Manifestos Still Work

I’m super excited about my new ESV Reader’s Bible. I’ve been reading in John, Acts, and the Psalms.

For those of you who signed my Bible Typography Manifesto, you may be interested to see the following message I received from Crossway. I asked at that time about the Single Column Heritage Bible (a beautiful and useful ESV edition in its own right), and I asked whether the manifesto had played a role in the creation of the then-upcoming Reader’s ESV:

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Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.


  1. Wesley B on June 3, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Aww..rats. I missed my chance to be famous. I knew I should have signed that manifesto.

    • Mark Ward on June 3, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      I always tell my kids, “It’s never too late to sign a manifesto if you truly believe.”

  2. Wesley B on June 4, 2014 at 9:43 am

    I’m sure that both times you have said that it has been very meaningful.

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