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NASHVILLE, Tenn., 10/16/2012 – Three B&H Publishing Group authors, Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, and Jen Hatmaker, are recognized this month on the cover of Christianity Today among the magazine’s 50 Women to Watch: Those Most Shaping the Church and Culture.

“To create this list, we asked dozens of evangelical leaders to identify Christian women in North America whom evangelicals (both men and women) admire and who are shaping the life of the church and culture in significant ways,” writes Christianity Today’s Sarah Pulliam Bailey.

Beth Moore is noted by the magazine as “the best-known evangelical the wider world has rarely encountered. She flies relatively under the radar through her Living Proof Ministries, but her influence spreads far and wide, especially among Christian women.” Moore’s best-selling books include Praying God’s Word, Breaking Free, and A Heart Like His. She will release another book with B&H in fall 2013.

Priscilla Shirer, who recently hit The New York Times bestsellers list with The Resolution for Women, is featured as “a young mother working in ministry, Shirer connects with many balancing family and career; she uses illustrations from her own life to connect to larger scriptural points. The preacher’s daughter with a magnetic blend is reaching a diverse demographic.”

Jen Hatmaker, a blogger and author of the increasingly popular conversation-starter 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess, is highlighted as “a biological mother of three and adoptive mother of two Ethiopian children” who followed her heart into action. “After temporarily housing hurricane victims, Jen Hatmaker felt troubled by her lifestyle. Slowly she identified seven areas of excess, which led to her book.”

Since joining B&H to launch its women’s publishing brand in 2009, acquisitions editor Jennifer Lyell has set out to present female readers with substantive, virtuous, and radical content.

Lyell explains, “I believe that readers want messages that speak into their lives in a way that empowers them, informs them, and motivates them in practical ways. These women exemplify what it means to live out their passion for Christ and are at the forefront of women leading women in the pursuit of a biblically-grounded, authentic life that encompasses ministry, family, and relationships, both personal and professional.”

B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources, is a team of more than 100 mission-minded people with a passion for taking God’s Word to the world. Because we believe Every Word Matters we seek to provide intentional, Bible-centered content that positively impacts the hearts and minds of people, inspiring them to build a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ. Among our print and digital releases for the trade, church, and academic markets, titles include New York Times No. 1 bestsellers The Love Dare and The Vow as well as the award-winning HCSB Study Bible.