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Author Dr. Lawrence O. Richards Passes

On Sunday, October 16, 2016, prominent Christian author Dr. Lawrence O. Richards passed away.  Amongst more than 200 works, Richards was the general editor of The Adventure Bible the co-general editor alongside his wife, Sue, for the NIV Teen Study Bible   (Zondervan).  Editor-in-chief and senior v-p and publisher for Zondervan, Stan Gundry commented, “Larry Richards has been my friend and partner in publishing for 37 years. Zondervan published many of his books, and for a number of years he served on our advisory committee for academic publishing. I soon discovered that this man whose primary expertise was Christian education was very knowledgeable in all the biblical and theological disciplines. He was brilliant, his knowledge was encyclopedic, and as an author he was prolific. His versatility was unmatched. He wrote textbooks, devotional books, biblical reference books, and books for children.”  In addition to his publishing history with Zondervan, Richards penned works published by Thomas Nelson including Men of the Bible and Women of the Bible (2003).