NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–LifeWay Christian Stores and Broadman & Holman Publishers have joined forces to provide a free New Testament to any customer who asks for one.
Through April 15, copies of the Holman Christian Standard Bible Here’s Hope New Testament paperback edition are being given away, one per customer, as an outreach Easter promotion, said Randy Martin, a buyer for the LifeWay Christian Stores.
The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) is a new translation being developed by B&H, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. All 97 LifeWay stores across the country are participating in the New Testament giveaway, Martin said.
“What better way to transform our culture than by giving away the Word of God,” he said. “We hope that our customers will take this free New Testament and give it to a friend who is lost so that they may find a meaningful relationship with Christ.”
The Holman Christian Standard Bible is a work in progress currently being shaped by a team of 80 scholars representing 20 evangelical Protestant denominations. The translation combines accuracy with readability. It is based foremost on a word-by-word translation from the original Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic languages and aided by the use of groundbreaking cross-reference computer software and input from professional English stylists.
The HCSB New Testament is also available in an UltraTrim edition, which is small enough to fit in a pocket or purse. In June, B&H expects to release Experiencing the Word New Testament, featuring devotional notes from Experiencing God author Henry Blackaby.
The entire Old and New Testament HCSB translation will be released in the spring of 2004.
For more information, log on to broadmanholman.com or lifewaystores.com.