Grupo Nelson has launched the Spanish-language version of the GLO interactive Bible tool. Grupo Nelson said it sold out “almost immediately,” a first for the Thomas Nelson Spanish-language imprint, and has already gone into a second printing. GLO, the only digital all-in-one scripture study guide for the Spanish-language market, was created for Grupo Nelson by Immersion Digital. In addition to three translations of the Bible and an atlas, GLO features historical articles and a collection of high-definition photos, virtual tours, videos, and documentaries. Zondervan released the English-language version of GLO in 2010, when it received the Bible of the Year Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA)--the first interactive digital Bible to win in the category. The Spanish-language GLO is currently in a Windows version; Mac and iOS versions are coming.
Zondervan’s The Story, an abridged, chronological version of the Bible, has sold more than one million copies in its first 20 months on the market, according to the publisher. In 2010, Zondervan created a church campaign kit to accompany The Story; it is a customized curriculum for churches to use as a teaching resource. The Story campaign can be completed within small groups, Bible studies, Sunday schools or as part of the main sermon. More than 3,100 churches and hundreds of thousands of people have participated in The Story campaign it launched. To celebrate the million-copy milestone, Zondervan is running a contest to give away 20 copies of The Story signed by authors Max Lucado and Randy Frazee. The contest, which began March 14, ends this Friday (March 29) at midnight. To enter go to The Story’s Facebook page.
Tyndale House, in partnership with Scripture Union, Family Christian Stores, Mardel, and a number of Christian independent stores in the U.S., is distributing more than 200,000 custom New Living Translation Bibles in Ghana as part of the Ghana Student Bible Campaign to provide Bibles for every first-year student in every high school there. Starting last spring, the Bibles were purchased by customers at Family, Mardel, and other independent Christian stores during an 8-week period. Over the past five years, Tyndale House and its partners have distributed nearly two million Bibles to those in the military, in prison, at crisis pregnancy centers, and through other campaigns.