comment by Kevin Fiske — March 27, 2014 @ 1:03 pm

  322. ESV Classic Thinline calfskin – text size is good and Bible is wonderful to hold while reading. -Roscommon, MI

    Comment by Kevin — March 27, 2014 @ 1:03 pm

  323. The favorite Bible I have ever owned is my NASB MacArthur Study Bible. This is for several reasons -
    It was a gift from a seminary professor / mentor
    MacArthur’s faithful study notes
    The layout of the text / notes

    Joel Preston,
    Pine City, MN

    Comment by Joel — March 27, 2014 @ 1:03 pm

  324. I’ve been enjoying the ESV Gospel Transformation Bible. I really like the notes for a devotional reading of the text.

    Navarre, OH

    Comment by Nick Abraham — March 27, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

  325. My favorite Bible edition is the ESV Study Bible. The notes are trustworthy, the maps and charts are second to none, and the study helps in the back are handy references for this preacher. I am very grateful for the ESV translation, and enjoy using it both in my preaching and in my personal study!

    Comment by Matthew Collier — March 27, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

  326. I love the ESV Study Bible for its wealth of notes and articles.

    Wetumpka, Alabama

    Comment by MattJ — March 27, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

  327. I absolutely love my personal sized genuine leather ESV study bible. It was gifted to me after I got the first printing of the ESV Study Bible, and I wish I had bought it first!

    Comment by Iain Boyd — March 27, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

  328. My hardcover ESV Study Bible for the notes, but I use my ESV Literary Study Bible for my daily devotions and love it.

    Comment by Patrick Kelly — March 27, 2014 @ 1:05 pm

  329. My favorite is the first ESV that came out in 2001. It is the same one the John Piper still uses. It is a bit thick but I like it most because I’ve used it so long that I can easily find things in it. Braselton, GA

    Comment by Walter Willis — March 27, 2014 @ 1:05 pm

  330. My favorite Bible edition so far is the ESV Personal Reference Bible. I love the personal size single column paragraph layout. It’s a very clean, classic look, and I think it’s an improvement from the original Personal Size Reference. Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

    Los Angeles, CA

    Comment by Elliot Kang — March 27, 2014 @ 1:05 pm

  331. My favorite version is my RL Allan ESV, in single column reference format. I love the finish and quality, and the single column format is great for teaching from.

    Nick
    Strasburg, VA

    Comment by Nick Horton — March 27, 2014 @ 1:05 pm

  332. I have two favorites among my bibles. A Thompson Chain that was a gift from my wife who is no longer with means my other is the ESV study bible a gift from my pastor. I wanted a ESV and being on SSI disability was not able to by one. I love the study helps in the ESV. I live in Royal Oak, MI 48073

    Comment by Peter Kyllonen — March 27, 2014 @ 1:08 pm

  333. My favorite bible edition was my first Bible, a NIV. Its my favorite because it invested so much into my relationship with God. I love going through and seeing what is highlighted, what spoke to me and notes I wrote in it. At this point, it has it wear and tears, but I still love it, and the the investment that has been forever made through it.

    Jacquelyn- Riverside, CA

    Comment by Jacquelyn Singh — March 27, 2014 @ 1:08 pm

  334. ESV Concordia edition with Luther’s Small Catechism as an appendix. Great paper thickness and large font size.

    Joliet, Illinois

    Comment by Jared Eggebraaten — March 27, 2014 @ 1:08 pm

  335. My favorite Bible has been CAmbridge ESV Clarion….esv text wrapped in black goatskin and small and stout….great bible that can take everywhere

    Comment by michael schreck — March 27, 2014 @ 1:09 pm

  336. My favorite Bible edition is the ESV classic reference Bible. It’s the perfect combination of what I want easy access to when I’m reading, like concordance and footnotes, in a compact, easy to transport size.

    Rosemount, MN

    Comment by Bruce Bentley — March 27, 2014 @ 1:09 pm

  337. I am a lifelong fan of the ESV single column Bible. I’ll never go back to a double column – unless I win one. :) The single column reads easily & the wide margins are great for note taking.

    Comment by Aaron Wilson — March 27, 2014 @ 1:11 pm

  338. My favorite bible ever was the first bible given to me. A blue hard backed believers study bible in NKJV. It was from that bible God showed my need for him and his Son to me so thankful for Gods word. I live in NC and serve as a youth pastor now. Thanks for the opportunity to win such an amazing prize.

    Comment by Derek George — March 27, 2014 @ 1:11 pm

  339. My Favorite Bible is a EVS Study Bible I bought for my Kindle White Paper. I love the comments and other Study notes. I like to be able to adjust the font size; it makes sermon preparation much easier. However I cannot take it to the pulpit and would love to win this Heirloom editions hopefully it is large print.

    Comment by Chuck Ladd — March 27, 2014 @ 1:12 pm

  340. My favorite edition has been the ESV Study Bible. I have it with the brown cover with and orange triangle stitched on the cover. It has the most resources and best design of any Bible I’ve seen.

    Jay
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Comment by Jay — March 27, 2014 @ 1:12 pm

  341. Wide margin esv. Places to takes notes

    Elk River, mn

    Comment by Steve Pfleghaar — March 27, 2014 @ 1:13 pm

  342. My favorite has been my Crossway ESV Classic Thinline because it is the bible I have use for the last 6+ years and is the bible that I have read the most, spent the most time in, has the most tear drops and coffee stains. Mine is falling apart, but it is greatly loved. :)

    Keller
    Reno, NV

    Comment by keller hackbusch — March 27, 2014 @ 1:13 pm

  343. I would have to say mine is THE ESV Study Bible. The way I can use it while I am taking notes and cross referencing is invaluable.

    Comment by Tadd Huey — March 27, 2014 @ 1:15 pm

  344. I like my calfskin thinline ESV because it isn’t too large to take places, as my study bible often is, and because of it’s quality I can look forward to passing it to my son.

    Comment by Damian Kinsella — March 27, 2014 @ 1:15 pm

  345. My favorite is ESV study bible. I’ve learned so much from its rich notes!

    Comment by Matt Pittman — March 27, 2014 @ 1:15 pm

  346. My favorite Bible edition is my ESV compact. My wife, Mandy, gave it to me on our wedding day. It has traveled with me everywhere, and has been my constant companion.

    Comment by Travis Hill — March 27, 2014 @ 1:16 pm

  347. The compact ESV Study Bible is the ideal bible or my ministry. As a chaplain with a light infantry unit, I need to travel light but still be able to prepare, preach, and counsel with confidence from God’s word. I don’t always have access to my digital tools, but I can fully rely on the ESV Study Bible when I’m preparing a field service or talking about life with a Joe.

    I have personally given away multiple copies of the Compact Study Bible and seen it bless other chaplains and new believers in uniform.

    Comment by Andre — March 27, 2014 @ 1:16 pm

  348. My favorite Bible would be the ESV Gospel Transformation Bible. It is easy sometimes to reading passages in the Bible without connecting them to the overall story of the Bible. This Bible helps to point our attention to God’s grace and plan of redemption of through Jesus.

    Comment by shawn — March 27, 2014 @ 1:16 pm

  349. My favorite version was the first one I used, a NIV Study Bible I got when I was a child. The only thing I wish is that it would have held up to furious highlighting a little better.

    Winchester, VA

    Comment by Jake Whitacre — March 27, 2014 @ 1:16 pm

  350. My favorite Bible is the one I am currently using—my ESV Classic Reference Bible with a calfskin cover. I love it! I also love the ESV Study Bible app on my iPhone and use it all the time.

    Mount Vernon, GA

    Comment by Katy — March 27, 2014 @ 1:16 pm

  351. My favorie Bible was a Thompson Chain Bible I gave to my late husband for Christmas one year. FORT Worth, Texasrunginn watching

    Comment by Nancy Cole — March 27, 2014 @ 1:17 pm

  352. My favorite is the ESV Reformaton Study Bible; it combines the ESV translation with cross-referencing, a reasonable level of study notes and articles, and a very readable font size. A runner-up is the ESV Literary Study Bible with explanations of various literary forms in front of each chapter. The absence of study notes beneath the pages keep the focus on reading, and the vanilla-tinted paper and single-column format are aesthetically pleasing features.
    Rockford, MI

    Comment by D Narva — March 27, 2014 @ 1:17 pm

  353. My favorite that I own is the Life Application NIV Study Bible. But I mostly use ESV thru Youversion online.

    Comment by Tasha Cole — March 27, 2014 @ 1:18 pm

  354. Mine was a genuine leather Compact KJV. It was small (about 4×6), but had remarkably clear type. So nice for carrying around. I wish I could find an NASB or ESV like it.

    Comment by David Kjos — March 27, 2014 @ 1:19 pm

  355. I’d say my favorite Bible is my ESV MacArthur Study Bible. MacArthur is a giant in the world of Biblical exposition and interpretation. To have his insights coupled with the very readable layout and translation is super helpful for study.

    Comment by Jeffrey — March 27, 2014 @ 1:20 pm

  356. I own about 10 Bibles, including four that are ESV: Study Bible; Reformation Study Bible; Classic Reference; Single Column Legacy and my favorite, the Personal Size Reference—I carry it with me everywhere! I have tried others (obviously, owning 10), but I keep coming back to this little gem. I love the single column layout and the cover (forest green and brown). I have looked longingly at this edition, but being unemployed right now, I just can’t afford it; so to be chosen to get one of these gems would be great! I really appreciate Crossway and the ESV!

    Comment by Dennis Goshorn — March 27, 2014 @ 1:20 pm

  357. My favorite edition is the ESV study bible in black calfskin. The reason: soft cover, great binding, and lots of notes and visual aids.

    Harrisburg pa

    Comment by Jonathan Curtis — March 27, 2014 @ 1:21 pm

  358. Easily my TruTone ESV Study Bible (1st Edition). From the moment I took it out of the box and held it in my hands, it felt special to me. Solid, well-constructed production. Clear, accessible formatting of the biblical text and commentary notes. Ridiculously helpful Introductions and articles throughout. It has been the base of all my Bible study over the last 4.5 years and is a treasure to me. I’ve enjoyed recommending it to others and even giving away copies to my Bible study class members.

    Culver City, CA

    Comment by Zach Nix — March 27, 2014 @ 1:22 pm

  359. My favorite Bible edition is the Schuyler Quentel NASB in blue goatskin. I have owned tons of fine leather Bible’s, but this one is the closest I’ve gotten to the end all Bible. It is my favorite because they went all out, creating a new layout of double column paragraph format, separated the cross references from the textual notes, used very opaque 45 gsm paper, used line matching, used a semi-bold font, made it a large 11 point size and bound it in a beautiful goatskin. It is the most legible text block I’ve ever seen.

    Tolland, Connecticut

    Comment by Matt Burns — March 27, 2014 @ 1:22 pm

  360. The single Column Journaling Bible, perfect for me mooring devotional time and taking notes.

    Comment by Justin — March 27, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

  361. Grew up with the KJV and perhaps because of memorization in my childhood, I find it easiest in quoting Scripture. For several years have used other versions but mainly the NAS, however, our pastor is presently using the ESV and while I have it on tablet only, I am enjoying it very much. Look forward to having a printed copy.

    Naples, FL

    Comment by Marina — March 27, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

  362. One of my favorite Bibles that I own is a HCSB Study Bible that was given to me as a gift by a dear friend. Good notes and quality binding.

    Calhoun City, MS

    Comment by Anthony Stephens — March 27, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

  363. My favorite bible is my thinline NKJV. I use it all the time when I preach and teach. Under a blacklight, my bible glows from all the highlights!

    Comment by Blake — March 27, 2014 @ 1:25 pm

  364. My favorite is the Bible that I preach from each week. It is an original ESV thinline in Calfskin. This Bible has held up very well, and the fact that it is paginated identically to the Pew Bible (and many others) is a big plus. My second favorite is the Bible that I preached from prior to the ESV. It is a Cambridge NASB text only Pitt Minion, the 753xRL in Berkshire leather. The combination of compactness and legibility is un surpassed. If Crossway made a similar Bible in ESV it would be a huge seller.

    Comment by Jerry Minor — March 27, 2014 @ 1:26 pm

  365. My favorite edition is the ESV Study Bible as it is essentially an entire library in ine volume and has been vastly helpful to my Christian life. Yet, I must say my favorite bible is my daily-driver. It’s just a simple, paperback ESV bible that I covered with faux leather using Gorilla Glue about 6 years ago. It’s pages are worn, underlined, highlighted, and thouroughly noted and journaled. It’s been ripped and re-glued a few times, but The Lord has used it by His Spirit to conform me to his image more than any other means. It may get retired one day, but it will reman in the collection forever.

    Comment by Jason Bradshaw — March 27, 2014 @ 1:26 pm

  366. One of my all time favorite Bibles is a Holman Ultrathin Reference Bible, that I bought while pastoring my first church, in 1984. The paper was good, as were the center column references, and the size was great for the pulpit. The binding was sewn, so it has been durable. I got it rebound and it is still in great shape. As I got older, I got an Ultrathin Large Print edition, easier on the eyes, yet still a perfect size.

    Something like this in ESV would be great!

    Comment by JOHNNY M JOHNSON — March 27, 2014 @ 1:26 pm

  367. My favorite Bible edition is a leather-bound New English Bible I bought in 1972 or so, about nine years before I became Christian. I read it all the way through, mostly aloud, before becoming Christian, and marking it up in pencil as I was reading. It is a single-column edition and has no notes except ones about textual variations or “Hebrew obscure”. Thick gold-edged paper, an intriguing dark font, hard covers. Richton Park, IL

    Comment by Clark Wilson — March 27, 2014 @ 1:27 pm

  368. The ESV Study Bible is my primary tool as I begin any serious Bible Study. The foundation information launches me in a positive direction for research !

    Comment by Donald Logan — March 27, 2014 @ 1:28 pm

  369. My favorite edition of the ESV has got to be the journaling Bible. I love it because it gives me a medium to both read the Bible and document what I have been able to learn. It also alows me to write in brief devotional thoughts or prayer requests that come to mind as a result of reading the Sciptures.

    Comment by Abraham Armenta — March 27, 2014 @ 1:29 pm

  370. My favorite Bible was my NASB study bible from my college days. While I now prefer the ESV translation, I love that Bible because it was the one I read after God saved me and I experienced tremendous spiritual growth.

    Houston, TX

    Comment by Lantz Bowman — March 27, 2014 @ 1:30 pm

  371. 365.One of my all time favorite Bibles is a Holman Ultrathin Reference Bible, that I bought while pastoring my first church, in 1984. The paper was good, as were the center column references, and the size was great for the pulpit. The binding was sewn, so it has been durable. I got it rebound and it is still in great shape. As I got older, I got an Ultrathin Large Print edition, easier on the eyes, yet still a perfect size.

    Something like this in ESV would be great!

    Mesquite, Texas

    Comment by JOHNNY M JOHNSON — March 27, 2014 @ 1:30 pm

  372. My Compact Edition of the ESV Bible is my favorite. I used to read a Gideon NKJV Hardcover that I received from a hotel, but the endorsements from some of my favorite teachers pointed me to the ESV as a more helpful translation. Since the TruTone was the more affordable choice, my girlfriend bought me one for my birthday. I love the way this Bible fits in my hand and my backpack, and I love even more how its words fit in my heart and mind!

    Comment by Grady Picinich — March 27, 2014 @ 1:32 pm

  373. My favorite would have to be my personal size trutone study bible. I love it because the overal size is great for carrying around yet I still have the entire study bible. There is also enough space to take notes in the margins

    Hanover, PA

    Comment by Ben Armstrong — March 27, 2014 @ 1:33 pm

  374. I just turned 80, have been a Christian for over 70 years, and have owned quite a few translations beginning with KJV, since that was the only one commonly owned at the time. It is hard to choose which is my favorite between New American Standard and ESV, but I would have to say ESV, both the study Bible, and the Gospel Transformation Bible which I use at home, and the thin line which I carry away from home. The ESV is clear and easy to read. Centralia, Washington

    Comment by Joyce Elliott — March 27, 2014 @ 1:34 pm

  375. My favorite is the ESV Gospel Transformation Bible. It is extremely helpful in seeing the Bible as one story of redemption.
    -Michael (Louisville, KY)

    Comment by Michael Matala — March 27, 2014 @ 1:36 pm

  376. My Favorite Bible is the ESV Study Bible, I have it in a Book, and also in my Kindle. I like it because it is easy for me to read it since English is not my first language.

    New Rochelle, NY

    Comment by Luis Bragagnolo — March 27, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

  377. It’s hard to pick a favorite! Two spring to mind. The first was the Bible I was given when I was about 12: a Scofield Reference Bible. It was thin and bound in soft leather and bent easily. I used it a lot and memorized many verses from it. I love to open it now to look at what I underlined and read my notes in the margins. The Bible is God’s story, but that one also contains tidbits of my story. I loved it for being God’s word, but also for its size and the flexible cover. The second one that I thought of is my NIV single column Bible, again with a soft leather and easily bendable cover, which makes it a favorite. I’ve used that one for years. Once again, I can go back and look at my notations and dates in the margin and what I underlined. I also love that one because of the single column… that just changes the way I read it, and gives a new perspective.

    Becky Parker
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Comment by Rebecca Parker — March 27, 2014 @ 1:39 pm

  378. My favorite Bible edition that I have owned was the ESV study bible. It came out as I was graduating High School, and my parents gave it to me as a gift for graduation. I had questions on certain parts of the scripture, and my questions were answered in the footnotes. I love the ESV and I am thankful for Crossway producing such great Bibles. This will be a great edition.

    Comment by Evan Knies — March 27, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

  379. I love the ESV personal size reference Bible. It was the first Bible I ever owned that I absolutely loved to read.

    DeKalb, IL

    Comment by Meghan McKinney — March 27, 2014 @ 1:43 pm

  380. My favorite Bible that I have is the one I use now, a Cambridge ESV brown calfskin reference Bible. I have used it enough to where the leather is broken in nicely, and the ESV version is great to use in teaching and preaching. But my eyes are getting worse so I would really like to get a bigger Bible just like mine now. Cambridge doesn’t make one bigger, so I love this one by Crossway. I saw it this week at a Lifeway store, and that would be a great present for me for graduation this year and beginning Seminary next semester.
    Covington, Kentucky

    Comment by Brian Saylor — March 27, 2014 @ 1:43 pm

  381. I lobe my soft leather cover nkj bible. I have a few bibles and they are all very impotant to me, og course it is whats inside that means the most. Trying to learn to take at least a few moments everyday to spend in the word.

    Comment by Kathrn Laver — March 27, 2014 @ 1:44 pm

  382. I still use my original 2001 burgundy thinline ESV. Although I have other editions, this one is by far my favorite with many underlinings and notes. I also love the original font the best. The cover is worn, the pages are a bit ragged, but the truths are still eternal!

    Lisa Bailes
    Spring Hope, NC

    Comment by Lisa — March 27, 2014 @ 1:48 pm

  383. My favorite edition of the Bible is by John McArthur. The edition is the New King James Version. I like it because it’s easier for me to read & understand and it has footnotes that explain passages in such a way that I learn about what I just read. Although I have several Bibles, The Thinline ESV is one I’ve been looking at for quite a while. I think it would be an excellent edition for me to have so I can get different perspectives on what I’m reading & help me to understand God’s word even more.

    Pam J
    B’ham, Al

    Comment by Pam Jackson — March 27, 2014 @ 1:48 pm

  384. My favorite Bible edition that I have owned is the Reformation Study Bible. It has been my favorite because it is a Study Bible, it has cross references, and extensive study notes. It also has almost one hundred valuable gems of Theological Notes, explaining faithfully the great doctrines of the Bible in context. It also has helpful maps and charts. It is a very complete edition, very helpful for laymen, pastors and seminarians.

    DYER, IN

    Comment by Pablo Martinez — March 27, 2014 @ 1:50 pm

  385. My giant print KJV. Have had it for 23 years now. Got it when I was saved from a great preacher. I could retire it with this!!!

    Houston, Arkansas

    Comment by Tonya Story — March 27, 2014 @ 1:51 pm

  386. For me it was the original ESV Wide MArgin Reference Bible. It’s what sold me on the translation. Could not find wide-margin bible that could handle my handwriting with quality paper and binding. Still have it as my primary bible even with it being the 2007 revision of the translation.

    Comment by Brad — March 27, 2014 @ 1:53 pm

  387. I started off with an NIV Study Bible for the first few years after the Lord saved me. Then I transitioned over to the NASB to get a translation that is closer to the original texts… but its hard to read sometimes. So I am reading an ESV paperback economy Bible right now.

    ESV is so far my favorite, it is a good mix of readability and faithfulness to the original manuscripts. For that I am grateful!

    Thanks again for making and publishing the ESV :)

    Mastic, NY

    Comment by Christopher Bier — March 27, 2014 @ 1:53 pm

  388. My favoriate Bible translation is the MacArthur ESV Study Bible, I love the study notes and cross references. This is an easy too follow way to study scripture. I live in Denver CO.

    Comment by Dennis Lawson Sr — March 27, 2014 @ 1:53 pm

  389. I really loved my first large print New King James bible. It had the familiarity of the Old Jimmy, but the newness of modern language, and large print meant easy to read from pulpit! Though now I am torn because I have fallen pretty hard for my new ESV bible!

    Comment by Robert Bigouette — March 27, 2014 @ 1:54 pm

  390. My favorite bible has been my ESV study bible. The extensive notes and charts are so helpful as I minister on the college campus. The best I I like about it is the single column setting. I am thankful to ESV for producing such quality bibles that are made to last. It is so easy to reccomended ESV when a students asks what bible they should purchase.

    Comment by Jeff Highfield — March 27, 2014 @ 1:56 pm

  391. ESV compact bible. First Bible I used extensively to study the word of God. It is especially special because it was given to me by my youth group teacher.

    Escondido, California

    Comment by Jongyup Park — March 27, 2014 @ 1:58 pm

  392. My favorite is the compact True tone Coffee bible. It’s my sword of choice. Although when I first heard about the Esv study bibles I purchased many copies for my family! Such a great resource!

    Comment by Rodolfo Gonzalez — March 27, 2014 @ 1:58 pm

  393. I have used the ESV Thinline for years. My first one was bonded leather, but I’ve had the genuine leather for several years. It very durable and I like how easy it is to handle and carry around. I like the two-column reference because it is easier to read without getting lost in the text. I also like having just the text in front of me, without cross-references or too many footnotes.

    Comment by Josh P — March 27, 2014 @ 1:58 pm

  394. I have two that tie: My Allan ESV and my Star ASV, both leather bound and beautiful.

    Comment by Arthur Fox — March 27, 2014 @ 1:59 pm

  395. My favorite version was the NASB and I have recently picked up a couple ESV bibles, my favorite being the ESV reformation study bible. I love it and the depth of the extra articles in the Bible. I enjoy studying with it and I love the ESV for its tramsliteral stance and ease of read.

    Lisbon Falls, Maine.
    God Bless
    Soli Deo Gloria

    Comment by Brian Ingalls — March 27, 2014 @ 1:59 pm

  396. I have used the ESV Thinline for years. My first one was bonded leather, but I’ve had the genuine leather for several years. It very durable and I like how easy it is to handle and carry around. I like the two-column reference because it is easier to read without getting lost in the text. I also like having just the text in front of me, without cross-references or too many footnotes.

    Josh Payne
    Louisville, KY

    Comment by Josh Payne — March 27, 2014 @ 2:00 pm

  397. I have two that tie: Allan ESV and Star ASV. Both leather bound.

    Comment by Arthur Fox — March 27, 2014 @ 2:00 pm

  398. My first Bible was a Holman Wide Margin KJV. I got it in 1978 and I still use it. I’ve had it rebound once but a steady cleaning with Mink Oil has kept it in good condition. It is filled with my notes and I know it like the back of my hand. Not only do I know where a passage of scripture is, I know which side and which column it resides. It is my favorite because it is mine. I would like to own an ESV though.

    Comment by Tim Irvin — March 27, 2014 @ 2:01 pm

  399. My NIV84 thinline Bible. It was my first Bible and holds a lot of memories.

    Chandler, OK

    Comment by Mary Mascho — March 27, 2014 @ 2:01 pm

  400. 225.This is a difficult question, I have 3 print editions of the ESV and a few digital versions. On my Kindle I have the ESV Study Bible and the ESV MacArthur Study Bible plus the ESV bible. I also use the ESVBible.com site daily in conjunction with one of my study bible. So if I had to chose one I would pick the ESV Study Bible Hardcover edition, its packed with details and illustrations that no other bible has. But I would miss all the others too. :(

    New Philadelphia, PA 17959

    Comment by David Ben — March 27, 2014 @ 2:01 pm

  401. My favorite Bible is the Nelson Open Bible, NKJV. The features that I really love are the Cyclopedic Index and the book introductions, as well as a nice 9 pt. font with excellent contrast of the ink to the page. My copy is black genuine leather, which has lasted since 1983 when it was first introduced, and purchased. I am sure that this ESV Heirloom Thinline would be a great compliment to the NKJV.

    Mike Lafferty
    West Seneca, NY

    Comment by Mike Lafferty — March 27, 2014 @ 2:01 pm

  402. I love my calfskin Thinline. It is very flexible and very durable.

    Hector (Dallas, Texas)

    Comment by Hector — March 27, 2014 @ 2:02 pm

  403. My ESV Study Bible. My best friend (and lead minister) recommended the ESV and I tell everyone else to get one. I love that the translation is the most literal definition of the words used. I have had several people in the profession (trained ministers, theologians) tell me that a passage from the ESV accurately describes the author’s intent versus some of the other versions out there. I cherish the study notes and it is opening my eyes more completely to the fullness of God’s story.

    Comment by Scott McFaddin — March 27, 2014 @ 2:02 pm

  404. My favorite is the thinline large print bible. This bible is easier to read due to print size and very easy to handle; I have arthritis in my hands (which are also pretty small) and this bible is perfect for me! Now I’m wanting to buy a large print study bible next.

    Comment by Joy Thompson — March 27, 2014 @ 2:02 pm

  405. My favorite is the thinline large print bible. This bible is easier to read due to print size and very easy to handle; I have arthritis in my hands (which are also pretty small) and this bible is perfect for me! Now I’m wanting to buy a large print study bible next.

    Nashville, TN

    Comment by Joy Thompson — March 27, 2014 @ 2:04 pm

  406. 1st Edition ESV… I preordered to support the work of the ESV translation and marketing process. The options where very limited and the outlook was spotty as to whether Crossway would make it. The binding was not great and I have repaired it a few times. But I am glad to have been a small part of supporting the ESV Translation.

    Comment by Bob Wilson — March 27, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

  407. I love my ESV Study Bible (hard and soft copies). I have had it for over two years and use it for my devotions, Bible study, & sermon preparation. It has been invaluable to me on several levels and have strongly recommended it to numerous people. Sound and good translation with GREAT study notes.

    Comment by Bill Copeland — March 27, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

  408. My favorite Bible version was my first ESV thinline purchased my freshman year in college (2006/07)!

    Comment by David Kim — March 27, 2014 @ 2:06 pm

  409. ESV study bible! The first bible I ever bought for myself after I was saved.

    Arcadia, CA

    Comment by Maddie — March 27, 2014 @ 2:08 pm

  410. I have two favorites I have to say. The first one is the ESV Single Column Journaling Bible. I love this one because I have plenty of room for all of my thoughts now and in the future. It will take me a lifetime to use all of the space. This has always been a problem in other Bibles and just not having enough space in the margins. Years later I may be able to draw on something I put in there yesterday.
    My second favorite is more circumstantial. It is the ESV World Study Bible. I love this Bible because of the way I received it and the reminder it gives me of the event. My wife and I were fortunate enough to be at the Multiply Gathering in San Francisco in November of 2012. This is one of the most amazing nights of worship and fellowship I have ever been part of. I love the layout of the ESV World Study Bible as well, but I love the reminder of that event even more. Praise God for what He is doing in our midst!

    Indianapolis, IN

    Comment by Justin Graves — March 27, 2014 @ 2:08 pm

  411. Oops forgot my city & state:
    Alameda, CA

    My favorite Bible version was my first ESV thinline purchased my freshman year in college (2006/07)!

    Comment by David Kim — March 27, 2014 @ 2:09 pm

  412. My favorite version would be my ESV Thinline that I got from my dad before he passed away. I used that Bible a ton, and I wish I still had it today.

    Auburn, AL

    Comment by Sam Butler — March 27, 2014 @ 2:09 pm

  413. My favorite bible I have owned is my ESV study bible.
    I purchased the bible at a time when I was beginning to study the Word more than I ever had before. The bible possesses many of my notes and highlights from my first time reading the bible cover to cover and is very meaningful to me.

    Grayson, KY

    Comment by Andrew Bondurant — March 27, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

  414. My favorite Bible regarding printing and craftsmanship is my old Scofield KJV. I love the feel of a well-made leather bound book.
    My favorite version is the ESV study Bible, but it is too big to lug around daily. I have a smaller, more portable ESV for daily use, but smaller means small (hard for my aging eyes to see) text.
    The ESV has quickly become my translation of choice for teaching and preaching. But I need a large print version. If I win this, maybe we can work a trade for a much less expensive edition with smaller type.
    Johnstown, NY

    Comment by Tom Antis — March 27, 2014 @ 2:12 pm

  415. Definitely the Single Column Legacy Bible. Very easy to read, comfortable size to carry and hold, and I appreciate how the section headers are pulled to the side. It makes it far easier to read as a story, rather than having my reading broken into pre-determined chunks. Wonderful Bible, and I hope to have it for long time to come. Thanks for your tireless efforts and faithful work making these treasures available to us.

    Wheaton, IL

    Comment by Jared Cochrum — March 27, 2014 @ 2:12 pm

  416. My favorite Bible I own is my ESV Classic Thinline Edition. I like it because it is small and portable, and because of its concise but very helpful concordance, maps, etc. But what I like most of all about it is the faithfully (though not infallibly) translated Word of God!
    A close second would be my RV1960 Biblia Edición Especial con Referencias, which has been quite helpful as I am learning Spanish!

    Atwater, OH

    Comment by Caleb Wright — March 27, 2014 @ 2:17 pm

  417. My ESV app for my iPad and iPhone. Wonderfully convenient, always with me and with an excellent search engine for those times when my memory fails me.

    The fallback edition at home is the ESV Study Bible, hardcover and well worn, good and helpful notes.

    Comment by John Nunnikhoven — March 27, 2014 @ 2:17 pm

  418. The Bible that inspires the most memories for me is my hard cover, Illustrated HCSB. It is also the most tattered and beat up. About halfway through high school, I had a “revival” of sorts. I turned away from a lackadaisical faith to one that was ravenous for The Lord. In only a few months, ever hungry for more knowledge, I read through the whole Bible for the first time. I feel like I went through 2 or 3 highlighters. I learned so much in that era of my journey, and that HCSB will always be very precious to me.

    Smyrna, Tennessee

    Comment by Matthew Martinez — March 27, 2014 @ 2:17 pm

  419. My favorite Bible was the King James Version Open Bible. I got my first copy back in 1978 and I loved it. It was a great Bible for understanding the Preacher at church – who used the King James Version. The KJV Open Bible gave the modern day translation of some of the words I didn’t understand in the King James. The Open Bible also had many study helps that made it a great witnessing tool. I remember sharing the Gospel with a Jehovah Witness for over 12 hours once using my Open Bible. It was a fun experience.

    Comment by John Patrick Hansen — March 27, 2014 @ 2:20 pm

  420. Love this!

    I have two favorite Bibles:
    (1) The ESV Classic Reference Bible. This was my bread and butter bible for years. It was portable enough to be taken anywhere and serve for devotional reading, but it also had cross-references and a concordance for study.
    (2) The ESV Wide Margin reference Bible from Cambridge. I needed a wide reference Bible for notes and annotations and at that time, about a year ago, Crossway was not publishing a wide-margin ESV Bible.

    Comment by Devin Tarr — March 27, 2014 @ 2:20 pm

  421. I was attending The College at Southeastern, in Wake Forest, NC when the ESV was first published. Dr. Patterson was there at the time and, of course, introduced it to us. I have enjoyed it immensely. I have my original hardback, the software version that came with it, and now on my nook! I would love to have a thin version to use for church or to share with someone in need of God’s word.
    Thanks for your service to the Christian community!
    Lewisville, NC

    Comment by Daniel W. Pierce — March 27, 2014 @ 2:23 pm

  422. My favorite edition has been the Reformation Study Bible. I love the notes because they were put together by a group of men dedicated to the Word of God.

    Spring Hill, TN

    Comment by Matt — March 27, 2014 @ 2:23 pm

  423. Chico, CA

    Comment by Devin Tarr — March 27, 2014 @ 2:24 pm

  424. NIV Cambridge wide margin bible: plenty of room to write my sermon notes.

    Comment by Glenn Davis — March 27, 2014 @ 2:24 pm

  425. This is such a difficult question because I love quality bibles and have bought several. Seriously considering the Heirloom. OK, I will probably get one. My favorite bible was the Allen’s ESV Readers Edition that I ordered from evangelicalbible.com. I have several different Allen’s editions. It is excellent quality. However, my current “go to” favorite bible that I use to read, study, and preach from is the Crossway Vintage ESV hemisphere design in black. It feel awesome in my hands. I love it. I just bought another one in brown. Two things I love when it comes to bibles: I love ESV and Crossway. Excellent quality.

    Comment by Shawn Maynard — March 27, 2014 @ 2:26 pm

  426. The ESV has become my favorite translation of the scripture. I have a very high standard for the translation being true to the original, as the ESV is, and readable so the most people can understand who would be in the congregation. the ESV has accomplished both of these and I have been asked be those in the congregation which version I was using as it was so easy to understand. May God bless you for providing such a priceless tool to the body of Christ.

    Comment by David Kopka — March 27, 2014 @ 2:29 pm

  427. Cambridge Pitt Minion ESV is my favorite Bible because of its quality and compact nature.

    Highland Village, TX

    Comment by Josh — March 27, 2014 @ 2:30 pm

  428. My favorite Bible is the ESV Study Bible – hardback. This has been my favorite Bible mainly because it has helped propel my faith. I have used several other study Bibles but none have compared to the depth and quality of notes, illustrations, charts, resources that the ESV has.

    Comment by David Le Roy — March 27, 2014 @ 2:34 pm

  429. My most adored and beloved translation of holy scripture is the 1599 Geneva Bible. This bible sole basis is brining the eyes of man completely to the glory of god in salvation. It includes notes from reformers such as John Calvin and miles coverdale. The essence of reformed theology is the incredible beauty and wonder for gods children. This bible is a must have for all believers.

    Comment by Tyler Smeland — March 27, 2014 @ 2:36 pm

  430. My favorite is the large print ESV Study Bible in brown calfskin. I like the ESV text, the verse references, study notes, and study notes. I also have and use the same Study Bible on my phone.

    Comment by Bob Boydston — March 27, 2014 @ 2:38 pm

  431. ESV Study Bible at home. ESV personal size single column for church and reading. ESV app on phone. I’m on day 158 of my current reading plan. ESV is my favorite translation of all.

    Comment by Gordon Robertson — March 27, 2014 @ 2:42 pm

  432. Ooops forgot my city: Hayward,Ca
    My favorite was the ESV Calfskin Macarthur study bible

    Comment by arturo — March 27, 2014 @ 2:42 pm

  433. My favorite ESV bible I have owned so far is an Allan edition ESV. I think it was Scottish. I could never actually afford an expensive Bible like the Allan highland goatskin, but it was given to me as a gift. It was handed down to me from another believer and it meant so much to me because even though it was used I could rejoice with the previous owner in the glorious truths of Scripture that he/she saw and underlined and commented on. I love the personal notes left within the pages and the responses of humble prayer and I was able to make my own right next to and under theirs as well. It was humbling to see and cherish the ever-living powerful Word of God in such a unique Bible.

    Comment by Tyson Moore — March 27, 2014 @ 2:43 pm

  434. I enjoy my ESV study Bible that I received this Christmas. A thin line would be easier to carry weekly

    Comment by Bill Graves — March 27, 2014 @ 2:43 pm

  435. My favorite Bible was either (I have three), the UBS Greek Testament that I re-bound in leather, or the Leather-lined Thompson Chain Ref. KJV that I brought with me to Seminary, or the Oxford Wide Margin bound in french morocco leather, and leather-lined edge to edge. Unfortunately, nothing available now matches the quality of those early Thompsons and Oxfords. One thing that’s been lost (apparently forever) is the proper spacing between rows of print, and enough spacing between letters and sentences all to save a bit of paper. Both of those KJV’s are now history, but they were great Bibles.
    Steve Bradley,
    San Diego, CA.

    Comment by Steven Bradley — March 27, 2014 @ 2:44 pm

  436. My favorite Bible edition would probably be my current ESV thinline in calfskin leather. It’s the perfect size, and the leather is so soft and supple I kind of want to rub my face against it.

    Comment by Michael Weiss — March 27, 2014 @ 2:44 pm

  437. I use the ESV Study Bible (Kindle Edition). It was the first ebook I bought and I like how the normal text of the ESV translation is I disturbed by notes and references. Only by tapping icons do the notes and references appear. The ESV is by far the best translation because it is both literal and literary. The ESV Study Bible is the best edition because of all the comprehensive notes, references, introductions, articles, and concordance. The kindle edition allows me to use it on an ereader, smartphone, and tablet making it easily storable and portable. It is the best version of the ESV Study Bible.

    Comment by Thomas j Riley — March 27, 2014 @ 2:46 pm

  438. The esv study bible because of the accuracy, maps, and introductory chapters for each book

    Comment by brian — March 27, 2014 @ 2:46 pm

  439. My favorite edition of the Bible has not been made yet. I like everything about the ESV Heirloom Thinline Bible in Goatskin except for one thing. I love the single column reference format! For now, I own an NASB single column reference Bible, but it is still big. If this was possible to put into thin line, that would be my Bible for the rest of my time here on earth.

    Comment by Ben Ito — March 27, 2014 @ 2:47 pm

  440. I won’t be able to replicate the ESV large print calfskin Bible role in ministry. It has it’s own box and only comes out when I teach. One of my favorite commemorative additions is the handprints of our son Tyler who we lost at 4.5 months printed over Prov. 31

    Comment by Jerrod Rumley — March 27, 2014 @ 2:49 pm

  441. My Great Granny B gave me a simple NIV hardcover pew bible when I was born. It still creaks when you open it because I’ve only used it a handful of times to read scripture. It has been on a bookshelf in every place I have lived. It reminds me that many prayers were said and scriptures read over me before I was even born into this world.

    Comment by Billy Wells — March 27, 2014 @ 2:50 pm

  442. My favorite edition would be the first ESV Pew Edition Bible that I purchased to bring to church every Sunday.

    Comment by James Rhodes — March 27, 2014 @ 2:50 pm

  443. Munster, IN.
    Always used the NIV. I used it at home and our church uses it in worship service. Like the easy read, I do have the ESV on my phone

    Comment by Steve Meeter — March 27, 2014 @ 2:51 pm

  444. My favorite Bible is a copy of the Revised Standard which my youngest sister gave me for my 18th birthday. As it was a gift, I have cherished it, and held on to it for many a year.

    My familiarity with the ESV is scant, thus, in entering this contest, I do so for the chance to own a very nice edition of the Bible, and a translation which I would like to know much more of.

    Lisbon, ME

    Comment by Jim — March 27, 2014 @ 2:53 pm

  445. A fav edition is the good news bible I received upon graduating from 8th grade. Reading from it was the anchor during my high school years as my parents divorced and I tried suicide twice. God’s love and strength saw me through that time.
    St louis, MO

    Comment by Chris Watson — March 27, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

  446. My Great Granny B gave me a simple NIV hardcover pew bible when I was born. It still creaks when you open it because I’ve only used it a handful of times to read scripture. It has been on a bookshelf in every place I have lived. It reminds me that many prayers were said and scriptures read over me before I was even born into this world.

    Burleson, TX

    Comment by Billy Wells — March 27, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

  447. My favorite edition of the ESV Bible would have to be the Cambridge Pitt Minion in goatskin. Small and handy, yet very readable and just the right weight to it. I love it!

    Alex Leung
    Pleasanton, CA

    Comment by Alex Leung — March 27, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

  448. I’ve owned a number of Bibles in various languages for study, reasearch and comparison of editing and translations. But, for my reading and meditation I have favored Billy Graham’s paraphrased version. As a result of my study and reasearch reading the Bible. I’ve become familiar with the whole text, reason why I can use BG’s paraphrased version when I want a reading that flows smoothly over the lines.

    Comment by ZILMAR ZILLER — March 27, 2014 @ 2:59 pm

  449. I have loved my ESV thinline and been using it for the last 12+ years. My favorite, however, is the loose-leaf bible my dad put together with all of his study and notes built over 30+ years of ministry. It’s a great way to share in the Word with my dad.

    Livermore, CA

    Comment by Ryan Sarpalius — March 27, 2014 @ 3:02 pm

  450. My favorite Bible is a black leather thinline edition ESV that I got my senior year of college. Still use it to this day, especially for preaching as it is easy to carry.

    Ringgold, GA

    Comment by Chris Gravning — March 27, 2014 @ 3:03 pm

  451. my favorite crossway bible is single column verse by verse bible- plenty of room for notes
    Oktaha OK

    Comment by Ron Lindsey — March 27, 2014 @ 3:05 pm

  452. My favorite edition of the Bible is the ESV Study Bible. It was actually the first Bible I had bought for myself. I bought it while I was going through a spiritual dry season and it has helped reopen my eyes to the beauty of God’s precious Word! I am thankful for the ESV Study Bible.

    Comment by Nathan Garner — March 27, 2014 @ 3:07 pm

  453. My favorite Bible edition I’ve owned was an NASB single column reference Bible that I purchased at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA back in the early 90s. It had been rebound with a premium leather cover with the title “Word of God” embossed on the spine. The layout is similar to the edition I currently use when I teach–an ESV verse by verse reference Bible.

    Comment by Bryan — March 27, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

  454. I love the ESV and would love to have a copy of it in calf or goat skin.

    David Coffey
    Tulsa, OK

    Comment by David Coffey — March 27, 2014 @ 3:09 pm

  455. Up to now my favorite Bible edition is the Renovare Spiritual Formation Bible NRSV. Not only is the additional material included helpful for my daily walk with Christ but the bible itself is just the right size to hold and the cover (leather) feels like the softest most comfortable thing to hold while reading. I like technology but a book has to be held to be appreciated fully and the Renovare Spiritual Formation Bible makes you want to read it because you enjoy holding it in your hands.

    Comment by Pr Doris — March 27, 2014 @ 3:10 pm

  456. My favorite ESV Bible is my Study Bible. This Bible has helped me grow in and teach the Word. I have recommended this Bible to many people. I have also bought some for my wife and friends. The ESV version is the best version of the Bible out there!

    Dothan, AL

    Comment by Jacob Chilton — March 27, 2014 @ 3:12 pm

  457. MacArthur Study Bible-ESV, of course!

    Lisa Matheny
    Dallas, Texas

    Comment by Lisa Matheny — March 27, 2014 @ 3:14 pm

  458. I actually really love my NASB77 that I purchased as a youth, back in 1979. It is old, and I am too.
    However, I also love my much newer ESV MacArthur Study Bible. Bless God, each is special and precious to me.

    Gregory Kent Brown
    Pickens, South Carolina

    Comment by Gregory Kent Brown — March 27, 2014 @ 3:15 pm

  459. My ministers edition ESV has to be my favorite because of all the different helps it has in the back for almost any situation that a minister will come into contact with from funerals to weddings. If not that one it would have been my thinline portfolio style that got lost some where because it had a special note written by my oldest son stored in it. I like to keep special notes and things like that in my Bible. As a seminary student my Bible is my greatest resource.

    Comment by Paul Horne — March 27, 2014 @ 3:15 pm

  460. The ESV Single Column Journaling Bible natural leather is my favorite edition of the Bible. Why? This edition of the Bible has allowed for me journal my thoughts and prayers for my 5 children over the next many years. The great quality of the binding and pages has allowed for a Bible that will last for many years. After all my kids are grown and on their own, I hope that this Bible will be an enduring legacy of God’s faithfulness in our family throughout the years, in which, after I have died they’ll be able to read their father’s prayers & observations in the margins and underlines in our family Bible. This edition was a gift to me, but it will turn into a 1,360 page gift to my children 30 to 40 years from now.

    Dustin Greenup (Los Fresnos, TX)

    Comment by Dustin Greenup — March 27, 2014 @ 3:15 pm

  461. My favourite bible of all is the first ESV bible I ever bought. It’s an ESV Classic Thinline Edition, copyright 2002, and it has gone with me wherever I go since I purchased it. I wanted to try the ESV translation and found my bible on sale for only $20 during a promotion at my local Christian book store. The ESV has now become my preferred translation for both bible study and daily reading. I have purchased several other ESV bibles since, including the ESV Study Bible, but my Thinline edition is the one I have used most. It’s become a little frayed around the edges from being carried in my bag, and contains lots of underlining and notes which I have written in the margins and spaces over the years. In some ways it is irreplaceable, but I have often thought how I would so love to have a new one! Thanks for this bible and for the scholarly study that went into this translation. It is a gem!

    Comment by Catherine Morris — March 27, 2014 @ 3:17 pm

  462. My favorite edition was the MacArthur Study Bible I got way back when I was 17. Too bulky to carry around these days, and it’s NKJV whereas I use ESV now. But, it was my main bible for the longest time.

    Eric Ryall
    Lawrenceville, GA

    Comment by Eric Ryall — March 27, 2014 @ 3:19 pm

  463. Most definitely the ESV! It has absolutely revolutionized the way I study and preach. I always loved how easy the NIV was to read, but didn’t like how much was paraphrased. I love the word-for-word translation of the NASB, it’s just so choppy and hard to preach with. But the ESV is the perfect combination of the two!

    Michael Drews
    Bolivar, MO

    Comment by Michael Drews — March 27, 2014 @ 3:20 pm

  464. My favorite has been King James because that’s the version I had growing up and I did all my memorization with it. But lately, I’ve been using the ESV online for my daily reading and devotions and have found I like it equally as well. I do not own a hard copy….yet!
    Bluffton, Indiana

    Comment by Nancy Buck — March 27, 2014 @ 3:21 pm

  465. The ESV is a blessing! Being a youth pastor having a bible that literal yet readable is great! Thanks so much crossway! Jason Jordan, Poplar Bluff , MO 63901

    Comment by Jason Jordan — March 27, 2014 @ 3:21 pm

  466. The ESV is my absolute favorite! I love the layout of the Bible and the footnotes in my study Bible. Many of the leaders I respect use the ESV and I have come to trust this translation.

    Comment by Zac W — March 27, 2014 @ 3:23 pm

  467. I just noticed that this promotion is only available to residents of the US. Since I live Canada I won’t both to enter my city and state of residence. God bless.

    Comment by Catherine Morris — March 27, 2014 @ 3:23 pm

  468. ESV heritage bible. I love single column and really like the clean cross-reference free setting. The calfskin is great, just taking some time for it to lay flat. Looking forward to the reader’s bible. Katy, Texas.
    Michael

    Comment by michael — March 27, 2014 @ 3:24 pm

  469. The ESV is my absolute favorite! I love the layout of the Bible and the footnotes in my study Bible. Many of the leaders I respect use the ESV and I have come to trust this translation.

    Transfer, Pennsylvania

    Comment by Zac W — March 27, 2014 @ 3:25 pm

  470. My missionary grandfather gave me a red cowhide leather NASB Reference Edition Bible as a gift when I was about 12 years old after my first Bible began to fall apart. The inscription in the front page says “On the occasion of ‘Wearing out his old Bible!’” The Bible was not new when he gave it to me, but only gently used a few times. He sent the Bible to me with a letter which said that he had just preached a sermon using it. The fact that my grandfather (my hero) had used it made it even more special! I read that Bible almost every day growing up. Now that I have owned it for over a quarter of a century, the sentimental value makes is a treasured possession

    Comment by Michael Springer — March 27, 2014 @ 3:26 pm

  471. The ESV Study Bible is my favorite edition. The study notes and articles are essential for sound study whether new to Scriptures or a mature believer!
    Rick Hollis
    Pensacola, FL

    Comment by Rick Hollis — March 27, 2014 @ 3:26 pm

  472. My current favorite is the ESV Inductive Study Bible. While I don’t use the Inductive system, I like the larger print and the charts and graphs that are included in this edition. I also like the wider margins for note-taking, something that’s been hard to find with larger print. I used the NASB a lot in the past, but when the ESV came out I gave it a try because it seemed similar enough to the KJV without the archaic language. When I got saved, it was pretty much the KJV, so using the ESV is refreshing to me. I love its roots in the authorized version, and its literary beauty. Second in line is my original KJV Reference Bible, simply because it was my first Bible. I’m looking forward to the ESV Study Bible in Large Print that’s suppose to come out in July. I guess you’d say I love Bibles, and the Word itself.

    Comment by Kathleen Trissel — March 27, 2014 @ 3:30 pm

  473. I’ve owned this edition: ESV Thinline Bible, Premium Calfskin Leather, Black. My fave because I bought it for my son Isaiah Caleb before he was born as my first gift to him. His very first bible!

    Eastvale, CA

    Comment by Rudy Dolloso — March 27, 2014 @ 3:36 pm

  474. I was gifted an ESV Bible by a missionary friend 2years ago. I have been faithful to love this Word and to share it with others. I thank the man of God that gave me the ESV and I would like to have this heirloom to give to another one like me.

    Comment by Scott Thames — March 27, 2014 @ 3:41 pm

  475. My new MacArthur Study Bible ESV is my favorite. Love the text, notes, EVERYTHING!

    San Diego, CA

    Comment by Philip — March 27, 2014 @ 3:42 pm

  476. My favorite bible is the black leather ESV Study Bible. I received it for Christmas two years ago and use it for EVERYTHING! I use it to preach, study, memorize, and disciple. It has so many great notes, diagrams pictures, and maps. I love its history of Salvation section in the back along with its Biblical Ethics section. It has helped me grow in tremendous ways!

    Zack
    Jacksonville, Florida

    Comment by Zack Jones — March 27, 2014 @ 3:43 pm

  477. In ministry I love ESV but my favorite would probably have to be my NIV backpack bible. It’s my favorite because I bought it as a newly baptized Christian my freshman year of highschool and since then being able to carry it in a cargo pocket or jacket pocket has given me opportunities I wouldn’t have had otherwise. Praise be to God

    Comment by Adam Hamerlinck — March 27, 2014 @ 3:43 pm

  478. My new favorite is my ESV Single Column Heritage Bible. I use it the most because of the size and easy to read text. Prior to that one I used the ESV New Classic Reference). Having a smaller size makes for not only easier carrying but also to hold when reading in my chair.

    I have the ESV Study Bible and Gospel Transformation bible and use them quite a bit but only at my desk for study.

    Comment by Larry Wing — March 27, 2014 @ 3:46 pm

  479. My favorite printed Bible is an NASB study Bible because it has wide margins for notes. I love making notes in my Bible. However, I love the ESV and normally use it (from my iphone app) for all memory work!

    Comment by Katie — March 27, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

  480. My primary Bible by use would be my 1987 NIV Study because of the excellent notes. I also like the Archaeology and Apologetics study bibles for the interesting background and commentary materials. But, when the NIV finally bits the dust I will be switching to an ESV Study Bible. Hector, MN.

    Comment by Kelley Johnson — March 27, 2014 @ 3:52 pm

  481. My favourite Bible is my Cambridge Pitt Minion ESV. I love that it is compact and easy to take anywhere and that it is made with good materials so it will last longer.

    Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada

    (Show Canada some love!)

    Comment by Kevin Hardy — March 27, 2014 @ 3:54 pm

  482. My favorite Bible is the ESV Study Bible. Since it is too big to carry around, away from home, I read scripture in other versions and come back to review the sections in the ESV Study Bible. There are three reasons that I like the ESV Study Bible: first – the commentary written throughout the Bible helps me to a deeper understand of the Biblical verses; second – the illustrations help me to visualize what is being described; and third – I am convinced that the accuracy of the translation is outstanding. It would be a pleasure to have a slim line ESV to accompany the outstanding ESV Study Bible.

    Comment by Dick Gurley — March 27, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

  483. My favorite is the ESV Study Bible. It was the first Bible I ever bought for myself, the first one I read cover to cover (not all the notes yet).

    Comment by Nathan Verni — March 27, 2014 @ 4:01 pm

  484. My ESV Large Print Thinline. It’s small enough to take with me and big enough to read easily.
    Indianapolis IN

    Comment by Amanda Smith — March 27, 2014 @ 4:03 pm

  485. One of my favorite editions of a Bible was the original thinline ESV. I had a genuine leather edition that was just the right size, weight, and balance. It felt great in my hand as I was preaching / teaching. Unfortunately, the Bible was damaged in an accident. This Heirloom Thinline would make the perfect replacement! ;)

    John Gentry, Huntingdon, TN

    Comment by John Gentry — March 27, 2014 @ 4:06 pm

  486. My favorite edition of the Bible is whichever edition I am reading that day! I have several versions, but every one reveals the same truth to me! God loves me :)!!

    Comment by tkulbeda — March 27, 2014 @ 4:10 pm

  487. My favorite Bible edition is my ESV Journaling Bible. With two kids under two, it’s essential that I get in the Word every day, but I don’t always have time to do the whole setup with my journal, reference Bible, compact Bible, and study Bible (all ESV.) Having the journaling Bible kind of lets me tiptoe away to the couch every morning with only one book, and I can still meditate on and recall what the Spirit shows me through the Word. Also, what a sweet gift it will be for my kids one day!

    Hope Henchey from Tampa, FL

    Comment by Hope Henchey — March 27, 2014 @ 4:10 pm

  488. my first bible was a New American Standard, Open Study Bible. I was 30, had just accepted and believed in Jesus. I went to a Christian bookstore and that’s what the lady recommended. Since then I’ve had a Living Bible, King James, New KJ, NIV and would love to have an ESV. I understand it’s the best translation. Thank you the opportunity.
    In Him,
    Susan Vicary

    Comment by Susan Vicary — March 27, 2014 @ 4:11 pm

  489. one of my favorites is my little NKJV Gideon’s NT, b/c my grandfather gave it to me.

    Bob Wiegers, S. Hamilton MA

    Comment by BobW — March 27, 2014 @ 4:12 pm

  490. A favorite Bible edition that I’ve owned is the ESV single-column journaling bible. I received it shortly after becoming a Christian by the man who lead me to the Lord, and I have loved going back and taking a look at all the notes I’ve made as I’ve been growing and learning more about Jesus.

    Ryan Rike
    Columbia, SC

    Comment by Ryan Rike — March 27, 2014 @ 4:13 pm

  491. I have a Clarion Cambridge. Love the single column, simple text style with high quality binding. My bible unto death!

    Comment by Jacob — March 27, 2014 @ 4:17 pm

  492. My favorite Bible that I’ve ever owned is my first ESV thinline. I discovered the ESV translation in 2006 right as I began pastoring. Lots of good memories and preaching notes from some of my early sermons in that Bible.

    Mark Bass
    Crossville, TN

    Comment by Mark Bass — March 27, 2014 @ 4:21 pm

  493. When I was saved I was introduced to the 1984 NIV and used it for years. As a pastor I even preached from it for years. I liked it because of its readability. When the NIV replaced the 1984 with its new edition I began looking for a new translation and found the ESV to be the best available. It is now my Bi or of choice.
    Monroe, GA

    Comment by Jeff Box — March 27, 2014 @ 4:21 pm

  494. Cherished bibles and their content have filled my soul and mind for many years. The one that began that process was a New Scofield KJV purchased about 1968 fairly soon after I became a believer. It was from Oxford and has a navy blue calfskin cover and is still used, even with a little corner missing, courtesy of Velvet, our cat. The notes and chain references and concordance have all served me well over the years and is well marked with pen and tears.

    Comment by Gladys Heaton — March 27, 2014 @ 4:38 pm

  495. Cherished bibles and their content have filled my soul and mind for many years. The one that began that process was a New Scofield KJV purchased about 1968 fairly soon after I became a believer. It was from Oxford and has a navy blue calfskin cover and is still used, even with a little corner missing, courtesy of Velvet, our cat. The notes and chain references and concordance have all served me well over the years and is well marked with pen and tears.
    GWHeaton
    Richardson, Texas
    (Sorry,left off the location)

    Comment by Gladys Heaton — March 27, 2014 @ 4:42 pm

  496. I love the NAB study bible I own. The print is good and the notes are helpful. I also really like the ESV bible I have on my Kindle. The translation is awesome.

    Muscatine, Iowa

    Comment by Thomas Hurlbut — March 27, 2014 @ 4:49 pm

  497. My favorite was a NASB edition. I liked it because it was thin, the church bulletin fit perfectly inside the front cover, but mostly because it was single column.

    Tucson, AZ

    Comment by Heidi Aranda — March 27, 2014 @ 4:57 pm

  498. I love my ESV Literary Study Bible. As a bibliophile, I love the analysis of literature and I love how the different genres in Scripture are beautifully highlighted in this unique study Bible. It has given me a better understanding of each book .

    Comment by Chriselda Dirrim — March 27, 2014 @ 4:58 pm

  499. By far my favorite edition of the Bible that I’ve owned (and I’ve owned a lot) would have to be the ESV Single Column Legacy Bible. Not only is the ESV text great, but the aesthetics of the page layout, how the text lines up through the pages, the wide margins and the single columns, are all outstadning. I love the size of it and how it feels as I read God’s Word.

    The Dalles, Oregon

    Comment by Ryan Adair — March 27, 2014 @ 4:59 pm

  500. My favorite has been the ESV thinline

    Lowgap, NC.

    Comment by Jonathan Shelton — March 27, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

  501. ESV Ryrie Study Bible, Black Genuine Leather, Thumb-Indexed is my very favorite. My favorite all time translation is the ESV, and my favorite Bible Study Bible notes are by Charles Ryrie. When you combined my favorite translation and Study Bible, that was awesome!

    Comment by Andy Anderson — March 27, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

  502. I own both an ESV Classic Reference Bible, which I use for preaching, and the ESV Study Bible Kindle Edition, which I use for my personal devotions and which I carry with me wherever I go. It is my constant companion I wouldn’t be without.

    Comment by KENT MAXWELL — March 27, 2014 @ 5:02 pm

  503. My favorite is the ESV Classic Reference Edition because the size of the Bible and the size of the print are just right.

    Louisville, KY

    Comment by Benjamin Sutton — March 27, 2014 @ 5:03 pm

  504. ESV Study Bible. Such a great Bible study resource. Love the ESV translation and love how rich and robust this study Bible is.

    Woodstock, GA

    Comment by Mike Singletary — March 27, 2014 @ 5:09 pm

  505. I like the ESV Study Bible Kindle Edition because it is smaller to carry than the printed edition and I still have the study helps along with me.

    Englewood, Ohio

    Comment by Irv Lair — March 27, 2014 @ 5:13 pm

  506. My ESV study Bible is my favorite! It is reformed in its study notes! I love it!

    Comment by Stephany — March 27, 2014 @ 5:14 pm

  507. The ESV Literary Study Bible is by far my favorite. The introductory comments at the beginning of each chapter help guide me in my own reading of the scriptures. Knowing the literary features, i.e. knowing how the author intended to communicate to me, has opened up a wealth of insight to me each day.
    Second favorite is the NASB “Key Word” Bible with numbers cross referenced to the Strong’s over all key words in the passage. This opens up my eyes to the original language and meaning.
    I wish that these two could somehow be combined.
    Brian
    Atlanta, GA

    Comment by brian — March 27, 2014 @ 5:17 pm

  508. NASB leather bound large print reference bible. It helps my eyes! The print isn’t really all that large, but it helps.

    Comment by Todd Baker — March 27, 2014 @ 5:20 pm

  509. I really like my copy of the Bible published by Penguin. The format of the text makes it very easy to read.

    Comment by Jarrod Murdock — March 27, 2014 @ 5:22 pm

  510. I really like the ESV reformation study bible. Great study notes and a good size.

    Comment by Jonathan Dennis — March 27, 2014 @ 5:23 pm

  511. For home I love my ESV Study bible, it is such a wonderful resource and really brings the bible to lfe. The illustrations are fantastic too. For church it’s my ESV thinline (Celtic cross design). The language is easy to read and understand. I don’t mind the copies I have being in American English (although I believe it is now available in UK English) I can read my thinline bible in church without my reading glasses as the font is a clear size 8. I also love that Jesus’ words are in red font. One of my friends from church has taken delivery of the same bible after sharing with me a couple of Sunday’s ago

    Comment by Una Pringle — March 27, 2014 @ 5:29 pm

  512. My favorite Bible edition is the ESV Study Bible. I was one of the ones who got caught up in the pre-sale hype, subscribed to the blog, watched the videos and told everyone around me as I waited anxiously for it to arrive. I love the attention to detail, the sheer bulk, the the articles and the illustrations. I have spent a lot of time studying the beautiful illustrations. I also love the website version that will read the Bible to me. Great quality, beautiful and timeless.

    Greg
    Omaha, Nebraska

    Comment by Greg — March 27, 2014 @ 5:29 pm

  513. My favorite Bible was an NASB reference Bible. The reason I likes it was because it had scripture reference in side margins. I now use the ESV because of its accuracy and readability.

    Comment by David — March 27, 2014 @ 5:32 pm

  514. My favorite Bible received, though not one I would necessarily endorse, was the KJV Bible that my parents gave me after my salvation experience when I was 17. The sentimental value is beyond compare to me. Though I do not recommend this particular translation, it remains a Bible that I hope to always have since it reminds me of the ongoing love my parents have for me and our Lord.

    Comment by Will — March 27, 2014 @ 5:34 pm

  515. Oops, forgot my city and State.

    Seattle, WA

    Comment by Doug — March 27, 2014 @ 5:36 pm

  516. My favorite Bible received, though not one I would necessarily endorse, was the KJV Bible that my parents gave me after my salvation experience when I was 17. The sentimental value is beyond compare to me. Though I do not recommend this particular translation, it remains a Bible that I hope to always have since it reminds me of the ongoing love my parents have for me and our Lord.

    Will
    Valdosta, GA

    Comment by Will Cook — March 27, 2014 @ 5:36 pm

  517. My most favorite bible was a Ryrie NASB study bible I bought as a new Christian in the 1980′s. I first learned about my savior from it. I loved the way a lot of my questions were answered in the margins :-)

    Comment by J Bell — March 27, 2014 @ 5:39 pm

  518. My favorite edition has been my ESV Study Bible, which I purchased right there at Crossway in Wheaton, Illinois when it first came out. I have loved it ever since. The layout is superb, the notes insightful without overbearing the text, and the scholarship consistently dependable. The more I have used it the more I have been utterly impressed with the consistently of cross-references in the notes themselves – don’t know how the editorial team pulled that off. It has been my go-to, and well-desiged, single-column format of the biblical texts have generally allowed me to get engrossed in the Word without the notes becoming a distraction.

    In later years, my use of it has not waned, but its heft has made it less portable, and I find myself wanting a more manageable, very high-quality Bible without the extra study helps and notes to use on those occasions when I want to simply read the Word in a cleaner, simpler format.

    (By the way, hats off to you for coming out with the personal sized edition, which we purchased for our daughter on her confirmation. Had that been available sooner that would have been more ideal.)

    Crossway continues to improve on its commitment to quality, which only serves enhances a quality translation!

    Beverly Shores, IN

    Comment by Ty W — March 27, 2014 @ 5:48 pm

  519. My favorite Bible was my first ESV – Nutmeg Trutone Thinline. I memorized countless chapters from it, and it bore multicolored underlines and copious margin notes. It recently met its demise and I replaced it with the Gospel Transformation Bible.

    Comment by Jennifer Guo — March 27, 2014 @ 5:50 pm

  520. My favorite edition is the ESV Study Bible. It contains excellent commentary and articles on various subjects that I’ve used in my sermons. Lima, Ohio

    Comment by Joshua Andrews — March 27, 2014 @ 5:53 pm

  521. My favorite version was a Burgundy NIV from which I preached for several years. It had enough room for some notes, but was also portable enough not to weigh me down.

    Comment by Mark H — March 27, 2014 @ 5:54 pm

  522. My favorite bible of all time (for sentimental reasons) is the Sears & Roebuck King James Version my Grandparents bought for me when I was first saved way back in 1968. I used that bible for many years, and it shows it! I still keep it close, but my ESV Study Bible and my NASB MacArthur Study Bible get the most use nowadays. I like to compare translations, so I also have NKJV, HCSB, and NIV bibles for reference.

    Chuck Crow Quinwood, WV

    Comment by Chuck Crow — March 27, 2014 @ 5:59 pm

  523. The ESV Single column heritage black genuine leather bible has been my favorite. I love the single column format and the it is the perfect size to carry around, study in, read, and teach with. The line matching is a great feature as well. By far my favorite bible so far!

    Cerritos, CA

    Comment by Alan Kim — March 27, 2014 @ 6:05 pm

  524. MY favorite Bible is the special edition of the classical Ref 400th anniversary ESV Bible leather over boards. It was never for sale but They allowed me to buy one since I saw it on their blog and called a few time inquiring about buying one before they removed the info. Crossway honored their cloth over board edition for a great price of $10.00 a year later. Thankyou for that I was able to buy 2 cases to give as gifts and offer to my church family. I use the special leather edition every week.
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    Comment by Michael Smith — March 27, 2014 @ 6:10 pm

  525. I live in Auburn PA The limited edition of the Bible feels so great in my hands and the protected slip case and the paper and prints inside only add to the quality and greatness of this edition.

    Comment by Michael Smith — March 27, 2014 @ 6:14 pm

  526. I started off with the NIV, moved to the NKJV with the MacAurthur study bible and onto NASB MacAurthur study bible. Very good study bible but when ESV started getting popular I got the ESV study bible and haven’t used anything since. I was buying a new bible every year but ESV I think is the best translation. It’s easy to understand and the notes are incredible. I use it for daily reading and study.

    Homestead, Florida

    Comment by Daniel StPierre — March 27, 2014 @ 6:14 pm

  527. It’s hard to choose one favorite, but the ESV study Bible is probably the one I reach for the most. I love the ESV translation!

    Atoka, TN

    Comment by Norma Rowland — March 27, 2014 @ 6:17 pm

  528. I have been using the ESV Study Bible for over 10 years and find the commentary and notes very helpful and accurately interpret the Scriptures. I also have the electronic version for iPad and use it frequently on both my iPad and iPhone.

    Comment by Steve Gathings — March 27, 2014 @ 6:21 pm

  529. esv is the best

    Comment by rob ridenour — March 27, 2014 @ 6:27 pm

  530. My favorite bible has been the ESV classic reference Bible. I had the study Bible for a while but it was too much to carry around and travel with so I bought just a classic reference Bible. After wearing two out over the years, I recently purchased a cowhide one and love it! It reads so well and have a lifetime warranty and is a beautiful Bible.

    Colorado Springs, CO

    Comment by Bryan Hehr — March 27, 2014 @ 6:31 pm

  531. I really enjoy the ESV Gospel Transformation a Bible. I love being amble to read these amazing sturdy notes and love how it all points to the Gospel, unlike other study Bibles.

    Richmond, VA

    Comment by Grace — March 27, 2014 @ 6:31 pm

  532. My favorite Bible edition was the trutone compact Bible given to me by my pastor for high school graduation. It fit in my pocket so I carried it everywhere that first year of college…and for the next four years through several different countries as I began my career in missions. I loved that Bible because it was my introduction to the ESV (hadn’t even heard about it before that). I used that Bible in class at Moody and made a lot of annotations in it. It became my familiar Bible, and is now my version of choice. If I wanted to find a verse, I used that Bible.

    Eventually rats destroyed the cover of that Bible. I have what remains (well marked pages) sitting on my bookshelf, and a new trutone ESV in my backpack.

    Winfield, IL

    Comment by Stephen Black — March 27, 2014 @ 6:33 pm

  533. I live in Cleveland, TN and my favorite Bible was my NKJV Open Study Bible. I loved the section in the back for sharing your faith and new believers. I do love the ESV translation.

    Comment by Julian Burke — March 27, 2014 @ 6:44 pm

  534. I really enjoyed my first ESV Bible and my NIV Student Bible. The Student Bible was great because of its brief answers to lots of questions I had as a high schooler – very age appropriate. The ESV I got I think was called classic reference edition, and I loved how much less distracting it was than my study Bible … easy to read, easy to locate Scripture references, and the translation was really helpful in making connections I’d never made before. That said, my current favorite is probably my OliveTree app on iPhone…so many translations and resources in such a tiny package!

    Comment by Daniel Smith — March 27, 2014 @ 6:54 pm

  535. My favorite is my Crossway ESV Thinline. I love the paper and the binding, make it so easy to read!

    Karen Arnold
    South Bend, IN

    Comment by Karen Arnold — March 27, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

  536. I now use my ESV Study Bible, but the Bible I studied from for many years was my NIV Study Bible because it was the Bible my parents got for me shortly before my dad died. Not only did studying it draw me closer to my Heavenly Father, it made me feel close to my earthly dad as well.

    Comment by Tammy Summers — March 27, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

  537. My favorite of all time is still the KJV that I received as a prize in a youth group contest. At the time KJV was almost exclusively used so, since it’s what I grew up with and memorized the most verses in,it remains my favorite. I live in Chambers, NE.

    Comment by Rebecca Woods — March 27, 2014 @ 7:06 pm

  538. I live in Warrenton, Oregon. For me, it’s a toss up between the KJV and the ESV. I like the ESV for its readability and I like the KJV for its literal archaicness. Plus, since the KJV is almost a different language, it has built in puns to help remember some of the passages. Right now I love using my ESV personal size reference Bible.

    Comment by Chris Bergerson — March 27, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

  539. My favorite is still the KJV I was given at Christmas by my parents on my ninth birthday, with my name engraved in gilt letters on the front, and with color illustrations placed throughout.
    I live in Sisters, Oregon

    Comment by Thomas Womack — March 27, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

  540. My favorite Bible was my first real Bible that I was given after I received Christ as Savior. It was a KJV old Scofield study Bible from which I learned dozens if not hundreds of verses. While I now use a Hebrew-Greek study bible and a Ryrie, both KJV, there was something really special about that first Bible.

    Comment by Todd Kilburn — March 27, 2014 @ 7:14 pm

  541. I have really enjoyed the single-column Legacy Bible because of the wider margins for notes and slick look!

    Comment by Chad Hester — March 27, 2014 @ 7:17 pm

  542. I’ve got a paperback pocket HCSB (text-only) that has been with me through thick and thin for many years. For a $7.99 paperback, it’s held up amazingly!

    Comment by Tim Worley — March 27, 2014 @ 7:21 pm

  543. My favorite Bible edition that I’ve owned up to this point is my ESV Study Bible that I was given for Christmas several years ago. It was my first ESV Bible, which has become my favorite translation, and the study notes have been helpful when I have prepared for leading Bible studies. I would love to get a thinner ESV Bible for preaching, though. :)

    Comment by John Kesselring — March 27, 2014 @ 7:22 pm

  544. My favorite Bible was a Black ESV Compact Bible with the Crown design. I used it throughout my first several years of college and learned much through it, and then was able to give it to a man who came to Christ through a missions group in New Orleans.

    Comment by Jack Blanding — March 27, 2014 @ 7:22 pm

  545. I was introduced to the ESV when I moved from Hawaii to NC to attend Sourheastern Baptist Theological seminary and college by the dean of the college at the time Dr. Pete Schemn. I’ve never gone back since to any other translation! I love the clarity and literal translation for preaching, teaching and personal devotions. I own the ESV and it’s been with me to Africa, China, Haiti and throughout 38 states! I love the ESV and in January 2015 my wife and three children have been appointed to Uganda Africs and yesterday at Lifeway I saw the thinking large print bible but told my wife the last bible before we leave on mission to Africa I’m getting me the calf skin large print thinline!!!! Maybe this is how I’ll be blessed with it!!!!
    In Christ,
    Pastor John

    Comment by John Monderen — March 27, 2014 @ 7:23 pm

  546. I meant to add that I live in Murray, KY.

    Comment by Tim Worley — March 27, 2014 @ 7:23 pm

  547. I cherish my confirmation Bible, a King James version. The text is poetic and lyrical.
    Jenison, MI

    Comment by sue weatherbee — March 27, 2014 @ 7:26 pm

  548. Forgot my city and state of residence…

    My favorite Bible edition that I’ve owned up to this point is my ESV Study Bible that I was given for Christmas several years ago. It was my first ESV Bible, which has become my favorite translation, and the study notes have been helpful when I have prepared for leading Bible studies. I would love to get a thinner ESV Bible for preaching, though. :)

    John K.
    Louisville, KY

    Comment by John Kesselring — March 27, 2014 @ 7:28 pm

  549. My favorite edition has been the large print thinline. Teaching from this Bible has been a joy! The large print and references at the bottom of the page make for a clear page.

    From Lynchburg, Virginia

    Comment by Daniel Miear — March 27, 2014 @ 7:29 pm

  550. I have the genuine leather large print version. Love it. Owasso, OK

    Comment by Ronnie Spoon — March 27, 2014 @ 7:32 pm

  551. Torn between Reformation ESV and Gospel Transformation. Use Legacy tru tone or New Classic genuine leather for church, bible studies, etc. Looking to get a good ESV high quality cover in a comfortable size and print.
    Stowe, PA

    Comment by Bob Priest — March 27, 2014 @ 7:36 pm

  552. I have had an ESV Study Bible for a number of years at this point, and have a double benefit in this fine volume. The ESV text and notes are top notch and the physical aspects of this edition make it worth every penny that I spent. I have a number of “favorite versions” but the ESV is the one I turn to the most for everyday reading, and that I take to worship. The Study Bible is reliable in the content it provides about the text. The physical volume is bound in calfskin leather, as soft as can be, and the binding itself is fine, one that will last for years. The paper gives a fine, silky touch (not abrasive or cheap) and the text type is clear and readable. This volume is a bit heavy due to the extra ESV content, so what a pleasure an ESV Thinline Edition would be for taking to worship! Please pick me! Pick me! :-)

    Comment by Edward Mellott — March 27, 2014 @ 7:36 pm

  553. I am in Mexico you should make a contest in mexico

    Comment by Ian — March 27, 2014 @ 7:36 pm

  554. One of my favorite Bibles is a leather KJV Bible put out by the Old Time Bible Hour. The large clear print is a delight to read and the layout is very aesthetically pleasing.

    Comment by David A Booth — March 27, 2014 @ 7:38 pm

  555. I love my R. L. Allan ESV classic reference Bible in black goatskin leather. I grew up with the RSV Bible. The ESV has been my favorite translation since it was introduced in 2000. Now, the ESV text combined with the superlative R. L. Allan binding engender a reading experience that is without parallel.

    John

    Columbia, MD

    Comment by John Daly — March 27, 2014 @ 7:40 pm

  556. I’m currently looking for a go to Bible like the ESV. I use the NLT a lot for Teaching Awana at our church. I’m about to start a 7 week series on Christ in the Tabernacle. Studying for this series I’ve been using the ESV on Biblegateway.com I’m planning on switching to the ESV because the text speaks to me amazingly clear. He NLT text is good but to casual in a lot of places. Bloomingdale, IL 60108

    Comment by Michael Freeman — March 27, 2014 @ 7:43 pm

  557. The ESV Study Bible in hardback. Not portable but essential and complete. It is my fourth ESV and I love it. started with a thin, added a journaling and then a compact that I keep with me.

    Comment by Sam Peterson — March 27, 2014 @ 8:02 pm

  558. My favorite edition is my NASB Cambridge Clarion Reference in black goatskin. I love the binding and the size, but my favorite part is the single column paragraph layout.

    Comment by Matthew George — March 27, 2014 @ 8:05 pm

  559. An ESV Classic R.L Allan Black Highland Goatskin. The leather is like butter and the binding is incredibly durable. The Bible was given to me by a man who has had a significant impact on my life. Better yet, the Bible has his notes Genesis through Revelation. What a treasure!

    Louisville, Kentucky.

    Comment by Tim Wilcoxson — March 27, 2014 @ 8:09 pm

  560. My favorite Bible isa NIV Bible. It’s the 1st Bible I purchased when I got saved. I learned many of the verses so it has a special place. I have recently enjoyed The Message to give me a different perspective on a verse that I seem to just read over. I am actually looking for another Bible!

    Comment by Diane — March 27, 2014 @ 8:12 pm

  561. My favorite edition is the ESV Legacy. I like it because of the single column format and large print that makes it easy to read on a daily basis.

    Fayetteville,Georgia

    Comment by John English — March 27, 2014 @ 8:17 pm

  562. My mother bought me a genuine leather bound pronouncing Nelson American Standard Version for Christmas 1961. My preaching friends and relatives within the churches of Christ in Oklahoma considered it to be a superior translation to the King James Version. I took it with me to graduate school in Illinois. It stayed intact during several moves over the years. My wife also had one of my grandfather Stewart’s bibles rebound for a birthday present for me. It, too, was a leather bound pronouncing Nelson American Standard Version presented to him from his brother in 1938 when he held a gospel meeting in Greeley, Colorado. That version will always have sentimental value to me.

    Comment by Raymond Stewart — March 27, 2014 @ 8:27 pm

  563. As a new Christian in my walk i have come to enjoy the Contemporary English Version. It puts the word of God in plain common day english. I use it in parallel with my ESY thin line (blue with celtic cross on front) to help me fully understand what im reading.

    Oakville, CT

    Comment by dan gilbert — March 27, 2014 @ 8:28 pm

  564. I love my ESV study Bible. It has really been a blessing to my quiet time.

    Brad White
    Wildwood, MO

    Comment by Brad White — March 27, 2014 @ 8:28 pm

  565. The ESV Study Bible (ESVSB). The ESVSB was given to my wife and I shortly after God saved us. It proved to be an exceptional resource for us as we wrestled with our new born faith by providing clear and reasoned answers and explanations to our questions as we got to know the Bible, its history, and how it relates to other religions and science. The ESVSB helped to strengthen our faith in God’s Word. Most importantly it enlightened us with the rich over-arching story of the Gospel: God’s plan in redemptive history to reconcile us to Himself through Jesus Christ. Four years later the ESVSB is our go-to reference on a continuing basis for personal and group Bible study. Thank you!

    Ashburn, Virginia

    Comment by Kurt Calloway — March 27, 2014 @ 8:40 pm

  566. While ESV is indeed now my favorite translation, my favorite Bible “edition” was one I had years ago in college. It was a NASB Study Bible (NT) bound as a 8 1/2 x 11, three-hole punched paperback. The text block was exactly the same size as the regular size edition, so this paperback edition had wide margins for study notes and fit great in a 3-ring notebook. Wore that edition out.

    Greensboro, NC

    Comment by Jeff Otten — March 27, 2014 @ 8:43 pm

  567. Longview, TX

    My favorite edition was my first, a KJV Bible given to me by my parents. It was an imitation leather paper Bible, but it was what I used to start reading and studying Scripture, and I still have it, fragile as it is. The heirloom Bible is nice as it will last a lifetime for the user, and to pass down to children or grandchildren, to treasure and use and live for God.

    Comment by Robert Johnson — March 27, 2014 @ 8:52 pm

  568. My favorite was actually stolen out of my car. It was the Tuscan journaling Bible. I loved it because I was able to write notes in it and the line spacing was perfect.

    Comment by Stephen Archer — March 27, 2014 @ 8:52 pm

  569. As a child in the 1950s, I vividly recall pouring over our maroon cover, Illustrated Catholic Holy Bible — a huge doorstop of a book. The Old Testament was the Douay-Challoner Text and the New Testament, with Jesus’ words in red letter,the Confraternity text. Pages of full color illustrations were dramatic and memorable — Moses before Pharaoh’s throne, David holding aloft Goliath’s severed head, Jesus preaching on the hillside and in the Temple. Never mind that my own family history going back generations was faithfully recorded in my mother’s small, precise handwriting. Even today I can close my eyes and smell the richly-inked, gold-leafed paper and marvel that God wrote a book and my family in a small Iowa town had a copy.

    Comment by Michael Borich — March 27, 2014 @ 9:08 pm

  570. I really love my new ESV single column reference. The size, feel in my hand and cross references make for a great readable, portable, functional bible.

    Comment by Jason Tuttle — March 27, 2014 @ 9:15 pm

  571. My favorite edition is an Oxford edition of the NRSV and Book of Common Prayer. It was published in the early 90s and is bound in calfskin. It’s compact size makes it great for travel and it fits nicely in the hand.

    Comment by Mark — March 27, 2014 @ 9:17 pm

  572. For me it was a personal size KJV. It was my first Bible as a pastor. It’s feel in my hand just felt right. I can still remember what part if the page certain passages were on. -Park City, KY

    Comment by Robbie Perkins — March 27, 2014 @ 9:27 pm

  573. I loved The Evidence Bible, edited by Ray Comfort of Living Waters. It is such a great evangelism tool.

    Comment by Jeff Sandberg — March 27, 2014 @ 9:29 pm

  574. For Christmas 2003 my parents gave me an ESV Deluxe Reference Edition. The beauty of the translation combined with the elegance of the layout make this easy to read and my preferred edition. However, it is the inscription written by my mother that makes it my favorite copy of the scriptures.

    Fort Smith, Arkansas

    Comment by Greg Crawford — March 27, 2014 @ 9:30 pm

  575. Hands down, the best Bible I have owned has been the Crossway ESV Journaling Bible. Although it’s not as portable as the thin line Bible, I love the column for notes during devotionals. A great Bible to pass down to children.

    Gabe
    Modesto, CA

    Comment by Gabriel Caligiuri — March 27, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

  576. My favorite was my Compact Bible… when I was doing jail & prison ministry, I would just slip it in my back pocket. I rarely had a pulpit to use when preaching and the Compact edition was easy to hold in one hand while I taught. Having the ESV text was invaluable because the men could easily understand what I was reading! The Compact ESV was both functional and reliable. I still own that little bible. Although the Trutone cover melted in my hot car, I keep it because of the memories we’ve had together.

    Jeff Fuller, Waycross, Georgia

    Comment by Jeff Fuller — March 27, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

  577. Wenatchee, WA

    Comment by Jeff Sandberg — March 27, 2014 @ 9:32 pm

  578. My favorite is an ESV large print with my name on the cover. I got it from Crossways from 2004. Easy to read. I love it.

    Comment by Lisa — March 27, 2014 @ 9:34 pm

  579. I read the ESV regularly in my reading thru the Bible in 1 year program. It reads so well, I really like it.

    Comment by Don Stamper — March 27, 2014 @ 9:36 pm

  580. My favorite edition was a NT of The New International Version. It was written in paragraph form. I bought it back in the 80′s and actually still own it and have had it recovered with leather.

    Comment by Bill Lavinder — March 27, 2014 @ 9:36 pm

  581. I have several favorites, for different reasons. I’m loving my ESV Single column Legacy edition for the translation, and wide margins for notes and comments as I read. I wish it had references though. I love my International Inductive Study Bible for the large type font, references, wide margins, study suggestions and historical charts and articles. Only problem is that it is NIV, and I question some of the translation, so I want to replace it with an ESV IISB. My all-time favorite, however, was the NIV Reference Bible I bought for my birthday 20 or 25 years ago. The size was perfect, the type face was great and I loved the burgundy red leather cover. Unfortunately it fell apart, and I can’t see spending the money to have it re-bound. Good question and fun contest! Dayton, OH

    Comment by Pat Seyfferle — March 27, 2014 @ 9:37 pm

  582. Love the ESV translation. It has become my favorite

    Comment by Judith Murphy — March 27, 2014 @ 9:55 pm

  583. I love using the ESV reference Bible. I love it because its so easy to read and understand. I live in South Gate, CA

    Comment by Patricia Viramontes — March 27, 2014 @ 9:56 pm

  584. My two favorite bible translations are ESV and NLT for their simple and easy understanding. I look forward reading both daily on my phone and computer. I would be honored to carry a ESV Heirloom Thin line to church and book study.

    Comment by Bill Weitzel — March 27, 2014 @ 9:57 pm

  585. Love it. Makes the word of God come alive.

    Comment by Pat Murphy — March 27, 2014 @ 9:57 pm

  586. I actually have two favorites (I hope that’s okay): the first is a NIV that I owned but then gave to a good friend after he became a Christian, and the second is my first ESV (thinline) that I purchased after switching translations.

    Oregon City, OR

    Comment by Mike — March 27, 2014 @ 9:59 pm

  587. I’ve owned several different editions of the Holy Bible but I keep going back to the King James version because the wording is so flowing. I’ve never read the ESV but from what I’ve heard friends say about theirs, I would love to have one. As beautiful as the KJV is, sometimes it’s hard to really understand what is being said. And everyday when I read my Bible, I want to learn and understand more.

    Comment by Linda — March 27, 2014 @ 10:02 pm

  588. The Bible that means the most to me and has to be the one I consider my favorite is an NIV that my
    wife-to-be gave me on Valentines Day and was in my hands, not long after, one Sunday in church when the truth and glory of the Gospel was made known to me.

    Comment by Bill Daugherty — March 27, 2014 @ 10:05 pm

  589. My favorite is the Gospel Transformation Bible. The study notes are really helpful when studying scripture.

    Conroe, TX

    Comment by Justin Thacker — March 27, 2014 @ 10:16 pm

  590. My favorite edition of the Bible that I have gotten is probably my Hardcover Gospel Transformation Bible. I bought it at my church, and the study notes have been amazing! Been reading them alongside A Gospel Primer…great stuff! I live in Winona Lake, Indiana!

    Comment by Tommy Bohrer — March 27, 2014 @ 10:21 pm

  591. My favorite Bible is a Large Print ESV Pew and Worship Bible. Yep, a Pew and Worship Bible. January 1, 2013 I began reading through the Bible, which just happened to coincide with my mother’s cancer advancing to Stage 4. We took her to the hospital as she had extended stays in January and the first of February. And I remember reading to her from passages about Heaven and about Jesus returning. That ESV Pew and Worship Bible kept me through one of the most difficult times of my life. She passed in March 2013. But I still carry that Bible to church, and the highlighting I did in the first 5 books of Moses carry a very special meaning to me to this day.

    Comment by David Dollins — March 27, 2014 @ 10:22 pm

  592. Paducah, KY

    Comment by David Dollins — March 27, 2014 @ 10:24 pm

  593. ESV Hebrew-Greek Bible. Love the strongs concordance and genuine leather. It’s probably stiffer than the Heirloom. I’d love to own one.

    Nate Stead
    Camarillo, Ca

    Comment by Nate Stead — March 27, 2014 @ 10:25 pm

  594. My favorite Bible is a Large Print ESV Pew and Worship Bible. Yep, a Pew and Worship Bible. January 1, 2013 I began reading through the Bible, which just happened to coincide with my mother’s cancer advancing to Stage 4. We took her to the hospital as she had extended stays in January and the first of February. And I remember reading to her from passages about Heaven and about Jesus returning. That ESV Pew and Worship Bible kept me through one of the most difficult times of my life. She passed in March 2013. But I still carry that Bible to church, and the highlighting I did in the first 5 books of Moses carry a very special meaning to me to this day.

    Paducah, KY

    Comment by David Dollins — March 27, 2014 @ 10:28 pm

  595. Esv single column legacy Top Grain Leather. LOVE THE format of the read. When reading the headings and subheadings do not get in the way because it is on the sides of the pages.

    Comment by Paul Yu — March 27, 2014 @ 11:21 pm

  596. My favorite bible may have been my old chain reference bible. It was one of my earliest in my Christian life and I did lots of study with it. I would love to have this beautiful ESV thinline.

    Comment by David — March 27, 2014 @ 11:23 pm

  597. NKJV large print personal size was perfect for personal reading and reading in public because of it’s font size and the size of the Bible.
    Louisville, KY

    Comment by Kyle Amyx — March 27, 2014 @ 11:25 pm

  598. So many to choose from….but I’d have to say the most important Bible I’ve ever had was given to me by my grandparents when I was about 14; a pocket sized real leather-bound KJV. It was my first adult Bible, and it marked a stage in my spiritual growth, as I began to put away childish things. I still have it, 30-plus years later. I don’t teach from it, but I pick it up whenever I want to read God’s word in magnificent King James English. (Oklahoma City, OK)

    Comment by David Carrico — March 27, 2014 @ 11:36 pm

  599. ESV Study Bible. Most awesome resource of information in one book.

    Comment by Edward Orendorff — March 27, 2014 @ 11:39 pm

  600. My favorite ESV Bible that I have owned was the Gospel Transformation Bible in burgundy leather. I was having a hard time seeing how Jesus was presented to me in my OT studies, and this Bible helped me a ton. I recently gave it to a buddy of mine who is studying at RTS, and I plan on getting another one. It was quite hard to let go of. We sell the hard backs here at Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters, where I’m interning. Thank you, Crossway, for providing the church with Gospel-centered resources! Andrews, NC

    Comment by Dallas Beasley — March 27, 2014 @ 11:47 pm

  601. My favorite Bible for carrying and reading has been a Cambridge Clarion NASB. For reading at home, I have really enjoyed my Crossway single column Legacy.

    Comment by Fil Sanders — March 28, 2014 @ 12:07 am

  602. My favorite Bible edition is my Crossway ESV Heirloom Thinline edition. I love the size, the layout, the quality, the brown goatskin cover and the SCENT of the materials used to construct this bible. It’s handy, it reads well, it’s everything a Bible should be. Oh wait a minute…I don’t own one yet. I do own the Crossway ESV Classic Thinline in Cordovan Calfskin. The finest bible I’ve ever owned for the very reasons listed above. I read from it, teach from it, preach from it. I do hope you pick my name on the 31st.

    Colorado Springs, CO

    Comment by Todd Fowler — March 28, 2014 @ 12:22 am

  603. My favorite Bible has been my burgundy ESV gift Bible. I needed a new Bible to replace my paperback NIV that only barely survived middle school and high school with liberal amounts of duct tape. As a college kid, I wanted something more durable than paperback but thin to slide in my bag with my laptop during the day, and the ESV gift Bible I found at Barnes & Noble was great for my nonexistent budget. I’m in Cincinnati, Ohio and looking forward to what God’s doing in college campuses around the country!

    Comment by Marcus King — March 28, 2014 @ 12:31 am

  604. My favorite bible edition is the Cambridge ESV Clarion. The single column layout, great font size, and excellent line spacing make for a great reading experience. I also love that each of the references are placed next to their corresponding verse (rather than top-justified like in the PSR and PRB), which makes finding the references faster.

    Summit, NJ

    Comment by Calvin Gau — March 28, 2014 @ 12:37 am

  605. My favorite Bible was an ESV Thinline Bible with the Brown/Cordovan Profolio design. I got it right around the time when the design just came out and I just loved the feel of the Bible in my hands as I took it from place to place to read. I was so impressed with the look, feel, and format of the Thinline Bible because I had never seen any Bible like it before. I also have fond memories with that Bible because it was the one I did most of my Bible reading with in college when I first became serious about the Bible. I gave it away later to a student that I was discipling because he didn’t have a Bible.

    Atlanta, GA

    Comment by Wei — March 28, 2014 @ 12:39 am

  606. My NAS single column wide margin reference Bible – plenty of room for lots of notes during personal study and quiet times alome with the Lord and His Word. Granada Hills (L.A.), CA

    Comment by Brian N. — March 28, 2014 @ 12:59 am

  607. I love using ESV-the free app, but my wife was charged in her credit card from itunes that we don’t purchase the ESV :(

    Comment by Noel Roldan — March 28, 2014 @ 1:04 am

  608. My favorite Bible is the New American Bible Personal Study edition by Oxford Publishing. I had used it for 10 years with lots of personal writing in it. I liked the cross-references and the notes added to it. It especially linked the Old and New Testaments together.

    Sadly, it was recently stolen from my home in a burglary. I truly hope someone is converted because of it.

    Deborah
    Richmond, CA

    Comment by Deborah — March 28, 2014 @ 2:08 am

  609. Sorry to say that the favorite Bible that I’ve used was an old Holman KJV. Inexpensive, just the right size, readable, smooth references, simple, and now completely worn out. Would love a new ESV in goatskin.

    Comment by Tim Downs — March 28, 2014 @ 2:16 am

  610. I fell in love with the ESV when I bought my first Classic Thinline, back in 2004 or so. I’m now using the ESV Study Bible (on Kindle for the time being) and truly believe that the ESV is the Bible for a lifetime of study.

    Fall Rock, Ky.

    Comment by Jeffrey Sams — March 28, 2014 @ 2:16 am

  611. My favorite Bible would be the Top Grain Cowhide NIV with my name embossed on the front cover. It was beautiful inside and out. It is very special to me because my grandma gave it to me for my birthday in 1981.

    Comment by Brett Vermillion — March 28, 2014 @ 2:40 am

  612. My favorite Bible edition is the ESV thinline that I received a couple years ago. It’s my favorite simply because it was during this time in my life where I really took the Word of God seriously and it signifies my true growth as a believer. I would love to have another one as it has become quite worn, but I’m grateful that I’m able to have the opportunity to have my Bible to use to study what God has to say to me.

    Fullerton, CA

    Comment by Daniel Nam — March 28, 2014 @ 2:45 am

  613. My Favorite that I use daily and each Sunday to preach out of is the ESV Single Column Reference Bible premium Calfskin leather (Black! It was a gift and I ABSOLUTELY Treasure is! I have wanted the ESV Thinline Large printe since it came out and at 42 I am realizing i need to go up in font so this would be a dream come true to own and win from you folks! My family and I are leaving as missionaries Jan. 2015 and that if I am blessed with the Calf skin Large print thinline bible I would be honored to carry and use it for the next four years in Uganda, Africa!!!
    In Christ,
    John
    G3 Give God Glory!
    1558 Appaloosa Trail, Franklinton, NC 27525

    Comment by John Monderen — March 28, 2014 @ 5:31 am

  614. My favorite Bible is the Scofield Study Bible. One of the reasons it’s my favorite is because it belonged to my grandma whose life exemplified Christ. She gave it to me when I first became a Christian.
    Thorntown, Indiana

    Comment by Vicki Randel — March 28, 2014 @ 5:34 am

  615. I’ve been using the NSRV because of its faithfulness to the Greek text, however my Lutheran congregation now where I am on staff uses the ESV, and I’d like to become familiar with it. Thank you.

    Comment by Fr. Ted Stanley — March 28, 2014 @ 5:44 am

  616. My favorite I’d the HCSB version as it read well in our present vernacular, and capitalizes Deity in pronouns so as to read more clearly and thus accurately – this is my only concern that the ESV misses (perhaps updates of the translation could address this issue).
    St. Petersburg, FL

    Comment by Richard Hoover — March 28, 2014 @ 5:45 am

  617. Rowland Heights, California

    Comment by Paul Yu — March 28, 2014 @ 5:53 am

  618. Rowland Heights, California

    Comment by Paul Yu — March 28, 2014 @ 5:54 am

  619. My favorite edition is my ESV single column edition with wide outside margins for note taking. I can now keep Bible study notes next to the passage they reference for my own review and for those who use ithe Bible after me.

    Comment by Jane — March 28, 2014 @ 6:45 am

  620. Though i have many different Bibles, and use each one for different circumstances my favorite is the ESV Study Bible TruTone brown cordovian.
    It is the third study i have owned and i love it. it is my go to Bible for sermon prep, counseling, and personal study time. The notes are very encouraging and insightful. i hardly use my other study Bibles now due to the content i find in this Bible. Not to mention it has held up very well over the years. I love it.

    Comment by Jeffrey L Wohlfert — March 28, 2014 @ 7:24 am

  621. My favorite Bible has been an ESV Thinline that my wife gave me at the birth of our daughter. My father had gone to heaven a couple of months previous and that Bible was the one I used to really study Romans chapter 8. But it is falling apart. I would kobe to replace it with the black goatskin edition if at all possible! Either way, thanks for all you do and all of the editions you offer!

    Burbank, CA

    Comment by Craig DeSpain — March 28, 2014 @ 7:29 am

  622. My sentimental favorite is a small NKJV Bible that has traveled with me on some life-changing mission trips. My favorite for study and teaching is my ESV Global Study Bible — great study helps with a global view! Wish there was a leather-bound edition

    Comment by Jeff Walters — March 28, 2014 @ 7:31 am

  623. I really enjoy using the Esv single column legacy Bible. It makes it easy to read!

    Comment by Dusty Jackson — March 28, 2014 @ 7:37 am

  624. My favorite is a NASB with center column reference bound in genuine leather presented to me in 1984 by my church youth leader for memorizing the most Bible verses. It has been on many adventures with me and is well-studied & well-worn!

    Comment by Wendy — March 28, 2014 @ 7:52 am

  625. Knoxville, TN

    Comment by Wendy — March 28, 2014 @ 7:56 am

  626. One of my favorite Bible editions ever is the Cambridge Cameo in KJV. It has been a wonderful pulpit companion for many years due to its compact size, clear and readable 8 pt typeface, ability to lie flat right out of the box, and quality French Morocco leather. It is actually a complimentary replacement by Cambridge for a Bible for another one that seemed to wear out prematurely. If I could customize it, I would remove the concordance from the back to thin it some, but perhaps I’m spoiled to even mention it. The new ESV premium thinline looks like a fine addition to your lineup–nice work!
    Atchison, KS

    Comment by JP Hansen — March 28, 2014 @ 8:00 am

  627. Judging from the look of the pages at 9 seconds into the presentation, I would definitely NOT want to own this bible. Thank you.

    Pages and readable words are more important than covers. The paper is obviously too thin. It is obvious that the underlying text ‘bleeds through to the readers viewing. Unfortunately poor edition.

    Comment by Gary Spatol — March 28, 2014 @ 8:00 am

  628. One of my favorites has been the ESV Journaling Bible. Plenty of margin area for notes and cross references, and the lines keep my handwriting from meandering off course.

    Loganville, GA

    Comment by Eric Green — March 28, 2014 @ 8:14 am

  629. My favorite Bible is actually an ESV Thinline economy Bible in trutone. I bought it at Barnes & Noble for $10 thinking it would last only a little while. However, it has not only held up but I have used it to regularly preach out of for the last couple years. I’ve been very impressed with the quality of even Crossway’s cheapest economy Bible. Great stuff!

    Bartlett, TN

    Comment by Jody Steward — March 28, 2014 @ 8:15 am

  630. My favorite bible is my current ESV Thinline TruTone Crown of Thorns bible. It’s my favorite because every time my daughter wants to read a bible verse she asks me to get my cross of thorns book, which reminds her about Jesus and his sacrifice for us. We also like the maps in this edition, because then she can see where the events in the bible happened. It has everything I wan in a bible, and still is portable!

    Comment by Chris Olsen — March 28, 2014 @ 8:19 am

  631. The Bible that has meant the most to me has been my “Spirit of the Reformation” study Bible. I don’t prefer the translation (NIV), but the notes are keyed to the major reformed confessions of faith. My wife presented it to me as an ordination gift, so it’s really special.

    Comment by Reagan Marsh — March 28, 2014 @ 8:21 am

  632. My favorite bible of all time is my Thompson Chain Reference, KJV. Through many hours of study and seminary, that has been my go-to bible. My preaching bible is a wide-margin KJV that I have had since I was ordained. My favorite Study Bible is the ESV Study Bible. I wish the ESV would join hands with the Thompson Chain. WOW, that would be great with wide margins.
    Harker Heights, Texas

    Comment by Bob Crowder — March 28, 2014 @ 8:37 am

  633. If I have to pick just one, it would be my ESV Classic Reference Bible. That is the one I always turn to. Great size, and love the reference notes to other passages. Been to the other side of the world, and the size of this bible was perfect. The study bibles are too big and heavy when traveling, but this bible was just right.

    Clearwater, FL

    Comment by Jonathan Maser — March 28, 2014 @ 8:38 am

  634. I have two favorites one is my bible I bought three years ago when I gave my life to God it has four translations in it the other is my esv download on my tablet I can take it with me where ever I go.

    Comment by Marie Ward — March 28, 2014 @ 8:40 am

  635. My favorite bible and primary bible for reading a study is Crossway ESV Study Bible. I have small hands and the bible is difficult to grasp, but it is nevertheless a treasured friend.

    Comment by Annette — March 28, 2014 @ 8:58 am

  636. I enjoy reading and listening to the ESV on my Samsung Galaxy. Its very precise and clear, easy to ready and understandable. Thanks for making a Bible that is accurate and easily accessible both in print and media.

    Comment by William Lewis — March 28, 2014 @ 8:58 am

  637. My favorite bible is the ESV study bible which my wife purchased for me several years ago. I teach an adult life group/ bible study at our church and find the bible and the online feature a valuable asset in preparing and teaching my lessons.

    Kerry J Nice Sr
    Winter Garden, Florida

    Comment by KERRY J. NICE SR. — March 28, 2014 @ 8:59 am

  638. My favorite Bible edition is a genuine leather NKJV published by World Publishing. It’s my favorite because of the strong binding, perfect personal size, and clear font. The only reason I don’t use it anymore is because I switched to the ESV. I now own a genuine leather thinline ESV published by Crossway. It’s definitely my second favorite!

    Comment by Richard J. Ward — March 28, 2014 @ 9:31 am

  639. My favorite Bible is one a friend gave me, I was touch that she care so much about my relationship with God that she gave me this Bible for a Marriage Gift! It was the Best gift I got. It feeds my sole!

    Comment by Therese Simmons — March 28, 2014 @ 9:34 am

  640. I can’t pick just one favorite, so I’ll share two. I loved one Bible my parents purchased for me as a child because it was leather-bound and just like my dad’s Bible. For the physical qualities of the book itself, my favorite has been a Cambridge Cameo reference Bible with wide margins and a Berkshire leather cover. Even the smell of it is heavenly.

    Comment by Jason Parker — March 28, 2014 @ 9:41 am

  641. And my town and state are:

    Colorado Springs, CO

    Comment by Jason Parker — March 28, 2014 @ 9:41 am

  642. My ESV Vintage thinline. It has the same layout as the Bible I had growing up. I love the text only Bibles because they’re so uncluttered and beautiful.
    North Huntingdon, Pa

    Comment by Pam Felton — March 28, 2014 @ 9:43 am

  643. I have been a pastor at the same church the past 12 years, and the ESV has the best version to relay the truth of God’s Word to my congregation in a relevant manner.

    Bruce Price

    Blacksburg, SC

    Comment by Bruce Price — March 28, 2014 @ 10:09 am

  644. ESV Pocket Bible. It is in my Windows phone so it can go anywhere and be read anywhere. It has red line text for the words of the Lord and a handy search function as well as topical bookmarking.

    Comment by Bob Sandner — March 28, 2014 @ 10:32 am

  645. My favorite Bible edition that I’ve owned is my ESV Personal Size Reference Bible. It’s my first ESV bible (and the first Bible that I purchased for myself). The Trutone cover is reliable for protection and travel and I enjoy the paragraph format, rather than column.

    Centreville, VA

    Comment by Jacob Kim — March 28, 2014 @ 10:36 am

  646. ESV Study Bible is my favorite!

    SPRINGFIELD,OR

    Comment by Stacey Kelso — March 28, 2014 @ 10:40 am

  647. I am the proud owner of a New Classic Reference Edition in calfskin. It is just what I desire in a Bible format. My previous ESV edition was a thinline until it fell apart.

    Watertown, WI

    Comment by BTurcotte — March 28, 2014 @ 10:44 am

  648. My most used edition is a relatively simple thinline ESV. I suppose you could call it the favorite because I carry it the most. I also love my MacArthur and Reformation study bibles in ESV.

    Canyon, TX

    Comment by Doc B (J B Boren) — March 28, 2014 @ 10:57 am

  649. I have used a NIV concordance Bible for years and made many notes on the sides, so when I needed a new Bible I looked for one that I could make my notes on the side in the Bible. The only one I found was the ESV Study Bible.
    Colorado Springs, CO

    Comment by Joan Peterson — March 28, 2014 @ 11:17 am

  650. My favorite edition was the “Literary Study Bible”. It was the best pure “reading” bible that has been published. Most study bibles are not very friendly for just reading or devotion because you are constantly glancing up and down from the study notes at the bottom. They are good study tools but not good reading tools. The LSB has inline commentary that flows with the text for an incredible reading experience. I’ve read mine cover to cover well over a dozen times and love it more each time. It is the perfect bible to use with a “read the bible in a year” daily reading schedule. Don’t miss out on it.

    Comment by Tom Blackburn — March 28, 2014 @ 11:17 am

  651. Tom Blackburn
    Indianapolis, Indiana (see comment at 3/28/14 11:17 AM)

    Comment by Tom Blackburn — March 28, 2014 @ 11:19 am

  652. Probably my favorite Bible edition was an old NASB that I had rebound with a fine leather cover. I liked the combination of wide margins and durable binding. Now if only it was ESV, it would be perfect! :-)

    Leon, IA.

    Comment by Dwight G. — March 28, 2014 @ 11:30 am

  653. My favorite Bible edition is the hardcover ESV Gospel Transformation Bible. I love the gospel-centered perspective in the notes for each passage!

    Comment by Michael — March 28, 2014 @ 11:54 am

  654. Although I loved the hardback ESV reference bible and the ESV bible on my iPad, I have completely converted to using my Crossway Omega Thinline Reference Edition. I’m under the impression they are no longer being printed, but the paper and binding and cover and page layout are just perfect. I teach a class each week and it falls to the hand easily. Reading from it is a pleasure. I love that the cross references are down in the lower right hand corner of each page. Best of all, the font is large enough (10pt?) for my aging eyes. I’ve never had such a nice bible, but now I see what all the fuss is about. Lovely.

    Comment by Jim Haubenreich — March 28, 2014 @ 12:15 pm

  655. My favorite is a NASB with center column reference bound in genuine leather. For me the translation flows well. In the past two years, I started comparing the ESV against the NASB and enjoy reading both.

    Comment by Ed — March 28, 2014 @ 12:58 pm

  656. My favorite bible is the ESV Study Bible. I especially enjoy it in the early morning using the online version with the “immersion reading” capability. It starts my day off perfectly! All of the study notes, maps, and charts are spectacular. Thanks – Ron Wiley, Roanoke, Virginia

    Comment by Ronald Wiley — March 28, 2014 @ 1:16 pm

  657. For casual reading, I have always enjoyed the Revised English Bible, but for serious study, I always choose the ESV Study Bible. It is literal without being stuffy, and the format is great! The Heirloom Thinline edition would make a great go-anywhere addition.

    Comment by Michael Jaggers — March 28, 2014 @ 1:58 pm

  658. My favorite Bible edition is the ESV Gospel Transformation Bible because ties everything to the person and work of Jesus Christ!

    Comment by Kyle — March 28, 2014 @ 2:03 pm

  659. I read many bible translations in my scripture studies. In different translations, I find different precious gems. In the Recovery Version I receive new light in the footnotes, The Darby version presented the furnishings of the temple like never before. I love the ESV because of the audio bible available in the online You version. Some of the O.T. names are challenging pronunciations, but many times when I listen to the ESV. I appreciate hearing the actual, authoritative, pronunciation. — Joe FitzPatrick, Billings, MT

    Comment by Mr Joseph R. FitzPatrick Sr. — March 28, 2014 @ 2:04 pm

  660. My favourite is the ESV MacArthur Study Bible–I got the Premium Calfskin edition. I LOOOOOVE it!

    Comment by Manuel — March 28, 2014 @ 2:08 pm

  661. Love my Reformation Study Bible and my ESV Thinline, which was my preaching Bible for 7+ years. However, my favorite is now my LARGE print black, hardback ESV that I use for preaching because the words on my ESV Thinline seemed to have shrinking in size over the years.

    Plano, Texas

    Comment by Gunny Hartman — March 28, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

  662. The ESV Thinline Reference Bible – I appreciate the references and I appreciate that God’s Word is presented in a format beyond the typical book precisely because it is so valuable. It’s a pleasure to use and easily readable.

    Camden, SC

    Comment by Denver — March 28, 2014 @ 2:37 pm

  663. I have for years used various versions of the NIV and then encountered the New English Translation when I downloaded YouVersion to my smartphone. In my study, I then found the ESV for YouVersion and liked it so much better than any other translation that I went out and bought a thin-line ESV Bible for carrying to church, where I teach the adult SS class. The more I translate, the more I find that the ESV is accurate to the original text; this gives me great confidence. Keep up the good work!!

    Comment by Steve Clothier — March 28, 2014 @ 3:06 pm

  664. Dave from Charleston SC

    The NIV Study Bible I received for graduation from high school. What really endeared me to this Bible was that it was through it’s pages God showed me the wonders and treasure that is Christ. To this day I’ll thumb through it and be reminded of my first few years chewing on scripture as a believer.

    Comment by Dave Libbon — March 28, 2014 @ 3:09 pm

  665. My favorite translation is ESV. I prefer this translation because, being an essentially literal translation, it is trustworthy in conveying the Word of God from the original languages. That is its primary objective –to communicate the Word of God as accurately and clearly as possible. I just bought my 14 year old daughter an ESV Student Study Bible, and she loves it! ~Dan from Kissimmee, FL

    Comment by Daniel Sell — March 28, 2014 @ 3:26 pm

  666. My HCSB Notetaker’s Bible – great for studying and taking notes.

    Comment by Kristen — March 28, 2014 @ 3:34 pm

  667. My favorite all time Bible version is a KJV reference edition I’ve had for about ten years. I was raised on the KJV and have always trusted it as the inspired word of GOD. I have just recently become interested in the modern translations and currently use the NASB as my devotional bible. I like it’s easy readability. I discovered the ESV at a pastor’s conference about a month ago and like it very much.

    Blackshear, GA

    Comment by Boyd Griffin — March 28, 2014 @ 3:41 pm

  668. My favorite Bible edition is the ESV study bible. I love the notes and all the resources available through it.

    Valparaiso, FL

    Comment by Michelle L — March 28, 2014 @ 3:45 pm

  669. My favorite translation is the ESV translation because it is the translation that I can compare with when I use my Reina Valera 1960 translation. The Personal Reference Edition single colum is my favorite.
    Omar from Springfield, IL

    Comment by Omar — March 28, 2014 @ 4:42 pm

  670. I own a black lambskin ESV. I had my name emblazoned on the front. My wife and I bought three nice, leather bound bibles to pass on to each of our three children. I love my lambskin ESV (personal w/ reference) because it’s easy to carry around and will accommodate the notes I scribble down from time to time. The lambskin is a very comfortable feel (added bonus). – Steven Press – Highlands Ranch, CO.

    Comment by Steven Press — March 28, 2014 @ 5:13 pm

  671. NAS Thinline has been my favorite. I like the literalness in the translation and I appreciate the compactness which makes it easy to bring with me wherever I go especially when I go on hospital visits.

    Roseville, CA.

    Comment by Rod — March 28, 2014 @ 5:27 pm

  672. I’m still partial to NIV, however, I enjoy the ASV and EVA, it would be a real treat to have a hard-bound copy with it’s unique cover.

    Comment by Randy TenBrink — March 28, 2014 @ 5:39 pm

  673. Ever since I have been introduce to ESV in the year of 2006 and fell in love with them. I have worn out my first ESV Thinline Bible and currently wearing out my other ones with cross-reference. Thankful for this wonderful Bible Translations. I do have other ESV that is ESV Study Bible and Inductive Study Bible and MacArthur Study Bible. I do need the new one that isn’t a Study Bible or that heavy that I can take with me to church. Plus, I need an updated edition since I am currently using 2001 edition. I brought two ESV Bibles in the year of 2006. That is why I still have 2001 edition. My Study Bible is both in 2007 and 2011. I do hope to win this one. I do have a small print and think that is 2007 edition. I need. I am looking forward to own 2011 edition ESV Thinline Bible.

    Comment by Marguerite Harrell — March 28, 2014 @ 5:41 pm

  674. I’m a fan of the ESV Personal Size reference I bought last year. It fits in my backpack and I find the single-column easier to read.

    Los Angeles, California

    Comment by Ethan — March 28, 2014 @ 5:53 pm

  675. The ESV Study Bible quickly became my favorite Bible after I first purchased it in 2008. I quickly began using it as my preaching Bible as well because of its reliable commitment to the original texts. As a bonus the study notes are more valuable than those found in most study Bibles. A double bonus was the ability to access the Bible online. I will look forward to using the new thin line ESV Bible in home and church in Corona, CA.

    Comment by Dan Jackson — March 28, 2014 @ 5:58 pm

  676. My name is Lynne Sisk and I am from Nebo, Ky. My favorite Bible was an OPEN Bible. It was the first study bible that I’ve owned. It opened up a world of knowledge of God’s Word. I have a small ESV and I have it on my Kindle. The leather bound thinline would be a treasured possession.I truly enjoy the translation. Easy to read and understand. Wonderful to hold:)

    Comment by Lynne Sisk — March 28, 2014 @ 6:05 pm

  677. My favorites: for study/comparative readings, a Comparative Study Bible (parallel layout of KJV, AMP, NASB, NIV); for study/note taking, an ESV Journaling Bible (currently on my third (first single column) Moleskine version)–PLEASE never stop producing these :) ); for reading, an ESV Personal Size Reference–Lambskin (nothing beats the feel–and smell–of this one). Thanks for what you do, and thanks for the opportunity for one of these premium Heirlooms.
    –M.K. from Montgomery, AL

    Comment by M.K. — March 28, 2014 @ 6:55 pm

  678. My favorite Bible which I still have is Nkjv bible.It is the first bible I got when I first came to America 23 years ago. I love it because of the memories it has literally upon it lol. I spilled milk on it, and my mother in law, who recently passed away, got a hairdryer and literally blew dry every page lol. This changed the whole look of the bible and gave it a bulky look. I nicknamed it my afro bible, because of how it looks. Whenever I bring it to bible study, I get the usual response of wow, if your bibles falling apart your life probably isn’t. It is dear to me,not because it’s my favorite translation. But because it marked an important transition in my spiritual journey.3

    Comment by Brian Poad — March 28, 2014 @ 7:13 pm

  679. My favorite Bible would have to be the ESV Thinline Calfskin. I love the compact size, the binding, the high-quality paper, and, of course, the leather. I carry it with me to church every Sunday–it’s been a faithful companion over many years and looks even better worn in than the day I bought it. The ESV translation, once I discovered it, quickly became my absolute favorite (and being something of a Bible fanatic, I’ve sampled just about all of them). I’d love to have the Heirloom edition!

    *From Springfield, MO

    Comment by Randy Thomas — March 28, 2014 @ 7:58 pm

  680. My favorite Bible is my Thompson chain reference bible with Morocco leather. It truly is a Bible School in a single volume. I’ve had it for over 40 years. I got it while in the US Army stationed in Germany. I still like a print Bible over digital.
    Appleton WI

    Comment by Paul RubsAM — March 28, 2014 @ 9:04 pm

  681. My favorite was a King James Bible pocket edition which was bound in red leather and closed with a zipper. I took and read that small Bible everywhere. David Squires, Doylestown, PA.

    Comment by David Squires — March 28, 2014 @ 9:55 pm

  682. My personal favorite was the 1984 publication of the NIV, mainly because I grew up on it. However, with some of the major changes in the 2011 version, I went on the lookout for a new version to use when studying, preaching, and teaching. I found the ESV to be top notch, and it has quickly replaced many of the NIV 1984 versions that I use on a daily basis. My favorite has been the one column large print, and recently I purchased the ESV version of the Inductive Study Bible. A thinline would be perfect for preaching! Thank you for the opportunity!

    Comment by Eric Schram — March 28, 2014 @ 10:20 pm

  683. My favorite bible was a Father’s devotional NIV that I got when our first child was born. She was the turning point that started my change of heart and that bible was the start of my life being given to Christ.

    Mike
    Knoxville, Tennessee

    Comment by Mike Marcum — March 29, 2014 @ 1:33 am

  684. My favorite was the 1984 publication of the NIV. This is the edition of my first bible and given to me when I was saved. All of my memory verses I grew up memorizing were from this edition! My current is an ESV Gospel Transformation Bible!

    Alex — Gainesville, Florida

    Comment by Alex Koo — March 29, 2014 @ 2:01 am

  685. My grandfather handed me down two things that I value greatly. One is a Hamilton pocket watch that dates back to 1904. The other is his wisdom. He challenged me to buy “quality” and care for the things own. One of my favorite Bibles is an ESV Single Column Reference Bible, beautifully bound in a navy blue goatskin, with three bright red ribbons. It’s the first “quality” Bible I’ve owned and I use for preparing sermons. My thought is, if you’re in it regularly, you’ll need a quality Bible, like they used to make, that will stand the test of time.

    Comment by Russell Wilson — March 29, 2014 @ 7:32 am

  686. My favorite version is the ESV. My favorite bible from the past was the NASB Greek/Hebrew study bible. My dad bought it for me prior to leaving for bible school. My dad and I had a very rocky relationship and this bible was a turning point in our relationship. He started going to church around this time and accepted Jesus as his Savior. Not only being a very good bible it also holds sentimental value. I still have this bible on my bookshelf.
    Sutter Creek, CA

    Comment by Mike — March 29, 2014 @ 8:03 am

  687. My favorites are the ESV MacArthur Study Bible and the new one in the last six months is the Single column.

    Bremen Indiana

    Comment by Thomas — March 29, 2014 @ 8:09 am

  688. Richmond, Virginia. I love the ESV. The beauty of language is preserved while being a careful and accurate translation. Right now I am enjoying my journaling ESV.

    Comment by Alyssa — March 29, 2014 @ 8:29 am

  689. ESV is a very readable translation which is also a good quality standard. I use it regularly and would encourage others to do so, especially now that the Apocrypha is also included in ESV.

    Fr. Timothy Alleman,
    Nanticoke, PA

    Comment by Fr Timothy Alleman — March 29, 2014 @ 9:40 am

  690. My favorite print edition is the ESV Classic Cross-Reference, hardbound. Currently, I am using the ESV translation as my primary Bible via Logos Bible Software.

    (Montgomery, AL)

    Comment by Jason Button — March 29, 2014 @ 10:38 am

  691. I have a well worn ESV Compact Thinline that I have carried for 4 years. It is small and portable so I can take it anywhere. It is written in and underlined. It has wet spots from tears and creases from reading favorite passages. It has been an amazing gift.

    Comment by Sheldon — March 29, 2014 @ 10:52 am

  692. I’ve had the ESV Thinline Bible TruTone, Forest/Tan, Trail Design and it has been great!

    Washington

    Comment by Inese K. — March 29, 2014 @ 10:58 am

  693. I love my ESV Study Bible — I have a deep appreciation for the resources and commentary! Tremendous resource for the church.

    Comment by Nick Staapleton — March 29, 2014 @ 12:09 pm

  694. The ESV has been my primary source for Bible study for many years now. I have used the study Bible for its wealth of study notes and aides, and I use a classic thinline for its ease to carry wherever I go. I enjoy it’s look, feel, and more importantly the message that draws me closer to Christ. -Kevin R. Mixon; Sumter, SC

    Comment by Kevin R. Mixon — March 29, 2014 @ 12:10 pm

  695. My favorite is the ESV one column with wide margins. It makes taking notes easy without making it hard to read the passage! Love it! — Holly Wichita, KS

    Comment by Holly Ingram — March 29, 2014 @ 12:10 pm

  696. My favorite version is my John MacArthur Study Bible ESV, I appreciate the ESV for the ease of reading while being an accurate translation. Alongside of MacArthur’s notes it is by far the best resource I’ve had over the years.

    Ogden, UT

    Comment by Norm Dunham — March 29, 2014 @ 12:12 pm

  697. Love my ESV journaling Bible!

    Comment by Stephanie Firman — March 29, 2014 @ 12:14 pm

  698. My favorite bible is my ESV Single Column Heritage edition in calfskin. This has been a great, simple bible that cuts away the distractions and allows you to focus on the text. I’ve been carrying this one for almost a year, and have loved it. Great print, binding, and translation!

    Comment by Jesse Wilson — March 29, 2014 @ 12:17 pm

  699. My favorite bible is my ESV Single Column Heritage edition in calfskin. This has been a great, simple bible that cuts away the distractions and allows you to focus on the text. I’ve been carrying this one for almost a year, and have loved it. Great print, binding, and translation!

    Posting from Thomasville, NC

    Comment by Jesse Wilson — March 29, 2014 @ 12:19 pm

  700. (Cedartown, Georgia)
    My favorite edition of the Bible is the ESV Study Bible. It is readable yet literal and reminds me of the KJV. It was the first Bible I bought for myself and I bought it as I was going through a spiritually dry time. It helped me realize once again the true beauty of God’s Word. I am thankful for the ESV Bible.

    Comment by Nathan Garner — March 29, 2014 @ 12:20 pm

  701. Jesse from Stanfield, NC

    I grew up with a number of translations but my favorite by far is the ESV. As to the ESV Bible, it’s a toss up between the ESV Study Bible and the Gospel Transformation Bible. I use both of them and love how I can get all the theology that the Study Bible offers and have all the commentary the GTB offers because I love seeing how they show Jesus and the Gospel in all of Scripture!

    Comment by Jesse Herring — March 29, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

  702. My favorite Bible is my ESV Thinline- tru tone. It was the first Bible I seriously studied. It’s size allowed me to carry it wherever I went. I have used scotch tape to mend wear on edges of some pages.

    Have you ever used a Bible so much that you know exactly where the verses are on the page when you’re looking for a reference? That is this Bible.

    I know that God’s Word is the true treasure, but I’m still crazy nostalgic for my old thin line! I love it because it reminds me of the passion God has given me for His Word!

    (Kountze, Texas)

    Comment by Rusty — March 29, 2014 @ 12:30 pm

  703. (Mocksville, North Carolina)
    My father and brother are both preachers. Growing up in a home where God’s word was not just taught but lived I was able to have the pleasure of access to a lot of bibles. However when I was 25 and truly received Christ as my Lord and Savior, my Bother have me a Life Application bible. For the first time in my life I truly was studying His word! I finally found God, not because of what was taught at early age but because I now knew Him for myself!

    Comment by Stephen Mixon — March 29, 2014 @ 12:47 pm

  704. I have personal size reference bible that I love! It’s the lambskin edition great cover and binding.

    Comment by Scott — March 29, 2014 @ 12:51 pm

  705. My favorite would have to be my personal sized ESV that I bought in August 2013. The size is perfect and the cross references have been helpful time and time again when trying to understand confusing verses. Also, it’s seen some use over the last 8 months, so it really has taken on a personality of its own.

    Comment by Martin Lenski — March 29, 2014 @ 12:51 pm

  706. Deerfield, IL

    The ESV Personal Reference Bible was really well worn through high school and college. http://www.crossway.org/bibles/esv-personal-reference-bible-3220-tru/

    Comment by Kevin — March 29, 2014 @ 12:58 pm

  707. The NLT Transformation Study Bible was the first that I owned. As a new believer a the time, it was incredibly clear and easy to understand for me, as well as great in providing commentary for more difficult passages.

    Comment by Michael Austin Woodward — March 29, 2014 @ 12:58 pm

  708. I’ve used the ESV for about the entirety of my Christian life. Honestly, I picked it up because it was what Piper used and he was the one whom I listened to first when I started listening and reading and diving deeper into my faith. I really appreciate how it tries to stay as close to the original language as possible, but is still highly readable. (My college uses the NRSV, which can get somewhat wooden sometimes.) Never having known the bible before the ESV, I can safely say that I will know this translation for the rest of my life considering how much of it I’m trying to memorize now.

    Comment by Chris Wermeskerch — March 29, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

  709. I have two favorite versions & use both of them regularly… The ESV Study Bible & NASB. I would love to have this thinline to carry with me.

    Comment by Margaret Yost — March 29, 2014 @ 1:03 pm

  710. My favorite Bible has been my ESV study Bible. It was a blessing to get during Bible college. It’s a blessing today as I use it regularly in ministry. A great resource along with a bunch of online resources… to be honest the Bible App youversion is also a Bible resource that I have found to be some of the most helpful way to get the Scriptures in the hands of the students I get to minister to. God’s wherever you go?! An amazing tool to share the gospel in this culture!

    Comment by Nick D'Angelo — March 29, 2014 @ 1:11 pm

  711. I love the ESV Gospel Transfornation Study Bible. It has great study notes and I love the ESV translation. Fort Wayne, IN

    Comment by Adam Boylan — March 29, 2014 @ 1:14 pm

  712. My favorite bible so far is my large print KJV/NIV parallel because it isn’t distracted with study notes and footnotes.

    Grand Rapids, MI

    Comment by Jason Silverthorne — March 29, 2014 @ 1:18 pm

  713. My favorite Bible is the ESV Study Bible. I like the literal translation plus the study notes, maps, and charts. However, it is heavy and bulky to carry, so a Thinline would be quite nice to carry to various places!

    Comment by Karlyn Nance — March 29, 2014 @ 1:32 pm

  714. My favorite edition of the ESV is the ESV Leather edition journaling Bible. love keeping all my notes in the wide margins. Jonathan from Uniontown, Ohio.

    Comment by Jonathan Holmes — March 29, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

  715. ESV Study Bible. Good and helpful notes! It’s not real leather, but the two-tone is nice!

    Comment by jonathan — March 29, 2014 @ 1:47 pm

  716. ESV Study Bible. Good and helpful notes! It’s not real leather, but the two-tone is nice! (Jonathan from New York, NY)

    Comment by jonathan — March 29, 2014 @ 1:48 pm

  717. My favorite Bible edition that I currently own is The Armor of God NIV Bible with a cool sword on the front cover. It’s my go to Bible when I am out and about and preaching to students. It has inserts throughout the Bible with illustrations and explanations about the the Roman armor and its connection to the armor of God. Even though it’s for kids (according to Amazon), I still love it and have developed a special bond with it over the years.

    Comment by John — March 29, 2014 @ 1:50 pm

  718. I love the ESV thinline edition and have been using it for years. I often refer to ESV study Bible notes for references. Live in Elgin, IL

    Comment by Kate Sunday — March 29, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

  719. As a young preacher looking to find my footing when it comes to which translation felt like “home” as well stayed as true to the original text I found the ESV to be the right tool. Personally I feel it is the the perfect median between a thought for thought and word for word. It was the NKJV & NLT merged together which was huge as a 19yr. Pastor!

    Comment by ramon hampton — March 29, 2014 @ 2:27 pm

  720. Like Paul…..originally a Jew I then became a Christian and was Baptized a few months ago.I’ve found that besides time spent in Church,my best times are those quiet hours spent with my bible reading and reflecting.The ESV Translation has been the best of any translation I’ve encountered to help me on my journey.

    Comment by MC — March 29, 2014 @ 2:46 pm

  721. Conway, Arkansas

    I first started using the ESV when I moved to Conway and was introduced to it by the first friend (and best friend to this day)that I made. My favorite ESV that I’ve owned is/was the first one I purchased; a dual tone black/charcoal grey classic thinline. It remains my favorite for practical and sentimental reasons. It was easy to carry and simple to preach from (mainly because it fit well in my hands when I folded it back. Our church meets outside so the wind can be a tough factor). Sentimentally, it’s the bible that I first read and understood Ephesians 1 from. It was upon reading this text in a coffee shop in Searcy alongside the friend mentioned above that the Holy Spirit sealed me. It was on that day that I received the burning passion like a fire that won’t die to proclaim the Gospel to the lost and see the saints grow in knowledge and godly wisdom. This bible is the bible that I first really began underlining and taking notes in; actually conversing with the text with every word. It was in this bible that I grew strong in the Lord. Were it not for it falling apart, I would still be using this bible.

    Comment by Michael Kidd — March 29, 2014 @ 3:21 pm

  722. My favorite is the ESV Study Bible I like the charts and the diagrams that it’s gives scattered throughout. Really helped when preaching through the tabernacle in Exodus.

    Comment by Philip — March 29, 2014 @ 3:30 pm

  723. My favorite would have to be the ESV study bible. The scholarship is bar none and the online version is extremely useful for a pastor writing a sermon. It’s quite large and heavy but again with online accessibility it’s not a problem. It never really has to leave my study desk. – Jason from Houston, TX

    Comment by Jason Tarn — March 29, 2014 @ 3:43 pm

  724. I have liked my esv classic reference bible 2001 edition
    Richlands, nc

    Comment by brian mann — March 29, 2014 @ 4:03 pm

  725. I have two favorites, both are ESV. The ESV Study Bible is an invaluable resource for all in the church. Unfortunately, I find it a bit bulky for everyday use so I carry my Classic Reference Bible on most days.

    Comment by Geoff Ashley — March 29, 2014 @ 4:28 pm

  726. One of my favorites is a NKJV Nelson’s Study Bible that was given to me when I graduated from high school. After graduating from college 4 years later, I got plugged into a solid church and heard a challenge to read through the NT in a year by reading just a chapter a day. Although I was raised in a Christian home, could articulate the gospel to you, knew many Bible stories (and had tried to start in Genesis and go all the way through a few times), I had never actually read the gospels for myself. I was convicted and began spending time with God each day in that NKJV study Bible. I can’t really tell you an exact time in my life when I was born again, but I will never forget reading through the gospels for the first time. That’s when I really saw Jesus for who He really is. I completely fell in love with Him, and I could not get enough of the Word! So I have some sweet memories of my times with the Lord while reading that one.

    A few years later my wife got me my favorite Bible edition I’ve owned – an ESV Classic Reference Edition (2001). It was the Bible I really began to memorize Scripture from and study in depth so I can kind of visualize various passages of Scripture according to how it was laid out on the pages. I loved the way it feels in my hand too – the size, wight and texture of the TruTone. The cover came unattached last Fall so I’ve been kind of bummed since this version was discontinued. I’ve been thinking about dropping some money to have it rebound! (Bowling Green, Kentucky)

    Comment by Tim Stover — March 29, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

  727. My favorite translation is the ESV, and I used my Classic Reference Edition until 2008 when more pages were falling out than staying in and I “up graded” to the ESV Study Edition which is my favorite Bible for it’s excellent notes and the ability to teach straight out of one volume. As an aside I have been enjoying the Gospel Transformation edition.
    (East Hanover,NJ)

    Comment by David Spain — March 29, 2014 @ 6:09 pm

  728. My favorite Bible edition is, unfortunately, one I rarely pick up any more- my Ryrie Study Bible. It was the first “decent” Bible I purchased after I was born-again. Good quality binding, and good leather.

    But since transitioning to primarily the ESV, that old edition gathers dust. Sentimental value.

    Comment by Michael Battenfield — March 29, 2014 @ 7:42 pm

  729. I have had several bible translations during the last 30 years of my Christian life. The first verses I memorized were in the King James Version. My church has now introduced me to the ESV. I appreciate the tremendous work that has been done in creating this bible. It is understandable and accurate.

    I carry the ESV Study Bible on my IPad but there’s still nothing like holding God’s Word in your hands and flipping through the pages.

    Comment by Dorothy Rimm — March 29, 2014 @ 7:54 pm

  730. ESV study bible – so much resource / comments available for students of the Bible, and appreciate the faithfulness on behalf of translators / contributors. Seattle, WA

    Keep up the great work in the Lord, Jesus Christ.

    Comment by Brian Shin — March 29, 2014 @ 8:18 pm

  731. ESV Classic Reference Bible, text is very readable, the binding is durable (and beautiful) and really enjoy the ESV, clear and straight forward. I also have a wide margin journaling edition that I enjoy using for home study.

    Comment by Sam Peterson — March 29, 2014 @ 8:26 pm

  732. My first “grown up” Bible was the New Living Translation Study Bible. I used it for about 15 years before switching to the ESV. I think it’s more my most memorable because it was a wonderful translation for making that jump from youth Bibles and was full of great commentary that helped me understand what I was reading. I was encouraged to keep reading and get in deep to God’s Word with this translation and commentary.

    Vancouver, WA

    Comment by Emily Kneipp — March 29, 2014 @ 10:55 pm

  733. My favorite bible is Tyndale Life Application Study Bible NLT. I am 63 years old and I am a new practicing Christian. This bible is wonderful for helping understand the bible. It is too large to take to church with me though. I live in Paris Tn. and I attend Tennessee Valley Community Church (TVCC).

    Comment by Judy Silvas — March 30, 2014 @ 4:35 am

  734. Frederick, Md

    I originally posted this to Twitter cause that how I thought you entered. Haha.

    My favorite Crossway Bible was the Study Bible personal size for its amazing insights, diagrams and maps all fit into a manageable size. It works great for personal study as well as teaching Bible study or giving proclamation messages as I get to do a lot being on staff with Young Life.

    Thanks for the opportunity and everything you all do! Very thankful for your ministry and how it helps and furthers the gospel!

    Comment by Mike McGregor — March 30, 2014 @ 7:54 am

  735. My favorite edition is the Single column legacy it is my favorite because its easy to read with minimal distractions. The font is great and easy to find verses quickly without having to squint and look for verse numbers.

    I also really enjoyed the journaling edition for personal study. It was great to be able to jot down my notes and not have to carry a separate notebook.

    Comment by Patsy Scheiderer — March 30, 2014 @ 8:31 am

  736. Before going away to school, I’d been too self-conscious about reading the Bible. Once away from home, I explored this deep interest in the Bible by buying my own personal edition, a NASB from Nelson.

    I read from it all through college. The passages I’ve memorized come from that edition. Still a bit self-conscious at first, I’d sit outside in the rain to read it, hoping no one would happen by.

    I’m no longer uncomfortable reading the Bible in public, but the wrinkled pages in this first and favorite edition, especially in the Book of Psalms, remind me of a time when I was.

    Perrineville, NJ

    Comment by Teresa Skelton — March 30, 2014 @ 9:18 am

  737. My favorite Bible edition has been the ESV Study Bible. It combines the accuracy and English beauty of the ESV Bible with incredibly thorough study notes that I have used continually since I received it five years ago.

    Garner, NC

    Comment by Jim Wetterau — March 30, 2014 @ 10:55 am

  738. My favorite Bible is my ESV Heirloom Classic Reference.

    I want my family to know the importance I place on God’s Word and several years ago I came up with a unique plan. I decided to start taking my ESV HCR Bible with us when we go places – places besides just church. As a tangible reminder, I started taking pictures of the Bible during our adventures. We now have a growing collection of pictures of my Bible with us in our ordinary life. If there is one physical possession my family associates with me and my life after I’m gone, my hope is that it will be the Bible. I would love nothing more than for my well worn Bible, rather than a car or ring or something, to be the desired heirloom that gets fought over and passed down through the Wess family generations.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Heirloom-Journey-Bible/212143308800210
    (Chico, California)

    Comment by Tyler Wess — March 30, 2014 @ 12:26 pm

  739. Love my ESV study bible would be nice to win one that that’s lighter to carry

    Comment by Jeff ellis — March 30, 2014 @ 6:52 pm

  740. I grew up with Christian parents who loved the word of God, so reading and memorizing Scripture was a vital component of our home life. The version I grew up with was the KJV. Laterm I also supplemented my Bible reading and study with the NASB and the NKJV, and eventually added the 1984 NIV to my library. But I love the more litera translations, so I have really come to appreciate the ESV as I read it online. I would love to have this beautiful edition of the ESV for my devotional and study time. The older I get, the more I love to read God’s Word. I pray more churches would put greater emphasis on the public reading of the Scripture.
    –Larry Williams
    Trophy Club, Texas

    Comment by Larry Williams — March 30, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

  741. My favourite bible has to be the mobile ESV app. Having God’s word at my finger tips at all times is a treasure! But the best part is that I can offer to install the app on the phones of my friends, family, and colleagues and bless them with gift of God’s word.

    Danny D. S. from BRIGHTON, NY

    Comment by Danny Da SIlva — March 30, 2014 @ 7:41 pm

  742. My favorite Bible is my current ESV Gospel Transformation Bible. This outstanding bible text with is readable and literal to the word of God in English. The depth of notes to see Christ in every chapter is a dream come true. After purchasing the ESV GTB I have converted all my bibles to ESV (Study, desktop and online). It now all I read. Hallelujah!

    Oakland, CA

    Comment by Marcus Amaro — March 30, 2014 @ 8:06 pm

  743. My favorite Bible is my current Bible-a Maroon KJV large letter Edition. It is my favorite because the print is large enough for me to see. The KJV is the one I always heard in my childhood and still hear at church. I have other versions that I treasure, but my favorite version is the one from my childhood.

    Comment by Mary M. — March 30, 2014 @ 9:41 pm

  744. My favorite Bible is an ESV that my dad (who is a pastor) gave to me that I get to use in classes next year in Middle School.

    Comment by Max — March 30, 2014 @ 10:11 pm

  745. My favorite is my RSV which was given to me at my confirmation. It reminds me of my youth!

    Comment by Vanessa — March 30, 2014 @ 10:12 pm

  746. My favorite translation is the ESV. My church uses this version, and I find it easy to understand. My preferred Bible is my green leather personal size, although, in recent years, the text has become increasingly more challenging to read! ;). I like carrying it with my green Filofax prayer journal.

    Comment by Jennifer — March 30, 2014 @ 11:06 pm

  747. My favorite is my ESV Single Column Heritage Bible in brown calfskin. The font is big, the size portable, and the single column so very readable. My close second is my R.L. Allen NIV, but it’s a double column so it falls to second place.

    Comment by Martin Han — March 31, 2014 @ 12:02 am

  748. My favorite Bible that I’ve ever owned is my leather-bound Thompson Chain Reference Bible. I’m an historian and I love the archeological supplement in the TCR. I also love that I can pick out virtually any topic from the chain reference and be able to study it in depth, with significant verses at the ready to guide me in my search. I was a baby Christian when I first received my TCR and it has never let me down in more than 35 years.

    Comment by Gayle Reed — March 31, 2014 @ 1:02 am

  749. My favorite Bible is the ESV Study Bible. This amazing translation is by far the best modern day translation, providing readability and precision in translation. It can be read with confidence that it reflects the original Greek and Hebrew text, and the study notes in it are terrific!

    Comment by Diane Reynolds — March 31, 2014 @ 8:14 am

  750. My favorite Bible is the MacArthur Study Bible with calfskin cover. I love the ESV as it is an essentially literal translation and reads nicely. MacArthur’s notes are excellent clarifying the scriptures. The calfskin cover has some much character, and looks and feels so nice.

    Pickens, SC

    Comment by Russell Larsen — March 31, 2014 @ 9:16 am

  751. i just recieved the bible n have been babtized i love to read the bible.

    Comment by NORMA — March 31, 2014 @ 10:50 am

  752. I just realized that we were supposed to have put our hometown in our comments. Mine is San Antonio, TX

    Comment by Daniel — March 31, 2014 @ 10:51 am

  753. This is a revision with the address:)

    I still have a black leather-bound Bible with my full name on the front–one that I’ve had since I was five. I can remember my parents giving me this Bible: one that then seemed so big and bulky, but now seems to fit in my hands just right. I can remember them tucking me in at night and reading it together with me. I recall doing devotions and underlining particular passages that applied to my own life.

    Fast forward through 15 years with that Bible, and I’m now a Resident Assistant at a well-known Christian university. I’m a full-time ministry student, studying for service in the Church. Now, that Bible that has long held meaning for me is being used for sermon preparation and devotional reflection.

    That Bible, with its story of God’s redemptive work, reminds me that I have a place in that story–and that Book that contains the Word of God beckons me to listen to His own Word in my life each and every day.

    Marion, IN

    Comment by Ethan Linder — March 31, 2014 @ 1:18 pm

  754. I know I’m too late, and I live in Canada anyway, but what the heck! My favorite bible is the ESV Heirloom Thinline! Already told you on another post, but I seriously love my new bible. In the month and a bit I’ve had it, the black calfskin has become even more soft and flexible. The print is easy to read. The more I have it, the more I love it. People who are looking for a bible to last them years need to consider this one!

    Comment by Reilly Irvine — April 1, 2014 @ 11:40 pm

  755. Reilly – This is encouraging to hear! Thank you for the feedback! PS – we’re working to make giveaways open to Canada in the future!

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — April 2, 2014 @ 9:09 am

  756. ESV Reformation Study Bible – I’ve appreciated the minimal notes.
    Carterville, IL

    Comment by Joseph — April 3, 2014 @ 9:49 pm

  757. My favorite bible is the ESV Study Bible. I love the notes and all of the charts and helpful resources included in it. I live in Lynnwood, Washington.

    Comment by Michial Brown — April 4, 2014 @ 1:51 pm

  758. my favorite Bible ever is my Thompson Chain Reference Bible. I think I would give my left leg to have one in the ESV….maybe both legs if I could get a motorized cart. It wouldn’t really matter because all I would do is sit and read my ESV Thompson Chain.

    *sigh, maybe someday!

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