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 Women of the Word Surpasses 100,000 in Print with Crossway

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

WHEATON, Ill.—Crossway is pleased to announce that Jen Wilkin’s first trade book, Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds(Crossway, July 2014), has surpassed 100,000 units in print sales.

Jen Wilkin—speaker, writer, and women’s Bible study teacher—wrote the book as a challenge for women to go deeper in their study of Scripture. Concerned that a lack of time, emotionally driven approaches, and past frustrations tend to erode women’s resolve to truly grow in their knowledge of Scripture, Wilkin offers a clear and concise plan to equip women for Bible study aimed at transforming both the heart and mind.

Jen Wilkin writes, “This book intends to equip you with the best spoon I can offer. It intends to teach you not merely a doctrine, concept, or story line, but a study method that will allow you to open up the Bible on your own. It intends to challenge you to think and to grow, using tools accessible to all of us, whether we hold a high school diploma or a seminary degree, whether we have minutes or hours to give to it each day. This book intends to change the way you think about Bible study.”

Available in both paperback and ebook formats, Women of the Word has received commendations from Matt Chandler (lead pastor of the Village Church, Dallas, Texas), Kathy Keller (coauthor with Tim Keller of The Meaning of Marriage), Trillia Newbell (author of United), and others. Publisher’s Weekly writes, “Wilkin’s challenges to the status quo, grounded in years of observation, ring with gentle wisdom and guide readers in how to study the Bible with greater depth.”

Justin Taylor, Executive Vice President of Books, and Book Publisher, at Crossway, notes that “There are few teachers, male or female, who can match Jen’s gift at applying sound theology to everyday life in such a winsome and compelling way. We are grateful to God for this 100,000–sale benchmark—a tangible indication that every single day women around the world are learning how to read and apply God’s Word more faithfully.”

For more information about Jen Wilkin, visit her website at

Jen Wilkin is a speaker, writer, and teacher of women’s Bible studies. She has a background in women’s ministry, and has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts. She is the author of Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds and None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That’s a Good Thing).

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


Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds 
By Jen Wilkin
Available from Crossway
Religion / Christian Life / Women’s Issues
ISBN 978-1-4335-4176