Just minutes ago I opened a package from Crossway. Opening it up was an even better experience than opening up an Apple product.
And the product itself blew me away. I knew it would be good, but I didn’t expect it to be that good. It made me audibly gasp, “Wow!” several times.
Here it is:
I regularly encourage people to read books of the Bible in one sitting and without any chapter and verse references (see here, here, and here). Since I’ve known for a few years that this 6-volume ESV Reader’s Bible would strip out the chapter and verse numbers, I have been recommending it on that basis alone without seeing the final product.
But what blew me away is its quality. Every aspect of the product is first-class:
- the box
- the just-right size
- the cloth
- the binding
- the paper
- the font
- the layout
It’s all beautiful. Staggeringly beautiful.
I don’t think I’ve ever thought that about a printed Bible before. Wow! Take up and read!
Update on 10/13/2016: Crossway interviews four key figures on their Bible Production team.