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prov·o·ca·tion - something that provokes, arouses, or stimulates. pant - to long eagerly; yearn. a collection of thoughts intended to provoke and inspire. these posts are hoping to encourage people to think, especially Christians, and pant even harder for the waterbrooks of the Lord. If you are not a believer in Christ Jesus, I welcome your perspective and encourage your investigation on these matters.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Help Spread the Word!

From their website:

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 in the U.S. 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.

I am excited about this opportunity which Crossway has made available for us who simply cannot afford buying a large number of Bibles. I work in an environment where thousands of people don’t know Jesus, and I hope to start delivering these Bibles to many of them in the hear future.

Note: JT has some code for any blogger who wants to add the banner to their blog. I had to tweak mine a bit, and if you would like to use it, email me (can be found in "my profile"), and I will send it to you (I tried posting it here, but it messed up - sorry). HT :: JT


Blogger 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.

9/02/2006 11:55:00 AM

Blogger Timmy said...


I have already addressed your comments on JT's blog. I realize that you are an advocate of the TNIV, and that's fine. I and a host of others respectfully disagree. I also don't mind for the shameless self-promotional so long as you don't leave a generic, pre-fabricated comment either. Some would call this spam, but since I am nice, I will let it stand.

Brother, it would be a good day in your life when you realize what God is doing to do with these Bibles around the world in reaching the lost and developing Christians rather than looking for any opportunity to disagree with people who don't hold the same translation theory or version as you do. My advice would be to take ESV's example and do the same. Your energies would be much better spent for the kingdom in getting Bible's out than for criticizing those who are making an impact for the sake of the Kingdom.

And yes, the ESV is the most suitable version for a wide audience of non-believers. :)

9/02/2006 01:12:00 PM


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