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Key Truths of Scripture
Creeds and confessions have been used throughout Christian history to summarize the Bible's teaching, distilling the key truths of Scripture into concise and succinct propositions.
Starting today, learn more about how these truths can shape and motivate the lives of all who follow Christ through the ESV Bible with Creeds and Confessions on ESV.org.
Now available as part of the Basic subscription plan, the ESV Bible with Creeds and Confessions contains 13 important creeds and confessions from church history placed after the complete ESV text, including the Apostles' Creed, the Belgic Confession, and the Heidelberg Catechism. Introductions written by theologian Chad Van Dixhoorn explain the history and original purpose of each—helping modern Christians see how these historic documents were designed to faithfully teach the truths of Scripture—truths aimed at shaping and motivating the lives of all who follow Christ.
To use the ESV Bible with Creeds and Confessions on ESV.org, simply open the resource in your Library and navigate to a passage that you want to study. All relevant doctrinal summaries will automatically appear in the column to the right of the biblical text.
Start exploring the ESV Bible with Creeds and Confessions on ESV.org today!
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The ESV Bibles with Creeds and Confessions is part of our Basic subscription plan, which is just $2.99 per month and also includes the following resources:
ESV Study Bible
Winner of the 2008 ECPA Book of the Year Award, the ESV Study Bible was designed to help you understand the Bible in a deeper way. Created by a diverse team of 95 leading Bible scholars and teachers—from 9 countries, nearly 20 denominations, and 50 seminaries, colleges, and universities—the ESV Study Bible features a wide array of study tools, making it a valuable resource for serious readers, students, and teachers of God’s word.
ESV Student Study Bible
With 12,000 clear, concise study notes, the ESV Student Study Bible provides numerous other features—including nearly 900 “Did You Know?” facts, 120 Bible character profiles, and 15 topical articles. It also features a glossary of key terms, more than 80 maps and illustrations, an extensive concordance, and 80,000 cross-references. These and many other features make it the most comprehensive and content-rich student Bible available today.
Knowing the Bible Study Series
The interactive Knowing the Bible series is a resource designed to help Bible readers better understand and apply God’s word. These 12-week studies lead participants through books of the Bible and are made up of 4 basic components: (1) reflection questions help readers engage the text at a deeper level; (2) “Gospel Glimpses” highlight the gospel of grace throughout the book; (3) “Whole-Bible Connections” show how any given passage connects to the Bible’s overarching story of redemption, culminating in Christ; and (4) “Theological Soundings” identify how historic orthodox doctrines are taught or reinforced throughout Scripture.
ESV Gospel Transformation Bible
The ESV Gospel Transformation Bible features all-new book introductions and gospel-illuminating notes written by a team of over 50 outstanding pastors and scholars. This specially prepared material outlines passage-by-passage God’s redemptive purposes of grace that echo all through Scripture and culminate in Christ. Focusing on heart transformation rather than mere behavior modification, their points of application emphasize the hows and whys of practical application to daily living—in short, how the gospel transforms us from the inside out.
ESV Men’s Devotional Bible
With 365 theologically rich and gospel-centered devotions drawn directly from the Bible, the ESV Men’s Devotional Bible was created under the editorial oversight of Dr. Sam Storms with contributions from over 50 Christian leaders. Introductions orient men to each book of the Bible, exploring its unique contribution to a man’s walk with God. Thoughtful and instructive articles address the importance of sound doctrine, life in the local church, leadership, the heart, calling, and a host of other relevant issues for today.
ESV Women’s Devotional Bible
The ESV Women’s Devotional Bible features materials designed especially for women. The book introductions, character sketches of key figures, all-new daily devotions, and all-new articles have been written by both women and men. These contributors include professors, musicians, authors, counselors, homemakers, and conference speakers.
ESV Devotional Psalter
The Psalms are the only extended portion of Scripture written to God—they are prayers. As such, the Psalms are uniquely suited to foster communication with God, which is the purpose of this edition. The ESV Devotional Psalter pairs each of the 150 psalms with brand-new devotional content written by Dr. Dane Ortlund, guiding readers to thoughtfully interact with and pray through the Scriptures.
ESV Pastor’s Bible
The ESV Pastor’s Bible was designed to help pastors draw wisdom from God’s word for specific situations requiring pastoral care, such as baptisms, weddings, hospital visits, or funerals, featuring content written by pastors offering practical help for crafting a sermon, planning a special service, leading congregational prayer, conducting premarital counseling, visiting the sick, and resolving conflict within the church. Compiled under the guidance of seasoned pastors R. Kent Hughes and Douglas Sean O’Donnell, this is a great all-in-one resource for the on-the-ground pastor.
ESV Literary Study Bible
Combining thousands of insightful notes with the complete ESV Bible text, the ESV Literary Study Bible helps readers understand God’s word more fully, in all its richness and beauty. It highlights the Bible's storylines, complex characters, historical settings, literary genres, motifs, theological themes, imagery, and important terms, making the Bible come alive with greater clarity and impact. This one-of-a-kind study Bible is an indispensable tool for devotional reading and in-depth study.
ESV Systematic Theology Bible
Theology should, first and foremost, be rooted in God’s word. The goal of the ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible is to demonstrate how all Christian doctrine arises from the pages of the Bible. Created to help readers understand how Scripture forms the basis for our understanding of God, humanity, sin, salvation, and eternity, this study Bible features over 400 short in-text doctrinal summaries connecting Christian beliefs to specific Bible passages, 25 longer articles explaining important theological topics in greater depth, and introductions to each book of the Bible that highlight the unique ways each book contributes to the whole of Christian theology. Created by an outstanding team of editors and 26 contributors, this resource has been created to help Christians better connect what they believe about God with the very words of Scripture.
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