Brenda Smotherman
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(Nashville, Tenn.) Thomas Nelson, Inc.’s Bible Group once again claimed the majority of the ECPA Bible Bestsellers List’s Top 20 slots. Data released this week shows the leading Christian publisher is holding seven of the top positions with titles that include: the hardcover edition of the Chronological Study Bible, the NKJV Text Bible (otherwise known as Nelson’s Million Bible Challenge Bible), the black and red Leatherflex editions of the NKJV Gift and Award Bible, and the KJV Gift and Award Bible’s red, navy, and black Leatherflex offerings. In fact the 200+ year publisher claimed more of the Top 10 than any other publisher on the Bible list overall.  

“Thomas Nelson Bibles is focused on meeting the needs of our consumers and retail partners,” notes Senior Vice President and Group Publisher of Thomas Nelson’s Bible Group Gary Davidson. “Having a continued strong presence on the bestseller lists is a great indicator in knowing that we’re being successful in addressing those needs.”  

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association’s (ECPA) Bestseller Lists are compiled using adult book sales data from Christian retail stores across the U.S. A book must have sales in at least 20% of reporting stores during at least one week of the represented reporting cycle to be placed on the list. Only Trade Paper, Cloth and Mass Market Paper books are reported, tracts, mini-books or booklets are not included on this list. Only books which are offered to Christian stores at a trade discount from a publisher or wholesaler are featured on the list. Seasonal/holiday books are omitted from this list.  

Thomas Nelson, Inc. is a leading provider of Bibles, products, and live events emphasizing Christian, inspirational and family value themes. For more information on the company and titles, visit or  

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