WORTHY PUBLISHING GROUP AND MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE PARTNER
TO LAUNCH NEW BOOK IMPRINT
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 7, 2015—Worthy Publishing Group and Museum of the Bible have teamed up to form a new book-publishing imprint, Museum of the Bible Books. The partnership will allow Museum of the Bible to make materials available to people of all ages to help them engage with the Bible. “First titles are slated to release in fall of 2016 with additional adult and children’s books published to coincide with the museum’s opening in November 2017,” reports Cary Summers, President of Museum of the Bible.
“Museum of the Bible has assembled a remarkable team of architects, designers, scholars, and curators to create a historic venue that will engage all who desire to know more about the Bible,” said Byron Williamson, President and CEO of Worthy Publishing Group. “The museum’s publishing program will enable people of all ages from around the globe to discover the Bible’s impact on science, art, government, faith, fashion, music and many other aspects of culture.”
The eight-story, 430,000-square-foot Museum of the Bible will open in November 2017 in Washington D.C., just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol. An historic building is being restored, adapted and enhanced to create the newest addition to D.C.’s pantheon of museums. The museum will provide an immersive experience through creative technology as well as historical texts and artifacts, such as Dead Sea Scroll fragments, biblical papyri, manuscripts, Torah scrolls, rare printed Bibles, and other highlights from its collection and partners from around the world.
Leading design teams, in conjunction with a team of scholars, are developing the museum’s three central exhibit floors—focused on the Bible’s impact, narrative and history—and helping build out the museum’s content and experiential technologies.
“The Museum of the Bible Books imprint is another step toward creating experiences that extend beyond the walls of the museum in D.C.,” said Cary Summers. “People of all ages and faith traditions from all parts of the world can look forward to having relevant and engaging content to read and reference as they learn about the Bible.”
About Worthy Publishing Group:
Worthy Publishing Group is a privately held, independent voice in inspirational publishing, based in Nashville, Tennessee. Worthy has four divisions: Worthy Books publishes a broad spectrum of genres, including current events, faith and culture, biography, fiction, spiritual growth, and specialty Bibles. Worthy Kids and its Ideals imprint create colorful, interactive children’s books, including VeggieTales and Bernstein Bears. Ellie Claire produces beautifully-crafted journals, gifts and paper expressions. Worthy Inspired publishes felt-need, spiritual growth, and inspirational books.
About Museum of the Bible:
Museum of the Bible exists to invite all people to engage with the Bible through its four pillars: research, traveling exhibits, education and the museum itself. The 430,000-square-foot Museum of the Bible will open in Washington, D.C., in fall 2017. As of 2015, traveling exhibits have visited eight U.S. cities and four countries, including the Vatican, with new exhibits continually being planned. The museum also supports scholarship and academic research through the Green Scholars Initiative and through the development of high school Bible curricula for domestic and international use.