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THE MACARTHUR STUDY BIBLE, NIV NAMED CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARD® WINNER FOR TOP BIBLE RELEASE OF THE YEAR


(Nashville, Tenn.) May 6, 2014 —Thomas Nelson publishers celebrates the national recognition of
The MacArthur Study Bible,NIV, which has been selected by theEvangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) as a 2014 Christian Book Award® winner in the “Bible” category. During the ECPA’s Leadership Summit in Colorado Springs on April 28, winners were announced in seven categories, honoring Christian publishing’s best book and Bible releases of the year.

The winning title’s general editor, pastor Dr. John MacArthur states, “It is a profound honor for the NIV edition of the MacArthur Study Bible to be singled out for recognition by the ECPA.” He continues, “I am greatly blessed and encouraged every time I am told that the notes in the Study Bible have motivated someone to understand better, dig more deeply, or take more seriously the truth of God’s Word. It has been my privilege to hear testimonies like that almost every week for the past seventeen years, and I am immensely grateful to the Lord for the fruit of all the labor that went into this project. My gratitude also goes to Thomas Nelson for championing the MacArthur Study Bible for so long, as well as for the editorial and design work that make the NIV edition such a quality product.”
 
Robert Sanford, Thomas Nelson Vice President and Associate Publisher, Bibles, adds, “It’s deeply gratifying to see Dr. MacArthur honored by the industry for its recognition of his teaching and preaching ministry. The MacArthur Study Bible,NIV testifies to his faithfulness in serving our generation with the life-changing message of the Gospel.”
 
 
Released Sept. 24, 2013, by Thomas Nelson publishers, The MacArthur Study Bible,NIV pairs the world-renowned MacArthur Study Bible notes with the New International Version (NIV) translation text.
 
Now adorning the gold ECPA medallion of excellence seal on the cover, The MacArthur Study Bible, NIV is one of the most comprehensive study Bibles available.  Following Dr. John MacArthur’s verse-by-verse approach to biblical teaching, the meticulously written contributions are packed with detailed information, explanations and helpful insights. Featuresof the NIV edition include MacArthur’s original 20,000 study notes; an extensive topical index; and numerous charts, maps, outlines and articles.
 
The MacArthur Study Bibleis one of the leading study Bibles in the world, with more than 1.8 million copies distributed since its debut in 1997.
 
(*Photo attached) Pictured are the ECPA’s 2014 Christian Book Award® winners.(Front row) L-R: Mark Kuyper, President/CEO, ECPA; Mark Shoenwald, President/CEO, Thomas Nelson Publishers, The MacArthur Study Bible,NIV, Bible Winner; Laura Minchew, Sr. Vice President, Thomas Nelson Publishers, He Walks Among Us, Inspiration Winner; Peggy Schaefer, Publisher, Ideals Publications, A Guideposts Company, The Sparkle Box, Children’s Winner;Bob Fryling, Publisher, InterVarsity Press, Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels(2nd Edition),Bible Reference Winner; Lane Dennis, President/CEO, Crossway, Crazy Busy | Book of the Year™ (Back row) L-R: Jeff Johnson, COO Tyndale House Publishers, CS Lewis -- A Life, NonFiction Winner; Jonathan Merkh, VP/Publisher, Howard Books, Iscariot, Fiction Winner; Dwight Baker, President, Baker Publishing Group, Falling Into Place, New Author Winner.
 
About Dr. John MacArthur: John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, president of the Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry. In more than four decades of ministry, John has written dozens of bestselling books, including The MacArthur Study Bible, The Gospel According to Jesus, and Slave. He and his wife, Patricia, have four married children and fifteen grandchildren. For more details about John MacArthur and his Bible-teaching resources, contact Grace to You at 800-55-GRACE or www.gty.org.
 
About Thomas Nelson Inc.: Thomas Nelson publishers is a world leading 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 The Christian Book Award® program: The Christian Book Award program, established in 1978 as the Gold Medallion Book Awards by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, recognizes the absolute highest quality in Christian books. Based on excellence in content, literary quality, design, and impact, the Christian Book Award® program is the oldest and among the most prestigious awards in the religious publishing industry. Christian Book Award® program finalists and winners receive recognition and support throughout multiple retail and media outlets, including Christianity Today, BookShout, ChristianBook.com, Cokesbury, Family Christian, Lifeway Christian Stores, Mardel Christian Stores, Munce Group, Parable Christian Stores, Crossings, Innovative/Signature Websites, NetGalley, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Christian Book Award® media partner Christianity Today will feature the winning titles in online and print ads starting May 2 and scheduled throughout the year. For more information, visit www.ecpa.org/?page=cba_1_overview
 
About ECPA: The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association is an international non- profit trade organization, comprised of nearly 200 member companies worldwide, representing a combined revenue of nearly $1.4 billion. Since 1974, ECPA has strengthened Christian publishing by building Networking, Information, and Advocacy opportunities within the industry and across multiple channels so that our members can more effectively produce and deliver transformational Christian content. For more information about ECPA: 480-966-3998, info@ecpa.org,www.ecpa.org. Christian Book Award® is a registered trademark of ECPA.
 
 
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May 06, 2014

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