(Nashville, Tenn.) May 15, 2014 —Thomas Nelson Publishing announces the recent release of the New International Version (NIV) of its best-selling New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, which became available at retail on May 6. Now offered in the world’s most widely read translation, the NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible will continue to address important issues of Spirit-filled living in the context of solid biblical scholarship. Over 2 million New Spirit-Filled Life Bibles have been purchased to date.
Executive Editor Dr. Jack Hayford, and founding pastor of The Church on the Way, led a team of scholars, pastors, teachers, writers and editors to produce the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible. For more than twenty years, this outstanding resource has offered a fresh look at the Scriptures and the work of the Holy Spirit.
Hayford notes, “I again rejoice that the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible is now released in the New International Version (NIV). Personally,multiple translations have always resourced my Bible study habits and teaching ministry. May the availability of this added resource enrich every believer who favors the NIV, as the Holy Spirit breathes through God’s Word and we continue to seek His fullness of life in Christ, and truth in the Scriptures.”
“Since 1991, it’s been an honor to work with Pastor Hayford and his team to bring readers the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible series,” shares Robert Sanford, Vice President & Associate Publisher at Thomas Nelson. “Over the years, its mission to provide Biblical equipping for practical living has remained the same. And now, we are so pleased to have the opportunity to expand, and reach new readers who may rely on the NIV translation and therefore, experience the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible study for the first time.”
Features of the NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible include commentaries titled “Kingdom Dynamics” highlighting 41 themes throughout the Bible; “Truth-In-Action” charts with practical application from every book of the Bible plus detailed book introductions and verse-by-verse study notes; and “Word Wealth” which gives more than 550 key terms defined and brought to life by pulling the languages from the original Greek and Hebrew into everyday English.
The New Spirit-Filled Life Bible is also available in the New Living Translation and New King James Version. The mission of the Spirit-Filled Life Bible series and reference materials is to serve the body of Christ with a broad range of trustworthy products marked by Biblical soundness, balanced scholarship and a sense of honor toward the modern-day working of the Holy Spirit.
For more information on the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, please visit www.NelsonBibles.com.
Dr. Jack Hayfordis the founder and Chancellor of The King’s University (at Dallas and Los Angeles), and founding pastor of The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, California, where he served as senior pastor for more than three decades. Since becoming pastor emeritus at The Church on the Way, this “pastor to pastors” has focused his efforts on issues of church leadership and pastoral ministry through the Jack W. Hayford School of Pastoral Nuture. Respected for his balanced biblical teaching, Dr. Hayford’s preaching and teaching ministry can be heard on the “Living Way” radio and “Spirit Formed” television broadcasts worldwide via his website, www.jackhayford.org.From 2004 to 2009, he also served as President of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. Pastor Hayford has penned more than 50 books and composed 500 hymns and choruses. For more, visit www.jackhayford.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.
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