We are announcing some important news today!
As you may know, Crossway is a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. On September 1st, 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.
Good News and ATS have proclaimed the gospel for a combined total of 261 years. ATS, a pioneer of tract ministry, was founded in 1825 as a result of the growing need for gospel resources following the second Great Awakening. Good News began publishing tracts in 1938 in the wake of the Great Depression, growing into a ministry that now distributes over 16 million tracts annually.
ATS board chair, Bob Wudeck, said:
“We are very thankful 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.”
Dr. Lane Dennis, chair of the Good News board, commented:
"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 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—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."
Learn more about our tract ministry here.