(Birmingham, Ala.)—June 6, 2011—New Hope Publishers is pleased to announce today the official launch of NewHopeDigital.com. As book publishing rapidly enters an extraordinary new era of connectivity, NewHopeDigital.com is a pioneering Web venture, providing readers and retailers with fresh content from top authors in multiple digital formats.

NewHopeDigital.com will offer regularly updated magazine-style content—articles, columns, feature stories, podcasts, videos—from New Hope authors and other contributors. Each month the site will have a specific theme, such as orphan care, human exploitation, the persecuted church, prayer, and making disciples, in order to foster focused thought and interaction on major issues facing Christians today. New book releases on a variety of topics will be prominently featured as well.    

“We have anticipated this day for many months,” says publisher Andrea Mullins. “We believe NewHopeDigital.com is just the beginning of a new era of digital publishing that will touch lives around the world where people need to know who God is, what He is doing, and what He offers in Christ. NewHopeDigital.com will enhance the mission of New Hope Publishers, expand the ministries of our authors, and provide resources that speak to a variety of issues that need the active engagement of God’s people.”

The New Hope fold of authors has enthusiastically embraced the concept. “NewHopeDigital.com provides me an opportunity to go deeper and connect with readers and retailers in an exciting new venue,” says top-selling New Hope author Jennifer Kennedy Dean, best known for her Live a Praying Life resources. “Since most of us live a cyberlife, NewHopeDigital.com fits right into the flow of information that I value and look forward to.”

New Hope author Mark Russell (The Missional Entrepreneur) says, “The church needs a place to explore complex human issues, discover the comprehensive vision of God’s mission, and how these two realities can come together. I’m excited about New Hope Digital because it gives us a conversation space to learn from one another in our God-given mandate to love him and our global neighbor.”

About New Hope Publishers

Representing more than 80 authors and more than 130 individual works, the mission of New Hope Publishers is to provide books that challenge readers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God. New Hope® Publishers is the general trade publishing imprint for WMU®, a missions auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention. New Hope Publishers is a member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA).