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Crossway Impact Graduation Sale

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Looking for gift ideas for a graduate in your life?

Help your graduates ground their next steps in God’s Word. This week, select editions of the ESV Study Bibles and a number of Crossway books are on sale for up to 40% off. This graduation sale is exclusive to Crossway Impact members* and runs through Sunday, May 4.

*A note for international readers – We are still working to expand Impact membership to our friends in Canada and Mexico. Thank you for your patience, and please stay tuned for more information.

 

Books for Graduates – 25% off

Taking God At His Word

By Kevin DeYoung

Can we trust the Bible completely? With his characteristic wit and clarity, award-winning author Kevin DeYoung has written an accessible introduction to the Bible that answers important questions raised by Christians and non-Christians.

 

Don’t Waste Your Life

By John Piper

Most people slip by in life without a passion for God, spending their lives on trivial diversions, living for comfort and pleasure, and perhaps trying to avoid sin. This book will warn you not to get caught up in a life that counts for nothing. It will challenge you to live and die boasting in the cross of Christ and making the glory of God your singular passion.

 

 

Books for Graduates – 40% off

How to Stay Christian in Seminary

By David Mathis and Jonathan Parnell

Seminary can be thrilling, with the potential to inspire and equip church leaders for a lifetime of faithful ministry. But it’s not without its risks. For many who have ignored the perils, seminary has been crippling. How to Stay Christian in Seminary offers real-world advice for students eager to survive seminary with a flourishing faith.

 

Jesus or Nothing

By Dan DeWitt

Many young adults are abandoning the Christian faith, convinced that it’s an outdated and uneducated belief system. Dan DeWitt counters these misconceptions and challenges us to think carefully about the choice between Jesus or nothing by comparing the Christian worldview to the notion of a godless universe.

 

What’s Your Worldview?

By James N. Anderson

Not sure what you’d say? Join James Anderson on an interactive journey of discovery aimed at helping you understand and evaluate the options when it comes to identifying your worldview. Cast in the mold of a classic “Choose Your Own Adventure” story, What’s Your Worldview? will guide you toward intellectually satisfying answers to life’s biggest questions.

 

Note to Self

By Joe Thorn

Pastor Joe Thorn delivers fifty brief, devotional chapters that model preaching the gospel to ourselves and its practical implications. Readers will be challenged by the book’s direct, personal exhortations to apply the law and the gospel to their own lives. Part of the Re:Lit series.

 

The Greener Grass Conspiracy

By Stephen Altrogge

With humor and honesty, Altrogge helps us do battle with discontentment by steering us back to the central truths of the gospel. Readers will be drawn to his winsome writing and practical application. Discussion questions follow each chapter, making this book a useful resource for small groups.

 

Rescuing Ambition

By Dave Harvey

Dave Harvey is calling for a rescue. He wants to snatch ambition from the heap of failed motivations and put it to work for the glory of God. To understand our ambition, we must understand that we are on a quest for glory. And where we find glory determines the success of our quest.

 

 

God at Work

By Gene Edward Veith Jr.

Given the enormous amount of time each of us spends working, we would do well to understand our callings and how God works through them. Unpacking the Bible’s teaching on work, Veith helps us to see the meaning in our vocations, the force behind our ethics, and the transformative presence of God in our everyday, ordinary lives.

 

Work Matters

By Tom Nelson

Striking a balance between theological depth and practical counsel, Tom Nelson outlines God’s purposes for work in a way that helps us to make the most of our vocation and to join God in his work in the world. Discover a new perspective on work that will transform your workday and make the majority of your waking hours matter, not only now, but for eternity.

 

ESV Study Bibles – 40% off

The ESV Study Bible was created to help people understand the Bible in a deeper way. Combining the best and more recent evangelical Christian scholarship with the highly regarded ESV text, it is the most comprehensive study Bible ever published and has sold over 1 million copies.

ESV Study Bible
Hardcover
$49.99 $29.99
ESV Study Bible
TruTone, Tan, Window Design
$79.99 $47.99
ESV Study Bible
TruTone, Deep Brown
$79.99 $47.99
ESV Study Bible
TruTone, Walnut/Taupe, Core Design
$79.99 $47.99
ESV Study Bible
TruTone, Brown, Engraved Cross Design
$79.99 $47.99
ESV Study Bible, Personal Size
Paperback
$29.99 $17.99
ESV Study Bible, Personal Size
TruTone, Deep Brown/Tan, Trail Design
$64.99 $38.99
ESV Study Bible, Personal Size
TruTone, Deep Brown, Ornate Cross Design
$64.99 $38.99

 

ESV Mobile App FAQ

 1. Crossway has different ESV apps available for the iPhone and iPad (iOS). What are they and how much do they cost? 

We currently have two apps available for iOS, with one more on its way.

1. ESV app (free) – includes the full ESV Bible text
2. ESV Study + app ($14.99) – includes access to ESV Study Bible notes and resources

We’re working on a Gospel Transformation Bible app which will include access to the Gospel Transformation Bible notes and resources, as well as syncing with ESVBible.org.

2. You offer “web apps” for sale on your website. Are those the same thing as mobile apps?

Web apps are not the same thing as mobile apps. The web apps we sell on Crossway.org are resource modules to use with your free ESVBible.org account. On the other hand, mobile apps are developed to reside on specific mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.). While you can certainly use ESVBible.org on your phone (through a browser like Safari or Google Chrome), the mobile apps we’re talking about here are designed for a smoother experience on that particular device (as well as offline access).

3. Are any mobile apps available for Android or other platforms? 

We currently offer a free ESV app, but have not yet released an ESV Study Bible app for Android. Crossway hasn’t yet developed mobile apps for other platforms, although several good options are available from other developers, such as Olive Tree and YouVersion.

4. Where do things currently stand with Android development? 

We’re working with an outside developer to help with Android development. Our hope is that by finding the right partner we can speed development to better serve all ESV readers, including Android users.

Android has many benefits as an operating system and enjoys a strong customer base. However, when creating an Android app, developers have more variables to account for due to the diversity of hardware and systems on the market. Because we want our apps to work closely with ESVBible.org, we’re doing things with these apps that haven’t been done before. These variables become more complicated with Android than they are with iOS by comparison.

5. Can you do more to prioritize mobile app development? 

We’re committed to the gospel and God’s Word at Crossway, and we view the development of digital resources as an important part of that mission. We have an exceptional team of developers supporting ESVBible.org, Crossway.org, and mobile development.

However, the reality is that as a not-for-profit organization, we’re always working with limited personnel and resources. If you want to help, please consider supporting Crossway’s publishing ministry. We’re also looking to hire another web application developer if you or someone you know is interested in applying.

6. Do any apps sync with ESVBible.org? 

Our latest update to the free iPhone app brought syncing of notes and highlights with ESVBible.org accounts (iPad to come, see #8 below). Syncing is available for users who have iOS version 6.1 or newer. We’re working on an update to the Study+ app with updated design and syncing. When finished, our Gospel Transformation Bible app will offer syncing with ESVBible.org from the start. The Android app does not currently offer ESVBible.org syncing, but this will come in a future update.

7. The iPad version of the free app doesn’t match the latest iPhone update. Why isn’t the update available for the iPad? 

iPhone and iPad apps are actually separate files, both optimized to differing screen sizes and capabilities. Since syncing with ESVBible.org was long-requested we felt it was better to release the iPhone update (which was ready) rather than wait for both to be ready.

We’re hard at work on an iPad update that will bring with it the new design and syncing (for version 6.1 or newer) now available for the iPhone. We’re expecting something fairly soon and will let you know when it’s ready. 

8. When can I expect an update of the iOS Study + app that provides syncing with ESVBible.org? 

We should have something very soon. It’s our next priority!

9. When should I expect the release of the Gospel Transformation Bible app?

We plan to release the Gospel Transformation Bible app at the same time as the Study + app update. 

10. When can I expect either an updated Android app or an ESV Study Bible Android app?

Our plan is to release the Study + and Gospel Transformation Bible apps for iOS and then the iPad update to the free app. We’ll then start on important updates to the free Android app. Once we’ve figured out syncing for the free app we’ll then move to an Android Study Bible app, Lord willing. We can’t give a firm timeline for Android development, but this is important to us. Android users, thank you for your patience!

11. It seems like past timeframes for the release of apps have fluctuated. Why?

In the past we haven’t always delivered on expected timeframes for the release of new apps and important updates. This has undoubtedly been confusing for many.

Since we’re building these apps from scratch, and are now integrating them with our own ESVBible.org, there’s a tremendous amount of trial and error. We regularly discover problems we couldn’t anticipate. The reality of working with limited resources in app development is that when we encounter roadblocks, we often don’t have the flexibility to shift more personnel/money to the project, and are thus forced to adjust our expected release date. See #4 above for how you can help.

12. My print edition of the ESV Study Bible and/or Gospel Transformation Bible came with free online access through ESVBible.org. Does unlocking online access also give me free access to the mobile apps? 

Unlocking ESVBible.org access to the online edition (i.e. the web app) of our study Bibles does not provide free access to our mobile apps. Part of this has to do with restrictions Apple has in place and part of it has to do with off-setting the significant development costs for both our mobile apps and ESVBible.org. As a not-for-profit ministry, we’re trying to keep these apps as accessible and affordable as possible, but we also need to ensure we can afford to support them in the future. 

13. What’s the best way to hear about new app updates and releases? 

Keeping an eye on our blog isn’t a bad idea – we’ll post anything app-related here. You can also follow us on Twitter: @esvbible, or on Facebook: facebook.com/esvbible. You can also subscribe to our ESV Newsletter. 

14. If I have a problem with one of my apps, whom should I contact?

The best place to post comments or ask questions is on our online forum: community.crossway.org

January 13, 2014 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Bible News,Digital News,ESVBible.org,Mobile Apps,News | Author: Andrew Tebbe @ 2:00 pm | (8) Comments »

More Preaching the Word Commentaries Available on ESVBible.org

More Preaching the Word web apps are now available on ESVBible.org. If you don’t see the volume you’re looking for in the list below, be patient because it’s on the way!

Each web app is integrated with ESVBible.org, a free online Bible where visitors can read or listen to Scripture. Users can record their own notes, highlight and share verses, and unlock additional study resources like the Preaching the Word web apps.

Edited by R. Kent Hughes, the Preaching the Word volumes are written by experienced teachers who model expository preaching and practical application. It is noted for its commitment to biblical authority, clear exposition of Scripture, and readability.

Any Preaching the Word web app purchase also includes free access to the e-book files for the volume, available on a user’s “virtual bookshelf.”

View the full list of Preaching the Word web apps in the ESVBible.org app store.

 

November 15, 2013 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Digital News,ESVBible.org,Mobile Apps,News | Author: Lizzy Jeffers @ 8:30 am | 0 Comments »

Reformation Creeds & Catechisms Now Available on ESVBible.org

 

A new web app is now available for ESVBible.org users: Reformation Creeds & Catechisms. Users of this app will be able to study the Scriptures in concert with the historical creeds and catechisms which undergird our faith.

The Creeds & Catechisms app is completely integrated with ESVBible.org, giving users the ability to keep their own notes, highlight and share verses, and follow daily reading plans.

Reformation Creeds & Catechisms is free for anyone with an ESVBible.org account (found within the apps menu).

For a complete list of available web apps, visit our web app store.

October 25, 2013 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Digital News,ESVBible.org,Mobile Apps,News | Author: Lizzy Jeffers @ 8:00 am | (4) Comments »

New GreekTools Preview Available on ESVBible.org

We’re pleased to announce GreekTools Preview, a new feature on ESVBible.org. All visitors can now view basic Greek textual information behind the English words. Click or tap on a word and a box will appear with the greek translation, parsing, and lexical information. GreekTools Preview works on any device, including tablets and smartphones.

GreekTools Preview is free for all visitors to ESVBible.org, whether or not you’re logged in. Simply enable it under the settings menu.

If you’re looking for more functionality with the Greek language, be sure to check out the full GreekTools app. GreekTools includes access to the full Greek text, powerful search features, and numerous display options – all fully integrated with ESVBible.org. Try it free for 30 days.

We hope you enjoy this new feature. We have plenty of exciting things in store for ESVBible.org, so stay tuned!

October 18, 2013 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Digital News,ESVBible.org,Mobile Apps,News | Author: Andrew Tebbe @ 8:15 am | (7) Comments »