ESV Family Devotional Bible from Crossway REVIEW!

I always like to review Bibles, even if they are not the translation we personally use. I was really excited to find out I was going to be reviewing the ESV Family Devotional Bible by Crossway. This Bible includes illustrations for 130 Bible stories, as well as discussion points and questions. There is a clear distinction between the Bible parts and the devotional parts (wow, that's a horrible description. But at least I tried?) So there's no worry to get it confused. the art work is tastefully done, and not cartoon-like at all.

About the Book (From the Publisher)

The ESV Family Devotional Bible is designed to help families read and apply God’s Word together. This full-color edition features the complete ESV text interspersed with engaging illustrations and gospel-centered devotions related to key Bible stories—guiding families through the entirety of God’s Word over the course of a year. Each devotion also includes discussion questions and suggestions for additional reading, helping families develop a habit of reading the Bible together and applying its truth to all of life.

  • Size: 5.375” x 8.625”
  • 9-point type
  • 1,408 pages
  • Double-column, paragraph format
  • 130 full-page, full-color illustrations
  • Full-color maps
  • Reflection questions for the whole family to discuss
  • Ribbon marker
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Packaging: L-Card (HC); O-wrap (TruTone)


This is a nice Bible to use to simplify Bible stories, but I do not use it as a replacement for my KJV. I really wish more products like this were available for KJV, and at an affordable price. It seems as if everything is produced for a myriad of other translations, yet nothing for KJV. This is disappointing. So I would continue to use this for the discussion points and questions along side my KJV, but I will not replace my KJV with it. If you are not as translation rigid as I am, then this is a very nice Bible with beautiful artwork and discussion questions that can help to further your family's devotion time. 

I am very grateful to Crossway for the ability to review this Bible. Thank you!

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