CONTACT: Blythe Daniel
NASHVILLE—Thomas Nelson’s Bible Group, a division of Harper Collins Christian Publishing, launches a new collection of Bible study resources for women under the name InScribed. InScribed is the first study line of its kind for the publisher, one of the leading inspirational publishers in the world. Today the publisher launches its website, www.inscribedstudies. com, announcing the mission and new releases of InScribed.
InScribed will release four books on March 4, 2014 and three more in Fall 2014. The new line can best be defined by how the reader uses and interacts withthe material. “We are bringing a new kind of book–an in depth exploration of Scripture,” says Frank Couch, Publisher, Thomas Nelson Bible Group.
“For a long time people have thought of Bible studies as curriculum with weekly assignments. With the InScribed books, there are study questions at the end of chapters but the books aren’t driven by hours of homework each week. Those resources have a place, but our method is to allow the readers to go from page to page reading rich, deep content without it feeling like a heavy Bible study that they can’t devote a lot of time to. It’s designed to look and feel like a book you can talk about with your friends or engage with on your own,” says Couch.
InScribed is a collection of studies by women inspired by Proverbs 3:3, leading women not just to survive, but thrive, encouraging them to immerse themselves in the person of Jesus Christ.
The first quarter 2014 releases include: Living So That: Making Faith-Filled Choices in the Midst of a Messy Life by Wendy Blight, Leaving Ordinary: Encounter God Through Extraordinary Prayer by Donna Gaines, Dive Deeper: Finding Deep Faith Beyond Shallow Religion by Jenifer Jernigan, and Amazed and Confused: When God’s Actions Collide with Our Expectations by Heather Zempel. The fall InScribed releases include authors Sarah Martin, Amanda Haley, and Ashley Linne. Author bios can be found on the website.
The collection of InScribed books speaks to current life situations from the perspective of Scripture. The InScribed studies are meant to bring appropriate understanding, encouragement, and healing. The books have common elements including personal reflections, biblical illustrations and principles, study helps, reflective questions with suggested tasks, additional studies, and discussion.
“The InScribed Collection is meant for any woman with a passion for God. Whether used individually, in small groups, women’s ministries, or in larger settings, women will be challenged to engage themselves fully and can expect their lives to change,” shares Jennifer Keller, Director of Marketing. Keller expects that many women will go through the studies together online since the authors will either host online studies through their own sites or through FaithGateway.com.
The books will be merchandised together in a display that showcases each of the titles and will allow room for the additional titles to come.Nelson’s bulk purchase program will encourage the purchase of multiple copies of any of the books in stores or online.
During the website launch, Keller says they are trying to encourage e-mail sign-ups. “Those who sign up will receive first notification of free book samples, will be the first to see new videos, and will have exclusive opportunities for free InScribed merchandise like our custom InScribed necklace created by Lisa Leonard Designs.”
The authors of InScribed are a community focused on collaboration and not competition, enabling authors from many different viewpoints to build community with each other and the larger circle of female readers. To hear from the authors of the InScribed collection, go to: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=zZj-g33tU7c
“This study’s emphasis on community, fellowship, honesty, and transparency is sure to heal hearts and minds as readers experience the transformative power of the Holy Spirit—together. I’m excited to see how this collection takes women to new heights of discovery on their walks with God.”
–Allison J. Althoff, Online Editor, Today’s Christian Woman
Thomas Nelson is a world leading publisher and provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information visit www.thomasnelson.com.