Our Trip to the 2018 CBA UNITE Christian Retail Show in Nashville Part 1
UNITE, formally known as ICRS (International Christian Retail Show) is the largest retail show for Christian products in the world. It’s held annually and this time around it was in Nashville, TN (which isn’t that far from us). We love to go and meet with Bible publishers, interview them, and get some sneak peeks of what’s coming soon.
This year we interviewed Bible designers, manufacturers, publishers, a leather provider, a Bible highlighter supplier, and even an art-journaler. We will post many of them in their own articles, but in this article, part 1 of 2, we’ll hit some of the highlights that we saw from the show.
Unfortunately, some of the publishers were not there this time, and a few had smaller booths this time around, but the show did seem to be larger and busier than the last two shows in Cincinnati. This is possibly due to the amazing rebate that was offered to registered CBA retailers (they received a refund for their hotel and food expenses – and trust me, that resort hotel is worth the trip (side-note- I didn’t stay there because I’m not a retailer, but I did walk through it a few times)). It will be held in Nashville again in 2019.
Here are a few photos from the show floor. Most don’t need explanation, but I will comment on a few.
Here’s an interesting Bible from Good Books. It has a beautiful layout and full-color drawings throughout.
They also have a journaling KJV called Praise. Lucinda will be reviewing this one.
This one’s called the Jesus Centered Bible.
Here’s a training program for Church leaders. It focuses on how to deal with security and emergency situations.
This is the Prayer Deliverance Bible from Dr. D. K. Olukoya.
Stay tuned for more posts throughout the week as we get all of our articles uploaded.