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September 2021 New Releases

New books from Crossway this month include The Death of Porn by Ray Ortlund and Good News of Great Joy by John Piper.

Virtual Church Is an Oxymoron

Collin Hansen

Virtual church cannot deliver the water of baptism. It cannot deliver the body and the blood, the bread and the wine of Christ's body broken and his blood shed for us.

10 Key Bible Verses on Envy

Learn more from Scripture about jealousy, envy, and covetousness—and how to trust and lean on the Lord for help when we're tempted.

Crossway+ Special: 40–50% Off the Union Series

Crossway’s Union series invites readers to experience deeper enjoyment of God through four interconnected values: delighting in God, growing in Christ, serving the church, and blessing the world.

What All Healthy Churches Have in Common

Mark Dever

The most important things about a Christian church are always the things that make it a Christian church. The things that are unique about your church or mine can never be the most important things about it.

August 2021 New Releases

Learn more about new releases like the ESV Bible, Read by Kristyn Getty and Rediscover Church by Collin Hansen and Jonathan Leeman.

7 Notable Quotes from Surviving Religion 101

The college years can challenge your faith and belief in the Bible, so it’s important to equip yourself to engage secular challenges with intellectual honesty, compassion, and confidence.

Do You Feel Alone?

Paul David Tripp

We forget who we are, and when we do, we begin to give way to doubt, fear, and timidity. Identity amnesia makes you feel poor when in fact you are rich.

7 Tips for Being a Good Friend

Drew Hunter

As we emerge from this pandemic, we have a fresh opportunity to embrace essential relationships, not just returning to our pre-pandemic status-quo, but moving forward into something even better.

5 Myths about Body Image

Sam Allberry

Unrealistic standards of beauty are being pushed on us almost constantly by the media, and the cumulative effect is that it can leave us thinking about our bodies in a seriously distorted way.

Make Psalm 51 Yours

Dane C. Ortlund

God gave his own Son as the final sacrifice so that your brokenness could be the only prerequisite to receiving God’s abundant mercy.

July 2021 New Releases

Learn more about the new and notable resources releasing from Crossway this month including Pure in Heart by J. Garrett Kell and Praying in Public by Pat Quinn.

10 Key Bible Verses on Freedom

As Christians, we’ve been released from the power of sin and death by Jesus and his substitutionary death on the cross.

11 Notable Quotes from Everyday Faithfulness

What does Christian faithfulness look like when life feels unpredictable, hard, or just plain ordinary? Be encouraged by these quotes from Everday Faithfulness by Glenna Marshall.

June 2021 New Releases

Learn more about the new and notable resources releasing this mont including The Heritage of Anglican Theology by J. I. Packer and How Can I Serve My Church? by Matthew Emadi.

4 Ways to Redeem Your Time

We each have a blink. We can waste it in sinful busyness or laziness or discontentment or distraction. Or the gospel of Jesus Christ can change how we spend our time.

An Important Update on the Leadership of Crossway

With great appreciation for the lives and ministry of Lane and Ebeth Dennis, the Crossway Board of Directors announces that they will be stepping down and that Josh Dennis will be Crossway’s new President and CEO.

10 Key Bible Verses on Kindness

God is kind to us—most evident in Christ—and demonstrates how we can, in turn, show his character to others by being kind.

9 Notable Quotes from Lead

Ministry leadership, at its core, is about a community of leaders practicing together the presence of the Lord.

May 2021 New Releases

Learn about new resources releasing from Crossway this month including The Making of C. S. Lewis by Harry Lee Poe and The Promise by Jason Helopolous.

Luke: A 10-Day Devotional Reading Plan

See how the Gospel of Luke presents Jesus as the promised King of kings, showcasing how Jesus’s earthly ministry is good news to the downtrodden, the hurting, and the outsider.

Is All Rest Sabbath Rest?

Jen Wilkin

The practice of remembering the Sabbath requires Israel (and us) to remember what God has ordained for his children from the earliest moments of human existence: a pattern of work followed by rest.

April 2021 New Releases

Learn more about this month’s new releases like Marriage by Paul David Tripp and the ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal, Gospels Set.

10 Key Bible Verses on Anger

What is righteous vs. unrighteous anger? What does the anger of God look like? Glean insight about the right time and application for anger by reading these verses and commentary.

5 Myths about Deacons

Matt Smethurst

Deacons are not the church’s spiritual council of directors, nor the executive board to whom the pastor-CEO answers. They are a cavalry of servants.

Hope Means Resting

Paul David Tripp

Because your world is not out of control but under God’s careful redemptive control, you can have hope even when it looks to you as if darkness is winning the day.

Artist Spotlight: Peter Voth

Learn more about German designer and illustrator, Peter Voth, and his work on the ESV Single Column Journaling Bible, Artist Series.

The 5th Commandment Is for Adults Too

Jen Wilkin

The fifth commandment is found in the middle of a list of commands clearly addressed to adults, targeting issues that are, developmentally speaking, primarily the concerns of adulthood.

Artist Spotlight: Jake Weidmann

Learn more about artist and master penman, Jake Weidmann, and his work on the ESV Single Column Journaling Bible, Artist Series.

March 2021 New Releases

Learn more about this month's new titles including Providence by John Piper, Ten Words to Live By by Jen Wilkin, and the ESV Single Column Journaling Bible, Artist Series.

When Grace Dances

As we savor the good news of the sin-bearing servant of the Lord, we learn to enthuse. The gospel of a surprising salvation can only make us laugh, sing, and cheer.

9 Notable Quotes from Providence

The providence of God is his purposeful sovereignty by which he will be completely successful in the achievement of his ultimate goal for the universe.

Preview: R.C. Sproul: A Life by Stephen Nichols

Today, we are pleased to share a special hour-long audio preview of R. C. Sproul: A Life by Stephen J. Nichols, including the book's prologue and first chapter, on The Crossway Podcast.

February 2021 New Releases

Browse the new and notable resources releasing from Crossway this month including The Wisdom Pyramid by Brett McCraken and the ESV Panorama New Testament.

5 Myths about Anger

Christopher Ash

We live in an angry world, and most of it is obviously destructive. But anger is not intrinsically evil, essentially evil, or necessarily evil.

10 Key Bible Verses on Love

The biblical picture of love can differ wildly from how the world defines it. Be set aright and encouraged by these verses and commentary.

50 Ways to Be Thankful

Sam Crabtree

Why do we need suggestions on how to express gratitude? Shouldn’t a truly grateful heart just naturally overflow in expressing that gratefulness?

5 Myths about Singleness

John Piper

Many unmarried people have strengthened their hands with the truth that no one has left anything for the sake of the kingdom, says the Lord Jesus, who will not receive back far more.

January 2021 New Releases

Browse a list of the new and notable resources including Journey to the Cross: A 40-Day Lenten Devotional by Paul David Tripp and the ESV Preaching Bible, Verse-by-Verse Edition.

Help! I Need More of God

Jani Ortlund

Some people expect the pastor’s wife to have the most ideal and perfect relationship with God. What should we—women married to men in ministry—do to stay spiritually radiant?

How to Pray about Aging

Susan Hunt

In God’s sweet providence, I began studying Psalm 90 about a year before my eightieth birthday, asking the Lord to teach me how to glorify him in old age.

Start a Bible Reading Habit in 2021

Whether you’re already in the habit of reading the Bible daily or you struggle to find consistent time in the Word, reading plans can be helpful in cultivating daily Scripture reading.

10 Key Bible Verses on Joy

Joy is the gift of God to those who trust in Christ—not circumstantial, but the result of a deep trust in and love for Jesus.

Give Them Jesus

Jeff Vanderstelt

It is God’s intent that every person who comes into a relationship with him through Jesus Christ eventually will grow up into maturity. And maturity looks like Jesus.

10 Key Bible Verses on Hope

As believers, we put our ultimate hope not in this world, but in what is unseen. We trust and wait expectantly for God to usher forth the promised King and kingdom.

6 Passages to Read for Advent

Celebrate the beginning of Advent season by reading these passages either on your own, with a friend, or with your family.

10 Key Bible Verses on Peace

May the God of peace be with believers—now and always—as we seek to usher in his kingdom here and now.

2020 Christmas Gift Guide

Encourage those you love with biblical truth this year and find a gift for everyone on your list.

10 Key Bible Verses on Contentment

A believer’s contentment is not to be affected by circumstances, but firmly rooted in the good news of Christ and what he has accomplished for sinners.

We Cannot Domesticate Jesus

John Piper

Look at the Jesus of the Bible. Look at him. Don’t close your eyes and hope for a word of confirmation. Keep your eyes open and fill them with the full portrait of Jesus provided in the Bible.

9 Notable Quotes from Weep with Me

In the Bible, lament is a prayer that leads to trust, which can be a starting point for the church to “weep with those who weep."

How Grace Lets You Have It All

Paul David Tripp

The more you understand the magnitude of God’s grace, the more accurate will be your view of the depth of your unrighteousness; and the more you understand the depth of your unrighteousness, the more you will appreciate the magnitude of God’s gift of grace.

Prepare Your Heart for Advent

In the midst of a busy season, make space in your days to prepare your heart for the joyous reason we celebrate Christmas.

A Parent’s Role in Teen Anxiety

David Murray

If your teen experiences anxiety or depression, it’s very common for you to feel that you’ve failed or you’ve done something wrong. So what do we do with these feelings and thoughts?

The Legacy of the ESV Study Bible

When we first began work on the ESV Study Bible, we could never have anticipated the way God would use it to encourage and equip Christians to study his word.

4 Questions about the Trinity

Scott R. Swain

According to the entire witness of Holy Scripture, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are not three gods. Nor are they some confederation of the one God with lesser gods. These three are the one God.

10 Key Verses on Hardship

With the power and presence of Jesus in our lives, we are called to endure and thus shine the light of Christ in a dark world.

5 Myths about Pastoral Leadership

Dale Van Dyke

We can, with true humility and firm confidence, call our people to repent when they are sinning, assure them of God’s care when they are hurting, promise them eternal riches when they are dying—all on the authority of God’s most precious word.

How to Pray for the African Church

Conrad Mbewe

Major news outlets in the world tend to concentrate on the economic poverty and social deprivation that characterizes much of Africa, but then many believers miss what God is doing in his church across the continent.

7 Questions about Conversion

Michael Lawrence

To be converted as a Christian is to have changed your thinking and your believing about Jesus Christ, and to be changed into a person who is no longer an enemy of God but a beloved child of God.

The Demise of the Deified Self

Jen Oshman

Truly, we are lost in a darkness of our own making, and we got here by dethroning God and enthroning ourselves. We’ve deified ourselves. And it’s led to our demise.

Introducing the ESV Women’s Study Bible

Introducing a new resource for women who are eager to study God's word. For a limited time, Crossway+ members receive 50% off and free shipping in the contiguous US of the ESV Women's Study Bible.

God Is Infinite and Personal

Francis A. Schaeffer

On the side of God’s infinity, there is a complete chasm between God on one side and man, the animal, the flower, and the machine on the other. On the side of God’s infinity, He stands alone.

Mark: An 8-Day Devotional Reading Plan

Over the course of eight days, be encouraged by Scripture and the wisdom of other women as you seek to apply the truths of Mark's gospel to your everyday life.

10 Questions about Spiritual Gifts

Sam Storms

Spiritual gifts are capacities or abilities imparted to Christians by the Holy Spirit to enable them to exceed the limitations of their finite humanity in order to serve other believers to the glory of God.

The Godly Wife

Jani Ortlund

Human marriage is not the ultimate human experience. Our relationship with God is. But under Christ, marriage is the most profound human relationship we have.

10 Key Bible Verses on Humility

Christ set the ultimate example of humility by submitting himself to life on earth and then death on the cross on behalf of sinners.

ESV.org—How to Bookmark a Passage

Did you know that you can bookmark Bible verses using the features on ESV.org, making it easy to toggle back and forth between several passages of Scripture?

10 Key Bible Verses on Discipleship

Christ calls us to himself and then invites us to lead others to follow him in obedience and trust. We are called disciples when we love each other in this way.

Esther: A 10-Day Reading Plan

Over the course of 10 days, dig deeper into the book of Esther and learn how God is faithful to keep his promises and deliver his people.

How the Psalms Teach Us to Sing

Kristyn Getty

God’s people have always been a singing people. There must be a robust expression of our testimony to his grace, something not just seen in our lives but heard from our voices.

Introducing the ESV Psalms, Read by Kristyn Getty

Featuring the voice of modern hymn writer Kristyn Getty, the [ESV Psalms, Read by Kristyn Getty] offers listeners comfort and hope from Scripture amid the busyness and difficulties of daily life.

5 Prayers for Children

The following prayers are from The Primer (1652) by John Owen and can be used to give children a framework for talking to the Lord in prayer.

12 Notable Quotes from Enough about Me

Self-care may produce happiness and temporary relief from stress or hardship, but real joy comes when we stop serving ourselves and find meaning and purpose in something outside of ourselves.

Ask for Grace and Go to Church

David Gundersen

The reasons you don’t feel like going to church might be good, bad, or ugly. But, as a fellow sheep loved by the same Shepherd, I’m asking you to trust God, ask for grace, and go.

July 2020 New Releases

Explore new titles from Crossway including Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation by Mark Vroegop.

ESV.org—How to Create Notes

Did you know that you can take and save digital notes alongside passages of Scripture using the features on ESV.org?

Remembering J. I. Packer (1926–2020)

As we remember the life of J. I. Packer, join us in thanking God for his profound writing ministry and the legacy of his faithful service to the church.

J. I. Packer: In His Own Words

As we look back on the life of J. I. Packer, join us in thanking God for his humble writing ministry and the legacy of his service to the church.

5 Questions about Mental Illness

David Murray

Mental illness is an old problem; as old as the fall. Although God made everything very good, when sin entered, humanity—together with the rest of the creation—came under the divine curse.

10 Key Bible Verses on Serving

Christ set the ultimate example of service and sacrifice when he condescended to us and submitted to death on our behalf.

5 Myths about Hell

Mark Jones

The realities of hell give us all the reasons in the world to persuade sinners to put their faith in the one who experienced hellish despair on the cross.

The Power of Double Listening

Tim Chester

Double listening . . . is the faculty of listening to two voices at the same time, the voice of God through Scripture and the voices of men and women around us.

A Prayer for Racial Reconciliation

Mark Vroegop

Divisions of mistrust and historical bias run deep. Without God, nothing will ever change. In our pain and our weariness, we know that only Jesus can change our hearts and unite the church.

10 Key Bible Verses on Salvation

Because of Christ, believers are granted salvation from sin and the promise of eternal life. What hope we have in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus!

Fasting = Homesickness for God

John Piper

Christian fasting is not only the spontaneous effect of a superior satisfaction in God; it is also a chosen weapon against every force in the world that would take that satisfaction away.

10 Key Bible Verses on Patience

God is unendingly patient with us, his children. In turn, we can exhibit grace and patience with others through the help of the Holy Spirit.

How Jesus Changes Sinners

Nancy Guthrie

My friend, as you are united to Christ and the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is applied to your life, you will experience the change that you long for.

What Is True Worship?

Bob Kauflin

It’s the Spirit who brings life to our spirits and enables us to know, love, and worship God the Father through Jesus Christ.

An Update on Crossway in Response to COVID-19

There is a great need for the word of God and gospel-centered publishing, and in recent weeks we have felt a palpable sense of urgency in our labors to point God’s people to the hope we have in Christ.

Church Exists to Advance the Gospel

Jonathan Leeman

We should prize conversion and spiritual growth over church structure. And the Great Commission should be uppermost in our minds, but should we pit church structure and conversion against one another?

Rich in Mercy

Dane C. Ortlund

If God sent his own Son to walk through the valley of condemnation, rejection, and hell, you can trust him as you walk through your own valleys on your way to heaven.

How to Pray about Your Sin

Bryan Chapell

Praying in Jesus’s name is an acknowledgement of our total dependence on his provision. We push away from any personal claim on God’s blessing and lean entirely on Christ’s provision.

Our Advocate

Dane C. Ortlund

Do not minimize your sin or excuse it away. Raise no defense. Simply take it to the one who is already at the right hand of the Father, advocating for you on the basis of his own wounds.

Saved to the Uttermost

Dane C. Ortlund

The doctrine of the atonement reassures us with what Christ has done in the past, the doctrine of his intercession reassures us with what he is doing in the present.

Grace Reigns

Dane C. Ortlund

Just as we can hardly fathom the divine ferocity awaiting those out of Christ, it is equally true that we can hardly fathom the divine tenderness already resting now on those in Christ.

Never Cast Out

Dane C. Ortlund

The atoning work of the Son, decreed by the Father and applied by the Spirit, ensures that we are safe eternally.

Beset with Weakness

Dane C. Ortlund

Rather than dispensing grace to us from on high, Jesus gets down with us, he puts his arm around us, he deals with us in the way that is just what we need.

10 Key Bible Verses on Money

Scripture tells us that we cannot serve two masters and that the love of money is the root of all evil. What is the proper way to use our money for the glory of God and the good of others?

Draw Near

Dane C. Ortlund

It is in “our weaknesses” that Jesus sympathizes with us. His is a love that cannot be held back when he sees his people in pain.

For the Joy Set Before Him

Dane C. Ortlund

When you come to Christ for mercy and love and help in your anguish and perplexity and sinfulness, you are going with the flow of his own deepest wishes, not against them.

10 Key Bible Verses on Endurance

The Christian life requires strength, fortitude, and endurance. The path marked out for believers is never promised to be easy or smooth.

Eschatology 101

John MacArthur

The Bible presents the greatest story ever told: the ultimate good-versus-evil storyline—the great cosmic battle between God and Satan.

10 Key Bible Verses on Faith

Faith is a necessary part of the Christian life and allows us to live as people of hope, even when we cannot always see the fruits of our hope.

March 2020 New Releases

Learn more about March’s new book and Bible releases including Enough about Me by Jen Oshman and How Can I Love Church Members with Different Politics? by Jonathan Leeman and Andy Naselli.

5 Marks of Contentment

Erik Raymond

With our course marked out for learning contentment, let’s think about how we might evaluate where we are in our own personal progress.

10 Key Bible Verses on Courage

The Christian life isn’t guaranteed to be without struggle and strife—and it undoubtedly requires courage. God’s Word invites us to trust in God’s power and strength, and not our own.

10 Key Bible Verses on Sin

Because of Christ, our sin does not have to separate us from God. In fact, when we confess it and believe in him, we are cleansed from our unrighteousness.

Creeds and Confessions 101

Creeds and confessions are useful only to the extent that they reproduce faithfully the teaching of Scripture itself.

The Lost Art of Catechesis

Catechesis is meant to be a robust witness to biblical faith and practice, a tool which in the hands of skilled practitioners to be used to instruct, form, and make mature disciples.

The Contagion of Grace

Rosaria Butterfield

When Jesus walked the earth, he wasn’t afraid to touch hurting people. He drew people in close. He met them empty and left them full and turned everything upside down.

No More Passive Fathering

Tony Evans

Fathers are called upon to choose not only between our children and our work, but between our convenience and the inconvenience of keeping a promise.

We Were Made for Intimacy

We were made for closeness to others and to God through Christ, and yet it doesn’t always feel as though we can grasp God’s nearness to us.

Podcast: Help! I Hate My Job (Jim Hamilton)

Jim Hamilton discusses what to do when you hate your job, offering encouragement for those frustrated in their work and explaining the difference between a job and a vocation.

The Duality of Your Calling

David Mathis

Why has there arisen this impulse in our day toward pastor-scholars and scholar-pastors? Why are so many in the younger generation reluctant to let the pastoral and scholarly roads diverge?

5 Ways to Flourish in Journaling

David Mathis

It can be helpful to hear that there’s essentially no wrong way to go about journaling, and no real rules for it, but that it’s something you can really make your own.

Why Do Traditions Matter?

Noël Piper

Although we cannot bequeath God to our children, we can help them know him and understand him in ways that prepare them to believe in his name.

How Christmas Cuts History in Half

John Piper

We often think of prophecy as relating to what is yet future or to what is now beginning to happen in the world, forgetting that what is past for us was future for the prophets.

God’s Faithfulness: 2019 Ministry Highlights

As another year comes to a close, we thank God for the work he has done in and through Crossway and the generosity of those who have partnered with us in our ministry efforts around the globe.

Introducing the ESV Digital Scripture Journal

Designed from the ground up for use with a digital tablet and stylus, the ESV Digital Scripture Journal is an innovative resource created to maximize the best of the digital Bible and print Bible experience.

5 Myths about John Calvin

Michael A. G. Haykin

Like many larger-than-life figures in the history of the church, the memory of the French Reformer John Calvin has been subjected to various distortions that amount to urban legends.

4 Truths about Pentecost

Robert Letham

Our faith and all that flows from it in the Christian life is due to the Spirit, who renews us in the image of God and transforms us into Christ.

5 Myths about C. S. Lewis

Harry Lee Poe

In spite of C. S. Lewis’s fame, several myths have attached themselves to him which might give an unbalanced view of the man who wrote the Chronicles of Narnia.

Introducing Crossway+

Crossway+ is a new membership program designed to provide you with gospel-centered resources aimed at strengthening your faith and serving the church.

Podcast: The Man behind Calvinism (Derek Thomas)

Derek Thomas discusses John Calvin's enduring legacy, reflecting on the importance of predestination in hius theology and describing what it would have been like to have Calvin as your pastor.

Infographic: How Is Your Prayer Life?

We recently asked over 14,000 people about the state of their prayers lives and gathered some stats about established habits as well as some common pain points.

Gospel-Centered Partnership: Faith Comes By Hearing

Faith Comes By Hearing has the mission to “get God’s word to every person and cover the world with the word” by creating and distributing Bible recordings and programs in the languages of people worldwide.

Introducing the ESV Audio Player

We're pleased to announce the release of a free new resource that allows you embed audio from the ESV Bible on your blog or website.

Introducing Emblems of the Infinite King

Introduces kids ages 10+ to God’s radiant beauty through the main categories of systematic theology in this imaginative journey through the grand story of the universe.

What Did Jesus Teach about Evangelism?

Jerram Barrs

When we look at Jesus’s life and ministry we also see that he was the greatest evangelist. In his earthly ministry he was the light of the world, the one who always lived in a way that was pleasing to his Father.

A History of Crossway’s Tract Ministry

Through all areas of publishing, Crossway strives to articulate and apply the truth of the gospel to every area of life, and to invite as many readers as possible to trust Jesus Christ as their Savior.

9 Passages to Read about Marriage

Scripture speaks to how husbands and wives should honor and love one another for the good of each other and the glory of God.