Friday, September 01, 2006

Spread the Word!


At Crossway, our vision is bold—we want everyone to have God’s Word.

Everyone in your family. All of your friends and co-workers. Everyone who comes in contact with your church. Everyone in your community. Everyone.

Our passion is to spread God’s Word around the world and to see whole communities affected by the life-changing gospel that is so clearly communicated in it.

That’s why we created the ESV Outreach New Testament that you can purchase and give away for only $.50 a copy!

This limited-time offer is only available through Christian bookstores. Find a Christian bookstore in your area.

This full-size New Testament includes features to help newcomers read and understand it better:

  • “What the New Testament Is All About.”
  • Introductions to each New Testament book.
  • “How to Read the New Testament.” A basic guide for getting started.
  • “Where to Find Help When You Are…” Leads you to the Bible’s answers to your needs.
  • “What the New Testament Says About…” A guide to key Bible verses and words.
  • “Getting Started: A Thirty-Day Reading Plan.” A perfect way for newcomers to dig in.
  • “Six-Month New Testament Reading Plan.” Ideal for readers who want to get serious.
  • “God’s Plan to Save You.” The plan of salvation, clearly outlined from New Testament verses.
  • The ESV’s accurate, readable, and beautiful text is ideal for all readers who receive it.

Imagine the people you can reach with this beautiful and meaningful gift. For the cost of a cup of gourmet coffee, you can give copies to six or eight people who need God’s Word. The impact in their lives will be eternal. Think creatively about how you might be able to distribute dozens or even hundreds of copies of the ESV Outreach New Testament:

Neighbors ∙ Friends ∙ Family members ∙ Church Outreach Programs ∙ Church Visitors ∙ Trick-or-Treaters ∙ Military Families ∙ Door-to-Door Visits ∙ People in Hospitals ∙ Nursing Home Residents ∙ Youth Groups ∙ Mission Trips ∙ Counseling Centers ∙ Community Events ∙ Christmas Parties ∙ Christmas Programs ∙ Send with Christmas Cards ∙ Camps and Retreats ∙ Co-workers ∙ Bible Study Groups ∙ Clubs ∙ Sports Teams ∙ Evangelistic Events ∙ Classmates ∙ Thank You Gifts ∙ Waiters/Waitresses ∙ Mail Carriers.

Be prayerful and creative about how to give away God’s Word and make a difference in people’s lives for eternity. And, tell your friends, family, and church about this very special ESV Bible offer.

Together we can spread the Word!—God’s Word—to people who need it.

You’ll see Spread the Word banners (like the ones below) on this and Crossway’s site. Feel free to grab them for your site. Visit for more information or to share how you’re spreading the Word. This offer runs through March 31, 2007.

Spread the Word! Get an ESV Outreach New Testament for only $0.50

Spread the Word! Get an ESV Outreach New Testament for only $0.50

Updates: In answers to questions:

  • It's just for the US stores for now.
  • If you ask for it in your local Christian bookstore and they don't yet know about the program (it just launched), the ISBN # is 1-58134-835-5. Or they could just call Crossway.
  • Some codes for banners are copied below.
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