NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Lifeway Christian Resources, the world’s largest provider of Spanish Bibles, is releasing its first women’s devotional Bible with B&H Español.
The new Bible called “Centrada en Cristo” (Centered in Christ) features 365 devotionals written by 25 Hispanic women representing a dozen countries in Latin America.
“After two years of intense planning and hard work, we are pleased to see this devotional Bible for women come to fruition,” said Giancarlo Montemayor, B&H Español publisher. “The publishing of this Bible continues to affirm Lifeway’s commitment to equip the church throughout the world with biblical truth.”
Montemayor said the goal of the devotional Bible is to direct people to Christ. “We wanted to help the reader understand that the message of the Gospel can be found in all of Scripture, and these women have done a fantastic job of that,” he said.
Edited by renowned authors Catherine Scheraldi and Patricia Namnún, “Centrada en Cristo” positions B&H Español and Lifeway as a publishing house that honors the voices of the church throughout the world.
“The Bible is the story of how a person is redeemed through the life and work of Jesus,” said Scheraldi, an author and physician in the Dominican Republic. “In this Bible, the reader will not only find Christ in familiar passages but also in those places where it is not obvious at first glance.”
Scheraldi is author of “Revolución Sexual” (Sexual Revolution) and “El Ministerio de Mujeres” (Women´s Ministry in the Church) also published by B&H Español.
“‘Centrada en Cristo’ will guard the reader from misinterpreting Scripture by allowing the text to show how Christ shines in it,” said Namnún, director of Women’s Initiatives at The Gospel Coalition Español. Her previous B&H Español titles include “Completas en Él” (Complete in Him), “Luz en las Tinieblas” (Light in Darkness) and “Una Fe Viva” (A Living Faith).
Montemayor worked closely with Schereldi and Namnún to identify established and respected evangelical voices throughout Latin America.
“Some of them are our own authors, like Aixa de López, Wendy Bello and Karla de Fernández,” Montemayor said. “But we also discovered new voices in the process by asking other ministry partners.”
“Centrada en Cristo” features the text of the RVR 1960 and will come in two leathertouch presentation options and a hardback edition. It contains beautiful illustrations by Aixa de Lopez, wide margins for notetaking, a special design for each devotional and multiple reading plans.
“This Bible has been designed for women who want to read their Bible but perhaps feel burdened and joyless in their spiritual life,” Aixa said. “We wanted to include simple illustrations that reinforce the great narrative of Scripture which focuses on God and what He has done in His son.”
For more information, visit centradaencristo.com.
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