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Christian Standard Bible (CSB) Announces
Publishing Partners-Baker Publishing and David C. Cook

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (June 28, 2016) B&H Publishing Group is pleased to announce that fellow evangelical publishers David C. Cook and Baker Publishing Group will be using the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB) in resources beginning in Spring 2017. Last week B&H announced the completed revision of the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB). Renamed the Christian Standard Bible (CSB), the text will be available in a full line of Bibles for readers of all ages, with initial products releasing March 2017.

“The Christian Standard Bible is a faithful, readable, and shareable translation for the global English-speaking Church,” said Dr. Jeremy Howard, B&H Bible Publisher. “We’re honored to partner with like-minded ministries to make their top-notch resources available alongside of the CSB text to engage and equip individuals and churches.”

Baker Publishing Group will begin publishing Bibles in the CSB in late 2017. Their first release, the Baker Illustrated Study Bible, will draw upon Baker’s extensive image archive and collection of bestselling biblical reference works with contributions from today’s leading evangelical biblical scholars. New Bibles for adults, children and students are also being created.

“I’m thankful for the vision of the Christian Standard Bible. And I believe the translation committee did something important” shared Brian Vos, Editorial Director for Bibles at Baker Publishing Group. “The CSB provides a strong foundation for serious study and clarity for use in all aspects of church and family life. We’re looking forward to using it in our publishing program.”

David C. Cook will use the Christian Standard Bible as the base translation for a new church-wide initiative designed to help more people engage with the Bible. Other product lines are also in development.

Executive Publisher of David C. Cook, Verne J. Kenney, commented: “At David C Cook, we seek to equip the church with Christ-centered resources for making and teaching disciples. We believe that because the Christian Standard Bible translation prioritizes both accuracy and readability, it will help us accomplish our mission. It’s a great fit with the publishing plans we have for a number of our product lines.”

B&H is encouraging retailers to use the newly launched to learn more and work with their appropriate B&H representative to prepare for the launch. The website includes translation information, HCSB transition plans, merchandising, online tools, and the full product line. An unparalleled marketing campaign for the Christian Standard Bible will support both the Christian Standard Bible translation and a wide variety of CSB titles.

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B&H Publishing Group, an imprint of LifeWay Christian Resources, is a team of mission-minded people with a passion for 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, #1 CBA bestseller I Am a Church Member as well as the award-winning HCSB Study Bible.

Baker Publishing Group publishes high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers. Founded in 1939, today Baker Publishing Group is composed of six divisions, each reflecting a unique segment of Christian publishing. These divisions are Bethany House Publishers, Revell, Baker Books, Baker Academic, Chosen Books, and Brazos Press. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Baker Publishing Group is one of the world’s largest publishers of Christian books.

Founded in 1875, David C Cook is a leading nonprofit discipleship resource provider based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more than 130 years, David C Cook has served the global church with life transforming materials from best-selling books and curriculum, to worship music and media, to small group resources. With additional offices in Elgin, Illinois; Nashville, Tennessee; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Eastbourne, UK; David C Cook is a global organization whose resources are published in more than 150 languages, distributed in more than 80 countries and sold worldwide through retail stores, catalogs, and online.