50,000+ copies gifted to young adults at Passion 2017
Grand Rapids, Mich., (Feb. 10, 2017) — Releasing earlier this year, The Jesus Bible, NIV Edition, with feature essays by, Louie Giglio, Max Lucado, John Piper, Ravi Zacharias and Randy Alcorn, lifts Jesus up as the lead story of the Bible through 350 articles and 700 features revealing Him throughout the entire 66 books of Scripture. To hear more about The Jesus Bible, NIV Edition, from Giglio who served as the Editor in Chief, click here.
To the surprise of over 50,000 in attendance at Passion 2017, a special linen edition of The Jesus Bible, NIV Edition (Passion Publishing, Zondervan) was given to each of the 18 to 25 year-olds from 90 countries and all 50 states. Packing Atlanta's Georgia Dome from Jan. 2 through 4, Passion is an annual conference spearheaded by Giglio and his wife Shelley bringing young adults from around the globe together to proclaim the name of Jesus, with daily sessions featuring renowned speakers and artists.
The hashtag #TheJesusBible has allowed people on Instagram and Twitter to share their findings and updates from their devotions. "I love the way that it daily reminds me that Jesus doesn't just appear in the first 5 books of the New Testament but is spoken about throughout Genesis and all the way to Revelation," shared a reader on Instagram.
"It was so in our hearts to help people see that the Bible is 66 books, but it is one story and that one story is about one name. From the very first page, Jesus is the centerpiece of the story," shared Giglio with Moody Broadcasting's Nancy Turner. "We want to help people pick up Scripture, the holy, living, breathing Word of God, and we want them to see and savor Jesus in every book and on every page. That was the heartbeat of The Jesus Bible."
For more information, visit www.TheJesusBible.com. In addition, Giglio's The Comeback was released in paperback earlier this year.
About Louie Giglio:
Louie Giglio is the pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and the founder of Passion Conferences, a global movement uniting college-aged people to live for the fame of Jesus.
With a desire to elevate God’s glory above all else, Louie has authored The Comeback, The Air I Breathe, I Am Not But I Know I Am, and Indescribable, which was co-authored with Grammy-Award winner Matt Redman. Louie and his wife, Shelley, live in Atlanta, Georgia.
About Passion Publishing:
Passion Publishing is a book publishing imprint committed to helping people live for what matters most, the name and renown of Jesus, by lifting and amplifying the messages of the Passion Movement and Passion City Church. 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.
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.
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