A Bible for the whole community.

The Story ESV Bible

A Bible for the whole community.

The Story ESV Bible by Crossway incorporates The Story booklet in the front of the bible with 12 engaging, full-color pages highlighting the major themes of Creation, The Fall, Rescue, and Restoration.

Contributors including (See All):
David Platt, Burk Parsons, Darrin Patrick, Daniel Akin, J. D. Greear

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The Bible as One Story

God’s story of redemption in 66 books

Seeing each book of the Bible as part of God's greater story of redemption is essential for every Christian. That's why we collaborated with Crossway to publish The Story ESV Bible. This unique resource combines the trusted ESV translation of the Scriptures with The Story booklet to create a low-cost resource that can be given away.

We enlisted trusted pastors and theologians to write short introductions for each book of the Bible, detailing each book’s role in the bigger story. The Story ESV Bible is designed to be shared with your whole community: visually appealing, faithful, affordable, winsome, and concise.

The Story ESV Bible

The Story Booklet

A 12-page full color booklet that shares God's one story through Creation, the Fall, Rescue and Restoration.

The Story booklet is inlcuded in the front of The Story ESV Bible.

The Story Booklet

The Story Training

Equipping the church

The Story Primer Guide and The Story Guide provide practical theological and evangelism training for any believer. Whether you’re a church leader or someone seeking to be trained, The Story curriculum provides resources for trainers and students to know, live, and share the story of God.

The Story Primer Guide and The Story Guide

Sharing The Big Picture

Put your smartphone to work

The Bible isn't a series of unrelated events and stories, it actually tells one big, true story. The Story App presents a twelve-page overview of the amazing account of God's creation of the world, man's disobedience, God's rescue plan, and ultimately the total restoration of His creation. The included conversation tool offers an easy way to share the gospel with friends, family, and neighbors.

Download the free app for iPhone or Android today and put your smartphone to work.

The Story App

What Others Say

Trusted by pastors you may know


The Story ESV Bible from Spread Truth and Crossway is a great Bible for outreach and discipleship.

Darrin Patrick
Lead Pastor of The Journey
Author of Church Planter: The Man, the Mission, the Message

I wholeheartedly recommend The Story as something we can use in our churches to equip our people to share the gospel story...

David Platt
Senior Pastor The Church at Brook Hills
Author of Radical and Radical Church


The Story is a phenomenal tool to help fulfill Jesus’ command to spread the gospel everywhere to everyone!

Jim Cymbala
Pastor of The Brooklyn Tabernacle
Author of Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire and Fresh Faith

I‘m grateful for the clarity, simplicity, and biblical and doctrinal fidelity of this evangelism tool that I keep in my car.

Burk Parsons
Co-Pastor of Saint Andrew's Chapel
Editor of Tabletalk magazine

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