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LifeWay Global/B&H Español wins two SEPA awards and five sales milestone honors at Expolit 2017

Nashville, Tenn. (September 1, 2017) – LifeWay Global and its B&H Español division won two book awards and five sales achievement honors at the Spanish Evangelical Publishers Association (SEPA) awards banquet held on August 9 in Miami, Florida during Expolit 2017.

Most notably, B&H Español won the “Original Spanish Book of the Year” award for Sugel Michelen’s latest book De parte de Dios y delante de Dios (From God and Before God) and LifeWay Global won the “Bestselling Books: Bible Study” award for Cuarto de guerra – Estudio bíblico (War Room Bible Study).

The SEPA awards recognize the highest quality and excellence in the publication, sale, and marketing of Christian literature in Spanish. The awards are presented annually during Expolit, the largest annual Christian Spanish literature and music convention in the world.

“LifeWay and B&H exist to serve the church in its mission of making disciples, and we are intentionally looking to partner with indigenous authors around the world to create content that will impact the church in her mission of making disciples,” said Cristopher Garrido, Spanish Publisher for LifeWay.

“We are honored to receive this award, which recognizes the fruit of that work and the gospel impact that Pastor Michelen’s book is having on the Spanish-speaking church.”


Best Original Book in Spanish:
De parte de Dios y delante de Dios by Sugel Michelen (July 2016, B&H Libros)

Bestselling Books: Bible Study:
Cuarto de guerra – Estudio bíblico by Stephen y Alex Kendrick (August 2015, LifeWay Español)

Gallery of Honor (honoring sales achievements):

Silver (more than 100,000 units sold):
LBLA Nuevo Testamento (Biblias Holman)
Biblia del Pescador – Tapa Rústica; general editor Dr. Ángel Luis Díaz Pabón (Biblias Holman)
RVR 1960 Color Max – Hot Pink (Biblias Holman)

Gold (more than 250,000 units sold):
LBLA Evangelio de Juan (Biblias Holman)

Diamond (more than one million units sold):
Nuevo Testamento – Hay vida en Jesús RVR 1960 (Biblias Holman)

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 Dareand The Vow, No. 1 CBA bestsellers I Am a Church Member and Fervent as well as the newly-revised Christian Standard Bible (CSB) version.

Media Contact: Jenaye White  615-251-2964