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Bestselling The Jesus Bible to reach more readers in new editions— exclusive NIV Comfort Print® typeface, and NVI and ESV translations

More than 140,000 copies of THE JESUS BIBLE have entered circulation since January 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— After a phenomenal first year, placing high both in Amazon and ECPA rankings, Zondervan is delighted to announce that THE JESUS BIBLE will be available in new editions in late 2018 and early 2019.

In 2017, THE JESUS BIBLE was Zondervan’s bestselling NIV study Bible and was one of the Evangelical Christian Publisher Association’s (ECPA) bestselling study Bibles, as well as #11 overall for ECPA Bibles. More than 140,000 copies of THE JESUS BIBLE have entered circulation since its launch at Passion Conference in January 2017.

Over the following year, the ministry of THE JESUS BIBLE will be extended in three ways. First, in October 2018, THE JESUS BIBLE will be released with new covers and in Zondervan’s exclusive NIV Comfort Print® typeface, making it more readable than ever. It will also be available for the first time in indexed editions.

In February 2019, THE JESUS BIBLE will be published by Editorial Vida, Zondervan’s Spanish division, in the Nueva Versión Internacional, reaching Spanish readers in the United States, Latin America, and Spain.

Finally, just in time for Easter, THE JESUS BIBLE will be published by Zondervan in March 2019 in the English Standard Version (ESV).

“In its first eighteen months of publication, THE JESUS BIBLE, NIV EDITION has been a massive success, reaching readers of all ages, including those in the increasingly influential 18 to 36-year-old market,” says Kevin Marks, managing director, Passion Publishing. “We are grateful to HarperCollins Christian Publishing for everything they are doing to lift this incredible resource—the launch in November of The Jesus Bible in their exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print® is a significant investment in the future success of the NIV edition. And we believe that expanding the impact by offering The Jesus Bible in both Spanish language editions and the ESV is a powerful step towards making The Jesus Bible accessible to the fullness of the Church and the global Passion Movement.”

The Jesus Bible, which features essays from general editor Louie Giglio as well as Max Lucado, John Piper, Ravi Zacharias, and Randy Alcorn, helps readers follow the thread of Jesus from cover to cover. The Jesus Bible features 66 book introductions and over 1,000 articles, which help readers discover a new depth to the Bible’s meaning as they see Jesus in every chapter of the story.

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About the General Editor: Louie Giglio is Pastor of Passion City Church and the Founder of the Passion movement, which exists to call a generation to leverage their lives for the fame of Jesus. Since 1997, Passion has gathered collegiate-aged young people in events across the US and around the world. Notably, in 2017, more than 55,000 students gathered for Passion 2017 in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome for one of the largest Jesus-focused collegiate events in history. Each year, Passion continues to see 18-25 year olds fill venues across the nation in pursuit of lives lived for God’s glory. In addition to the collegiate gatherings of Passion Conferences, Louie and his wife, Shelley, lead the teams at Passion City Church, sixstepsrecords, Passion Publishing, and the Passion Global Institute. Louie is the national-bestselling author of GOLIATH MUST FALL, INDESCRIBABLE, THE COMEBACK, THE AIR I BREATHE, and I AM NOT BUT I KNOW I AM. Louie and Shelley make their home in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Passion Publishing is a book publishing imprint committed to lifting and amplifying the messages of the Passion Movement and Passion City Church. As a movement, Passion is focused on glorifying God through a winsome life leveraged for the name and renown of Jesus. Launched in 2014, Passion Publishing has published notable bestsellers THE COMEBACK and WAITING HERE FOR YOU (Louie Giglio), and GOOD GOOD FATHER picture book (Chris Tomlin and Pat Barrett). The imprint partners with HarperCollins Christian Publishing.

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The New International Version (NIV) is the world’s bestselling modern-English Bible translation—accurate, readable, and clear, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages. The NIV is the result of over 50 years of work by the Committee on Bible Translation, who oversee the efforts of many contributing scholars. Representing the spectrum of evangelicalism, the translators come from a wide range of denominations and various countries and continually review new research in order to ensure the NIV remains at the forefront of accessibility, relevance, and authority. Every NIV Bible that is purchased helps Biblica, a nonprofit ministry organization, translate and give Bibles to people in need around the world. To learn more, visit thenivbible.com.

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About Comfort Print®: Read on! Settle in and spend more time in the Bible without eyestrain. Comfort Print® is an exclusive new family of fonts expertly designed to allow your eyes to relax as they flow smoothly along the lines of text. Learn more at ComfortPrintBibles.com.

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About Editorial Vida: Editorial Vida, the Spanish division of Zondervan, publishes Spanish Bibles, books, devotionals, and other resources that promote a faithful relationship with Jesus. Vida maintains the largest catalog of Christian products and resources in the Hispanic culture—U.S., Latin America, and abroad. Vida holds the exclusive distribution rights of the NVI (Nueva Versión Internacional)—New International Version of the Bible in Spanish. Vida’s offices are located in Miami, Fl. editorialvida.com.

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Zondervan is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, Mich. For additional information, please visit zondervan.com.

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Contact:
Trinity McFadden
(616) 698-3514
[email protected]

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