BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Lifeway Christian Resources and B&H Español were named Publisher of the Year by the Spanish Evangelical Publishers Association (SEPA) at its annual awards ceremony held April 20, 2023, in Miami, Florida. The SEPA Awards recognize the highest quality and excellence in the publishing, sales and marketing of Christian literature in Spanish.
This is the fifth time Lifeway—the world’s largest provider of Spanish Bibles—has been named Spanish Publisher of the Year.
Lifeway also received the award for Bible of the Year for “The Thematic Study Bible” (Biblia Temática de Estudio), edited by renowned pastor, Miguel Núñez. “The Thematic Study Bible,” published June 2022, features a collaboration of theologians and pastors from various Spanish-speaking countries.
“We are extremely grateful to God not only for the privilege of serving Him through a Bible like this but also for this recognition that testifies to a great work,” said Emanuel Elizondo, editor-in-chief. “Our desire is to continue glorifying God through resources of depth and quality.”
In addition to these top honors, Lifeway received book of the year awards in the gift and small book categories for the respective titles, “A Year in the Psalms” (Un Año en Los Salmos) and “How do I Order My Life?” (¿Cómo Ordeno Mi Vida?). Lifeway was also named as having the best social media presence of all evangelical Spanish publishers.
“It is extremely satisfying to receive these industry recognitions, which are a parameter of excellence for our work,” said Giancarlo Montemayor, vice president of global publishing. “We are grateful to God for giving us a solid and committed team for His kingdom.”
Resourcing the Spanish-speaking world with faithful literature continues to be a priority for Lifeway. 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. Lifeway has more than 40 new Spanish releases slated throughout the remainder of 2023, including the “RVR 1960 Holy Land Illustrated Bible” (Biblia Ilustrada de la Tierra Santa) and “Peter the Galilean” (Pedro el Galileo) by César Vidal.
“Being recognized by our business partners as Publisher of the Year, among other awards, fills us with great satisfaction,” said César Custodio, director of sales and marketing for Spanish resources. “Our goal is to provide great service and support to our business and ministry partners so they can fulfill their mission. This recognition affirms our commitment to continue seeking excellence in everything we do.”
More information about B&H Español can be found at bhespanol.com. The full 2023 Spanish Evangelical Publishers Association award presentation can be viewed on SEPA’s YouTube channel.
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, Christian music and movies, Vacation Bible School and church supplies, as well as camps and events for all ages. Lifeway is the world’s largest provider of Spanish Bibles. Based in Middle Tennessee, Lifeway operates as a self-supporting nonprofit. For more information, visit Lifeway.com.