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B&H ESPA—OL EXPANDS INTO BRAZIL WITH THE FISHER OF MEN PORTUGUESE BIBLE

Dave Schroeder | Jun 24th

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Major tour in Brazil planned to share the message of the Bible
NASHVILLE, TN (June 24, 2014) – Recently named Publisher of the Year at the Spanish Evangelical Publishers Association (SEPA) Awards during Expolit 2014, B&H Español continues to expand its reach in South America. In 2014, The Fisher of Men Bible will be translated into Portuguese and released in Brazil this September.
Originally published in Spanish in 2013, The Fisher of Men Bible (RVR 1960) has made a major splash in North America, The Caribbean, Central and South America. Led by Pastor Luis Ángel Díaz-Pabón, a multi-city tour of Brazil to launch the bible begins June 30. The six-city pre-launch tour will include Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Belo Horizonte, Fortaleza, and Curitiba. Pastor Diaz-Pabon will return in September as well when the Bible releases. As a first, the Bible will launch simultaneously in the Portuguese NIV and the Ferreira de Almeida Revista e Corrigida.
In June and July, billions of people will be focused on watching Brazil during the 2014 World Cup. Ministries throughout Brazil are adopting this new Bible for their Evangelism programs beginning in June.
Craig Featherstone, head of B&H International sees the worldwide impact of this bible, “This is a unique Bible that focuses on evangelism, discipleship, and ministry and is edited by pastor Luis Ángel Díaz-Pabón, president of the Global Missionary Society. It is exciting to see how Christians are using the Bible to share their faith and are winning new people to Christ.
The Fisher of Men Bible has launched and sold hundreds of thousands of copies since its 2013 release. At the SEPA Awards during Expolit 2014, The Fisher of Men Bible received many awards bringing a greater awareness for it. The RVR 1960 Biblia del Pescador / RVR 1960 Fisher of Men Bible received the award for Best Cover and Interior Design. B&H also received awards for Best Bible (RVR 1960 Biblia de Premios y Regalo / RVR 1960 Gift and Award Bible), Best Specialty Bible (RVR 1960 Biblia del Pescador / RVR 1960 Fisher of Men).
In addition, B&H received Honor Gallery Silver status (more than 100,000 copies sold) for RVR 1960 Biblia del Pescador / RVR 1960 Fisher of Men and Honor Gallery Platinum status (more than 500,000 copies sold) for RVR 1960 Biblia de Estudio Arco Iris / RVR 1960 Rainbow Study Bible.
B&H President Selma Wilson noted, “We are excited to see all that God is doing in Brazil. 2014 is a big year for Brazil with the World Cup and we hope that this Bible will be a blessing to the people of Brazil. B&H is blessed to be able to work with great partners to share the gospel with the world.”
Biblia del Pescador also won book of the year in the Spanish category for the 2014 Christian Retailing’s Best Awards. This was voted on by Christian retailers, publishers, church store managers and volunteers in the industry. See the full list of winners at ChristianRetailingsBest.com
B&H Publishing Group, a division of Lifeway Christian Resources, is a team of mission-minded people with a passion for taking God’s Word to the world. Because we believe Every Word Matters® we seek to provide intentional, Bible-centered content that positively impacts the hearts and minds of people, inspiring them to build a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ. Among our print and digital releases for the trade, church, and academic markets, titles include The New York Times No. 1 best-sellers The Love Dare and The Vow, #1 CBA best-seller I Am a Church Member as well as the award-winning HCSB Study Bible, which features the Holman Christian Standard Bible translation. www.BHPublishingGroup.com. Follow us on Twitter at @BHPub and on Facebook.

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