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On the Hunt for a New Bible
Zondervan to release the NIV Outdoorsman Bible for the ultimate sportsman
Grand Rapids, Mich., February 2, 2012—Before heading out to hunt, fish, hike or backpack, there’s one essential piece of equipment the outdoorsman needs—a Bible. The NIV Outdoorsman Bible by Jason Cruise, founder of the Outdoor Ministry Network (Zondervan, April 2012), is perfect for those who love the outdoors as well as studying the Bible.
Aside from the complete New International Version text, the world’s most popular modern English Bible translation, the NIV Outdoorsman Bible includes devotions written by Cruise that tie directly to the sports of hunting, fishing, backpacking, or any outdoor activity.
“The devotions in this Bible are snapshots of how God has revealed himself to me in ways that brick and mortar tend to stifle,” said Cruise. “I firmly believe that there are spiritual truths that can only be learned by walking with God in creation.”
The devotions in the NIV Outdoorsman Bible include personal stories from Cruise such as missing the prize buck & not letting life’s “misses” define us and being prepared with a survival kit for life. Telling how he uses hunting and being in the outdoors as a way to bring glory to God, he discusses topics such as: using God as a guide, self-control, peace, breaking barriers, reconciliation and the beauty of God’s creation. They provide inspiration and encouragement to any outdoorsman who cares about eternal things and spiritual truths as well as being in nature.
“I had no idea that my love for the outdoors would ultimately take me on a journey into writing and that that I’d get the honor of speaking to hunters across the nation…and yet to do it all in the name of Jesus,” said Cruise.
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About Jason Cruise
Jason is the Founder of Outdoor Ministry Network (www.outdoorministrynetwork.com) and Outdoor Nation. He got his start in the outdoor industry by writing faith-based magazine articles for various secular publications. From there, he developed the foundation of OMN by partnering with the Tennessee Baptist Convention to train pastors and volunteer leaders in how to reach men who love to hunt and fish. OMN then grew to the place it is today, working with churches, denominations, and associations in over 40 states across America.
Jason has produced many videos and evangelism tools that are used by publishers, ministries, and churches nationwide to reach outdoorsmen for Christ.
Coming from a long line of family tradition in the woods and on the water, he champions the cause for Christ in outfitting your faith with real world resources to reach outdoorsmen.
He lives in Tennessee with his wife Michelle and their sons Cole and Tucker.
About the New International Version
The New International Version (NIV) is the world’s best-selling and most-trusted Bible translation, with more than 450 million copies distributed worldwide since its debut in 1978. The NIV was translated by the Committee on Bible Translation, which represents the very best in evangelical biblical scholarship. Its members – a self-perpetuating, independent body of 15 – are drawn from various denominations and some of the finest academic institutions in the world. For over 30 years, the NIV translators have been committed to accurately and clearly communicating God’s unchanging Word in the English we use today. They do this by giving equally rigorous attention to the ancient languages in which the Bible was written and the target language—contemporary English. Biblica holds the copyright to the NIV and Zondervan serves as its exclusive North American publisher. With products for all ages, NIV Bibles are currently available in more than 2000 formats and bindings, including print, digital and audio. For more information visit www.thenivbible.com.
Zondervan, a HarperCollins company, is a world leader in Christian communications and the leading Christian publishing brand. For more than 75 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through general and academic resources by influential leaders and emerging voices, and been honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with offices in Seattle, Chicago and Miami, Zondervan publishes its bestselling Bibles, books, audio, video, curriculum, software and digital products through its Zondervan, eZondervan, Zonderkidz and Editorial Vida brands. Zondervan resources are sold worldwide through retail stores, online and by Zondervan ChurchSource, and are translated into nearly 200 languages in more than 60 countries. Visit Zondervan on the Internet at www.zondervan.com.
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