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The MacArthur Study Bible - English Standard Version (ESV)

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For years, the spiritual lives of countless men and women all over the world have been strengthened with the help of The MacArthur Study Bible. This all-in-one spiritual library contains Dr. MacArthur's personal study notes below the full-length Bible text. Virtually every Scripture has a matching study note with detailed information, explanation, and helpful insight. The ...more
Hardcover, 2144 pages
Published August 10th 2010 by Crossway Bibles
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My old NIV Bible, which I had had since high school, was coming apart and I got this for my birthday last year from my grandparents. After having followed through with (most of) my scheduled year-through-the-Bible, I can give a full account of what I think of this MacArthur Study Bible. I've split my review into two, one encompassing the ESV language and the other encompassing John MacArthur's study notes that accompany this Bible.

ESV Language Review:
I had wanted to switch to the ESV Bible beca
I didn't know much about John MacArthur except that he was Calvinist, so I was skeptical when a friend gave me this Bible. I knew that I would disagree with some of his theology. But this study Bible gives a lot more than just theological notes. What I really lacked was historical context for confusing passages, and that is a strength of this study Bible.

I often read a $2 NKJV that has 5 years of my underlines and scribblings, but I have several study Bibles, and after reviewing all of them on c
It is so rewarding to have read the complete Bible for the first time, I really cannot believe I did. I started on a 90 day plan and even though I got behind, I still proceeded everyday to the next reading regardless of how much I missed. This got me committed to the goal and in the habit of reading.

The good part about reading the Bible is having had read it, the bad thing is trying to do it in a book like way, from beginning to end in a time limit, limits the amount of time one can reflect on
Mike Star
awesome study bible!John MacArthur is one of the best.
Carole Parma
The ESV is very readable, with the translation excellence of the NASB.
Brad Francis
The notes are thorough and well-reasoned. Keeping in mind that the commentary is written by fallible humans, MacArthur is clearly intelligent and godly and his thoughts are well worth considering and praying about. I read every single one.
The study notes of pastor-teacher John MacArthur with the English Standard Version (ESV) translation of the Bible ... what a great combination! The notes are clear & helpful. The theological section is informative. Currently, part of the 50% off select bibles from Family Christian Stores until (I believe) November 8th, 2012.
Rebekah Murillo
This is my favorite Bible. The footnotes are very well written and I appreciate the cross references for apologetics. I received my copy Christmas of 2010 and I use it for everything: Bible study, church, apologetics... It's a great book.
I love reading this version of the Bible (ESV). Many of the difficult passages are refreshed by this translation. I look forward to doing it again in the near future.
I got this Bible for my graduation from my church and I absolutely love it!
I finished the Bible in 90 Days Challenge in 87 days!!!!
Paul Bugriyev
It's great but not better than ESV Study.
The current flagship Cavlinist study bible.
John Funderburg
The Word of God will stand forever!
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