Christian music powerhouses, Bill and Gloria Gaither, have joined with Christian publisher Thomas Nelson for the release of The Gaither Homecoming Bible. The Bible is set to hit stores Tuesday.
As general editors, the Gaithers drew from their years of Bible study, gospel songwriting and strong faith to create this project. With the trusted and beloved New King James text as their guide, the Gaithers worked closely with 60 friends and Homecoming artists to select the 75 hymns and gospel songs that will be interspersed throughout the text. These hymns and songs give new life and meaning in articles and stories that describe their connection to Scripture.
In total, 230 exclusive devotionals were penned by Homecoming artists along with 20 original poems by Gloria Gaither. A custom Gaither Homecoming Bible reading plan has also been crafted, which will guide readers on a journey through the Scriptures.
“It is our hope that the stories and experiences we and the Homecoming family of singers, writers and musicians share will encourage and inspire others to find the Word of God to be a living, vital force in our real, walking-around lives,” Bill and Gloria Gaither explain. “But most of all, we hope a developing love for the Scriptures will lead those who read it to the One who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.”
The Gaithers teamed with Thomas Nelson in order to create a Bible that intersects with the reader’s everyday life. The notes and editorial aspects of The Gaither Homecoming Bible show how the Bible passages have changed their lives and the lives of Homecoming artists over the years.
The Gaithers desire to lead the reader into a close, personal experience with the Scriptures and show how the messages are applicable to everyone’s lifestyle.
“We couldn’t be happier or more excited to partner with Bill and Gloria for The Gaither Homecoming Bible,” says Gary Davidson, senior vice president and Bible group publisher with Thomas Nelson.