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Zondervan launches free 6-week Bible study,
“Trace the Themes,” with assets for Christian retailers
to host customer workshops

Grand Rapids, Mich., Aug. 28, 2018 — Zondervan is pleased to announce the launch of a free six-week Bible study, “Trace the Themes: A Guide to Unpacking the Bible’s Major Motifs” (

This new Bible study is perfect for Christian retail stores to host workshops for customers to discover how each theme of the Bible unfolds from Genesis to Revelation.

Zondervan has created everything a store could need to create and promote this workshop, including:

  • Customizable PowerPoint slides for in-store monitors
  • Promotional flyer
  • Social media images

Assets can be access at

Retailers can contact their Zondervan sales representative to order a free event kit, which includes:

  • One free hardcover copy of the new NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible to give away in a drawing at the workshop
  • A pack of 25 study guides
  • A 7-minute introductory video
  • Detailed instructions for hosting a workshop

Based on the new NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible, “Trace the Themes” features a 36-page study guide and six video introductions by Spence Shelton. Shelton is lead pastor of Mercy Church in Charlotte, NC, and previously served for 10 years with J.D. Greear as small group pastor at The Summit Church.

The NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible, which was previously published as the NIV Zondervan Study Bible, is the only study Bible built on biblical theology and is now lighter, thinner, and more readable thanks to Zondervan’s exclusive NIV Comfort Print® typeface.

Full of robust study features that allow readers to unpack God’s story, the NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible allows readers to ponder the individual stories and themes of Scripture while observing how they all fit together in God’s grand biblical narrative. With three articles introducing Biblical theology and 25 articles unpacking key themes of Scripture, the NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible equips readers to follow the progressive unfolding of God’s story. Helpful introductions to books and sections of the Bible combined with 20,000 verse-by-verse study notes will give readers a clearer understanding of every portion of Scripture. The NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible goes on sale September 4, 2018.

About the NIV: The New International Version (NIV) is the world’s bestselling modern-English Bible translation—accurate, readable, and clear, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages. The NIV is the result of over 50 years of work by the Committee on Bible Translation, who oversee the efforts of many contributing scholars. Representing the spectrum of evangelicalism, the translators come from a wide range of denominations and various countries and continually review new research in order to ensure the NIV remains at the forefront of accessibility, relevance, and authority. Every NIV Bible that is purchased helps Biblica, a nonprofit ministry organization, translate and give Bibles to people in need around the world. To learn more, visit

About Comfort Print®: Read on! Settle in and spend more time in the Bible without eyestrain. Comfort Print® is an exclusive new family of fonts expertly designed to allow your eyes to relax as they flow smoothly along the lines of text. Learn more at

About Zondervan: Zondervan is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications.  Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, Mich.  For additional information, please visit

Contact: Trinity McFadden, Senior Manager of Publicity, 616-698-3514,