The English Standard Version Catholic Edition has been approved by the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, and Scotland, as the basis for the new Lectionary (2022) and all future liturgical texts used by Catholics.
Created by a team of over 100 leading scholars, this Catholic edition of the ESV is fully Anglicized and features the deuterocanonical books in the Catholic Bible, such as a Tobit, Judith and the Wisdom of Solomon. Presented in a double-column format, with explanatory footnotes providing alternative renderings of particular words and phrases, the ESV-CE Bible offers a clear, easy-to-read text that is perfect for everyday use.
The ESV Bible is an excellent version for detailed Bible study, but one that also possesses a beauty, clarity and dignity of style that makes it superbly suitable for private devotion or for reading aloud during public worship.
The Deluxe Soft-tone edition features a beautiful blue-grey cover, inlaid with silver foil, and two ribbon markers for bookmarking your favourite verses. This premium quality Bible will be loved by anyone looking for a Bible they can keep and delight in for years to come. The Deluxe Soft-tone edition also makes a truly special gift that will be cherished by friends and loved ones.
Other features include:
- 9.5 pt font size
- An award-winning typeface
- Inline chapter headings
- Inline chapter numbers
- 12 maps
- White paper from sustainable sources