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HarperCollins Christian Publishing Establishes Exclusive Bible Publishing
Agreement with BibleMesh and Kairos Journal

Contact:  Jolene Barto
Communications Associate
tel:    615.902.1113

(Nashville, TN) – HarperCollins Christian Publishing is pleased to announce a new partnership with BibleMesh and Kairos Journal. In this agreement, HarperCollins Christian Publishing will utilize content from these two online resources to create multiple study Bibles, using various translations. 

Kairos Journal and BibleMesh are internationally known sources for theological content that promotes biblical understanding and Christian discipleship. Kairos Journal launched in 2000 to equip pastors and church leaders to restore the prophetic voice of the church. BibleMesh launched in 2010 to offer high-quality courses in a cutting-edge online learning environment.

“I have known of the outstanding work Kairos Journal and BibleMesh for many years, and admired the quality of their work,” said John Kramp, SVP and publisher for HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s Bible Division. “We’re thrilled to have the privilege of transforming their content into distinctive study Bibles.”

Emmanuel and Camille Kampouris, founders of Kairos Journal and BibleMesh, began these non-profit organizations to address biblical illiteracy worldwide.  Emmanuel Kampouris is the retired chairman, CEO, and president of American Standard Companies, Inc. Camille Kampouris is an educator and performer most known for her work with The Jim Henson Company and Sesame Street.

“I am delighted that we are able to partner with HarperCollins Christian Publishing on these important projects, thereby extending the reach of God’s word,” said Emmanuel Kampouris. “From the very beginning our global team has sought to provide a fresh, faithful introduction to the Bible and to bring its teachings to bear on the culture. We strongly believe that this new collaboration honors this purpose.”

The first study Bible to be published by Zondervan using the content from BibleMesh will release in 2017 followed by a second Bible using the Kairos Journal content. Additional resources in multiple translations will follow.

In addition to partnering in Bible publishing, HarperCollins Christian Publishing, BibleMesh, and Kairos Journal anticipate expanded opportunities for collaborative work.

“I have a deep respect for Emmanuel and Camille Kampouris’ leadership, both in ministry and in business,” said Mark Schoenwald, CEO and president of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. “Their ministry educates and empowers church leaders all over the world, bringing people closer to God’s Word.  Their work is a true example of The Great Commission. In addition, Emmanuel’s global business knowledge and experience offers our partnership a strategic focus with more opportunities to fulfill our own company’s mission.” 

For more information about Kairos Journal, visit; for BibleMesh, visit

About HarperCollins Christian Publishing: The world’s leading Christian publisher, HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc., comprises both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups in addition to Olive Tree Bible Software.  The Company produces bestselling Bibles, inspirational books, academic resources, curriculum, audio and digital content for the Christian market space.  Also home to, the world’s largest Christian website, and, an online community dedicated to helping people grow in their faith. HarperCollins Christian Publishing is headquartered in Nashville, TN with additional offices in the U.S., Mexico and Brazil.  For more information visit