(ChurchLeaders) HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Zondervan will not be publishing the God Bless the USA Bible after all. The news comes after the circulation of an online petition, as well as a letter written by several Christian authors who have published books with Zondervan.
“Zondervan is not publishing, manufacturing or selling the ‘God Bless the USA Bible,’” said the company in a statement provided to Religion Unplugged. “While we were asked for a manufacturing quote, ultimately the project was not a fit for either party, and the website and marketing of the NIV [New International Version] project were premature.”
HarperCollins Christian Publishing licenses the NIV translation of the Bible and is a parent company to Zondervan, which publishes that translation. HarperCollins is also a parent company to Thomas Nelson, which publishes the King James Version (KJV) and the New King James Version (NKJV) of the Bible.