|Founder||Clyde and Muriel Dennis[b]|
Lane and Ebeth Dennis
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||Wheaton, Illinois|
|Key people||Josh Dennis|
(President and CEO)
|Publication types||Christian books, ESV Bibles, tracts|
Crossway (previously known by its parent ministry Good News Publishers) is a not-for-profit evangelical Christian publishing ministry headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois. Clyde and Muriel Dennis founded Good News Publishers in 1938, working out of their home in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Crossway is best known for publishing evangelical Christian books, along with the English Standard Version (ESV) translation of the Bible. Mark Ward, editor of Bible Study Magazine, has praised Crossway for its continuous commitment to technological innovation in publishing the ESV online.
In late 1978, Good News Publishers began expanding its reach by establishing Crossway, a publishing division. Beginning under the leadership of Lane T. Dennis—Clyde and Muriel's son—Crossway claims that it has published more than 1,500 titles, including books "by Francis A. Schaeffer, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, John Piper, John MacArthur, Paul David Tripp, Jen Wilkin, J. I. Packer, Chuck Colson, Frank Peretti, Max Lucado, Joni Eareckson Tada, and D. A. Carson."
ESV Bible translation
In 2001, Crossway published the ESV translation of the Bible. The ESV translation committee describes the ESV as a translation that is "essentially literal", following a "word-for-word" philosophy.
According to Crossway, the publishing team behind the ESV "has included more than a hundred people."
In 2016, Crossway made headlines after announcing that the ESV text would be "unchanged forever, in perpetuity" as a "permanent text" edition. After public discourse about the policy, Crossway announced that it would reverse the decision.
- "History". Crossway. Archived from the original on June 7, 2021. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
- "Publishing". Crossway. Archived from the original on August 9, 2021. Retrieved August 9, 2021.
Crossway, originally known as Good News Publishers ...
- Ward, Mark (June 14, 2010). "Why I Chose the ESV over the NASB". By Faith We Understand. Archived from the original on June 7, 2021. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
- "An Important Update on the Leadership of Crossway". Crossway. June 21, 2021. Archived from the original on June 6, 2022. Retrieved June 6, 2022.
Crossway was established by Lane and Ebeth Dennis in the fall of 1978.
- Carter, Joe (September 30, 2016). "9 Things You Should Know About the ESV Bible". The Gospel Coalition. Archived from the original on March 25, 2021. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
- "Preface to the English Standard Version". Crossway. Archived from the original on June 7, 2021. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
- Hodges, Sam (March 20, 2009). "'ESV Study Bible' wins Christian Book of the Year award". The Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on June 7, 2021. Retrieved January 20, 2021.
- Eekhoff Zylstra, Sarah (September 9, 2016). "After Tweaking 29 Verses, Bible Translation Becomes Unchanging Word of God". Christianity Today. Archived from the original on February 26, 2021. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
- Weber, Jeremy (September 28, 2016). "Crossway Reverses Decision to Make ESV Bible Text Permanent". Christianity Today. Archived from the original on March 10, 2021. Retrieved June 7, 2021.