NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the International Network of Children's Ministry (INCM) announced that it has adopted the International Children's Bible® (ICB™) as its official translation, the result of a partnership with Thomas Nelson Publishers. This partnership coincides with Thomas Nelson's upcoming new product releases that feature the ICB translation, the first version of the Bible translated specifically for children.
"Thomas Nelson shares our dedication to igniting a passion for God's Word in children's hearts," said Matt Guevara, executive director of INCM. "The opportunity to do so by encouraging kids to read the ICB was one we were thrilled to join, especially alongside such a strong partner. One of the most powerful things we can do to anchor today's kids in God's Word is to provide Scripture to them in a language they understand and enjoy reading. These Bibles provide not only a trustworthy translation, but an experience that will enrich children's lives for years to come."
Through the partnership, INCM will utilize its team of children's and family ministry bloggers to read and review ICB products, share messages from the ICB in its weekly newsletter and via social media, and feature ICB passages in its quarterly resource, Dispatch. Additionally, INCM will host the launch of kidscanreadthebible.com, the website for children and parents to use as they read through the ICB.
"The International Children's Bible is truly remarkable in it makes scripture so accessible for children," said Laura Minchew, senior vice president and publisher of gift books, Tommy Nelson children's books, and new media at Thomas Nelson. "With a third grade reading level, children are able to read and understand the Bible on their own. We are delighted that INCM selected the ICB as their official translation and are happy to join with them in the good work to partner with children's ministers around the world."
The ICB has more than 300 key Bible verses highlighted in the text so that children and new Christians can read and learn some of the most important foundational truths of God's Word. This translation includes a topical index in each section, large, easy-to-read type, highlighted key verses, a children's dictionary, and many more features.
Thomas Nelson Publishers, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a world-leading provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. The publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. For additional information, please visit www.thomasnelson.com.
Product Formats Available Using the ICB Translation:
ISBN 9780718039479 Frost Bible (Hardcover), $19.99
ISBN 9780718039721 Big Red Cover (Hardcover), $16.99
ISBN 9780718044022 Brown Leathersoft International Children's Bible, $24.99
ISBN 9780718085179 Butterfly Wings Bible (Hardcover), $24.99
ISBN 9780718088750 Purple Pearl Princess Bible (Hardcover), $19.99
SOURCE Thomas Nelson Publishers