New Bible Supports People Facing Life’s Challenges, Church Publishers Say

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‘Hope Bible’ seeks to underpin the work of chaplains, health practitioners, and patients.

For Christians, the Bible is considered an irreplaceable helper tool, especially when going through life’s rough patches. Seventh-day Adventist leaders now expect a new edition, called Hope Bible, to help make this connection more explicit and straightforward.

“It is a Bible for people facing any challenge — a resource for health practitioners and chaplains,” said Mario Martinelli, CEO of Editorial Safeliz in Spain, the publishing house that will start offering worldwide shipping of the new edition in September 2019. “It is a great resource for health-care professionals.” 

  • Adventist Church president Ted Wilson (left), Editorial Safeliz CEO Mario Martinelli, and Adventist Health Ministries director Peter Landless unveil the first batch of Hope Bibles. The new edition is a joint effort of Editorial Safeliz with Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries and Adventist Health Ministries. [Photo: Adventist News Network]
  • Editorial Safeliz CEO Mario Martinelli introduces the new Hope Bible to hundreds attending the 3rd Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle in Loma Linda, California, United States, on July 9, 2019. The new Bible will be available for worldwide distribution in September 2019. [Photo: Adventist News Network]
  • Hope Bible includes unique features in footnotes and added articles and commentaries, publishers said. It is also available in French and Spanish, with more languages to come. [Photo: Adventist News Network]

Martinelli’s comments were part of the official presentation of the Bible during the first day of the 3rd Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle in Loma Linda, California, United States, on July 9, 2019.

Unique Features

Hope Bible, which uses the New King James Version, features more than 1,000 Bible verses for all occasions, including aging, dealing with enemies, illness, and suffering, to name a few. Bible verses are also listed under other topics to help readers overcome addictions, anger, anxiety, fear, loss, shame and guilt, and many more everyday challenges.

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