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Holy Bible ESV Compact

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  38,340 ratings  ·  1,178 reviews
The new TruGlox Bibles are the latest additions to the line of unique, attractive ESV Bibles. These amazingly compact Bibles (3.75 in. x 5.75 in.) are wrapped in covers that glow in the dark Kind and teens will love carrying these Bibles everywhere--and reading them The English Standard Version is founded on the belief that the words of the Bible are the very words of God. ...more
Hardcover, 1106 pages
Published September 23rd 2005 by Crossway Books
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Emily
Nov 22, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not gay enough
God
Jul 07, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not my best work
Jen
Jan 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Since this is actually 66 books in one, perhaps I should review them as I go. This is my second go-round with the Bible, reading it cover to cover, but I'm trying to do it in one year this time rather than the nearly four years it took me last time. [EDIT NOTE: Okay, so it's taking me more than a year. We'll go for a year and a half.] I refuse to review this as a theological text, even though it is for me and that's why I'm re-reading it, as this is a book review website and not a church forum. ...more
Rebecca
Sep 04, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It's strange that one of the most important, most dangerous, and most misused books in the world could be so mind-numbingly boring.

Also, anyone who claims they live their life by the bible should actually read it and see exactly what it is they claim to do. I'm guessing most people ignore 90% of what it says to do. Really, you could just collect everything Jesus says into one slender manual and cut the rest, since Jesus's sermons are the only parts anyone should really be proud of. The rest of
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Matthew
Jun 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
My review: Life.
What I am learning from this book: Salvation. Life. Joy. Truth. Hope. Courage.
Robert
Jun 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: different-view
A terrible book. Badly written with awful pacing. Trivial details are explained in mind-numbing detail, while actual important questions about what is God and the afterlife are ignored. The morals are inconsistent, incoherent and often abhorrent. It advocates genocide, sexism, bigotry, murder, massacre and hatred of everyone who disagrees. This book has no relevance for modern days and should be confined to the dustbin of history.
Ben Marks
Jan 08, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Ruby Lewis
May 01, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
too long
Robert Whiston
Dec 30, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Unbelivabe characters, poor writing skills. This fantasy book can't even keep the internal logic of it's world going. And the god character is just such a unrelenting villian that it's a real downer.
torque
May 27, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If I had taken notes while reading I would have a lot more to say. I was actually reluctant to reading the bible when I was younger as I was actually worried I would be beliver. However, this book can make an atheist out of anybody. It's pretty obvious to me that these books were written at different times by different people, not inspired by one God (unless he's got many, many personalities), who have at least one thing in common, namely controlling other people using fear, although maybe for d ...more
Jenna Mills
Nov 08, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
At 20% Joshua
Another deeply depressing book. I'd compare it best to violent computer games nobody ever wants kids to play. For some bizarre reason, it's ok that cities are destroyed (down to the last donkey, never mind the children), so long as God is on your side. The God in this book is heartless and vengeful, and even stoops so low as blackmailing Joshua towards the end! I'll continue helping you to kill people and take their land and wealth for yourselves so long as you have nothing to do wi
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Adam Calvert
Jun 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theology
The best English translation of the Bible available.

The goal of the translators was to make this as readable as the NIV and as literal as the NASB. If that goal could ever have been achieved (translation in itself really is a difficult task), God used the translators of the ESV to do it.

The one place I have an issue with is Daniel 9:25. It seems clear from the text that "there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again..." should have been translated, "there shall be
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Daniel Colt
Oct 24, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Boring!
Ryan
Dec 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
George Mueller read the bible over 200 times in his life. One of my friend's preacher Grandfather read the bible right at 400 times before he died. I'd like to land somewhere in there if God lets me live long enough and Jesus waits to come back. I've been reading for the last 14 years and the things i have learned would take a book to explain. But it has made me a better preacher a better husband a better person in general.

"these are not mere words, they are your very life" Deuteronomy 32:47
Thom
Jan 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Poorly written fiction.
Paul Bryant
Aug 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: godreads
I thought of a very short summary for those who don't have the time to read the whole thing. It's along the lines of the synopsis of Moby Dick I read somewhere:

Boy meets whale; boy loses whale; boy gets whale back again

So for the Bible it's

God meets people; God loses people; God gets people back again

In theological terms that's covenant; apostasy; incarnation and atonement

I admit my summary misses out the part where the incarnated God is deliberately killed by people and then resurrects himself
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Jon Adams
May 10, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Worst fantasy/speculative fiction novel of all time.
Although, I guess it is GDAF; there's a veritable shit ton of murder.
I mean, seriously, what kind of microuniverse was the Ark?
Sure, turning water into wine would be a badass party trick, but physics!
Don't even get me started on how a population formed from two people (both with belly buttons even though they were "created"...) that had 3 sons.

Meh.
Agustin
Jul 10, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
First of, I'm going to analyse a few of the many self-contradictions and plotholes in the most influential book ever written. I suggest most die-hard fanatics to avoid reading this, otherwise you'll be offended as hell (no pun intentioned).

So let me get this straight:

1. God, THE perfect entity, created humans in his own image, after his likeness (or shall I say "their", as, quoting Genesis 1:26: Then God said, “Let us make man[h] in OUR image, after OUR likeness." After all, he didn't say "my" i
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Brenda Funk
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, I did it! Read through the whole Bible this year. Many parts of it left me confused and dismayed. I must confess that my understanding of what this all means is not very complete. But -- one thing I have taken great hope and joy in is the underlying theme that runs through it all, that is the bottom line -- of the redemptiveness of God's love, of restoration and hope and healing that is coming. When I read these passages I am stirred almost to tears, I am filled with 'home-sickness' as I t ...more
Sean Morrow
In Part I God makes a bunch of rules, and ruthlessly punishes his chosen people for not following said rules. In Part II God sacrifices himself to himself so that he doesn't have to punish people for breaking the rules any more. The rest of Part II is mainly about how most of the old rules don't apply any more, except for the ones that do (namely, don't be gay or a sorcerer). Then a bunch of weird apocalyptic shit happens.
Deboreads
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My handbook to life and beyond. Not written by "Anonymous" this Holy Book was written by Godly people inspired by the Holy Spirit of the One True God - The God of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob. Leading us to the Messiah, God's Son, Jesus Christ. ...more
Liv
Feb 07, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Danko
Jan 19, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ew
Jenny
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tomorrow I finish my first round of reading the Bible cover to cover. I've read it through in pieces of course, and all the way through the New then the Old Testament in college. But to read it through in a year was a privilege and a joy. Our church started reading through the Bible during this year, preaching from a selection of the previous week's readings.

At first I didn't want to read it because I instinctively balk at bandwagony things, and because I wanted to be too cool to do what everyo
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Lima
Apr 27, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Very boring. Wouldn't read it again. Kind of dragged on. I was really waiting for the Jesus to die part but it was kind of anti-climatic. A lot of family history that I can't keep up with. Lots of plot holes. This book is a mess. 5/5 if it was a murder novel but it's religious fiction.
Matt Shaqfan
Jan 04, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Disappointing. I wish this book was about Shaq.
Brian
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was probably my fourth or fifth time through the entire ESV (partly reading, partly listening this year), though I've probably read through the ESV NT, Psalms, and a few other OT books closer to twenty times. While I was raised on the KJV and appreciate its majestic Elizabethan language, and though I enjoy the readability of the NIV — and even NLT, for that matter — I still think the ESV is the best translation I've read. It retains enough of the KJV / RSV to feel very close to the version ...more
Stanley Lee
Apr 16, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
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What can I say?

I've been reading since the freshman year of High School. I've never run out of things to learn or new ways to appreciate it. There've been highs and lows but in the end... it always comes back here.
Rob Block
May 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Greatest book I have ever read. It is written by a universe renowned writer. Focuses on the Hero of the book, Jesus Christ, who frees His people from bondage and slavery to sin through His sacrifical atoning death...only death could not hold Him, so he becomes raised from the dead, commisions 12 men to build His church and currently sits at His Father's right hand. Story culminates with His return to earth where He establishes His kingdom for those he foreordained since the beginning of time...I ...more
Jeremy
I decided to read the Bible, not in a year, but in less than 90 days. I started in January and ended in March (84 days). Blogging through it was helpful for me. ...more
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