28 April

HarperCollins Christian Publishing Wins 15 SEPA Awards, including Book of the Year

Nashville, Tenn., April 2023 – Editorial Vida and Grupo Nelson, the Spanish publishing divisions of HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP), were recognized and honored with a combined 15 awards, including Book of the Year, at the 2023 Spanish Evangelical Publishing Association (SEPA) banquet on April 20, 2023.

At the awards banquet, Incen(diario) (Incen-diary) by Itiel Arroyo (Editorial Vida) was named the 2023 SEPA Book of the Year. It also won Book Cover of the Year, Best Spanish-Original Book, and Top-Selling Book in the Christian Living category. Incen(diario) is a “wreck this journal” style journal that seeks to help young readers grow more passionate about their relationship with Christ.

In addition to Incen(diario), the winning titles were:

Categoría Devocional (Devotional)
En la oscuridad, ¡Resplandecerás! (You Will Shine in the Darkness) | Christy Muller | Editorial Vida Categoría Fe y Cultura (Faith and Culture)
La batalla cultural (The Cultural Battle) |Agustín Laje | Grupo Nelson

Cautivante, Edición ampliada (Captivating, Updated Edition) | John Eldredge, Staci Eldredge | Grupo Nelson

Gana la guerra en tu mente (Winning the War in Your Mind) | Craig Groeschel | Editorial Vida Vida Cristiana (Christian Living)
Incen(diario) (The Incen-diary) | Itiel Arroyo | Editorial Vida
Libro de Niños (Children’s)

Matrimonio y Familia (Marriage and Family)

Liderazgo (Leadership)

Un gran corazón (One Big Heart) | Linsey Davis | Grupo Nelson Libro de Estudio Bíblico (Bible Study)

21 leyes del liderazgo en la Biblia (21 Laws of Leadership in the Bible) | John Maxwell | Grupo Nelson

Biblia de Estudio con anotaciones en toda la Biblia (Study Bible)

NBLA Biblia de Estudio MacArthur (NBLA MacArthur Study Bible) | MacArthur | Editorial Vida KEY AWARDS
Mejor libro original en Español 2023 (Best Spanish-Original Book)
Incen(diario) (The Incen-diary) | Itiel Arroyo | Editorial Vida

Incen(diario) (The Incen-diary) | Itiel Arroyo | Editorial Vida

Libro del Año “Harold Kregel” (Book of the Year – The Harold Kregel Award)

Incen(diario) (The Incen-diary) | Editorial Vida

Mejor portada de Libro General (Best Book Cover)

Portada y diseño interior de la Biblia – Estudio (Best Interior and Cover Design for a Study Bible)

NBLA Biblia de Estudio MacArthur (NBLA MacArthur Study Bible) | Editorial Vida
Mejor Anuncio (Best Ad Post)
NBLA Biblia Ama a Dios Grandemente (NBLA Love God Greatly Bible) | Editorial Vida / HCCP Mejor video: (Best Promotional Video)

NVI – Biblia de Estudio Teología Bíblica (NVI Biblical Theology Study Bible) | Editorial Vida
“Every book we publish is an investment into the lives of the individuals they will impact. For the most part, we never fully know what that impact looks like or the extent of lives touched by each one,” said Cris Garrido, vice president and publisher for HCCP’s Spanish publishing program. “The SEPA Awards, however, give us a glimpse into the impact a book has as perceived by those closest to our readers – our retailers and distributors. Seeing 10 of our books and Bibles be recognized with 15 awards across all categories is a testament to both the quality of our authors and the work of our team.”

For more information on the 2023 SEPA awards, please visit their website.

26 April

HarperCollins Christian Publishing names Matthew McGhee associate publisher for Spanish

(Nashville, TN) April 26, 2021—Today HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) announced Matthew McGhee as the associate publisher for the Spanish division, which includes Vida and Grupo Nelson.

In this role, McGhee will oversee the editorial acquisition, development, and list management of all Spanish resources published under the Vida and Grupo Nelson imprints, which includes Spanish adult fiction and non-fiction, kids, curriculum, and reference/academic. He will acquire Spanish authors, as well as work with HCCP trade publishing groups to translate products.

McGhee previously worked for Ligonier Ministries, the teaching fellowship of Dr. R.C. Sproul, where he managed Spanish, Portuguese, and French outreach. During his tenure, he launched the Ligonier Library imprint focused on publishing Ligonier Ministry products in non-English languages and led the effort to publish more than 25 titles in Spanish. He also served as project and editorial director of La Biblia de Estudio de La Reforma, the Spanish-language version of the Reformation Study Bible.

McGhee received his Bachelor of Arts in public relations and minor in Spanish from North Carolina State University and holds a Master of Arts in Christian ministry from Shepherds Theological Seminary.

“Matthew’s experience working with content creators, translators, and editors; bridging the linguistic and cultural gap with published content; and building author and partner relationships in a global context make him the perfect person for this role,” said Cris Garrido, VP and publisher, Spanish. “I look forward to how his work will shape the Spanish publishing landscape.”  

Contact:    Chelsea Taff

                 Manager, Corporate Communications

                 tel:     615.902.2137

                 web:   [email protected]

21 June

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

Grand Rapids, Mich., June 21, 2018 — 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.

Contact:     Trinity McFadden

Senior Manager of Publicity

tel:   616-698-3514

web: [email protected]

About Louie Giglio:

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: 100 Devotions About God & Science, The Comeback, The Air I Breathe, and I Am Not But I Know I Am.

Louie and Shelley make their home in Atlanta, Georgia.

About Passion Publishing:

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.

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 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 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. www.editorialvida.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.