By Aaron Wilson
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lifeway and B&H Español were named Publisher of the Year by the Spanish Evangelical Publishers Association (SEPA) at the Revive: Expolit trade show held May 13, 2021, in Miami, Florida.
During the event, B&H Español received an Honorable Gallery Diamond Award for achieving 1 million units sold of “RVR 1960 Biblia de Estudio Arcoiris” (The Rainbow Study Bible). SEPA also recognized B&H Español in three best-selling book categories:
- Faith and Culture: “Revolución Sexual” (Sexual Revolution) by Miguel and Catherine Núñez
- Marriage and Family: “El Matrimonio Que Agrada a Dios” (The Marriage That Pleases God) by Joselo Mercado
- Specialized Bible: “NVI Biblia del Pescador” (NIV Fisher of Men Bible)
“Our B&H Español team works tirelessly to take the life-changing message of Jesus’ gospel around the world,” said Ben Mandrell, Lifeway president and CEO. “Receiving these SEPA awards validates how God is using Lifeway’s trustworthy products and services to fuel ministry for His kingdom.”
B&H Español was also recognized for having the best social media presence among Spanish publishers and took home awards in two design categories for the “RVR 1960 Biblia de Estudio Cronológica” (RVR Chronological Study Bible) and “Más Que un Rabino” (More Than a Rabbi) by Dr. César Vidal.
“To be recognized as Publisher of the Year is a tremendous honor we don’t take for granted,” said Giancarlo Montemayor, editorial director. “Our standard at B&H Español is nothing less than excellence and fidelity to God in all of our resources. It is a joy to see the industry recognize our work through these awards.”
Each year, SEPA recognizes the highest quality and excellence in the publication, sale and marketing of Christian literature in Spanish. This is the fourth time Lifeway, the world’s largest provider of Spanish Bibles, has been named Spanish Publisher of the Year.
“This has been a year marked with many challenges for those who participate in the wonderful industry of Spanish Christian literature,” said Cesar Custodio, director of sales and marketing for B&H Español. “Our team has walked the extra mile to help serve and support our distributors and ministry partners in their work around the Spanish-speaking world. The recognition that we received from our commercial partners ratifies the work God has called us to do and encourages us to continue looking for ways to be excellent in everything we do.”
In addition to supporting an ever-growing catalog of Spanish books and Bibles, Lifeway and B&H Español host LifewayEquipa.com, an online, video-driven training platform for Spanish-speaking Christians. This fall, B&H Español will launch a leadership edition of the best-selling “Fisher of Men Bible.”
More information about B&H Español can be found at bhespanol.com.
Aaron Wilson is a writer for Lifeway Christian Resources.
About Lifeway Christian Resources
In operation since 1891, Lifeway Christian Resources is one of the leading providers of Christian resources, including Bibles, books, Bible studies, worship music, VBS, and church supplies, as well as camps and events for all ages. Lifeway is the world’s largest provider of Spanish Bibles. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Lifeway receives no denominational funding and operates as a self-supporting nonprofit.