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Plus One vocal group spotlights teen-oriented TruthQuest Bible

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–It’s doubtful you’ll find many male vocal groups that sell Bibles on their merchandise tables following a concert, but Plus One is not just any group.

Nominated several times for gospel music Dove awards, Plus One has been called Christian music’s answer to the Backstreet Boys or N’Sync. They have joined with Broadman & Holman to offer the TruthQuest Inductive Student Bible at all of their concerts and special events through 2001. TruthQuest also will be offered on Plus One’s website at www.plusoneonline.com.

Released in 1999, the TruthQuest Bible is directed exclusively to the teenage market. The study Bible challenges young people to seriously weigh scriptural truths, said David Shepherd, vice president of B&H, the trade publishing arm of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.

“We’re very pleased with the match-up between TruthQuest and Plus One,” John Thompson, B&H vice president of marketing, said of the five-man vocal group and the teen-oriented Bible. “After meeting the guys and seeing them in concert, we know they are reaching out to the same audience that will enjoy this special Bible that encourages teens to go deeper in their relationship with Christ.”

The TruthQuest Bible will be introduced on stage each night by Plus One, and a black bonded-leather edition will be given away during post-show autograph sessions.

“TruthQuest is a great way to strengthen a daily walk with Christ,” a statement issued by the band said.

Conceptualized by veteran youth minister Steve Keels of Portland, Ore., the TruthQuest Bible is a result of working with students for 20 years and finding out what resources best facilitate their spiritual growth. The study Bible, which utilizes the New Living Translation Bible, includes introductions and timelines for each book, one-page biographies of major biblical characters and sections that share biblical history and trivia.

B&H began its TruthQuest partnership with Plus One in the fall of 2000 with a series of co-advertisements in trade and teen consumer magazines. TruthQuest will be expanded in August with the release of the Share Jesus Without Fear TruthQuest New Testament, featuring the new Holman Christian Standard Bible translation. For more information about the TruthQuest Bible, visit the website at www.broadmanholman.com/truthquest.

Plus One tour and concert information can be found on the group’s website.
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