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HARPERCOLLINS CHRISTIAN PUBLISHING LAUNCHES THREE NEW INSCRIBED BOOKS


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HARPERCOLLINS CHRISTIAN PUBLISHING LAUNCHES THREE NEW INSCRIBED BOOKS

New Releases Part of Collection of Books Providing Scriptural Depth and Application 

 

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is launching three new Bible study resources for women on October 7. The InScribed collection (www.inscribedstudies.com) successfully launched their first four titles in March, all of which appeared on Amazon Best Sellers List in Christian Living within the first month of release.

The three newest InScribed titles include, Barren Among the Fruitful: Navigating Infertility With Hope, Wisdom, and Patience by Amanda Hope Haley; Inseparable: Who I Am, Was, And Will Be in Christ by Ashley Linne; and Just Rise Up! A Call to Make Jesus Famous by Sarah Francis Martin.

 

These authors add diversity to the series and broaden the complete collection, which ranges from biblical stories and phrases to understanding Scripture through a different lens. The series also looks at important issues women faced in the Bible and how to take action to make Jesus known throughout the world.

 

The first four InScribed books included Living So That: Making Faith-Filled Choices in the Midst of a Messy Lifeby Wendy Blight; Leaving Ordinary: Encounter God Through Extraordinary Prayer by Donna Gaines; Dive Deeper: Finding Deep Faith Beyond Shallow Religion by Jenifer Jernigan; and Amazed and Confused: When God’s Actions Collide with Our Expectations by Heather Zempel. 

 

“When we started to visualize what the InScribed Collection would be we saw it as more than a line of books, but as something that hadn’t been done before in the Christian market. There was a community of gifted female writers with a message that needed to be heard,” said Frank Couch, Publisher of the Thomas Nelson Bible Group. “Where we ended up is better than we imagined.  These authors have the ability to work with one another and collaborate to promote their ministries.”

 

The InScribed collection can best be defined as a collection for anyone with a passion for God. Each title touches on a unique subject matter and caters to the real felt needs and issues that women face everyday. Although the books may be uncomfortable at times, each ones is always appropriate and helps to bring women understanding and healing. With endorsements from proclaimed authors such as Mark Batterson, Lysa TerKeurst, Christine Caine, Leonard Sweet, Margaret Feinberg and numerous others, readers of these books are able to be challenged and engage their entire person in the study.

 

The InScribed Collection has been widely accepted in the marketplace from female readers who see a strong community of voices that address things they are already thinking but don’t necessarily know where to find these issues in the Bible,” adds Jennifer Keller, Director of Marketing of Thomas Nelson’s Bible Group. “Organizations like Proverbs 31 Ministries and even Duck Dynasty's Sadie Robertson have promoted InScribed resources, and we have seen incremental growth in our first four books and anticipate this for these new releases.”

 

The authors of InScribed are a community focused on collaboration, not competition, enabling authors from many different viewpoints to build community with each other and the larger circle of female readers. Visit the InScribedStudies.com to hear from each of the authors.  

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Thomas Nelson is a world leading publisher and provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information visit www.thomasnelson.com.

October 21, 2014

HarperCollins Christian Publishes three new InScribed books


The Maxwell Leadership Bible - Now Available in New International Version


 

Thomas Nelson Publishers offers popular leadership Bible in NIV translation

 

For the first time ever, The Maxwell Leadership Bible is available in the New International Version (NIV) translation. The Bible features an in-depth look at God’s laws for leaders and leadership from the Leadership Expert, John Maxwell. Also included in this Bible are translators’ notes along with the complete NIV text, book introductions, articles describing the 21 Laws of Leadership and the 21 Qualities of a Leader, and much more.

 

The Maxwell Leadership Bible, originally released in the New King James Version in 2002, has consistently been a popular Bible for readers interested in taking lessons in leadership from God’s Word. John Maxwell offers his wisdom from years of leadership experience in a format that is great for group study or personal use.

 

The Maxwell Leadership Bible allows you to read God’s Word along with leadership principles that can help you be a better leader and a better follower of Christ. As a Christian, you can see how there is biblical supportive scripture to go along with the people principles you may have already embraced from my leadership books,” said John Maxwell. “

 

The Maxwell Leadership Bible, NIV went on sale October 7, 2014.

 

Thomas Nelson publishers is a world leading provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson, is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information visit www.thomasnelson.com.

 

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For review copies and more information contact:

 

Amy Stambaugh, Marketing Manager, HarperCollins Christian Publishing

 

Amy.Stambaugh@HarperCollins.com / 615.902.2232

October 08, 2014

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Thomas Nelson to Release The Reluctant Journey


 

 
Nashville, TN (October 3, 2014) ---- Thomas Nelson will release the second book in the company’s newRefraction series, The Reluctant Journey, on October 14th. Written by noted author and Trevecca Nazarene University professor, Dr. Richard Leslie Parrott, the book shows you how to fulfill God’s purpose for your life. Dr. Parrott gives practical steps and ways to live out the truths of the Lord’s Prayer and stories of the founders of our faith. The book also offers thought-provoking questions for spiritual conversation and reflection. 
 
Speaking about The Reluctant Journey, bestselling author and speaker Dr. Stan Toler says, “Through the stories of Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, and others, Richard Parrott has unpacked the grace of God in word pictures that will renew the heart and inspire the reader.”
The Reluctant Journey offers a path of spiritual authenticity that is not a solo endeavor but a calling to a partnership with God. This journey requires utter honesty, trust, commitment, and wisdom. God guides your path with the promise of His love and guidance to do His work in the world. Dr. Richard Parrott offers biblical examples of truly hearing the voice of God as experienced by the family of Abraham and Sarah, their son Isaac, grandson Jacob, and great-grandson Joseph. The Reluctant Journey is an honest and practical guide for relating to God and learning how to truly trust and live out His promises.
The books in Thomas Nelson’s Refraction collection candidly speak into the biggest issues we face today, appealing to believers who want fresh ideas for outreach and spiritual growth, and non-believers who want a deeper meaning in life. Refraction books cross theological boundaries in an open and honest way, through succinct and candid writing for a contemporary, millennial-minded reader. The Reluctant Journey will be available at all online and retail book outlets. For more information on The Reluctant Journey and theRefraction book series please visit online: www.refractionbooks.com.
About Dr. Richard Leslie Parrott
Dr. Richard Parrott is a professor at Trevecca Nazarene University, teaching leadership studies in the areas of business, education, and Christian ministries. Dr. Parrott is also an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene with a quarter century of pastoral ministry. His publications include, My Soul PurposeTrue and Best: Authentic LivingWhen Pastors Pray; and Leadership Lessons: Avoiding the Pitfalls of King Saul (with Dr. Ralph Hawkins).
About Thomas Nelson
Thomas Nelson publishers is a world leading provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, TN.  For additional information visit www.thomasnelson.com.
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October 03, 2014

Karen Kingsbury reads ‘The Voice’


New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist steps into the story of Scripture

Nashville, Tenn --- Bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is sharing her voice of praise for The Voice Bible translation. 

“There is nothing more powerful than a story and no story more powerful than God’s,” says Kingsbury.  “The Bible gives us guidance, answers, and hope while sharing a narrative that transcends time.  No other Bible translation captures the wholeness of God’s story like ‘The Voice.’”

Kingsbury’s more than 50 award-winning titles inspired Today’s Christian Music Network to create the new radio program “Karen Kingsbury’s Family Fiction” and magazine which carries the same name.  Now connecting with listeners and readers alike, Kingsbury is using “The Voice Bible” to spread God’s Word.

When asked about her passion for Scripture and her love for “The Voice Bible” Kingsbury said, “’The Voice’ is the only translation that reads like a good book, letting readers truly step into the story of Scripture and experience all the beauty, grit, and humor that exists throughout the Bible.  Great stories don’t always have to be fiction!”

“The Voice” is a dynamic equivalent Bible translation designed to recapture the beauty, grit, humor, and passion of the original Scripture that has been lost over time.  Developed over seven years with more than 120 scholars, pastors, writers, and artists, “The Voice” allows readers to experience what has been lost from the Bible.  For more information and to experience the Bible through videos, free downloads, and more visit www.HearTheVoice.com.

About Thomas Nelson

Thomas Nelson publishers is a world leading provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn.  For additional information visit www.thomasnelson.com.

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September 05, 2014

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Top-Selling New Spirit-Filled Life Bible Now Available in the New International Version (NIV) More Than Two Million New Spirit-Filled Life Bibles Sold to Date


(Nashville, Tenn.) May 15, 2014 —Thomas Nelson Publishing announces the recent release of the New International Version (NIV) of its best-selling New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, which became available at retail on May 6.  Now offered in the world’s most widely read translation, the NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible will continue to address important issues of Spirit-filled living in the context of solid biblical scholarship. Over 2 million New Spirit-Filled Life Bibles have been purchased to date.

Executive Editor Dr. Jack Hayford, and founding pastor of The Church on the Way, led a team of scholars, pastors, teachers, writers and editors to produce the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible. For more than twenty years, this outstanding resource has offered a fresh look at the Scriptures and the work of the Holy Spirit.

Hayford notes, “I again rejoice that the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible is now released in the New International Version (NIV). Personally,multiple translations have always resourced my Bible study habits and teaching ministry.  May the availability of this added resource enrich every believer who favors the NIV, as the Holy Spirit breathes through God’s Word and we continue to seek His fullness of life in Christ, and truth in the Scriptures.”

“Since 1991, it’s been an honor to work with Pastor Hayford and his team to bring readers the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible series,” shares Robert Sanford, Vice President & Associate Publisher at Thomas Nelson. “Over the years, its mission to provide Biblical equipping for practical living has remained the same.  And now, we are so pleased to have the opportunity to expand, and reach new readers who may rely on the NIV translation and therefore, experience the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible study for the first time.”

Features of the NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible include commentaries titled “Kingdom Dynamics” highlighting 41 themes throughout the Bible; “Truth-In-Action” charts with practical application from every book of the Bible plus detailed book introductions and verse-by-verse study notes; and “Word Wealth” which gives more than 550 key terms defined and brought to life by pulling the languages from the original Greek and Hebrew into everyday English.

The New Spirit-Filled Life Bible is also available in the New Living Translation and New King James Version.  The mission of the Spirit-Filled Life Bible series and reference materials is to serve the body of Christ with a broad range of trustworthy products marked by Biblical soundness, balanced scholarship and a sense of honor toward the modern-day working of the Holy Spirit.

For more information on the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, please visit www.NelsonBibles.com.

Dr. Jack Hayfordis the founder and Chancellor of The King’s University (at Dallas and Los Angeles), and founding pastor of The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, California, where he served as senior pastor for more than three decades. Since becoming pastor emeritus at The Church on the Way, this “pastor to pastors” has focused his efforts on issues of church leadership and pastoral ministry through the Jack W. Hayford School of Pastoral Nuture.  Respected for his balanced biblical teaching, Dr. Hayford’s preaching and teaching ministry can be heard on the “Living Way” radio and “Spirit Formed” television broadcasts worldwide via his website, www.jackhayford.org.From 2004 to 2009, he also served as President of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. Pastor Hayford has penned more than 50 books and composed 500 hymns and choruses. For more, visit www.jackhayford.org.

 

About Thomas Nelson Inc.: Thomas Nelson publishers is a world leading provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, TN.  For additional information visit www.thomasnelson.com


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May 15, 2014

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THE MACARTHUR STUDY BIBLE, NIV NAMED CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARD® WINNER FOR TOP BIBLE RELEASE OF THE YEAR


(Nashville, Tenn.) May 6, 2014 —Thomas Nelson publishers celebrates the national recognition of
The MacArthur Study Bible,NIV, which has been selected by theEvangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) as a 2014 Christian Book Award® winner in the “Bible” category. During the ECPA’s Leadership Summit in Colorado Springs on April 28, winners were announced in seven categories, honoring Christian publishing’s best book and Bible releases of the year.

The winning title’s general editor, pastor Dr. John MacArthur states, “It is a profound honor for the NIV edition of the MacArthur Study Bible to be singled out for recognition by the ECPA.” He continues, “I am greatly blessed and encouraged every time I am told that the notes in the Study Bible have motivated someone to understand better, dig more deeply, or take more seriously the truth of God’s Word. It has been my privilege to hear testimonies like that almost every week for the past seventeen years, and I am immensely grateful to the Lord for the fruit of all the labor that went into this project. My gratitude also goes to Thomas Nelson for championing the MacArthur Study Bible for so long, as well as for the editorial and design work that make the NIV edition such a quality product.”
 
Robert Sanford, Thomas Nelson Vice President and Associate Publisher, Bibles, adds, “It’s deeply gratifying to see Dr. MacArthur honored by the industry for its recognition of his teaching and preaching ministry. The MacArthur Study Bible,NIV testifies to his faithfulness in serving our generation with the life-changing message of the Gospel.”
 
 
Released Sept. 24, 2013, by Thomas Nelson publishers, The MacArthur Study Bible,NIV pairs the world-renowned MacArthur Study Bible notes with the New International Version (NIV) translation text.
 
Now adorning the gold ECPA medallion of excellence seal on the cover, The MacArthur Study Bible, NIV is one of the most comprehensive study Bibles available.  Following Dr. John MacArthur’s verse-by-verse approach to biblical teaching, the meticulously written contributions are packed with detailed information, explanations and helpful insights. Featuresof the NIV edition include MacArthur’s original 20,000 study notes; an extensive topical index; and numerous charts, maps, outlines and articles.
 
The MacArthur Study Bibleis one of the leading study Bibles in the world, with more than 1.8 million copies distributed since its debut in 1997.
 
(*Photo attached) Pictured are the ECPA’s 2014 Christian Book Award® winners.(Front row) L-R: Mark Kuyper, President/CEO, ECPA; Mark Shoenwald, President/CEO, Thomas Nelson Publishers, The MacArthur Study Bible,NIV, Bible Winner; Laura Minchew, Sr. Vice President, Thomas Nelson Publishers, He Walks Among Us, Inspiration Winner; Peggy Schaefer, Publisher, Ideals Publications, A Guideposts Company, The Sparkle Box, Children’s Winner;Bob Fryling, Publisher, InterVarsity Press, Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels(2nd Edition),Bible Reference Winner; Lane Dennis, President/CEO, Crossway, Crazy Busy | Book of the Year™ (Back row) L-R: Jeff Johnson, COO Tyndale House Publishers, CS Lewis -- A Life, NonFiction Winner; Jonathan Merkh, VP/Publisher, Howard Books, Iscariot, Fiction Winner; Dwight Baker, President, Baker Publishing Group, Falling Into Place, New Author Winner.
 
About Dr. John MacArthur: John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, president of the Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry. In more than four decades of ministry, John has written dozens of bestselling books, including The MacArthur Study Bible, The Gospel According to Jesus, and Slave. He and his wife, Patricia, have four married children and fifteen grandchildren. For more details about John MacArthur and his Bible-teaching resources, contact Grace to You at 800-55-GRACE or www.gty.org.
 
About Thomas Nelson Inc.: Thomas Nelson publishers is a world leading provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, TN.  For additional information visit www.thomasnelson.com.
 
About The Christian Book Award® program: The Christian Book Award program, established in 1978 as the Gold Medallion Book Awards by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, recognizes the absolute highest quality in Christian books. Based on excellence in content, literary quality, design, and impact, the Christian Book Award® program is the oldest and among the most prestigious awards in the religious publishing industry. Christian Book Award® program finalists and winners receive recognition and support throughout multiple retail and media outlets, including Christianity Today, BookShout, ChristianBook.com, Cokesbury, Family Christian, Lifeway Christian Stores, Mardel Christian Stores, Munce Group, Parable Christian Stores, Crossings, Innovative/Signature Websites, NetGalley, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Christian Book Award® media partner Christianity Today will feature the winning titles in online and print ads starting May 2 and scheduled throughout the year. For more information, visit www.ecpa.org/?page=cba_1_overview
 
About ECPA: The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association is an international non- profit trade organization, comprised of nearly 200 member companies worldwide, representing a combined revenue of nearly $1.4 billion. Since 1974, ECPA has strengthened Christian publishing by building Networking, Information, and Advocacy opportunities within the industry and across multiple channels so that our members can more effectively produce and deliver transformational Christian content. For more information about ECPA: 480-966-3998, info@ecpa.org,www.ecpa.org. Christian Book Award® is a registered trademark of ECPA.
 
 
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May 06, 2014

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The Chronological Study Bible, Now In New International Version


 

 

The Chronological Study Bible – Now Available In New International Version

 

Thomas Nelson Publishers offer top-selling Bible in the popular NIV translation

For the first time ever, the popular Chronological Study Bible is available in the New International Version (NIV) translation. The Bible features the entire NIV text arranged in chronological order - the order the events actually happened – alongside beautifully designed full-color illustrations and photos of places, artifacts, and cultural phenomena, as well as fascinating articles that connect the Bible text to world and culture.

The Chronological Study Bible, originally released in the New King James Version in 2008, has consistently been a best-selling Bible for readers interested in studying God’s Word. By immersing the reader in Scripture in a dramatic and engaging way, The Chronological Study Bible offers a unique “you are there” experience of exploring biblical events and the history of God’s people.  Bible passages that were once difficult to understand can be read with new insight when studied in the context of biblical culture and world history.

“For years, The Chronological Study Bible has brought God’s Word to life for history enthusiasts, scholars, and those just looking to dive deeper into the Bible,” said Bob Sanford, Vice President and Associate Publisher for HarperCollins Christian Publishing. “By offering this Bible in the popular NIV translation for the first time, we’re excited to bring The Chronological Study Bible to a new audience.”

The Chronological Study Bible, NIV went on sale April 22, 2014.

Thomas Nelson publishers is a world leading provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson, is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information visit www.thomasnelson.com.

 

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For review copies and more information contact:

Amy Stambaugh, Marketing Manager, HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Amy.Stambaugh@HarperCollins.com / 615.902.2232

April 23, 2014

The Modern Life Study Bible Connects Modern Believers to God's Word


 

 

 

 

Is the Bible still relevant in our modern world?

Publisher Thomas Nelson turns to full color, high design to reconnect God’s Word to our world

 

 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – According to a recent survey about stress in America, money, relationship and work-related issues are the most common sources of adult stress. Amidst chaos of what makes up the modern age, it becomes easy for today’s Christians to get wrapped up in these basic struggles and feel disconnected from the world of the Bible. So while modern-day believers may be harried by constant digital connection, they could be reminded that challenges such as money, relationships and work parallel those struggles of biblical characters, over 2,000 years ago.

 

Guiding today’s Christians to connect the past and present, Thomas Nelson announces their newest Bible, The Modern Life Study BibleGod’s Word for Our World  (Thomas Nelson Publishing, January 21, 2014), which explores the timeless truths that relate the people and stories of the Bible to the opportunities and demands everyday people face today.

 

"The Modern Life Study Bible helps today’s believers connect to the world of the Bible by examining God’s character and how others have put biblical truths to work," says Robert Sanford, vice president and associate publisher at Thomas Nelson. "Through inspirational biographies, thousands of articles, beautiful, full-color illustrations, and more, The Modern Life Study Bible helps readers understand and embrace what it means to follow Christ in today’s world."

 

Written in the New King James Version, The Modern Life Study Bible helps modern-day believers apply biblical principles to everyday life in areas such as family, church, community and work. It aims to help Christians understand what it means to be members of God’s kingdom as well as citizens of a global village.

 

The Modern Life Study Bible is designed for Christians who consider the Bible to be central to their life and worldview. Using historical context and fresh insights backed by biblical scholars, this Bible has highly-designed contemporary resources that will engage, encourage and enlighten followers of Christ each day.

 

The Modern Life Study Bible is printed in full-color, along with other features such as:

• More than 2,400 concise articles and book introductions

• More than 220 full-color maps

• Hundreds of diagrams, tables and illustrations

• 66 inspirational biographies

• Indexes to aid navigation and study

 

Thomas Nelson publishers is a world leading provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson, is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information visit www.thomasnelson.com.

 

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For more information, please contact Andrea Sanchez at (512) 206-0229 or andrea@sheltoninteractive.com .

 

January 21, 2014

The Modern Life Study Bible Connects Modern Believers to God's Word


NKJV Website Aids Readers in Studying God’s Word


New Website Helps Increase Bible Engagement

Nashville, Tenn - Thomas Nelson publishers announced today the launch of a newly updated New King James Version (NKJV) website that will help people become closer to God’s Word. 

“The goal of the new NKJV website is to provide Bible readers everywhere the accuracy, trustworthiness and dependability of the NKJV and to increase their engagement with Scripture,” said Chip Brown, senior vice president and Bible publisher.  “We want to build upon the strengths that this translation has brought to its loyal readers for so long, and we want make new believers for the Kingdom.”

The new NKJV website, www.TheNKJVBible.com, boasts a number of Bible resources including:

  • Translation comparison
  • Topic, verse, and chapter search
  • Bible reading plans
  • Scripture sharing

“The NKJV has impacted millions of lives since it’s introduction and continues to help people gain a clearer understanding of God’s Word every day,” said Mark Schoenwald, president and CEO of HarperCollins Christian Publishing.  “We are excited to be able to increase that impact through the introduction of new Bible engagement resources like the NKJV website.”

To continue helping people further their ongoing connection with the Bible, the NKJV team plans to add additional resources and features on the website on a continual basis.

About the NKJV

The New King James Version is an up-to-date translation of the Bible by devout scholars, which maintains much of the beauty of the King James Version while increasing the accuracy and making the meaning clearer for today's reader.  There are several other good modern Bible translations available, but none does a better job of presenting the accuracy, beauty, and clarity that Bible readers need than the New King James Version.  The NKJV is the best Bible translation for studying God’s Word.

About Thomas Nelson

Thomas Nelson, Inc., part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a world leading provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. The publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson, is headquartered in Nashville, TN with additional offices in Plano, TX. For additional information, please visit www.thomasnelsoncorporate.com.

December 11, 2013

THE SISTERS IN FAITH BRAND EXPANDS ITS REACH


Bible for African-American Women Will Be Sold at Costco Club Stores

Devotional Series Based on the Bible is Now Online at BibleGateway.com

Sisters in Faith Will Speak on Empowerment at the ESSENCE Festival

 

NASHVILLE, TN (July 2013) – The reach and influence of the Sisters in Faith brand of inspirational products for African-American women is expanding across the country in stores, online, and through in-person events. TheSisters in Faith Holy Bible: Encouraging and Empowering African-American Women with God’s Truth (Thomas Nelson, $39.99, ISBN 9781401675158), a Bible designed to address the concerns of today’s Christian woman, will soon be sold at Costco, the world’s largest membership warehouse chain. A weekly devotional based on the Sisters in Faith Holy Bible is now available at BibleGateway.com, an online a Bible resource site that serves millions of visitors each month. In addition, the Bible’s editors will participate in the Empowerment Experience at the 2013 ESSENCE Festival, the nation’s preeminent annual event celebrating African-American culture and music.

Costco will begin selling the Sisters in Faith Holy Bible on Monday, July 8, 2013. The warehouse chain, which has more than 68 million members and 626 warehouse stores worldwide, will initially offer the Sisters in Faith Holy Bible in 7 U.S. markets.

“We are very excited to see increased support for the Sisters in Faith brand from our mass market accounts, including Target, Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart and now Costco,” says Megan Jayne, Key Accounts Manager, Mass Market Sales at Thomas Nelson. “We believe that the fresh voices represented in this brand, along with the strong, Biblical content, will resonate with today’s African-American woman seeking spiritual growth through books that are accessible and applicable to her everyday life.”

“Michele and Stephanie are incredible ladies; they are a constant stream of ideas and bubbling with energy,” says Robert L. Sanford, Vice Presidentand Associate Publisher, Thomas Nelson Bibles,Reference, and Curriculum. “Thomas Nelson is privileged to have such delightful advocates for the products we’ve created together with them.”

 In addition, women can now connect with the Sisters in Faith Holy Bible online through a new weekly devotional series on BibleGateway.com. Sisters in Faith Devotionals consist of reflections written by executive editors Michele and Stephanie, as well as other contributors to the Sisters in Faith Holy Bible. Each writer brings her unique perspective to a wide range of everyday issues like managing anger, finding time for prayer, or lending a helping hand to other women in the community. Devotionals are emailed out every Monday to those who sign up to receive a newsletter on Biblegateway.com: http://www.biblegateway.com/newsletters

Jenkins and Moore will also take the Sisters in Faith Holy Bible’s message to the 2013 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, LA. They will participate in the Employment Empowerment Experience Series as panelists for the “Reinvent Your Life and Your Business” discussion on Saturday, July 6, at 1:30 p.m.

The Sisters in Faith Holy Bible is a sister-to-sister guide through the Word of God. It demonstrates how His Word is active and will impact every interaction of life in a practical way for the African-American woman. The Sisters in Faith Holy Bible seeks to highlight where the Bible speaks in to five major areas of life: God, Family, Others, Self, and Career. Contributors include first lady Jamell Meeks, recording artist Joann Rosario Condrey, novelists Kim Cash Tate, Vanessa Davis Griggs, and other scholars and artists. Executive editors Michele Clark Jenkins and Stephanie Perry Moore are the co-founders of Sisters in Faith, an entity established to create meaningful products that encourage and empower African-American women with God’s truth, and address the needs and concerns of life that are particularly challenging to the women in this culture.

“African-American women have long suffered and long loved the Lord in such a way that being Christian and being African-American is synonymous,” say Jenkins and Moore. “But very little Christian product reveals her voice through the body of Christ and almost none has been created to speak directly to her in a way that relates to her life and her struggle. This beautiful Bible, along with the devotionals and other Sisters in Faith books, will be guideposts on a journey for all of us to awaken a new and dynamic spirit.”

Raise Him Up: A Single Mother’s Guide to Raising a Successful Black Man ($9.99, ISBN 9781401677824), written by Stephanie Perry Moore and her husband, Derrick Moore, and part of the Sisters in Faith brand, is featured in the June issue of Ebony magazine and the July issue of ESSENCE magazine. Information about all of the Sisters in Faith products is available online at www.thesistersinfaith.com.

Thomas Nelson, Inc., part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a world-leading provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. The publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson, is headquartered in Nashville, TN with additional offices in Plano, TX. For additional information, please visit www.thomasnelson.com.

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July 03, 2013

THE SISTERS IN FAITH BRAND EXPANDS ITS REACH


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