Contact: Angie Cheatham
Wheaton IL (September 7, 2012)—On September 1, 2012 Good News Publishers and the American Tract Society (ATS) entered into a joint publishing agreement for the publication and distribution of gospel tracts throughout North America.
Together Good News and ATS have passionately proclaimed the gospel for a combined total of 261 years – ATS since 1825 and Good News since 1938. Now, combined into one ministry, Good News is deeply grateful for the privilege and responsibility to carry forward the 187-year legacy of ATS for a new generation. Good News presently publishes and distributes more than 16 million tracts annually, which is expected to grow to more than 20 million in the coming year.
“We are very thankful,” ATS board chair, Bob Wudeck, said, “for the Good News tract ministry, and now for this new ‘partnership in the gospel’ (Phil. 1:5). After considering this carefully over the last six months, it is a delight now to see how the Lord has lead the ATS board and the Good News board together in making this decision.”
Likewise, Dr. Lane Dennis, chair of the Good News board, noted, “I have a great appreciation for ATS, and it is a real honor now for Good News to carry forward the historic ATS ministry.”
“We are convinced,” Dr. Dennis continued, “of the significant, ongoing role of the Good News tract ministry, as an important means of proclaiming the gospel. We are grateful indeed to many of our Crossway authors – including John Piper, Max Lucado, John MacArthur, and Kevin DeYoung, to mention only a few – who have written excellent Good News tracts. We pray now that the Lord will continue to bless this combined ministry in a tremendous way, for the sake of the gospel and for His glory.”
Crossway is a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Both Good News and Crossway are 501(c)(3) not-for-profit ministries, which are internationally recognized leaders in the publication of Christian books, the English Standard Version (ESV) Bible, and other gospel-centered literature. To learn more about Crossway’s ministry, visit www.Crossway.org. 1300 Crescent Street, Wheaton, IL 60187.