November 9 – Crossway is offering an excellent price for New Testaments to give away during Christmas. They normally offer “outreach editions” (trade paperback versions of the full Bible, or New Testament-only) of their ESV translation; this year, they have a lovely Christmas edition and kit.
Usually these editions sell for $1.99. But this year Crossway has created a “kit” for sharing them with neighbors and inviting them to your church’s Christmas services. The kit includes:
- 50 New Testaments, Christmas edition
- 50 cheerful “door-hanger” bags
- 50 Christmas-themed Gospel tracts
- 50 invites you can personalize for your church services
- 50 gifts: 30-day passes for free access to the ESV Online Study Bible
I am going to give this a shot in my neighborhood in Astoria, Queens, NYC. I hope you will try it, too. If your $50 purchase results in only one person visiting a Christmas service, and either becoming saved or renewing their commitment to Christ, it is money well spent.
I also think this would be a great way to invite your neighbors to your house for a Christmas tea! – p.k.
More info about Crossway’s “Share the Good News of Christmas ’09” kit:
Official site | Video | Purchase | Facebook page | More outreach editions