The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® Catholic Edition is an essentially literal translation in elegant, contemporary English. The ESV-Catholic Edition emphasizes “word-for-word” accuracy, literary excellence, and depth of meaning. This Catholic Edition was reviewed in accord with the norms of Liturgiam authenticam and abides by Catholic hermeneutical principles. It was granted the Imprimatur by the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India in 2018 and was approved for liturgical use by the Vatican’s Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in 2019. This red bonded leather edition offers readers a beautiful Bible, which is ideal for anyone who desires to study, read, and pray the Word of God.
- Cromwell Red bonded leather cover
- Embossed Constantine cross on cover
- Gold foil stamp (spine only)
- Anti-scuff matte lamination
- Black and gold ribbons
- Gold gilded edges
- 1,232 pages
- 8 pages of maps printed after last text page
- Gold foil stamped gift box
- Printed in Italy
This is a beautiful translation of the Holy Bible, not only in the words, but even in the binding, typeface, and other details. I was also pleasantly surprised at how thin and light the volume is. I liked the ESV before I entered the Catholic Church, and am so grateful to be able to use it to read the entire canon of Scripture. The quality of the translation, the materials, and the appearance all testify to the inestimable value of its contents.
I love the weight and quality, not to mention the ease of reading it. It feels wonderful in my lap and the pages in my fingers. May sound silly, but I love that. I smile.