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Encouraging Report from TGC International

ESV HeaderWe’ve had the privilege of partnering with The Gospel Coalition’s International Outreach on several projects in recent years, including work to distribute copies of the ESV Global Study Bible overseas in 2013. Through this partnership, Crossway and TGC International Outreach raised the funds to distribute more than 2,500 Global Study Bibles and distribute them to ministry leaders in 28 countries.

Bill Walsh of TGC International Outreach reports:

Our purpose was to make these available to our worldwide missions network with the goal of putting these study bibles into the hands of pastors primarily in the Global South who badly need them. We believe that God has uniquely blessed us with a truly global network of like-minded churches and missions who are able to put these bibles directly into the hands of church leaders who typically lack good access to biblical teaching and training.

Walsh goes on to share what recipients had to say about the ESV Global Study Bibles:

With the recent Typhoon, many pastors have lost everything, including their Bibles. We plan to send these ESV Global Study Bibles to pastors who have lost their Bibles in the flood.

Many promising Bible schools and students in Asia have no English Bibles to study from or if they do it may be as in Myanmar, where they have 13 students and only 5 Bibles (all different versions). These Bibles will have an impact all over Northern India and Northern Myanmar.

I expect these study Bibles to be the most significant resource for ongoing study and preparation for teaching.

Students in Cambodia are so eager to learn the bible and learn English; we hope these bibles will serve both purposes and have the students understand the deep meaning of the gospel.

Read the encouraging report in full.

March 20, 2014 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Bible News,ESV,ESV,News & Announcements,Publishing,Study Bibles,The Bible | Author: Lizzy Jeffers @ 8:44 am | 0 Comments »

ESV Study Bible Giveaway

We’re hosting a giveaway right now on ESV Bible’s Facebook page!

To say ‘thank you’ for your support of the ESV Study Bible, share the post from our Facebook page and be automatically entered to win 1 of 5 premium calfskin leather ESV Study Bibles! The giveaway runs through Sunday, January 19th. Winners will be notified on Tuesday, January 21.

Remember, the only way to enter the giveaway is by sharing ESV Bible’s Facebook post!

January 17, 2014 | Posted in: ESV,Giveaways,Study Bibles | Author: Lizzy Jeffers @ 10:45 am | 1 Comment »

One Million Copies of the ESV Study Bible

In this week’s press release, we were happy to announce that 1 million copies of the ESV Study Bible have now been sold and distributed worldwide. This milestone is particularly significant to us as proceeds from the Study Bible have provided more than $1.5 million to help underwrite Bible ministry distribution projects and the development of ESV Bible resources around the world – including support for the printing and distribution of more than 250,000 Chinese-English (ESV) Bibles in Mainland China.

Dr. Lane Dennis reflected on this milestone:

“It is astonishing to see what the Lord is accomplishing with the ESV Bible in general, and with the ESV Study Bible in particular. In addition to the 1 million ESV Study Bible milestone, more than 90 million ESV Bibles have now been distributed and accessed worldwide in all formats, including print, web and digital. The only appropriate response is to give all the glory to God – and to stand before the Lord in fear and trembling, with regard to the responsibility he has entrusted to us for the publication of God’s Word.”

May God be honored through the ESV Study Bible and may his church be strengthened.

January 16, 2014 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Bible News,ESV,ESV,ESV Study Bible,News & Announcements,Publishing,Study Bibles | Author: Lizzy Jeffers @ 8:20 am | (11) Comments »

An Historic Opportunity in China

Dear Friend of Crossway:

I am writing specifically now because I believe that we have an historic moment of opportunity in Mainland China – and to ask if you would consider helping, by supporting the following two projects in China. Let me explain these briefly below:

Chinese Study Bible – Translation and Distribution in Mainland China

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This first opportunity involves the translation of the ESV Study Bible notes and resources into Chinese to be published with the Chinese (CUV) Bible text and distributed throughout Mainland China. Through the Lord’s gracious provision, the translation of the New Testament notes and resources has already been completed (and is already funded in the amount of $155,000), and we are ready to begin work early next year on the Old Testament notes and resources. In fact, we will be printing a “trial edition” of the Four Gospels in early January, for distribution and review in Mainland China among Christian leaders, pastors, and teachers.

An additional $292,000 is needed, however, to complete the entire translation of the Old Testament notes, resources, maps, diagrams, charts, and articles. Significantly, our overseas ministry partners are confident of raising and providing $133,000 in support next year, provided that Crossway can provide the rest. So to ensure that we can keep this project moving forward, we need to raise the remainder– that is, $159,000 – if possible, by the end of this current year.

The Lord has opened a remarkable door in Mainland China for the creation of this project. It goes without saying that there is a massive need for solid Bible-centered teaching materials in Mainland China – and the Chinese Study Bible project is ideally suited to help meet this massive need.

Strategic Bible Resource Distribution Throughout Mainland China

The second opportunity involves the production and strategic distribution throughout Mainland China of several Bible editions – including Chinese-English (ESV) bilingual Bibles, Chinese-English editions of the Gospel of John, Chinese New Testaments with study notes, and other Bible resources as these become available during 2014. By God’s grace, through the significant support of key donors, Crossway has already been able to underwrite the paper cost for production and distribution of 250,000 bilingual Bibles throughout Mainland China during the last five years – Bibles that have become a precious treasure for the people of China who are hungry for God’s Word, especially who want to learn English, by pouring over the Bible in Chinese alongside the English language text of the ESV Bible.

To meet the needs represented by these strategic opportunities, we are seeking to raise $175,000 if possible by the end of this year. Through the Lord’s gracious provision, this will provide the means to produce and distribute more than 50,000 Bibles, New Testaments with study notes, and other Bible resources in Mainland China during 2014.

It is remarkable to see what the Lord is doing in China – to provide this historic moment of opportunity for the distribution of God’s Word to the 1.4 billion people in China. But as you may know, Crossway is a not-for-profit publishing ministry. Because of this, we are grateful for the support of friends like you – to help us to respond to significant ministry opportunities like these.

With my great appreciation to you for helping support these two projects, as the Lord leads you in His own way,

In Christ our Savior,

Lane T. Dennis, PhD


New Bible Resources from the Ministry of John MacArthur

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 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. The study notes are based on MacArthur’s verse-by-verse approach to the Bible and nearly forty years of careful study.

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Also available is the MacArthur Drawing Near Devotional Bible, which combines a daily reading plan with reflections from John MacArthur. This resource was created especially for those who struggle with consistent Bible reading, or feel their time in God’s Word isn’t as meaningful as they want it to be.

Drawing Near, originally published as a separate book, helps readers grow in the discipline of effective Bible reading. Each devotional in the MacArthur Drawing Near Devotional Bible draws from this original work, briefly reflecting on the Bible text and also bringing suggestions for prayer and further study.

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November 7, 2013 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Bible News,ESV,ESV,News & Announcements,Study Bibles | Author: Lizzy Jeffers @ 8:00 am | 0 Comments »