ESV: Suitable as an Outreach Edition?
In a comment on Justin Taylor's post, I wrote:
Is the ESV really the most suitable Bible version to give away to people who are mostly not Christians and with little or no prior understanding of the Bible? Would it not be better to give them a version which is easier to understand and in less stilted and old-fashioned English, for example the New Living Translation?
I hope no one will choose to give away the ESV just because it is cheap. Sometimes you get what you pay for. The people we evangelise deserves the best, which in this case is a Bible version which is designed for them and meets their needs.
For more on these issues, see the Better Bibles Blog.