Many thanks to two readers who alerted me to this news. The National Catholic Register recently interviewed Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Mark Giszczak of the Augustine Institute about their newly-published Augustine Bible (ESV-CE). Here’s a link to the transcript. The interview covers a wide range of topics related to the translation, and toward the end, Dr. Tim Gray outlines the plans for future ESV-CE editions:
We just raised about a million dollars to invest in more Bibles. So we want a high quality leather, a paperback version and hardcover like I mentioned. We’ve done the Bible in a Year, and we’re reprinting and making some adaptations to make it even nicer with the ESV-CE translation. And then we’ll do The Gospels in a Year and we’re working on a new study Bible. So there are a lot more things coming!Dr. Tim Gray — Augustine Institute
It sounds like better options will soon be available for the ESV-CE. I hope line-matching and better paper will be among the improvements. The paperback cover was a disappointment when the Augustine Bible first came out, but the sewn binding will at least be durable for the long-term. The printing quality could use some improvement, however.