RefTagger is an easy and unobtrusive way to share the text of the Bible with visitors to your website. If you run a WordPress blog, Chris Roberts’s WordPress ESV Plugin gives you similar functionality on the server side (and it uses the ESV API). But if you’re looking for something you can use everywhere, RefTagger is worth exploring.
Calvary Church, a large church in Charlotte, N.C., recently explained why they plan to use the ESV (PDF):
“I have been studying the ESV for the last couple of years and believe that it is the best translation to have in our pews. Not only is it very accurate and precise, it is… outstanding for memorization of Scripture, public reading, as well as private study…. I am confident that you will grow to love this translation. It is a great choice for children, young people, and new believers, as well as for those wishing to have a reliable translation for serious study.”
Download the Introduction to the Gospel of Luke from the ESV Study Bible. This new pre-release PDF file shares information about the author, date, purpose, literary features, and key themes of Luke. It also includes a timeline and an overview map, helping you situate Luke in its historical and geographic context. Finally, a detailed outline of the book lets you see at a glance the structure of Luke’s Gospel.
Every book in the ESV Study Bible has an introduction like this one, providing you essential information to enrich your study of God’s Word.
Learn more about the ESV Study Bible, sign up for email newsletters, and get a pre-order discount at www.ESVStudyBible.org.
The 35% pre-order discount ends this Thursday, May 15th, 2008.
AMG Publishers recently published a recording of the ESV narrated by Stephen Johnston. The complete Bible is available on MP3 CDs for $16.99 and on audio CDs for $79.99. The New Testament is available on audio CDs for $29.99.
Listen to samples at CBD. It’s also available from Amazon and other stores.
ESV Deluxe Compact Bibles are now available. These Bibles have sewn bindings and a larger, more readable font than existing compact ESVs, as you can see (the Deluxe Compact Bible is on the left):
Photo by Scott Kay. More Deluxe Compact Bible photos.
Here are the available editions: