Friday, September 01, 2006

3 bibles for one cup of coffee



from justin taylor's blog:(a blog i highly recommend for everyone to read everyday)

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:
Together we can spread the Word!

—God’s Word—to people who need it.

consider doing this... for less than a can of dr. pepper, and for 1/3 the amount of a cup of columbia narino supremo coffe, you can give someone a copy of god's word.

-stephen

3 comments:

Christi Cavness said...

This is awesome! What a way to bring life-giving Truth to someone's life!

Peter Kirk said...

It is good to have the Word of God easily available for outreach. But is the ESV a suitable version for such a wide audience of non-believers? See my post on this at the Better Bibles Blog.

stephen lee cavness said...

peter,

while i agree that there are more "reader friendly" versions for the 21st century american ( i prefer the nasb myself for study, and i use the NLT frequently for devotional/leisure reading)
i do not think that if the lord chooses to bring about saving faith in an individual, that the translation that they have will keep that from happening.
that is to say, i do not believe that anyone will be prevented from coming to faith because the version of scripture they have is "too hard". i was saved at ten years old from scripture out of the KJV, and rest assured, to my ten year old ears, it is a wonder i understood any of it!
that is why it is imperative that when we do share the gospel, especially if we hand them a bible, of any translation, that we make ourselves available to answer questions, to not simply be a "hit and run" or "drive by" evangelist.

my point in pointing out this offer of a new testament for fifty cents was not that this is teh best/easiest translation, but that it is simply a great offer to be able to buy almost fifty new testaments to give away for the price of one "normal" bible.

thanks for your thoughts peter. it is important that we think through these things.
-stephen