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Interview with Dr. Bryan Chapell on the Gospel Transformation Bible

A tremendous amount of work has gone into creating the Gospel Transformation Bible. Particular care was given to the study content, prepared by a team of 50 contributors led by Dr. Dane Ortlund (Managing Editor) and Dr. Bryan Chapell (General Editor).

We recently filmed a 16-minute conversation between Dr. Ortlund and Dr. Chapell, two men with an incredible passion for this project. They discuss the Gospel Transformation Bible from a number of angles and we think you’ll find their discussion on the differences between the GTB and the ESV Study Bible (a common question we receive) particularly intriguing.

Watch here:


1:30–3:15 What is the big picture goal of the Gospel Transformation Bible?
3:16–6:37 What are the features of the GTB?
6:38–9:03 What are the differences between the Gospel Transformation Bible and the ESV Study Bible?
9:04–11:51 Who’s this Bible for?
11:52–16:18 As an example of the Bible’s content, how does the book of Daniel connect to Christ?

To learn more about the Gospel Transformation Bible, visit GospelTransformationBible.org.

To receive news and updates about this new release, including exclusive content and details on a pre-order sale, sign up for our Gospel Transformation Bible newsletter (we’ll keep your information private).

August 16, 2013 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Bible News,Editions,ESV,Gospel Transformation Bible,News & Announcements,Q&A,Video | Author: Andrew Tebbe @ 11:59 am | 0 Comments »

Gospel Transformation Bible Site Now Live

Next month marks the publication of the ESV Gospel Transformation Bible. A team of more than 60 men and women has spent hundreds of hours preparing the content and production for this significant new edition.

This week we launched GospelTransformationBible.org where you’ll find information on the project vision, the specs and features, a free sampler, and endorsements from 35 evangelical pastors, scholars, and leaders. (And if you’re reading this on a mobile device the site should look just as good.)

To receive news and updates about this new release, including exclusive content and details on a pre-order sale, sign up for our Gospel Transformation Bible newsletter (we’ll keep your information private).

August 15, 2013 | Posted in: Editions,ESV | Author: Andrew Tebbe @ 8:52 am | 0 Comments »

65% Off Greek New Testaments

The UBS Greek New Testament is currently available at a special 65% discount on Crossway.org ––a great opportunity for pastors, professors, and students who work with the New Testament in the original Greek.

This special reader’s edition contains the complete UBS4 Greek New Testament text from the United Bible Society. Each page includes parsings of difficult verb forms as well as translations of Greek words occurring 30 times or less in the New Testament. A dictionary in the back defines words occurring 30 times or more.

The UBS Greek New Testament is printed on high-quality paper and is available in genuine and top grain leather covers.

Get either edition for 65% off on Crossway.org.

The offer is only good till April 22, so order soon!

April 16, 2013 | Posted in: Editions,ESV | Author: Andrew Tebbe @ 9:00 am | 0 Comments »

2013 ESV Bible Preview

We have lots of exciting projects in store for the ESV Bible in 2013. We’ll be posting more information on the editions in the coming months, and as they are published, but here they are, in the order of their release:

ESV Gift Bible January

Conveniently sized and affordable, the ESV Gift Bible makes a great gift for birthdays, graduations, and confirmations, as well as outreach efforts.

  • Size: 5.375″ x 8.375″
  • 7.5-point type
  • 896 pages
  • Words of Christ in red
  • Concordance
  • Lifetime guarantee


The Story ESV Bible – February

The Story ESV Bible is the first Bible edition to use the popular evangelism content published in The Story by Spread Truth Ministries. This new outreach Bible features a 12-page, beautifully designed and full-color presentation of the storyline of the Bible. The material covers creation, the fall, the death and resurrection of Jesus, and the hope of the second coming. It also provides a clear invitation to readers to receive Christ as their Savior. Specially prepared, full-page introductions by the creators of The Story show how each Bible book contributes to the Bible’s storyline.

  • Size: 5.375” x 8.375”
  • 8-point type
  • 896 pages
  • Black letter text
  • Double-column, paragraph format
  • Full-color gospel presentation from The Story
  • Full-page book introductions


ESV Single Column Heritage Bible – April

The ESV Single Column Heritage Bible is an elegant and practical edition for frequent readers of God’s Word. The Bible text is presented in a highly readable single-column setting.

  • Size: 5.0” x 7.375”
  • 9-point type
  • 1,824 pages
  • Black letter text
  • Single-column, paragraph format
  • Maps
  • Lifetime Guarantee


ESV UltraThin Bible – April

At just over ½ inch thin, the ESV UltraThin Bible is highly portable and great for on-the-go reading. The Bible text is printed on high-quality, extra-thin Bible paper in an improved typesetting.

  • Size: 5.375” x 8.375”
  • 7.5-point type
  • 896 pages
  • Double-column format
  • Words of Christ in red
  • Gilded edges
  • Concordance
  • Maps


ESV Spanish/English Parallel Bible  – May

The ESV Spanish/English Parallel Bible features two columns of Scripture positioned on each page: the Reina-Valera 1960 Spanish text on the left, and the ESV English language text on the right.

  • Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
  • 8-point type
  • Double-column, verse-by-verse layout with Spanish and English side by side
  • 1,792 pages
  • Black letter text
  • Textual notes in both languages


ESV Personal Reference Bible – June

The ESV Personal Reference Bible is a compact reference Bible in a single-column setting. Building on the original Personal Size Reference Bible, this new edition has been completely redesigned. The layout now utilizes line-matching, a design method which significantly improves readability on Bible paper.

  • Size: 5.0” x 7.375”
  • 8-point type
  • 1,472 pages
  • Black letter text
  • Single-column format
  • Cross-references
  • Concordance
  • Lifetime guarantee


Omega Thinline Reference Bible – July

The Omega Thinline Reference Bible is a limited edition Bible made from the finest materials. It features a goatskin cover lined to the edge with generous overhang to protect page edges, high-quality Bible paper, art gilding, and four ribbons.

  • Size: 6.125″ x 9.125″
  • 10-point type
  • 1,248 pages
  • Black letter text
  • Double-column, paragraph format
  • Goatskin cover
  • Art gilding
  • 4 ribbons
  • Concordance
  • More than 80,000 cross-references
  • Lifetime guarantee


MacArthur Drawing Near Devotional Bible – August

Many believers struggle with consistent Bible reading, or feel their time in God’s Word is not as effective as they would like it to be. The MacArthur Drawing Near Devotional Bible was created for such believers, combining a reading plan with reflections from an experienced Bible teacher. It features devotional material from Drawing Near, written by Dr. John MacArthur. For years, Drawing Near has helped readers grow in the discipline of effective Bible reading, and it is now available alongside the full ESV Bible text.

The MacArthur Drawing Near Devotional Bible is organized by the calendar year, with each day presenting an assigned passage accompanied by a brief devotional. Throughout the course of the year, readers will work their way through the entire Bible. Drawing from MacArthur’s forty-plus years of teaching and personal study, the Drawing Near material combines an expository approach to the Bible text with application to daily life. Each devotional also features suggestions for prayer and further study.

  • Size: 6.0” x 9.0”
  • 9.25-point type
  • 1,696 pages
  • Black letter text
  • Double-column, paragraph format
  • 366 devotionals


ESV MacArthur Study Bible, Personal Size – September

The celebrated MacArthur Study Bible is now available in a more compact size. The ESV MacArthur Study Bible, Personal Size retains all of the features of the original MacArthur Study Bible, packaged in a convenient and portable format.

For years, the spiritual lives of men and women all over the world have been strengthened with the help of The MacArthur Study Bible. Dr. MacArthur’s study notes are featured below the full-length Bible text, and are based on his verse-by-verse approach to the Bible and nearly forty years of careful study. His goal is to let the Bible speak for itself—nothing more, nothing less.

  • Size: 5.375” x 8”
  • 7.5-point type Bible text, 6.5-point study notes
  • 2,240 pages
  • Nearly 25,000 study notes
  • 140 maps, charts, timelines, and illustrations
  • Book introductions
  • 80,000 cross-references
  • Extensive concordance
  • Full-color maps
  • Bible reading plans


Gospel Application Bible – September

The apostle Paul summed up his whole ministry as existing “to testify to the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24). That single-minded goal is the heartbeat of the Gospel Application Bible. Produced out of the conviction that the Bible is a unified message of God’s grace culminating in Jesus, it is a significant new tool to help readers see Christ in all the Bible, and the gospel in all of life.

The Gospel Application Bible features all-new book introductions and gospel application notes written by a team of over 50 outstanding pastors and scholars. This specially prepared material outlines passage-by-passage God’s redemptive purposes of grace that echo all through Scripture and culminate in Christ. And focusing on heart transformation rather than mere behavior modification, its points of application emphasize the Hows and Whys of practical application to daily living.

  • Size: 6.0” x 9.0”
  • Bible text (9-point type); notes (8-point type)
  • 1,984 pages
  • Black letter text
  • Double-column, paragraph format
  • Book introductions
  • Gospel application study notes
  • Introductory essay
  • Concordance
  • 80,000 cross-references
  • Free access to the Online GAB


UPDATE: The ESV Gospel Application Bible has a new name: the ESV Gospel Transformation BibleLearn more about it on Crossway’s website.

Questions or comments? Feel free to post them below.

February 8, 2013 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Bible News,Editions,ESV,ESV,News & Announcements,Publishing | Author: Andrew Tebbe @ 10:30 am | (168) Comments »

Crossway Cyber Monday Sale: 40% Off Storewide and Select Great Deals

Today is the last day of our Thanksgiving Weekend sale. We’re discounting all books and Bibles on Crossway.org by 40%, and are also offering a number of other products at larger discounts.

Here are a few in particular you’ll want to check out:

ESV Study Bible, Larger Print
(Genuine Leather, Black)
$109.99 $30
Dangerous Calling
by Paul David Tripp
$22.99  $10
The Hole In Our Holiness
by Kevin DeYoung
$17.99  $10
The Explicit Gospel
by Matt Chandler with Jared Wilson
$17.99  $10

These are just a few of the specially priced items. You can browse the full list here.

We hope you’re able to find some great gifts through this sale!

November 26, 2012 | Posted in: Books,Christmas,Editions,ESV,Study Bibles | Author: Andrew Tebbe @ 10:02 am | 0 Comments »