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Video: Francis Chan On the Global Study Bible

In this brief video Francis Chan shares his heart for the Global Study Bible and encourages individuals, churches, and organizations to consider ways they can bless others with it.

We’re eagerly awaiting the release of the ESV Global Study Bible at the end of the month and pray the Lord uses it to accomplish his purposes in the church.

You can read Crossway’s three hopes for the Global Study Bible or learn more about this resource at GlobalStudyBible.org.


October 2, 2012 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Bible News,Editions,ESV,Ministry,News & Announcements,Video,Video | Author: Andrew Tebbe @ 8:25 am | 1 Comment »

3 Hopes for the ESV Global Study Bible

Next month we’re publishing the ESV Global Study Bible (GSB), a project several years in the making. You can read advanced details over at GlobalStudyBible.org.

Today we’re sharing three hopes that we have for the GSB:

1. That the Global Study Bible will equip the global church in an unprecedented way. 

The Global Study Bible is a significant, one-volume study tool for Christians around the world. The study notes, adapted from the award-winning ESV Study Bible, are more concise and edited for those who speak English as a second language. Our aim was to present the material in an accessible format while maintaining a high level of biblical scholarship and insight.

We also worked from the beginning to ensure quality production and affordability. The interior is printed in two colors and all three editions feature a sewn binding.

We want as many Christians as possible to be able to afford their own copy, and for that copy to be used for years.

2. That Christians in North America will gain a global perspective on Scripture.

The GSB has several features that will help Christians read the Bible from a worldwide perspective. The global message of each book identifies major themes and applies them to a range of global issues. Similarly, the Global Study Bible contains articles written by a team of international contributors. These articles address topics ranging from the reliability and authority of Scripture to world religions and missions.

If you’re reading this right now you probably have convenient access to a variety of biblical and theological resources. Yet many of us still have so much to learn about what God wants to accomplish around the world through his Word.

3. That Christians will partner together to serve the global church.

One of our deep hopes for the Global Study Bible is to see Christians coming together to serve the worldwide church through the distribution of God’s Word. One way we’re facilitating this is through a Buy One, Give One campaign. For every copy of the GSB purchased in North America, free digital access to the complete GSB content will be provided to a person in need. Everyone who buys the GSB is thus helping to make God’s Word and these study tools available to their international brothers and sisters.

We’ll also be making the Global Study Bible available at a discounted rate for bulk orders. We hope people traveling oversees or going on missions trips will consider bringing GSBs with them to distribute to those they are serving.

Our prayer is that God would use the Global Study Bible for his glory, and that through it, the church would be equipped to know and do his will on earth.


To learn more about the Global Study Bible, and to see some of the ways it will be used around the world, visit GlobalStudyBible.org.

The GSB is available for pre-order from Crossway.org and other online e-tailers. It will be available in bookstores mid to late October.





September 18, 2012 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Bible News,Church and Ministry,Digital,Editions,ESV,News & Announcements,Study Bibles | Author: Andrew Tebbe @ 8:00 am | (4) Comments »

Special Bible Sale: ESV Outreach New Testaments

From time to time we like to present our online readers with special sales on select ESV Bibles. In order to close out our remaining inventory, today we’re offering individuals, small groups, and churches cases of 100 ESV Christmas Outreach New Testaments at 85% off.

The ESV Christmas Outreach New Testament is the seasonal edition of the best-selling Outreach New Testament (which has sold 1.3 million copies). With this edition, individuals are able to put a life-changing portion of God’s Word into the hands of their friends and neighbors. Churches have found these helpful for giving out at Christmas parties, neighborhood get-togethers, and on Sunday mornings during the Advent season.

In addition to the New Testament text, this outreach edition contains sections on “How to Read the New Testament”, “Where to Find Help”, and two different reading plans.

While supplies last, we’re extending a limited-time, special price of $30 for a case of 100 Outreach New Testaments—only $0.30 per copy. (Note: a carton weighs about 40 lbs. and will cost between $13–$36 or more for UPS shipping, depending on the region of the country.)

These New Testaments were originally part of our Share the Good news of Christmas kits, and buyers will receive the following materials with their order at no additional cost:

  • 100 door-hanger bags
  • 100 customizable invitations for a Christmas event
  • 100 copies of The Good News of Christmas tract by Max Lucado

We hope you’re able to take advantage of this offer as an opportunity to share God’s Word with your community!

September 11, 2012 | Posted in: Editions,ESV,Evangelism,Ministry,Tracts | Author: Ted Cockle @ 4:00 pm | (3) Comments »

Introducing the Large Print Thinline Reference Bible

The Large Print Thinline Reference Bible is a new ESV edition that combines the benefits of a thinline Bible with those of a larger reference edition. As you can see in the following interior spread, the ESV text is printed in an easy-to-read larger type size, and is laid out in a double-column format.

The cross-references for each page are located in the bottom corner, keeping the page count to a minimum. The Large Print Thinline Reference Bible is close to an inch thin, and only .0625 inches thicker than the original ESV Thinline Bible (see pictures below for a comparison).

The Large Print Thinline Reference Bible is available in four editions (retail price listed):

TruTone, Burgundy, Celtic Cross Design (Words of Christ in red) – $54.99

TruTone, Tan/Forest, Core Design (Words of Christ in red) – $54.99

Genuine Leather, Black (Words of Christ in red) – $74.99

Top Grain Leather, Brown, (Black letter) – $139.99

Comparison of the Large Print Thinline Reference Bible (left) and the original Thinline Bible

Thicknesses of the Large Print Thinline Reference Bible (bottom) and the Thinline Bible.

The interiors of the Large Print Thinline Reference Bible (top) and the original Thinline Bible

Interiors of the Large Print Thinline Reference Bible (top) and the Thinline Bible

This is a Bible that will be useful for a broad range of purposes.

It’s available today at Crossway.org or your favorite Christian bookstore or online retailer.

July 31, 2012 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Bible News,Editions,ESV,ESV,News & Announcements,Uncategorized | Author: Andrew Tebbe @ 10:54 am | (4) Comments »

Special Sale: ESV Children’s Bibles for $10

For a limited time, we’re making the ESV Children’s Bible available for just $10.00—more than 60% off the retail price.

This sale is limited to the red hardcover edition, and is good while supplies last. These Bibles are not for resale.

The ESV Children’s Bible contains the entirety of the ESV text for early readers, featuring more than 200 pages of full-color illustrations of Bible events and people. It contains an 80-page “Bible Study Helps” section with curriculum developed by Children’s Desiring God. Features include charts and lists, the plan of salvation, important verses for growing as a young Christian, tips for reading God’s Word and learning to pray, key verses to memorize, and a dictionary of Bible words. You can download this PDF to review the interior.

If you’re looking to provide Bibles for children in your church or family, we hope you’re able to take advantage of this sale.

June 13, 2012 | Posted in: Editions,ESV | Author: Andrew Tebbe @ 8:00 am | (6) Comments »