15 July

Daniel Marrs named associate publisher for Nelson Books

(Nashville, TN) July 15, 2021—Thomas Nelson today announced Daniel Marrs as the new associate publisher for Nelson Books, a nonfiction imprint of the publishing group.

In this role, Marrs will lead the editorial strategy for Nelson Books, overseeing the editorial process and helping to shape the acquisitions strategy for the imprint. He will also manage and develop the editorial production team.

Marrs is a seasoned publishing leader, having served most recently as the v-p and editorial director for Ave Maria Press and prior to that, as the publisher for Thomas Nelson Bibles. While at Thomas Nelson, he spearheaded the launch of the New English Translation (NET), implemented the Comfort Print initiative across all Thomas Nelson Bible products, and worked with bestselling authors Max Lucado and John MacArthur on crafting Bible products with their unique commentary.

Marrs holds a Doctor of Philosophy in theology and ethics with minors in church history and philosophy from Baylor University. In addition, he earned a Master of Arts in theology with minors in biblical studies and philosophy from Talbot School of Theology, and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature with a minor in education from Shepherd University.

“We are so pleased to welcome Daniel back to Thomas Nelson and have him move into this leadership role for Nelson Books,” said Timothy Paulson, v-p and publisher for Nelson Books. “Daniel’s unique blend of publishing experience, theological expertise, and strong relational skills make him the perfect fit for this role. I look forward to how he will take our team’s editorial work to the next level.”

For more information about Nelson Books visit www.thomasnelson.com/nelsonbooks/, or follow @nelsonbooks on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Contact:    Chelsea Taff

                 Manager, Corporate Communications

                 tel:     615.902.2137

                 web:   [email protected]

04 February

The Maxwell Leadership Bible hits one million units sold

Leadership expert John Maxwell reaches sales milestone

(Nashville, TN) February 4, 2019—Thomas Nelson is pleased to announce that The Maxwell Leadership Bible has officially sold its one millionth copy. Originally published in 2002 with executive editor Dr. John C. Maxwell, the Bible is now in its third edition.

The Maxwell Leadership Bible features over 120 “Profiles in Leadership” lessons that examine different leaders throughout the Bible, along with compelling short articles and notes on mentoring and influencing the workplace and the world as an employee, boss, parent, or neighbor. The Bible also provides a complete reference index for Maxwell’s bestselling leadership resources, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership  (Thomas Nelson) and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader (HarperCollins Leadership).

“While I’m best known for leadership, my ultimate goal is to see men and women fulfill their God-given potential to make a difference in the world,” says Maxwell. “There is no greater book to make that type of transformation possible than the Bible.”

“Regardless of your career or vocation, John transforms familiar Bible stories into profound lessons and life-changing principles,” says Daniel Marrs, publisher for Thomas Nelson Bibles. “We are honored to celebrate this outstanding publishing achievement and are eager to continue partnering with John to share his time-tested wisdom, equipping a new generation of godly leaders.” The Maxwell Leadership Bible is available in English in the New King James Version (NKJV) and New International Version (NIV) and in Spanish in Nueva Versión Internacional (NVI) and Reina-Valera 1960 (RVR60), reaching readers across the United States, Latin America, and Spain, all printed in Thomas Nelson’s exclusive Comfort Print typeface.

“The potency of the leadership advice John provides in The Maxwell Leadership Bible transcends culture and language,” says Cris Garrido, publisher for Grupo Nelson. “Not only are we thrilled that the message of this Bible clearly resonates with Spanish-language readers; we are also excited for the work still ahead as we steward this powerful content in order to reach new readers across the globe.”

Maxwell’s commitment to empowering Christian leaders on a global scale goes beyond The Maxwell Leadership Bible. He also founded EQUIP, a non-profit organization focused on training and mobilizing effective Christian leaders to practice Biblical servant leadership in their ministries.

About Thomas Nelson: 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.

19 September

Beautiful Premier Collection Bibles released from Thomas Nelson and Zondervan

Created with premium materials, fine design and craftmanship; printed with exclusive Comfort Print® typefaces

Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 19, 2018 — Thomas Nelson and Zondervan are thrilled to announce the release of their new Premier Collection Bibles, on sale September 25, 2018.

Premier Collection Bibles feature premium materials, including:

  • Full-grain black goatskin covers, which are hand-bound to the book blocks using an edge-lined construction for optimum flexibility and durability
  • Beautiful, opaque 36 gsm European Bible paper, which is bound together with fine, strong thread using the Smyth-sewn binding method, just as high-end books have been crafted for hundreds of years
  • Art gilding, which is a specialized process for treating the edges of Bible pages, applying both a rich dye and a metallic coating to create a stunning depth and finish as the pages are fanned out
  • Generous yapp, which is the part of the leather cover that extends beyond the page edges, to protect the art gilding
  • Encased in durable, 2-piece boxes and elegantly wrapped in protective paper for the ultimate gift-giving and unboxing experience
  • Exclusive Comfort Print® typefaces, designed by leading font foundry 2K-DENMARK, which combine tradition with the best advances in modern typography, ensuring a smooth reading experience

“Several years ago, we began working on a beautiful Bible initiative to ensure that our Bibles are beautifully crafted in both their interior and exterior design and quality of materials, as well as in how we present them to the market,” says Melinda Bouma, publisher, Zondervan Bibles. “A significant step in that process was the creation of our exclusive Comfort Print® typefaces for each translation. Now these new Premier Collection Bibles are the capstone on our beautiful Bible initiative.”

“We spent a great deal of time evaluating production quality to create these new Bibles,” says Daniel Marrs, publisher, Thomas Nelson Bibles. “Our goal was to match or surpass the quality and features of any premium Bible currently on the market, while simultaneously offering our Bibles at lower prices for our readers.”

The first Premier Collection Bibles go on sale September 25, 2018 and are available in three translations: Thomas Nelson’s King James Version (KJV) and New King James Version (NKJV) and Zondervan’s New International Version (NIV).

  • KJV Giant Print Center-Column Reference Bible (ISBN 9780785220831), with red under gold art gilding, three ribbons (two black, one red), 12.2-point print size for excellent readability, book introductions, a full concordance, and Thomas Nelson’s complete cross-reference system, with over 72,000 references displayed in a classic center-column format, for $149.99
  • NKJV Large Print Thinline Reference Bible (ISBN 9780785220886), with red under gold art gilding, three ribbons (two black, one red), 11-point print size in a line-matched setting, extensive concordance, full-color maps, and more than 40,000 cross-references, in a format less than an inch thick for portability, ideal for reading and preaching, for $149.99
  • NKJV Single-Column Reference Bible (ISBN 9780785220855), with red under gold art gilding, three ribbons (two black, one red), 10.5-point print size in a line-matched, single-column format designed for maximum readability, generous margins, and Thomas Nelson’s complete cross-reference system with over 72,000 references, for $159.99
  • NIV Heritage Bible (ISBN 9780310450757), with blue and silver art gilding, three ribbons (black, blue, and red), 10-point print size in a two-color, line-matched, single column setting, generous margins with room for notes, pages to keep family records, and a concordance, for $149.99
  • NIV Large Print Thinline Bible (ISBN 9780310450894), with blue and silver art gilding, three ribbons (navy blue, blue, and light blue), 11.4-point print size, in a format less than an inch-thick for portability and ideal for reading and preaching, for $149.99

To view Premier Collection Bibles in detail, visit https://youtu.be/AOFhO28nMIs. To learn more about Premier Collection Bibles, visit www.PremierCollectionBibles.com.

Limited review copies are available upon request. Contact Trinity McFadden at [email protected].

Contact:    Trinity McFadden

Senior Manager of Publicity

tel: 616-698-3514

email: trinity.mcfad[email protected]

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 www.ComfortPrintBibles.com

About the KJV: The most widely ready English translation for over four centuries, ideal for study, memorization and worship.

About the NKJV™: Commissioned in 1975 by Thomas Nelson Publishers, the NKJV was developed by 130 respected Bible scholars, church leaders, and lay Christians. Over the course of seven years they created a translation that was completely new and modern, yet retained the purity and stylistic beauty of the original King James. With unyielding faithfulness to the Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic texts, the NKJV translation reflects the most recent research in archaeology, linguistics, and textual studies.

About the NIV: 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 www.thenivbible.com.

About Thomas Nelson: 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.

About Zondervan: 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 www.zondervan.com.

22 March

Experience a guided journey through Scripture with Pastor Jerry Vines in The Vines Expository Bible

Nashville, Tenn., March 22, 2018 – Thomas Nelson is pleased to announce the release of The Vines Expository Bible with Dr. Jerry Vines. Featuring the beautiful and faithful NKJV™ translation, The Vines Expository Bible provides the opportunity for readers to be mentored by Dr. Vines’ wise Scriptural insights.

Delivered in Dr. Vines’ characteristically warm style, each page helps readers build their understanding of the Bible. Based on a lifetime of sermons and lessons from his faithful ministry, The Vines Expository Bible brims with biblical exposition, practical teaching, illustrations, principles, and translations insights, offering scriptural truth alongside guided explanations of key passages.

“Like a good sermon, The Vines Expository Bible makes Scripture accessible and applicable,” says Daniel Marrs, associate publisher, Thomas Nelson Bible Group. “Dr. Vines is famous for his warm and pastoral tone, and we think that readers will find that this Bible will lead them on a journey that will bring them into direct contact with Scripture’s message for their lives.”

Features of The Vines Expository Bible include:

  • 200 “Presenting the Message” detailed outlines from Jerry Vines’ sermon archive
  • 100 “Living the Message” articles with illustrations for living the Christian life
  • 200 “Applying the Message” notes that help you see the relevance of Scriptures for your walk with Christ
  • 300 “Discerning the Meaning” word studies that illuminate the meaning of key words in Scripture
  • 66 Book Introductions
  • NKJV paragraph-style text with in-text subject headings
  • Topical Index
  • NKJV Concordance
  • 5-point print size

Product formats available March 27, 2018:

  • ISBN 9780718098513, Cloth over Board, 1,984 pages, $44.99
  • ISBN 9780718098582, Imitation Leather, Black, 1,984 pages, $69.99
  • ISBN 9780718098599, Imitation Leather, Brown, 1,984 pages, $69.99
  • ISBN 9780718098568, Imitation Leather, Purple, 1,984 pages, $69.99
  • ISBN 9780718098612, Bonded Leather, Black, 1,984 pages, $74.99
  • ISBN 9780718098629, Bonded Leather, Burgundy, 1,984 pages, $74.99
  • ISBN 9780718098650, Genuine Leather, Black, 1,984 pages, $94.99
  • ISBN 9780718098636, Ebook, 1,984 pages, $35.99

For reprint permission or to request an interview with Dr. Vines, contact Trinity McFadden at [email protected] or 616-698-3514.

About Dr. Jerry Vines:

Dr. Jerry Vines has been a Baptist pastor and preacher for over 60 years, working to win people to Christ and to help those who know Christ grow in their Christian lives.

A native of Carrollton, Georgia, Pastor Vines was educated at Mercer University (BA), New Orleans Theological Seminary (BD), and Luther Rice Seminary (ThD). He pastored the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida for 24 years until retiring in 2006, and while there also served two terms as President of the Southern Baptist Convention, from 1988-1989.

Pastor Vines is a year-round Alabama football fan, and is working on his PhD at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for fun in his retirement. He and his wife, Janet, have four children and seven grandchildren.

 

Praise for The Vines Expository Bible:

“As pastors, it is our mission and calling to explain the beauty, the grace, and the challenge of the Bible, to help our congregations see Christ more clearly. Jerry Vines’ truly God-given talent for making the meaning of Scripture accessible is a precious gift for any Christian seeking God through His Word.”

Dr. Robert Jeffress; pastor of First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas; host of Pathway to Victory

“Creative, practical, applicable, but never anything less than true to the actual text of Scripture, has been the hallmark of this unparalleled pulpit virtuoso. . . . I love Dr. Vines and I’m so glad he’s opened up his vault of knowledge for all of us.”

Mike Huckabee; former Governor of Arkansas

“From the cradle to the grave, the Bible is God’s roadmap for life. To understand and apply its teachings, one needs a skilled guide. Read and apply this study Bible daily, and you will not go astray.

Steve Gaines, PhD; pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee; president of the Southern Baptist Convention

“Jerry Vines knows God’s word like few people I know and has spent a lifetime of study and preparation to proclaim its Truth. This is a classic and will bless students of the Bible for generations to come.”

Dr. Jack Graham; PowerPoint Ministries

“James 1:22 exhorts each of us to be doers of the Word, not hearers only. Dr. Jerry Vines, with the heart of a pastor, enables us to practice James 1:22, with his own unique expository style. With this work, Pastor Vines is like another Phillip who guided the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8 to an understanding of salvation.”

Sonny Perdue; Secretary of Agriculture; former Governor of Georgia

“Jerry Vines has the rare ability to possess the passion of a prophet and the erudition of a scholar, and it’s been a big influence on shaping my own approach to the pulpit. It’s good to see many of his insights and life-changing approaches to text captured in this one helpful resource.”

Dr. J.D. Greear; author and pastor of The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

“Having known and loved Dr. Jerry Vines for decades, I am blessed to see the fruit of thousands and thousands of hours of personal devotion and Bible study… Only God knows how many believers in the coming years and decades will be built up and encouraged in the faith for having studied God’s Word with this amazing tool.”

Dr. O. S. Hawkins; former pastor of First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas; author of the Joshua Code series

“What a treasure Dr. Jerry Vines has given us! His years of pastoring, studying, and ministering to the church culminate in this volume. His explanations, word studies and applications provide excellent insight to the Scriptures.”

Susie Hawkins; author and ministry leader

 

About the NKJV™: Commissioned in 1975 by Thomas Nelson Publishers, 130 respected Bible scholars, church leaders, and lay Christians worked for seven years to create a completely new, modern translation of Scripture, yet one that would retain the purity and stylistic beauty of the original King James. With unyielding faithfulness to the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic texts, the NKJV translation applies the most recent research in archaeology, linguistics, and textual studies.

 

About Thomas Nelson: 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.

21 March

New Minister’s Bible from Thomas Nelson uniquely equips busy pastors for every occasion, with sermons, readings, outlines, and prayers

Comprehensive resource, available in KJV and NKJV Comfort Print®, is the only Bible to contain the complete Nelson’s Minister’s Manual

Nashville, Tenn., March 21, 2018 – Thomas Nelson is pleased to announce the release of the new Minister’s Bible, available in both the trusted King James and New King James translations. These beautiful and durable Bibles will help pastors and church leaders meet the needs of those in their congregations. The Minister’s Bible is the only Bible containing the complete text of the bestselling Nelson’s Minister’s Manual, which is conveniently set between the Old and New Testaments. A single thumb index at the middle of the Bible offers quick navigation to the Minister’s Manual.

“The Minister’s Bible is a one-stop resource with sermons, readings, outlines, prayers, and more,” says Daniel Marrs, publisher, Thomas Nelson Bible Group. “Covering a wide range of pastoral care situations—including weddings, funerals, communion services, baptisms, and various counseling situations—this is the perfect daily companion for those who have dedicated themselves to being ready to meet the needs of God’s people.”

Features include:

  • Complete text of both the trustworthy and beautiful King James and New King James Versions, perfect for devotional and worship settings
  • Exclusive KJV and NKJV Comfort Print® fonts
  • A comprehensive collection of pastoral resources, located between the Testaments—prayers, sermons, outlines, and more
  • Sewn, lay-flat binding to ensure easy, one-handed use
  • Three satin ribbon markers to quickly navigate between favorite passages and resources
  • Elegant, durable, understated covers, appropriate for any ministry setting
  • 9-point print size

The KJV Minister’s Bible is available in several beautiful editions on March 27, 2018:

  • ISBN 9780785216469, Genuine Leather, Black, Comfort Print, 1,184 pages, $79.99
  • ISBN 9780785216322, Leathersoft, Black, Comfort Print, 1,184 pages, $44.99
  • ISBN 9780785216421, Leathersoft, Brown, Comfort Print, 1,184 pages, $44.99
  • ISBN 9780785216537, Ebook, 1,184 pages, $35.99

The NKJV Minister’s Bible is available in several beautiful editions on March 27, 2018:

  • ISBN 9780785216575, Genuine Leather, Black, Comfort Print, 1,312 pages, $79.99
  • ISBN 9780785216544, Leathersoft, Black, Comfort Print, 1,312 pages, $44.99
  • ISBN 9780785216551, Leathersoft, Brown, Comfort Print, 1,312 pages, $44.99
  • ISBN 9780785216582, Ebook, Red Letter Edition, 1,312 pages, $35.99

To request a review copy, contact Trinity McFadden at [email protected] or 616-698-3514. To learn more about the Minister’s Bible, to access sample features, and to download 15 easy ideas you can use to bless your pastor year-round, visit www.TheMinistersBible.com.

 

Contact:     Trinity McFadden

Senior Manager of Publicity

                   web: [email protected]

tel: 616-698-3514

 

About the KJV: In 1611, the King James Version Bible, also known as the Authorized Version, was published. Revisions made at Cambridge in 1762 and at Oxford in 1769 standardized the text, ensuring that the King James Version would remain immensely readable for generations to come. Today, more than 400 years since its initial publication, the bestselling King James Version Bible continues to inspire, encourage, and strengthen people from all walks of life. The KJV is considered one of the most influential and beautiful works of literature in the English language and continues to be the favorite translation for millions of Christians.

 

About the NKJV™: Commissioned in 1975 by Thomas Nelson Publishers, 130 respected Bible scholars, church leaders, and lay Christians worked for seven years to create a completely new, modern translation of Scripture, yet one that would retain the purity and stylistic beauty of the original King James. With unyielding faithfulness to the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic texts, the NKJV translation applies the most recent research in archaeology, linguistics, and textual studies.

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 www.ComfortPrintBibles.com.

About Thomas Nelson: 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.

01 February

HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s Bible Group expands publishing efforts and new initiatives

(Nashville, TN) February 1, 2018—Today HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) announced a few key promotions within the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan Bible publishing groups that reflect the company’s continued focus on the Bible.

John, Kramp, who joined HCCP in September 2014 as senior v-p of Bible Resources, has been named senior v-p and group publisher for Bibles. Additionally, Doug Lockhart who joined the company as senior v-p for Bible marketing and outreach in October 2014 has been named senior v-p for Bible marketing and new initiatives.  Lockhart came to HCCP from Biblica as president and CEO, owners of the New International Version translation of the Bible. Lockhart will continue to work with Kramp to lead Bible marketing, champion innovative strategies, and develop pivotal partnerships across the industry to enhance visibility for the New International Version (NIV), the King James Version (KJV), and the New King James Version (NKJV) translations.

For Zondervan Bibles, Melinda Bouma is being promoted to publisher. During her 10-plus year tenure with Zondervan Bibles, Bouma’s innovation, industry knowledge, and leadership have been essential to the success of the Zondervan Bible business. As publisher, she will build on her proven success of award winning product develop, acquisition, and publishing leadership by expanding the publishing portfolio of the NIV, the New American Standard Version (NASB), the Amplified Version (AMP) and other translations.

HCCP also announced the promotion of Daniel Marrs to publisher of Thomas Nelson Bibles. Marrs joined the Thomas Nelson Bible team in November 2015 as senior editor and was named associate publisher for the group in June 2016. With a strong theological background and editorial expertise, Marrs will lead the group as publisher, continuing to oversee acquisitions, author and title development, product ideation, and editorial development to grow the NKJV, KJV, and other translations.

About HarperCollins Christian Publishing: The world’s leading Christian publisher, HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc., comprising both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups and Olive Tree Bible Software. The Company produces bestselling Bibles, inspirational books, academic resources, curriculum, audio and digital content for the Christian market space. Also home to BibleGateway.com, the world’s largest Christian website, and FaithGateway.com, an online community dedicated to helping people grow in their faith. HarperCollins Christian Publishing is headquartered in Nashville, TN with additional offices in Grand Rapids, MI, Miami, FL and Spokane, WA. For more information visit www.HarperCollinsChristian.com.