B&H PUBLISHING TO LAUNCH BOOKS ALONGSIDE KENDRICK BROTHERS’ NEW FILM ‘WAR ROOM’
NASHVILLE, TN – May 11, 2015 – War Room, the highly anticipated fifth film from Alex and Stephen Kendrick (Fireproof, Courageous, Facing the Giants, Flywheel) will debut in theaters nationwide on August 28, 2015 from Sony Pictures Entertainment’s TriStar Pictures, distributor of Soul Surfer, Courageous and last summer’s faith-based sensation Heaven is For Real.
The film is accompanied by a suite of products releasing August 1 from B&H Publishing Group including a trade book by New York Times best-selling authors Alex and Stephen Kendrick titled The Battle Plan for Prayer, a trade book titled Fervent by New York Times best-selling author Priscilla Shirer, who plays the lead character in the film, plus Bible study components, children’s books and other resources.
“As with prior films from the Kendricks, B&H is partnering to provide resources that enrich the viewers’ experience,” said Dave Schroeder, vice president of marketing with B&H Publishing Group. “Our products tied into the last two films, Fireproof and Courageous, were New York Times best-sellers and we believe this new line will be equally successful both in terms of sales and also making a meaningful impact on readers’ lives.”
War Room is a compelling faith drama that explores the power prayer can have on marriages, parenting, careers, friendships and every other area of life. “We made this film to inspire, challenge and motivate viewers to fight the right kind of battles and to fight them the best way,” said writer and director Alex Kendrick. “The resources from B&H will help readers apply those principles.”
In the film, Tony and Elizabeth Jordan have it all—great jobs, a beautiful daughter and their dream house. But appearances can be deceiving. Tony and Elizabeth Jordans’ world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. While Tony basks in his professional success and flirts with temptation, Elizabeth resigns herself to increasing bitterness. But their lives take an unexpected turn when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara, and is challenged to establish a “war room” and a battle plan of prayer for her family. As Elizabeth tries to fight for her family, Tony’s hidden struggles come to light. Tony must decide if he will make amends to his family and prove Miss Clara’s wisdom that victories don’t come by accident.
Opening nationwide in theaters on August 28th, and filled with more of the authentic characters loved by millions in previous Kendrick Brother’s films, War Room is a vivid reminder that prayer is a powerful weapon.
The film features New York Times best-selling author and Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer in her film debut. The cast also includes director Alex Kendrick (Moms’ Night Out, Courageous), T.C. Stallings (Courageous), and comedian Michael Jr. War Room introduces film newcomers Karen Abercrombie as Miss Clara and Alena Pitts as Danielle, and features a cameo by renowned speaker and best-selling B&H Publishing Group author Beth Moore in her first acting role.
War Room is directed by Alex Kendrick and produced by Stephen Kendrick and Gary Wheeler. Written by Alex & Stephen Kendrick, War Room was filmed in and around Charlotte, N.C. The film is rated PG for thematic elements throughout.
AFFIRM Films and Provident Films partnered with the Kendricks on the film.
To learn more, visit:
Shanon Stowe, 931-307-1988 Shanon@IconMediaGroup.com Jennifer Willingham, 615-483-4729 Jennifer@IconMediaGroup.com
About B&H Publishing Group
B&H Publishing Group, an imprint of LifeWay Christian Resources, is a team of 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 The New York Times No. 1 best-sellers The Love Dare and The Vow, #1 CBA best-seller I Am a Church Member as well as the award-winning HCSB Study Bible, which features the Holman Christian Standard Bible translation. www.BHPublishingGroup.com. Follow us on Twitter at @BHPub and on Facebook.
About LifeWay Christian Resources
LifeWay Christian Resources is one of the world’s largest providers of Christian products and services, including Bibles, Bible studies, research, church music and supplies, and digital services. Learn more at LifeWay.com. LifeWay will exclusively release an 8-session bible study in conjunction with the War Room movie. The Battle Plan for Prayer Bible Study will equip believers to develop a deeper walk with God and their own specific prayer strategy. This study features weekly teaching videos by Alex and Stephen Kendrick on the topics of: what prayer is and is not, why God wants us to pray, specific areas of prayer, specific strategies for prayer, and more.
About TriStar Pictures
TriStar Pictures is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. SPE is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to www.sonypictures.com.
About AFFIRM Films
Affirm Films is a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company, dedicated to producing, acquiring and marketing films that inspire, uplift and entertain audiences. www.AFFIRMFilms.com
About Provident Films
Provident Films, a division of Provident Music Group, develops, produces and markets faith-based films. Nashville- based Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has served for more than three decades, worldwide, as a leader in inspiring entertainment. www.ProvidentFilms.com
About Kendrick Brothers Productions
Kendrick Brothers Productions is the company of brothers Alex, Stephen and Shannon Kendrick that exists to honor Jesus Christ and make His truth and love known among the nations through movies, books, curriculum and speaking. By prayerfully blending engaging stories with doctrinal integrity, the Kendricks seek to encourage and inspire viewers and readers with resources that impact their spiritual lives and strengthen their families and personal relationships.
War Room related B&H Publishing Group Products
The Battle Plan for Prayer
By Alex & Stephen Kendrick
Trade Paper • ISBN: 978-1-4336-8866-9 • $16.99
By Priscilla Shirer
Trade Paper • ISBN: 978-1-4336-8867-6 • $16.99
The Battle Plan Prayer Journal
Hardcover with ribbon • ISBN: 978-0-8054-8947-7 • $14.99
The Battle Plan Prayer Cards
3” x 3” • ISBN: 978-0-8054-8946-0 • $5.99
Living The Battle Plan
Flip Calendar • ISBN: 978-0-8054-8945-3 • $10.99
War Room Bible Study
War Room Church Campaign Kit • $34.99 War Room Leader Kit • $24.99
War Room Bible Study Book • $7.99
Peter’s Perfect Prayer Place (for ages 4-8)
Jacketed Hardcover • ISBN: 978-1-4336-8868-3 • $12.99
Prayer Works (for ages 8-12)
Hardcover • ISBN: 978-1-4336-8869-0 • $12.99
This Means War (for ages 13+)
Trade Paper • ISBN: 978-1-4336-8870-6 • $12.99
To learn more, visit WARROOMMOVIERESOURCES.com