NASHVILLE, Tenn., 5/08/2013 – B&H Publishing Group was named Publisher of the Year at the Spanish Evangelical Publishers Association (SEPA) Awards held this past weekend in Miami during Expolit 2013, an annual conference and expo designed to promote the growth of ministry and resources within Hispanic markets.

B&H also received the Book of the Year award for La Resolución para Hombres (The Resolution for Men) by Stephen and Alex Kendrick. Further, the Kendricks’ continuing bestseller El Desafío del Amor (The Love Dare) was awarded for selling more than 250,000 copies.

In addition, B&H was honored with bestseller awards in the following categories: Reference Books (Diccionario Bíblico Ilustrado Holman / Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary); Text Bibles (RVR 1960 Biblia para Regalos y Premios / RVR 1960 Gift & Award Bible); Specialty Bibles (RVR 1960 Biblia Letra Grande Tamaño Manual con Referencias / RVR 1960 Hand Size Giant Print Bible); and Study Bibles with Notes (Biblia de estudio Arco Iris / RVR 1960 Rainbow Study Bible).

“This is the first time we’ve received Publisher of the Year from SEPA, and we thank God for all seven of these honors. We love providing biblical resources for our Spanish-speaking brothers and sisters,” said B&H president Selma Wilson. “I am so proud of our team—their hard work, their commitment to excellence, and their passion for the gospel.”

On July 1 B&H will release Biblia del Pescador (RVR 1960 Fisher of Men Bible), a unique Bible that focuses on evangelism, discipleship, and ministry. Edited by pastor Luis Ángel Díaz-Pabón, president of the Global Missionary Society, its first print run will be among the largest for Bibles in B&H history.

SEPA, the Association of Christian Resources Providers (SEPA Spanish Evangelical Products Association) since its inception has served as a focal point in the evangelical publishing community and organizations to achieve dialogue, organize activities and events that promote the distribution of Christian resources. SEPA today plays an important role in promoting and expanding the participation of new publishers and new organizations to achieve greater impact in the lives of men and women with the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources, is a non-profit publisher made up of people who are passionate about 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 bestsellers The Love Dare and The Vow as well as the award-winning HCSB Study Bible.