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An artisan-made edition creates a unique, cleaner reading experience

Crossway Redefines Bible Categories
with the Limited-Edition ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set

Lauren Harvey • 630-682-4300, ext. 6031 • 

WHEATON, Ill.—Crossway is pleased to introduce the ESV Reader’s Bible, Six- Volume Set (October 2016), a unique edition designed for those desiring a cleaner, simpler presentation of Scripture. It features single-column text that is free of all verse numbers, chapter numbers, and footnotes, as well as most section headings—resulting in a Bible-reading experience that helps readers encounter and delight in the beauty of God’s Word.

“The Bible is God’s greatest earthly gift to his people,” says Dane Ortlund, Executive Vice President of Bible Publishing at Crossway. “The Six-Volume Set is an answer to the question, ‘How can we at Crossway help Christians read the Bible in a way that reflects that truth?’ We want to do all we can to present the Scripture in a way that represents its inherent dignity and supreme value.”

Manufactured in Italy with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, the ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set is available in two limited editions. The cloth over board set comes packaged in a sturdy, permanent slipcase, while the premium cowhide over board set nests into a handcrafted, walnut slipcase.

The publication of the original ESV Reader’s Bible in 2014 struck a chord, introducing an innovative Bible-reading-by-immersion experience. The Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set builds on that foundation, using a novel- like page format printed on high-quality book paper—presenting the Word in a beautiful, inviting, and readable way. Printed by a fifth-generation, family-owned, Italian bookbinding business, both editions boast expert craftsmanship and an incredible attention to detail.

The Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set cloth over board edition features:

  • Trinité No. 2 Roman typeface—ideal for literary texts
  • Swedish 80 lb. Munken Premium Cream uncoated paper
  • Specialized permanent slipcase with six tracks specially fitted for each volume to support the book block, helping it to maintain its shape over time
  • Manifattura Tasmania 7107 cloth

The Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set cowhide over board edition features:

  • Trinité No. 2 Roman typeface—ideal for literary texts
  • Swedish 80 lb. Munken Premium Cream uncoated paper
  • Fine grain Italian Dani Panama cowhide leather
  • American Black Walnut Amish handcrafted slipcase

“The purpose of this edition is not to draw attention to the quality of its materials and the care that has gone into its production, but through this production quality to do our part to help bring readers into undistracted, living communion with God through his Holy Word. We want to invite people into God’s Word, to experience its profound beauty, and God’s own beauty,” says Dane.

Both versions of the ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set are being released as limited editions. For more information, visit

Founded in 1938, Crossway is a not-for-profit global Christian publishing ministry that publishes gospel-centered, Bible-centered content, to honor our Savior and serve his Church. Crossway seeks to help people understand the all-encompassing implications of the gospel and the truth of God’s Word—for all of life, for all eternity, and for the glory of God alone. Crossway is the global publisher of the ESV® (English Standard Version®) Bible, more than 1,000 Christian books, and an extensive list of gospel literature. For additional information visit