Deonne Beron

Publicity Manager

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Grand Rapids, MI (February 22, 2010) – Six Baker Publishing Group titles were named Resources of the Year out of a total of 25 final picks made by Outreach magazine for its 7th Annual Outreach Resources of the Year awards.  The total represented more than any other single publisher honored in this year’s awards.


The titles were spread across several categories and included:



  • Heaven and the Afterlife (ISBN: 978-0-7642-0576-7, $13.99, July) by James L. Garlow with Keith Wall (Bethany House)


  • Cultural Intelligence: Improving Your CQ to Engage Our Multicultural World (ISBN: 978-0-8010-3589-0, $17.99, February) by David A. Livermore (Baker Academic)


  • The Justice Project (ISBN: 978-0-8010-1328-7, $21.99, September) Edited by Brian McLaren, Elisa Padilla and Ashley Bunting Seeber (Baker)


  • Ignite: How to Spark Immediate Growth in Your Church (ISBN: 978-0-8010-7216-1, $14.99, October) by Nelson Searcy with Jennifer Dykes Henson (Baker)

  • Leading on Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion (ISBN: 978-0-7642-0759-4, $14.99, September) by Wayne Cordeiro (Bethany House)


  • The Karma of Jesus: Do We Really Reap What We Sow? (ISBN: 978-0-7642-0734-1, $13.99, October) by Mark Herringshaw (Bethany House)

The awards are announced in the Resources of the Year issue, available now. Nearly 160 resources were submitted to Outreach for consideration.  Outreach editors narrowed the field to 110 nominees and experts in each category later whittled the field to a total of 25 winners in 12 categories.


Baker Publishing Group publishes high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers. Founded in 1939, today Baker Publishing Group is composed of six divisions, each reflecting a unique segment of Christian publishing. These divisions are Bethany House Publishers, Revell, Baker Books, Baker Academic, Chosen Books, and Brazos Press. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Baker Publishing Group is one of the world’s largest publishers of Christian books. For more information, please visit