These Gospel Artists Are Featured in The New Breathe Life Bible

These Gospel Artists Are Featured in The New Breathe Life Bible
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The Breathe Life Bible was recently released by Thomas Nelson Publishers. The bible was edited by Michele Clark Jenkins and Stephanie Perry Moore, who previously edited the Sisters in Faith devotional bible

Michele Clark Jenkins is the author of She Speaks, a former HBO and Black Family Channel executive, and previous general manager of the Estate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She currently acts as the Senior Director, Consulting Group for Griffin & Strong, P.C. where she specializes in disparity research. Stephanie Perry Moore is a bestselling author of 80 novels and is the showrunner for The Cool and the Strong a scripted SCETV/PBS show based on her newest book series, Magic Strong. Together, Jenkins and Moore are the co-founders and leaders of Sisters in Faith, a ministry devoted to encouraging and empowering African American women with God’s Word, and co-general editors of the Sisters in Faith Bible.

Breathe Life is the NKJV with featured supplemental essays, prayers and reflections written by renowned faith leaders. Trusted by millions of believers around the world, the New King James Version (NKJV) is a bestselling modern “word-for-word” biblical translation. It balances the literary beauty and familiarity of the King James tradition with an extraordinary commitment to preserving the grammar and structure of the underlying biblical languages.

 The “Breathe” in the title Breathe Life Bible is an acronym for Believe, Reconcile, Exalt, Act, Trust, Hope, Elevate. Contributors include Ambassador Andrew Young, Reverend Bernice King, Reverend Matthew Wesley Williams, President of the Interdenominational Theological Center, Vashti McKenzie Murphy, general secretary of the National Council of Church of Christ, and three award-winning Gospel singers who are also preachers: Jekalyn Carr, Marvin Sapp and Hezekiah Walker.

Marvin Sapp wrote a practical devotional section with the theme “elevate” at its core. Marvin Sapp is a legendary, multiple award-winning Gospel artist Widely known and celebrated for his massive crossover hit “Never Would Have Made It.” Marvin Sapp is a multiple-award-winning Gospel artist and one of the most beloved voices in this vital genre.

He is the recipient of 24 Stellar Awards, 2 Soul Train Music Awards, 2 BET Awards, 4 Dove Awards and 8 BMI Songwriter’s Awards, and he is a 13-time GRAMMY nominee – among numerous other accolades. His compelling life story was turned into a made-for-television biopic that aired on TVONE with overwhelming success. Sapp executive produced and appeared in the biopic.

Marvin Sapp is also an author, radio show host and self-proclaimed “preacher who just happens to sing.” He is senior pastor of The Chosen Vessel Cathedral in Fort Worth, Texas, and pastor emeritus of Lighthouse Full Life Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan – the church that he co-founded with his late wife, MaLinda Prince Sapp.

Hezekiah Walker penned the opening prayer. Hezekiah Walker is a Gospel music pioneer, and the traditional sound and energetic style of his Love Fellowship Choir has influenced a generation of great singers and ensembles. He is senior pastor of Love Fellowship Tabernacle, with locations in Brooklyn, New York and Bensalem, PA, as well as Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Churches of Jesus Christ, where he oversees 28 churches in the U.S. and South Africa. The Brooklyn native is a dedicated New Yorker and is just as much a seminal fixture in his home borough as he is in the Gospel music industry worldwide.

Jekalyn Carr contributed a section called “Life Support” that talks about what it means to Be a Giver, Be Righteous, Be Persistent, Be Caring, Be Patient, Be Devoted, Be Holy, Be a Leader, Be Unmovable and Be Open.

Jekalyn Carr is a preacher, singer and songwriter who has taken the Gospel music industry by storm. She received her first Stellar Award at the age of 16 and received her first GRAMMY Award nomination at the age of 18. She now has four Dove Awards, Six Stellar Awards and numerous industry nominations. She has also been inducted into the Women’s Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Michele and Stepanie came up with the idea to create the Breathe Life Bible after the 2020 death of George Floyd when they asked themselves and the Lord, “What should we do in such a time as this?”

They partnered with Thomas Nelson, the bible publisher that also published Sisters In Faith, to release the Breathe Life Bible, which is available now. 

 

Published by Khy Talara

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