More than 50,000 people filled the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, January 2-4 for Passion 2017, a Christian-based gathering of young adults 18-25 years old. In its 20th year, the conference grew out of a Bible study started in Texas by Louie and Shelley Giglio as a way to reach college students and their leaders interested in a deeper understanding of Jesus Christ. Today, the faithful come from 90 countries and more than 1,600 colleges.
Attendees were given a copy of The Jesus Bible (Zondervan, 2017), which includes essays by Louie Giglio, pastor of Passion City Church, Atlanta, and other Christian authors: Max Lucado, John Piper, Ravi Zacharias, and Randy Alcorn.
Filled with 66 book introductions, over 1,000 articles, and seven compelling essays on the grand narrative of Scripture that guide readers to treasure Jesus and encourage them to faithfully follow Jesus as they participate in his story, The Jesus Bible helps readers follow the thread of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation.
“The Jesus Bible helps people understand from the very first page that the Bible is one story in 66 books, and it’s all about one person. From Genesis to Exodus, to Romans, Acts, the prophets, Psalms, the Gospels…the whole book is about Jesus,” says Giglio, general editor of the project. “We had the opportunity to create a resource that I hope is going to change future generations and help Scripture come alive so that Jesus is standing on every single page; so that as you read the Bible, you understand Jesus throughout the Bible.”
About Louie Giglio:
Louie Giglio is the pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and the founder of Passion Conferences, a global movement uniting college-aged people to live for the fame of Jesus.
With a desire to elevate God’s glory above all else, Louie has authored The Comeback, The Air I Breathe, I Am Not, But I Know I Am, and Indescribable, which was co-authored with Grammy-Award winner Matt Redman. Louie and his wife, Shelley, live in Atlanta, Georgia.
About Passion Publishing:
Passion Publishing is a book publishing imprint committed to lifting and amplifying the messages of the Passion Movement and Passion City Church. As a movement, Passion is focused on glorifying God through a winsome life leveraged for the name and renown of Jesus. Launched in 2014, Passion Publishing has published notable bestsellers The Comeback and Waiting Here for You (Louie Giglio), and Good Good Father picture book (Chris Tomlin and Pat Barrett). The imprint partners with HarperCollins Christian Publishing.
About the NIV:
The New International Version (NIV) is the world’s bestselling modern-English Bible translation—accurate, readable, and clear, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages. The NIV is the result of over 50 years of work by the Committee on Bible Translation, who oversee the efforts of many contributing scholars. Representing the spectrum of evangelicalism, the translators come from a wide range of denominations and various countries and continually review new research in order to ensure the NIV remains at the forefront of accessibility, relevance, and authority. To learn more, visit www.thenivbible.com.
Zondervan is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, Mich. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.