Jesus-Centered Bible Receives Christian Retailing Best Award

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The Jesus-Centered Bible (NLT) (Group Publishing, 2015) received the “Best Devotional/Study Bible” award at the 2016 International Christian Retail Show in Cincinnati, Ohio, Monday June 27.

The awards are voted by Christian retailers, publishers, store managers, and volunteers nationwide based on the criteria of “an ability to speak to people’s hearts and evoke emotion, open people’s minds to new ways of thinking, and encourage and affirm Christ-like living.”

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Craig Cable accepted the award on behalf of Group Publishing, the Jesus-Centered Bible (NLT) creator, and said it’s a tremendous honor to receive such a high level of recognition among peers.

“We are thrilled to see the continued success of this Bible, especially with this latest award,” said Cable, Group’s director of church publishing. “It’s humbling to witness how the Jesus-Centered Bible (NLT) is impacting people’s lives every day and helping them grow closer in their relationship with Jesus.”

The Jesus-Centered Bible (NLT) released in September 2015 and highlights all the ways Jesus shows up in the Bible, including more than 600 passages in the Old Testament. Featuring distinctive blue letters, each passage is designed to point readers to Jesus, from Genesis through Revelation . The Bible also carries the classic red letters in the New Testament.

In addition, the Bible magnifies the ways Jesus answers life’s essential questions, including “What’s my purpose in life?” and “Why do bad things happen?”

Rick Lawrence, general editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible (NLT) , said the entire process of creating the Bible has been a labor of love for everyone involved.

“Our whole team approached this epic project as a ‘holy privilege,’ and we’ve so enjoyed the ‘kindred spirit’ responses to our work,” Lawrence said. “Our own love for Jesus fueled our creativity, and we hope we angled our mirror just right so that everything we did reflected his beauty.”

Currently, the Jesus-Centered Bible (NLT) is available as a hardcover or with an imitation leather cover in turquoise and charcoal colors. Cranberry and saddle imitation leather covers will release September 6, 2016.

With the award, the Jesus-Centered Bible (NLT) joins the ranks of past winners including the Women’s Devotional Bible (NIV) and The MacArthur Study Bible (ESV) .

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