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Significant Updates to ESVBible.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: JANNI FIRESTONE
jfirestone@crossway.org

Wheaton IL (April 2, 2013) —Crossway is pleased to announce several significant update­s to the ESVBible.org platform. The free online study tool offers users the ability to read or listen to the full ESV Bible text. By setting up a free account, the user can highlight, share verses, and add their own notes. Each month the site receives over 1 million visits.

With these new updates, ESVBible.org is now fully compatible with mobile devices. It features a responsive design that will automatically resize to fit any laptop, tablet, or smartphone. New reader modes and theme options have been added, including nighttime reading and the ability to remove section headings from the text if desired. In addition, Crossway has added a variety of new apps for purchase. Users can now acquire study tools such as the ESV Global Study Bible and several Preaching the Word commentaries. Free ebooks are also available with many app purchases.

Jason Park, Crossway’s Director of Digital Projects, says, “We’re very excited about the new updates to ESVBible.org. The team has worked hard to provide a responsive website for desktop and mobile devices, creating a platform that puts the Bible text at the forefront and allows for greater clarity and readability, plus offers additional resources to help with biblical engagement and inspire biblical living. We look forward to the ways God will use this tool to equip the church for his mission and purpose.”

Visit ESVBible.org and take a guided tour of the new interface.

April 2, 2013 | Posted in: ESV,News | Author: Janni Firestone @ 11:31 pm | Comments Off »

Crossway and Awana Announce New Alliance: Awana to Release ESV Bible Curriculum

Crossway is pleased to announce a new alliance with Awana that seeks to extend the reach of the gospel of Jesus Christ to young people throughout the world. Awana will begin to make its core Awana Clubs and Awana Youth Ministry curriculum available in the ESV (English Standard Version) Bible by the fall of 2013.

Awana President Jack Eggar says, “We are very excited about an alliance with Crossway. Our two ministries have a mutually strong history and passion to reach the world with the good news of Jesus Christ, while also equipping local churches. By making our curriculum available with the ESV Bible, we are committed to expanding our opportunities to serve and connect with churches across denominational lines.”

Awana is a not-for-profit ministry that helps churches and parents raise children and youth to know, love, and serve Christ. Each week, nearly two million kids take part in Awana worldwide. Because learning and understanding Scripture are key foundations to a young person’s Awana experience, the ESV Bible—with word-for-word accuracy and literary excellence—is an ideal resource for the Awana ministry.

Crossway is a not-for-profit Christian publishing ministry that seeks to reach both young and old, everywhere around the globe, with the gospel and the truth of God’s Word. “We believe our Awana alliance will help a whole new generation of young people learn and love the truth of God’s Word,” says Dr. Lane Dennis, Crossway president and Bible publisher. “As an essentially literal Bible translation, the ESV is ideally suited for Bible reading, teaching, and memorization, and it is the preferred translation for a growing number of pastors and churches.”

Released in 2001, the ESV Bible is now endorsed as a trusted Bible translation by pastors and leaders such as Francis Chan, Kevin DeYoung, and John Piper—and numerous others from more than two dozen denominations. Thus, as pastor Craig Jarvis at Medinah Baptist Church in Roselle, IL noted:  “I love Awana and I love the ESV Bible. I have been preaching and teaching from the ESV Bible for almost a decade. I am excited now that our young people will now grow up learning and memorizing from the ESV—the same Bible translation that we use throughout the various ministries of the Church.”

Crossway President Lane Dennis with Awana President Jack Eggar

 

December 3, 2012 | Posted in: ESV,News,Uncategorized | Author: Angie Cheatham @ 1:09 pm | Comments Off »

The Global Study Bible—Equipping the Global Church through God’s Word

Crossway is pleased to announce the publication of the ESV Global Study Bible, a one-volume study resource for globally minded Christians everywhere.

Vision and Mission

The ESV Global Study Bible was created to bring the truth of God’s Word to Christians from every walk of life in every corner of the globe.

With contributions from over 100 outstanding evangelical Bible scholars and teachers around the world, the ESV Global Study Bible (GSB) carries on the excellence of the highly acclaimed and best-selling ESV Study Bible, while specifically serving the needs of the global church. The team of contributors represents over 20 countries, over 25 denominations, and more than 60 seminaries, colleges, and universities.

General Information

The ESV Global Study Bible study materials are written for a wide audience—accessible to international pastors, lay church leaders, Bible study leaders, students, and other Christians. It features a fresh design, with a wide range of new features. Each book begins with an introduction, followed by a description of the global message of the book. Likewise, a set of new articles by global Christian leaders apply the Bible to global issues, such as the role of government, the nature of the church, world religions, social ethics, and missions and evangelism.

The ESV Global Study Bible is releasing in partnership with 20 Bible societies around the world, who are distributing it in their respective countries. It’s available in the U.S. in three editions: Paperback ($19.99), Hardcover ($29.99), and TruTone ($44.99).

Buy One, Give One

For every edition bought in North America, Crossway will provide free access to another Christian in need. In effect, everyone who buys and registers a print or online copy of the Global Study Bible unlocks free online access for someone who has requested it.

Through purchases of the Global Study Bible and the generous gifts of others, Crossway’s goal is to provide access to the Global Study Bible content to one million people around the world, especially in areas of greatest need, like China, India, and throughout Africa. Buying a copy of the GSB or donating online will help Crossway as we seek to equip the global church with God’s Word.

To learn more, visit www.GlobalStudyBible.org

November 2, 2012 | Posted in: ESV | Author: Lindsay Tully @ 8:59 pm | Comments Off »

ESV Student Study Bible Receives 2012 Retailers Choice Award

Wheaton IL— Crossway is pleased to announce that the ESV Student Study Bible was selected as a 2012 Retailers Choice Awards winner in the category of Teen Bibles. This honor was announced July 17th at the International Christian Retailing Show in Orlando.

Sponsored by Christian Retailing magazine since 2001, the Retailers Choice Awards highlight the year’s most noteworthy Christian products across 40+ categories. Winners are selected on the basis of retailers’ assessment regarding the product’s ability to “speak to people’s hearts and evoke emotion, open people’s minds to new ways of thinking, and encourage and affirm Christ-like living.”

The ESV Student Study Bible, also winner of ECPA’s 2012 Book of the Year Award as well as theBible of the Year Award in the UK, offers 12,000 clear and concise study notes, nearly 900 “Did You Know?” facts, 120 Bible character profiles, and 15 topical articles. It also features a new glossary of key terms, more than 80 full-color maps and illustrations, an extensive concordance, and 80,000 cross-references.

These and many other features make the ESV Student Study Bible the most comprehensive, colorful, and content-rich student Bible available today. Suited to high school and college students, the ESV Student Study Bible is also a versatile resource for anyone engaged in serious study of God’s Word.

July 19, 2012 | Posted in: ESV,News | Author: Lindsay Tully @ 2:21 pm | Comments Off »

The ESV Student Study Bible Receives 2012 Christian Book Award

Wheaton, IL (May 1, 2012)—Crossway is honored to announce that the ESV Student Study Bible received the 2012 Christian Book Award in the category of Bibles on April 30th at the ECPA Annual Executive Leadership Summit.

The ECPA Christian Book Awards are presented to recognize the highest quality in Christian books based on excellence in content, literary quality, design and impact. The ECPA selects five finalists from hundreds of titles in each of its seven categories— Bibles, Bible Reference, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Children, Inspiration, and New Author.

The ESV Student Study Bible is the result of the efforts of more than 100 evangelical Christian scholars, teachers, and pastors. In addition to the 12,000 concise study notes, the Student Study Bible also includes 900 “Did You Know?” facts, 120 Bible character profiles, and 15 new topical articles. Readers will also find a new glossary of key terms, more than 80 full-color maps and illustrations, an extensive concordance, and 80,000 cross-references. These features make it the most comprehensive, colorful, and content-rich student Bible available today.

Ideally suited for high school and college students, the ESV Student Study Bible is a versatile resource for anyone engaged in serious study of the Bible.

May 1, 2012 | Posted in: ESV,News | Author: Angie Cheatham @ 2:32 pm | Comments Off »

Crossway Discounts Share the Good News of Christmas Kits

Wheaton, IL—Since 2009, Crossway’s Share the Good News of Christmas outreach program has equipped hundreds of churches to reach more than 1 million neighborhood families with the gospel.

This year, we’re excited to again invite individuals, churches, and retailers to participate in Share the Good News of Christmas. The program consists of kits with materials for 50 door-hanger bags, each including an ESV New Testament, a gospel tract, and a customizable invitation to a church’s Christmas event.

For a limited time, kits will be available to consumers and retailers at a fraction of the normal cost. Orders placed before November 1, while supplies last, will receive a 40% discount* from the regular retail price of $50. This is an affordable, simple, and fun opportunity for churches to invite their neighbors to hear the gospel.

We hope that many will partner with us this year to share the good news of Christmas. Individuals can order at www.crossway.org/SGNOC or by contacting a telephone sales representative at 1-877-872-2871.

Complimentary review samples are available upon request. For questions, or to request a free sample, contact Andrew Tebbe by e-mail: atebbe@crossway.org or by phone: 630-682-4300 ext. 6007.

October 14, 2011 | Posted in: ESV,News | Author: Angie Cheatham @ 6:54 pm | Comments Off »

Crossway Releases the “ESV Grow! Bible”

Wheaton, IL—Crossway is pleased to announce the release of the ESV Grow! Bible, now available to order.

Designed to reach ages 8–12, the full-color ESV Grow! Bible couples the ESV text with all-new features to help children learn and understand God’s Word. Nearly every other page will engage kids with a “W Question”, boxes helping children answer the who, what, where, when, or why of a text. Introductions to each Bible book, charts, and maps help young readers understand the themes, characters, and context of Scripture. Readers will also find 45 “Cross Connections” showing how certain Bible passages point to Christ, and 90 “4U” sections explaining and applying texts to the child’s life. In addition, articles about Jesus and the teachings of the Christian faith help children understand important theological concepts.

Children will find the ESV Grow! Bible full of stimulating features and parents will appreciate that their kids will be exploring the full Bible text themselves. A perfect Bible to transition from the Seek and Find Bible to the Student Study Bible, the ESV Grow! Bible connects young readers with the beauty and majesty of God’s Word.

October 4, 2011 | Posted in: ESV,News | Author: Angie Cheatham @ 4:22 pm | Comments Off »

Crossway Releases the ESV Student Study Bible

Wheaton, IL (July 20, 2011)—Crossway is pleased to announce the publication of the ESV Student Study Bible. Released simultaneously in print and digital formats, the ESV Student Study Bible offers the student of God’s Word robust study tools in a fresh, streamlined format.

The ESV Online Student Study Bible includes the full content of the print edition and is available within the ESVBible.org platform—free to everyone who purchases a print edition.

Created by a team of more than 100 evangelical Christian scholars, teachers, and pastors, this resource is adapted from the highly acclaimed and best-selling ESV Study Bible. In addition to its 12,000 clear, concise study notes, the ESV Student Study Bible has a number of new features including 900 “Did You Know?” facts, 120 new Bible character profiles, and 15 new topical articles. It also features a new glossary of key terms, more than 80 full-color maps and illustrations, an extensive concordance, and 80,000 cross-references. These features make it the most comprehensive, colorful, and content-rich student Bible available today.

Ideally suited for high school and college students, the ESV Student Study Bible is also a versatile resource for anyone engaged in seriously studying what the Bible teaches and how the Bible applies to all of life.

July 20, 2011 | Posted in: ESV,News | Author: Angie Cheatham @ 3:00 pm | Comments Off »