ECPA's Rush To PressBarbour Signs Two-Book Contract with Josh McDowell Under Shiloh Run Press Imprint


Contact: Kelsey McConaha
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Uhrichsville, OH—Barbour Publishing is thrilled to announce it has signed a contract with Josh McDowell —popular author, speaker, and founder of Josh McDowell Ministry, a ministry of Cru (the U.S. division of Campus Crusade for Christ International).

Under the contract, Barbour will release two titles under the new Shiloh Run Press imprint, which focuses heavily in the Christian Living category and on uniquely qualified, new and experienced authors. God-Breathed, releasing May 2015, powerfully illustrates how the Old and New Testaments are the most reliable documents of all antiquity through McDowell’s recently acquired Torah scroll (dated at 1450) and his 1600-year-old ancient New Testament fragments. God-Breathed communicates the compelling message that God’s Word is alive and powerful as well as accurate and reliable. Josh’s second book, releasing July 2015, unmasks the true nature of the cultural condition of “tolerance,” guiding readers to stand for a heroic truth that represents universal biblical values with love and respect for others—especially when others are hostile.

“I am excited to be partnering with Barbour Publishing on my next two books,” said Josh McDowell. “The team at Barbour, led by Tim Martins, is experienced and passionate about publishing a message that builds the Kingdom. Barbour feels like family, and I’m delighted to be considered one of their authors.”

Barbour Publishing is equally excited about this new venture with Josh McDowell. “This is such a wonderful opportunity. We are delighted to have entered this partnership with Josh McDowell and his ministry,” said Kelly McIntosh, Vice President of Editorial. “To think about the potential these two books will have to touch lives with biblical truth…it’s just thrilling.”

Josh McDowell has been at the forefront of cultural trends and ground-breaking ministry for over five decades. He shares the essentials of the Christian faith in everyday language so that youth, families, churches, leaders, and individuals of all ages are prepared for the life of faith and the work of the ministry. This has included leveraging resources based on years of experiences, new technologies, and strategic partnerships. Since 1961, Josh has delivered more than 26,000 talks to over 25,000,000 people in 125 countries. He is the author or co-author of 140 books, including More Than a Carpenter and New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, recognized by World Magazine as one of the top 40 books of the twentieth century. Josh’s books are available in over 100 different languages. Josh and his wife have been married for 41 years and have four wonderful children and eight beloved grandchildren. For more information, please visit