The ESV Study Bible, Personal Size paperback edition is now available on Crossway.org for $29.99 ($22.50 for Impact members), as well as Amazon, WTS Books, CBD, and others. This edition contains all the content of the original ESV Study Bible, with the exception of some of the articles going online to save space. And while it's a paperback, it still has a sewn binding, which means the pages won't fall out after extended use.
We think this will be a useful format in general, but especially for the following:
1. The Student – If you're taking a course on the Bible, this could be a great companion resource. The book introductions and study notes are helpful for quickly getting the gist of a Bible book or passage. Some professors are even starting to assign the ESV Study Bible as a required text for their classes, and those students can save some money with the paperback edition.
2. The Traveler – Have you ever tried to take your Bible somewhere and opened up your bag only to discover your Bible's pages smashed, or the cover bent at an awkward angle? Sometimes it's nice to have a Bible dedicated for "wear and tear." This is an inexpensive but resource-packed edition for anyone wanting to travel with a study Bible.
3. The Church Leader – An ESV Study Bible with a lower price makes it easier to buy Study Bibles in bulk. Pastors and church leaders can consider giving paperback ESV Study Bibles to new Christians, small groups, or those involved in discipleship programs. This is an affordable training resource that can help churches equip their congregation for spiritual growth.
Learn more about the ESV Study Bible, Personal Size.