I’ve been using the ESV Bible for about three and a half years now. I love the fact that it combines the word-for-word accuracy I’ve always loved about the New American Standard Version with the readability of the NIV. As a result, the ESV is a highly accurate rendering of the original Greek and Hebrew as well as an accessible, fun-to-read, memorizable translation. I also really like their advanced search feature which allows me to quickly find verses to cite in personal study or when I’m working on a paper.
It appears others are enjoying the ESV also. Hats off to Good News Christian Publishers and Crossway at the recent news:
Growth of the ESV Bible continues to accelerate, as worldwide sales and distribution increased more than four-fold over the past two years and the ESV moved up to the number three position on the CBA bestseller list in June. To meet the rapidly growing demand for both the ESV Bible and for Crossway books, Crossway Books and Bibles is pleased to announce its new organizational structure, which focuses on two new publishing divisions and on a new strategic plan and leadership in Sales and Marketing. As of this July, Crossway will be organized into two major publishing divisions, one for books and the other for Bibles.