Over the last few years I have slowly switched from the New American Standard Version (NAS) to the English Standard Version (ESV). Now that the ESV Study Bible is out, I could not more highly recommend it.

C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Find him on Patreon Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. Join his Patreon and support his ministry

    6 replies to "Recommended: The ESV Study Bible"

    • David Di Giacomo

      I like the ESV too. Yet for some odd reason I can’t put my finger on, I found this ad (or “presentation”) to be more creepy than anything else.

    • Patrick

      One note: the Study Bible isn’t out yet.

      From http://www.esvstudybible.org/

      “The publication date for the ESV Study Bible is Wednesday, October 15, 2008.”

    • Jay

      Patton must be part of that special elect who have been given advanced copies by Crossway to promote to us who must wait two long months…

    • bethyada

      Michael I could not more highly recommend it.

      So how do you get to peruse it early? It’s on my wishlist but I thought it wasn’t available for a few months. I was interested for several reasons including the in-text maps and I heard that Grudem was an editor.

      And now our dollar is dropping so I will have to lay out even more cash! Perhaps I should’ve pre-ordered.

    • Nathanimal

      Man…I am so excited about this bible. I pre-ordered it back in April and it won’t ship until October. Talk about a long wait! But after reading all the endorsements from people I trust, I couldn’t help but go ahead and order it. Can’t wait till October!!!!

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