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Exciting Changes to Crossway.org

We’re pleased to announce some exciting changes to our Crossway website. This morning we launched a new home page to our website, along with new home pages for books, Bibles, ebooks, and tracts. All feature improved navigation and browsing.

We’re also introducing a brand new ebooks section of the website, where you can browse ebook titles, audiobooks, and ESVBible.org modules, as well as learn about digital sales and special offers.

Most significantly, Crossway.org now features responsive design, which means the entire site will automatically configure itself to optimally fit your browser window, regardless of size. Whether you’re viewing it on a large desktop computer, a smaller laptop, or a mobile device like a tablet or smartphone, Crossway.org is now easier to read and navigate.

We’re continually working on Crossway.org, and have some exciting improvements planned for the future. In the mean time be sure to check out these most recent changes!

 

January 15, 2013 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Books,Digital,Digital,ESV,News & Announcements,Tracts | Author: Andrew Tebbe @ 5:02 pm | (2) 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 »

Why Tracts?

Tracts are creative, short-form gospel presentations, convenient to use and economical to produce and distribute. They’ve been used by Christians since the 13th century and continue to aid in outreach efforts around the globe to this day.

Crossway, originally known as Good News Publishers, was founded in 1938 through the evangelistic ministry of Clyde and Muriel Dennis, two people who cared deeply about the advance of the gospel. The Dennis family found that tracts could have a unique and strategic role to play in the work of evangelism, printing over 50 million during World War II alone.

Crossway continues to distribute 16 million tracts annually to ministries and individuals actively sharing the gospel. The simple truth is that God still uses tracts today!

If you haven’t used tracts before and aren’t sure how to use them, here are some tips to get started:

  • Tracts are tools best used as an outgrowth of relationship, not in place of relationship.
  • Know your audience; choose a design and an approach that fits with the person you’re talking to.
  • When leaving a tract at a restaurant, be generous and thoughtful with the tip amount. Remember that for many servers, you’re representing Christianity as a whole. Use the opportunity to reflect God’s grace and generosity.
  • Tracts are strategic tools, but they aren’t comprehensive. Be ready with other resources such as Christian books to help answer the additional questions that come up.
  • Have your Bible or Bible app close by; ready to read the Word of God with the people you’re caring for.
  • Pray for the people you share with consistently and, on occasion, let them know that you’re praying for them
  • Follow up with the person you’re sharing with and help them find a church.

What an opportunity we have share the good news with the world around us. Please join us in prayerfully considering how God might use you in someone’s life today.

“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’”— Matthew 28:18-20

For more information on tract resources visit Crossway.org/Tracts or contact: tracts@crossway.org.

March 26, 2012 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Company Updates,News & Announcements,Tracts | Author: Crossway Staff @ 3:39 pm | (13) Comments »