World Magazine’s “Book of the Year” was just announced, and I was surprised to learn that the ESV Study Bible received the honor.

Marvin Olasky pens the cover story about the ESVSB. In particular, he focuses on the introduction and notes to one of the harder books of the Bible:

While we’re not supposed to put God to the test, study Bibles are different—so I road-tested the ESVSB by seeing how it guides readers through one of the hardest of the Bible’s 66 books, Leviticus. The third book of Moses is tough because no one today has firsthand experience with the rituals Leviticus commands—and some of us just possibly may not be up to speed on the distinctions among burnt, grain, peace, sin, and guilt offerings.

Read the whole thing.