NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Too busy to read? Now, for the first time, listen to a refreshingly different rendering of the Bible — anytime, anywhere…driving the kids to school, commuting to the office, working out, or relaxing at home. This spring women everywhere will be transformed as they listen to “The Word Becomes Flesh” (Thomas Nelson, Inc.), the complete New Testament read by some of today’s most inspiring female voices. Featuring the bestselling New Century Version (NCV)(TM) translation, made popular through the success of the #1 bestselling BibleZines(TM), this all-women audio recording features 39 well-recognized authors, musicians and speakers, sharing the most beloved story of all time with listeners around the world.

Photo Caption: Cover of “The Word Becomes Flesh,” Nelson Bibles, ISBN 0-7180-0996-7

“People today, particularly women, lead such busy lives. We know and understand that finding time to read the Scriptures can be difficult. When we looked at creating an audio Bible to help people connect with the Bible, we discovered that other audio Bibles in the marketplace simply weren’t engaging,” says Laurie Whaley, Vice President of the NCV translation. “So we assembled a team of well recognized and beloved women to read the Bible and we added a unique musical score to create an audio Bible that is engaging — people really want to listen to the Bible! Simply put there isn’t anything like The Word Becomes Flesh in the marketplace today.”

All of the readers featured on The Word Becomes Flesh have donated their royalties to Mercy Ministries, and Thomas Nelson has agreed to double the impact of their goodwill by matching their donation. In addition, ten percent of the product sales will also be donated to the organization. *Mercy Ministries is a non-profit residential program for girls ages 13 to 28 who are dealing with problems such as eating disorders, chemical addictions, pregnancy, depression and abuse.

The unique features of The Word Becomes Flesh include an original music score which adds dramatic flare to an already compelling text, an engaging presentation of the Scriptures from the 39 talented readers, a distinctive storage case, and 27 personal testimonies from girls who have been helped through Mercy Ministries. With passion and fervor, their emotive stories introduce each book of the New Testament, and articulate how the Word can become flesh in our own lives.

The 18-disc collection makes a perfect Mother’s Day gift, and is a great tool for women’s Bible studies and small groups. Whether in a group, or alone in the car, The Word Becomes Flesh will be an encouraging, life-changing resource for women everywhere.

For more information on The Word Becomes Flesh, to request a review copy or an interview with the creator, please contact Shanon Underwood at shanon @ psmediarelations.com, or 615-498-2189.

The Word Becomes Flesh – Nelson Bibles

ISBN 0-7180-0996-7 $49.99 May 2005

www.thomasnelson.com.

* At Mercy Ministries girls stay free of charge for approximately 6 months receiving intensive biblical counseling. Mercy Ministries is solely supported through the contributions of concerned individuals, churches, businesses and civic groups.

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