A reader recently contacted the Augustine Institute to inquire about the new editions of the ESV-CE which they will release in the future. The Augustine Institute granted permission to share this reply on the blog:
…there will be 10 new cover options available for purchase on Catholic.market later this fall (probably in about a month or so). They include 4 bonded leather options, 4 new paperback versions, and 2 hard cover. We are currently working on a Study Bible and hope to have it available for purchase by Christmas, 2021.
This is an extremely ambitious timetable for issuing new editions, especially the plan for a complete study Bible before Christmas of 2021. Unfortunately, there will not be a genuine leather option in the upcoming release for the fall of 2020. In light of Dr. Tim Gray’s comment in an interview in May of this year, it’s still worth hoping that a genuine leather edition will eventually be released. For now, bonded leather will be the closest option for anyone who is looking for a premium ESV-CE.