Just in time for the holy Easter holiday, Melinda Bouma, Publisher of the Zondervan Bible Group, drops by and shares diverse Bible products for studying God’s word, including the publisher’s new Comfort Print Bibles.
Zondervan is a leading world Bible publisher delivering transformational Christian products. Learn more and find one that right for you at www.zondervan.com/bibles.
Zondervan is an international Christian media and publishing company, and is a founding member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association(ECPA). They are a part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing and has multiple imprints including Zondervan Academic, and Zonderkidz, and Blink.
Zondervan was founded in 1931 in Grandville, MI, by brothers Peter (“P.J.”, “Pat”) and Bernard (Bernie) Zondervan, who were the nephews of publisher William B. William B. Eerdmans. The company began in the Zondervans’ farmhouse and originally dealt with selling remainders and publishing public domain works.
The first book it published was Women of the Old Testament by Abraham Kuvper, in 1933. Within a few years it developed a list of its own, and began publishing Bible editions. The Berkeley Version appeared in 1959, and the Amplified Bible in 1965. The NIV New Testament was published in partnership with the International Bible Society in 1973, and the complete NIV Bible appeared in 1978. Zondervan is also the commercial rights holder for the New International Version (NIV) Bible in North America.
The company was bought by HarperCollins, a division of News Corp, in 1988, and is the company’s principal Christian book publishing division.
Please enjoy the video below for history of the the Zondervan/HarperCollins Publisher, and visit Zondervan to shop their diversified Bible options.