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Holman Christian Standard Bible makes Christian booksellers top 10

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–The Holman Christian Standard Bible translation has been listed on the top 10 “General Versions and Translations” sales chart in the April 2000 issue of CBA Marketplace, a monthly magazine for Christian booksellers.

“Seeing the new translation’s ranking on this chart is a great encouragement to us,” said David R. Shepherd, vice president of Broadman & Holman Bibles and reference books. “It’s clear that a growing number of people share our desire to preserve the Scriptures as the absolute and final authority of God instead of watching them shift according to modern cultural trends.”

Produced by Holman Bible Publishers, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, the New Testament will be released in 2001, with the complete translation available in 2004.

To date, the first four books of the New Testament have been released under the title, “Experiencing the Word Through the Gospels,” and featuring devotional notes from Experiencing God author Henry Blackaby.

More than 80 scholars, translators and editors representing 20 Protestant denominations and several nondenominational churches from around the world are working on the Holman Christian Standard Bible translation. The translation team is attempting keep a balance between readability and accuracy.

In July, “Living with the End in Sight,” the Book of Revelation, will be released with devotional commentary for each chapter.

Individuals interested in receiving news about the Holman Christian Standard Bible’s progress may e-mail [email protected] and request to be added to the translation’s free quarterly newsletter mailing list.

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