Why Our Church Switched to the ESV

Why Our Church Switched to the ESV

By Kevin DeYoung

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About Why Our Church Switched to the ESV

A few years into his current pastorate, Kevin DeYoung’s church needed to replace its well-worn pew Bibles. DeYoung wrote to his congregation, outlining seven reasons why he preferred the English Standard Version (ESV) and proposed its adoption. His letter forms the basis of this brief booklet.

Is your church considering switching translations? Would you like to learn more about the ESV? If so, this is a booklet you’ll want to read.


Kevin DeYoung (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. He blogs at the Gospel Coalition and has authored or coauthored numerous well-known books such as Just Do SomethingThe Hole in Our Holiness, Taking God At His WordWhat Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?, and The Biggest Story, as well as the award-winning books Why We’re Not EmergentWhy We Love the Church (with Ted Kluck), and Crazy Busy.


Category: Biblical Studies
Format: Saddle Stitch
Page Count: 32
ISBN-10: 1-4335-2744-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-2744-9
Size: 5.0 in x 7.0 in
Weight: 1.3 ounces
Published: July 31, 2011

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