Thomas Nelson & Jeremiah Johnston partner for the Peace of God Bible

January 30, 2023

Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, announces its partnership with author, pastor, and New Testament scholar Jeremiah J. Johnston, PhD, to release the NKJV Peace of God Bible. The project is scheduled to release in November 2024.

“If I were to describe the story of the Bible in a single word, I would use the word – peace,” says, Dr. Johnston, pastor of apologetics and cultural engagement at Prestonwood Baptist Church. “The concept of living in the peace of God appears nearly 600 times in Scripture, even more frequently than faith, love, and grace. It is God’s will for every believer to experience His constant peace, to flourish moment-by-moment, even in the midst of adversity and affliction.”

A daily reading Bible with dated devotions, the Peace of God Bible offers insight into the peace God provides and teaches readers how they can experience it in their lives. It includes hundreds of notes and introductions to every book, highlighting this topic’s presence in the text.

“I’ve known Jeremiah for several years and was excited to learn of the work he’s done to teach on this key biblical topic,” said Philip Nation, vice president and publisher of Bibles for Thomas Nelson. “This Bible will be an invaluable resource for generations because of Jeremiah’s ability to take the reader by the hand and teach them the discipline of God’s peace through the lens of the realities they face.”

Trusted by millions of believers around the world, the New King James Version (NKJV) is a bestselling modern “word-for-word” biblical translation. It balances the literary beauty and familiarity of the King James tradition with an extraordinary commitment to preserving the grammar and structure of the underlying biblical languages. While the translator’s relied on the traditional Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic text used by the translators of the 1611 King James Version (KJV), the comprehensive translator notes offer important insights about the latest developments in biblical manuscript studies.

About Jeremiah J. Johnston, PhD

Jeremiah J. Johnston, PhD, (MDX, Oxford, UK) is the author of several books including Unanswered, Unimaginable, and Unleashing Peace. He serves as an Associate Pastor of Apologetics & Cultural Engagement at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX, and Dean of Spiritual Development at Prestonwood Christian Academy. Johnston also ministers internationally as the president of the Christian Thinkers Society.

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