Worthy Publishing releases HOLY HOT MESS by MK Backstrom next week

Worthy Publishing releases HOLY HOT MESS by MK Backstrom next week NASHVILLE, TN—July 26, 2021—Over 80 million people watched Mary Katherine Backstrom (MK) explain how she accidentally hugged a stranger to thank him for washing the windows on her car, after all it was Christmas and she thought he was in the spirit of Christmas…he wasn’t…he was actually cleaning his own car! One thing is for sure, we all have HOT MESS moments, but MK shares hers and in that…

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Baker Books signs David Green, CEO and founder of Hobby Lobby

Baker Books signs David Green, CEO and founder of Hobby Lobby Ada, Mich. — Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, has acquired a leadership book from David Green, CEO and Founder of Hobby Lobby. Green’s book will take an inside look at the values and principles used to build Hobby Lobby. Everything about Green’s life has been nontraditional. In high school, Green opted to leave the classroom and earn his credits working retail in the 1950s. He never attended college….

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Author Nick Vujicic joins The Influencers Podcast: From a Life Without Limbs to a Life Without Limits

Author Nick Vujicic joins The Influencers Podcast: From a Life Without Limbs to a Life Without Limits Nick Vujicic came into the world with no arms and no legs, but only a six-inch appendage with two toes on the left side of his torso, and no medical explanation. “I didn’t think it was such a big deal. I was brought up in a loving home who told me that God loved me and He had a plan for me,” Nick…

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Christianity Today announces new ‘Viral Jesus’ Podcast

Christianity Today announces new ‘Viral Jesus’ Podcast Carol Stream, IL – July 23, 2021 – What does it mean to live out our faith in a digital world? How are Christian leaders and creatives using social media to share the Good News? These are the themes explored in Viral Jesus, a new podcast from Christianity Today about communication and the power of social connections. In each episode, communications scholar Heather Thompson Day takes her listeners on a deep dive with…

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Quantrilla Ard joins Embolden Media Group team

Quantrilla Ard joins Embolden Media Group team Lake Mary, FL (July 1, 2021) – Embolden Media Group is excited to announce that they have added a new member to their team. Author, speaker, and researcher Quantrilla Ard, PhD, has been featured on Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies, Proverbs 31 OBS Today, The Martha and Mary Show, and At Home with Jackie. Her devotions have been published in Prayer: Approaching the Throne of Grace, and her personal and spiritual insights appear…

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Jennifer Smith hired as vice president of marketing for Nelson Books

Jennifer Smith hired as vice president of marketing for Nelson Books (Nashville, TN) July 23, 2021—Thomas Nelson today announced Jennifer Smith as the v-p of marketing for Nelson Books, a nonfiction imprint of the publishing group. Smith has nearly 20 years of trade publishing experience in both Nashville and New York City and has launched hundreds of books to the New York Times bestsellers list. She spent nearly 13 years at Simon and Schuster, serving as a v-p and director of publicity…

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ECPA Focus webinar series begins next week with legal updates for publishers

ECPA Focus webinar series begins next week with legal updates for publishers A panel of industry legal experts will discuss recent legal developments and best practices for publishers in a free webinar for ECPA members, next week on August 3rd at 10 am CT.  Industry attorneys Janet Stiven (Moody Bible Institute), Mike Bzozowski (HarperCollins Christian), Craig Gipson (Flagler Law Group), and moderator Brian Flagler will share their observations on important legal developments and the practical strategies they have implemented to successfully protect their clients.  REGISTER The ECPA FOCUS series…

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MTI training in Ghana postponed to 2022

MTI training in Ghana postponed to 2022 Magazine Training International’s (MTI) plans for a conference in Ghana are postponed until October 2022. The delay in the conference is due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and its variants as they continue to affect international travel and bring up health concerns for participants, trainers, and staff. More…

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Faithlife conducts survey on mental health of pastors

Faithlife conducts survey on mental health of pastors New Survey Provides Insight into Mental Health of Pastors Church Tech Experts, Faithlife, Examine How the Past Year Added Stress to an Already Taxing Profession BELLINGHAM, Wash., July 15, 2021 – More than 1 in 10 pastors admitted to contemplating suicide in the past year according to the 2021 Pastoral Mental Health Report compiled by Faithlife, the makers of Logos Bible Software, and Church Communications, a 29,000-member community and Facebook group. The survey, which paints a…

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ECPA adds Biola University’s Michael Pierce to C-Suite program

ECPA adds Biola University’s Michael Pierce to C-Suite program The top leaders of ECPA member publishers and affiliates will gather in person for ECPA’s C-Suite Symposium, held September 19-21 at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Michael Pierce, VP of Financial Affairs for Biola University will present “What Comes Next for Your Company: The Clean Sheet Initiative.”  He joins a robust line-up including Nicholas Skytland and Alicia Llewellyn, co-authors of What Comes Next? Shaping the Future in an…

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Pastor David Bradshaw wants to ‘Awaken the Dawn’ to radically transform America for Christ

Pastor David Bradshaw wants to ‘Awaken the Dawn’ to radically transform America for Christ Lake Mary, FL—The Awaken the Dawn movement took the nation by storm in 2017 where nearly four million participated around the world through live streaming and almost 50,000 gathered in person at the National Mall to pray and worship together. David Bradshaw, the founder of this exceptional movement, has taken the movement to the next level by writing a book by the same name, Awaken The Dawn: An Adventure In…

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Focus on the Family and Tyndale House release #27 in The Imagination Station Series

Focus on the Family and Tyndale House release #27 in The Imagination Station Series Refugees on the Run: The Imagination Station Series #27 Carol Stream, Ill. (July 14, 2021)—Focus on the Family, in alliance with Tyndale House Publishers, released Refugees on the Run, #27 in the Imagination Station series, on June 8, 2021. With over 1 million copies sold, the Imagination Station series continues with cousins Beth and Patrick in Lithuania during World War II. There they meet Leza, a young Jewish girl. With…

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B&H acquires speaker, thought leader and podcast host Jason Thacker for book on discernment in the social media age

B&H acquires speaker, thought leader and podcast host Jason Thacker for book on discernment in the social media age B&H Publishing is proud to announce its acquisition of ethicist and author Jason Thacker for a trade book tentatively titled “Following Jesus in the Digital Age,” set to release on June 14, 2022. In his new book, Thacker challenges readers to consider how technology is shaping their spiritual growth and aims to equip them to navigate the most challenging aspects of digital…

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IVP continues legacy as a leader in Bible Studies

IVP continues legacy as a leader in Bible Studies WESTMONT, IL—With the July 27 release of Belonging, IVP’s newest LifeGuide Bible Study by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship staff member Deborah Meyer Abbs, the press continues its yearlong 75th anniversary celebration by telling the story of its history as a publisher and leader in Bible study. For over three decades of its seventy-five-year history, IVP’s LifeGuide Bible Studies (LBS) have sold more than fifteen million copies of nearly 150 titles. IVP is also celebrating its seventy-five…

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Ingram working with official publisher for the Vatican

Ingram working with official publisher for the Vatican Libreria Editrice Vaticana utilizes print-on-demand and distribution services through Ingram’s Lightning Source. For further global reach, the publisher also utilizes Ingram’s Global Connect program, allowing them to manage global distribution from one platform with improved availability of their titles in international markets. “Ingram means presenting ourselves and our books to Catholic people who are outside of Italy. We can now be much more available and present outside of the Italian language market than when we were only going…

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