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Nelson's easy-to-read bilingual Bible Print Email
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Monday, 08 December 2008 02:29 PM America/New_York

A bilingual Bible with two columns—the Nueva Biblia al Día (NBD) translation on one side and the New Century Version (NCV) on the other—will launch from Grupo Nelson, Thomas Nelson’s Spanish division, Feb. 3.

Biblia bilingüe NBD (978-1-602-55181-7, $39.99) includes the thought-for-thought Spanish translation of the Bible published by Grupo Nelson in September. The NBD, produced by the International Bible Society, is an updated version of Biblia al Día, published in Spanish in 1979 and based on The Living Bible. The NCV is a revision of the International Children’s Bible, completed in 1991.

“This is the first easy-to-read bilingual Bible—great for ministry and for people learning a second language,” Sam Rodríguez, associate publisher of Grupo Nelson, told Christian Retailing. “It’s also the only bilingual Bible out there that has a bilingual concordance.”

Stress book publisher aims for crossover market Print Email
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Tuesday, 12 August 2008 10:44 AM America/New_York

In a move to enter the crossover market, Editorial Patmos released Mary Southerland’s Cómo escapar de la trampa del estrés: 9 estrategias prácticas para superar la sobrecarga (Escaping the Stress Trap: 9 Practical Strategies to Overcome Overload, 978-1-588-02412-1, $11.95), Nov. 30. Harvest House Publishers released the original English version in 2004, reissuing it three years later.

“We want to get the Christian message across to the secular market,” Vern Peterson, general manager of Editorial Patmos, told Christian Retailing. “For years, this has been something that Spanish Christian booksellers have wanted to do—produce books that are useful and practical with a Christian message.

“We feel this will be an excellent crossover book to the secular market while maintaining a Christian message,” he added.

Well-known evangelist backs youth Bible Print Email
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Monday, 08 December 2008 09:40 AM America/New_York

Supporting notes challenge Christians to be 'heroes and change agents'

Contributions from well-known Argentine evangelist Dante Gebel are featured in a youth-oriented edition of the Nueva Versión Internacional (NVI), a translation of the New International Version. Biblia NVI Héroes (NVI heroes Bible) debuts from Editorial Vida, Zondervan’s Spanish division, Feb. 1.

Biblia NVI Héroes is “a radical Bible” that also quotes from great Christian leaders and offers Gebel’s reflections about what he defines as the true Christian way of life, said David Coyotl, Editorial Vida’s marketing manager.

Gebel, a resident of Miami who ministers worldwide, said Christians need to be “heroes and change agents in a society where the real values of integrity have become blurred. We need to raise up a counterculture people with a manual of spiritual formation, which is the Bible.”

Among the hundreds of heroes cited in the special edition Bible are Nehemiah, Ezra and Paul.


Unilit launches women’s devotional series Print Email
Written by Harold Goerzen   
Monday, 10 November 2008 12:00 AM America/New_York

Author Shannon Ethridge encourages readers to get back to basics

Editorial Unilit will release a series of five devotional books this month, encouraging women to get back to the foundational truths of the faith. The “Ama a Jesús sin límites” (“Loving Jesus Without Limits”) series, was written by best-selling author Shannon Ethridge and was originally published in English by WaterBrook Press.

“The series gives a good overview of the basics of Christianity—like prayer and forgiveness—just from a different angle,” said Rick Heyer, manager of U.S. sales and key accounts at Editorial Unilit.
The first and longest book in the series, Suya por completo: Ama a Jesús sin límites (Completely His: Loving Jesus Without Limits, 978-0-789-91692-1, $10.99), released in English in June 2007. The remaining four titles expound on the themes in the initial book, each of them including 30 days’ worth of readings.