A few weeks ago, the Crossway Blog ran a series on the ESV Study Bible, one year after its publication. The intent was to honor God and give thanks for how this resource is being used by the church around the world. Here’s a roundup of those posts:
- Behind the ESV and ESV Study Bible
- Preaching the Gospel in the Philippines
- Africa for Jesus
- Biblical Leadership Training in Sierra Leone
- ESV Study Bibles in Eger, Hungary
This series ended with “A Word from J.I. Packer“, in which Dr. Packer encapsulates why we’re so excited about this resource:
[The ESV Study Bible] is a study Bible which not only explains the texts and expounds them accurately, but it has in it a whole series of articles for the making and shaping of discipleship to Jesus Christ on the basis of the Bible. It can be, in a very significant sense, a single-volume resource for pastoral ministry, and indeed for personal life, because it’s doing the job which professional catechists have been doing ever since Christianity started—teaching people the truths that Christians live by and teaching them how to live by those truths.
Read the rest of Dr. Packer’s comments on his role in and his enthusiasm for the ESV Study Bible.