FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2014
Crossway is pleased to announce that 1 million copies of the ESV Study Bible have now been sold and distributed worldwide. This milestone takes on further significance as Crossway has provided more than $1.5 million from the ESV Study Bible proceeds 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.
“It is astonishing to see what the Lord is accomplishing with the ESV Bible in general, and with the ESV Study Bible in particular,” Crossway President Lane Dennis noted. “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.”
First published in 2008, the ESV Study Bible received both the ECPA and the World Magazine “Book of the Year” awards. Created to “help people understand the Bible in a deeper way,” the ESV Study Bible combines the most recent evangelical Christian scholarship with the highly regarded ESV text in the most comprehensive study Bible ever published. As John Piper has noted, “The scope and faithfulness of the ESV Study Bible is breathtaking.”
Created under the leadership of distinguished theologians Dr. J. I. Packer, Theological Editor, and Dr. Wayne Grudem, General Editor – along with an outstanding team of more than 90 evangelical scholars and teachers – the ESV Study Bible has been endorsed by pastors, scholars, and church leaders around the world. With more than 2,750 pages of accessible Bible study resources – including extensive notes, full-color maps and illustrations, charts, timelines, and articles – the ESV Study Bible provides more than 1.1 million words of comprehensive Bible study content, equivalent to a 20-volume Bible study library.
The ESV Study Bible was also the first study Bible to be simultaneously published in print and digital formats, and free online access is included with the purchase of any print copy. The ESV Study Bible is available in more than 30 print editions and formats, as well as multiple digital editions including the iOS mobile app, e-book formats, and global online access.
Crossway is an internationally recognized not-for-profit publisher of Christian books, the ESV Bible (English Standard Version), and other gospel literature, headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois. Originally founded in 1938, Crossway is committed to publishing biblically sound content that bears witness to Jesus as Lord and Savior, proclaims the gospel, and applies the truth of God’s Word to all of life. For more than 75 years, Crossway’s publishing ministry has continued to serve the church worldwide through the distribution of millions of Bibles, books, and tracts in over 50 languages, in print and digital formats. Crossway provides the ESV Bible text and other resources online for free through ESVBible.org and in a variety of digital technologies. To learn more, visit Crossway.org.