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‘ESV Study Bible’ hits 1 million milestone Print Email
Written by Jeremy Burns   
Thursday, 16 January 2014 01:08 PM America/New_York

ESVStudyBible-webCrossway has announced that 1 million copies of the ESV Study Bible have been sold and distributed worldwide. This milestone takes on further significance as Crossway has provided more than $1.5 million from the ESV Study Bible proceeds to help underwrite Bible ministry distribution projects and the development of ESV Bible resources around the world—including support for the printing and distribution of more than 250,000 Chinese-English (ESV) Bibles in China.

“It is astonishing to see what the Lord is accomplishing with the ESV Bible in general, and with the ESV Study Bible in particular,” said Crossway President Lane Dennis. “In addition to the 1 million ESV Study Bible milestone, more than 90 million ESV Bibles have now been distributed and accessed worldwide in all formats, including print, web and digital.”

First published in 2008, the ESV Study Bible received the Christian Book of the Year award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association and the World Magazine Book of the Year award. Created to help people understand the Bible in a deeper way, the ESV Study Bible combines the most recent evangelical Christian scholarship with the highly regarded ESV text in the most comprehensive study Bible ever published.

 was created under the leadership of J.I. Packer, theological editor, and Wayne Grudem, general editor, along with a team of more than 90 evangelical scholars and teachers.

The ESV Study Bible was also the first study Bible to be simultaneously published in print and digital formats, and free online access is included with the purchase of any print copy. The ESV Study Bible is available in more than 30 print editions and formats, as well as multiple digital editions, including the iOS mobile app, e-book formats and global online access.