Crossway has announced the next typesetting of the ESV that they’re producing: an Outreach edition. They wanted a Bible inexpensive enough to give away, which means they needed one with fewer than 1,000 pages: the Outreach edition has 928 pages and retails for $5.99. Crossway expects it to be available in January 2006.
The typesetting uses a different typeface from other ESV editions. It has two columns per page and includes section headings and the ESV textual footnotes. We’ll post PDFs on the blog in January 2006 so you can see the layout for yourself.
Here’s Crossway’s description:
This paperback edition of the full ESV Bible is a handy and affordable Bible for personal use and for bulk distribution. Its handy size makes it suitable for regular Bible readers, and its extra features and content will help newcomers discover the Bible for themselves and understand it better.
- 8.2-point type
- Introduction to each book
- 928 pages
- Size: 5.25″ x 8.25″
- Special features: What the Bible is All About; How to Read the Bible; Where to Find Help When You Are…; What the Bible Says About…; Getting Started: A Forty-Day Bible-Reading Plan; God’s Plan to Save You; One-Year Bible-Reading Plan
Buy it from Crossway or elsewhere.