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Holy Bible: English Standard Version

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The desire for romantic love in marriage is deeply rooted in our psychological makeup. Almost every popular magazine has at least one article each issue on keeping love alive in a marriage. Books abound on the subject. Television and radio talk shows deal with it. Keeping love alive in our marriages is serious business.

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Published October 13th 2004 by Good News - Crossway Books (first published January 23rd 2001)
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Christopher Lewis Kozoriz Neither. The Word is God. (See John 1:1) God spoke the word and created man. He took the rib of man and made woman. He said, "let us make man in our…moreNeither. The Word is God. (See John 1:1) God spoke the word and created man. He took the rib of man and made woman. He said, "let us make man in our image." Man was created from the dust and we will return to the dust. If you believe on Jesus Christ, you will have everlasting life. If you do not believe you will have everlasting punishment. Turn to God and repent of your sins. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.(less)
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To get to the place where you were, if you're reading it on your kindle, ipad, or desktop,…more
Have you tried Bible gateway to find a particular passage.
To get to the place where you were, if you're reading it on your kindle, ipad, or desktop, there should be a table of content. You can get to the book and verse that you were reading, but it won't take you to the verse you were at. If I have what your trouble is right, you may want to get a hard or paperback Bible or go on separate devices if that's possible(less)
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Jen
Jan 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
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.
Adam T 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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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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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
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
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.
Caidyn (BW Book Reviews; he/him/his)
WARNING: I am not really religious, nor am I a Christian. If my views of the Bible and of God itself are going to offend you, please don't keep reading. Do yourself and me a favor.

Genesis: (Read for a class in middle school. Well, parts of it.) What can I say about this? Well, besides that it was way too long and had parts of it that made no sense. I know it was setting up for the next chapter -- Exodus, which I'm really pumped for since it's the one Bible story that I really know -- and it had
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Jenna Mills
Nov 08, 2012 rated it did not like it
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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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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“8But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and  t a thousand years as one day. 9 u The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise  v as some count slowness, but  w is patient toward you, [1]  x not wishing that any should perish, but  y that all should reach repentance. 10But  z the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then  a the heavens will pass away with a roar, and  b the heavenly bodies [2] will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. [3] 11Since all these things are thus to be dissolved,  c what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, 12 d waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and  e the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! 13But according to his promise we are waiting for  f new heavens and a new earth  g in which righteousness dwells.” 2 likes
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