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The apostle Paul summed up his whole ministry as existing “to testify to the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24). That single–minded goal is the heartbeat of the ESV Gospel Transformation Bible. Produced out of the conviction that the Bible is a unified message of God’s grace culminating in Jesus, it is a significant new tool to help readers see Christ in all the Bible, and grace for all of life.
The Gospel Transformation Bible features all–new book introductions and gospel–illuminating notes written by a team of over 50 outstanding pastors and scholars. This specially prepared material outlines passage–by–passage God’s redemptive purposes of grace that echo all through Scripture and culminate in Christ. The notes not only explain but also apply the text in a grace–centered way. Focusing on heart transformation rather than mere behaviour modification, their points of application emphasize the Hows and Whys of practical application to daily living—in short, how the gospel transforms us from the inside out.
The Gospel Transformation Bible is available in a wide variety of print and digital formats. Every print edition comes with free access to the Online Gospel Transformation Bible.
The Gospel Transformation Bible equips both new and seasoned believers with a gospel–centered reading of Scripture, enabling God’s people to see that the message of the Bible is a unified one—”to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.”
- Book introductions
- Gospel transformation study notes
- Introductory essay
- 80,000 cross–references
- 9–point Bible text; 8–point notes text
- Readable black letter text for Jesus’ words
- Double–column, paragraph format
- Approximate size 9.00” x 6.00
- Free access to the Online Gospel Transformation Bible
Your ESV leather or TruTone Bible is guaranteed to last a lifetime. If you discover manufacturing defects during normal use, please contact us and we will replace it with a comparable Bible.
I’m not on speaking terms with all the design language, but the paper is nice and bright, the typeface crisp, and the ink solid black. One nice feature is that the study notes are distinguished by using a different font altogether: this keeps it legible but without the fuss of some other study bibles.
But enough about the pretty: what I really like about GTC is the angle it takes in those study notes. The focus is on decent biblical theology landing in proper application. The new NIV study bible is really good on biblical theology (ESV leans towards systematics – equally good, but different); the New Living Translation does application (less good on Biblical Theology) – GTC does the full sequence, with a depth of scholarly insight and also the pastoral wisdom.
So as a preacher, this is a really useful addition to my desk. There is a clear choice to made between the ESV and the NIV, you don’t really need both (though they are a nice pairing), but GTC is different and extremely helpful. I’ve just checked the notes for the passage I’m preaching on next, and I’ve been given ideas, phrases, illustrations that no other commentary or study bible has come close to.
This is a brilliant bargain of an outstanding edition. Grab one.