Zondervan acquires The Beginner’s Bible

The Beginner’s Bible has been acquired from Mission City Press by Christian children’s publisher Zonderkidz, a division of Zondervan.

The concept for the product was first developed in 1985 and The Beginner’s Bible was introduced in 1989 as a complete storybook Bible.  Zondervan entered into a distribution agreement with Mission City Press in 1997 and has served as the exclusive publisher of The Beginner’s Bible since 2004 with Zondervan’s children’s group, Zonderkidz, managing the publishing program.  To date, over six million copies of The Beginner’s Bible have sold in all editions and it is available in more than 20 languages worldwide.

“Zondervan has enjoyed a great partnership with Mission City Press as both organizations have long shared a common vision to bring God’s Word to life to the youngest generation,” said Scott Macdonald, President and CEO of Zondervan.  “We are honored that Mission City Press trusts us to carry forward this wonderful brand and we intend to continue to enhance and develop it to impact more young hearts for Christ.”

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