Jesus Calling Podcasts

Dr. John M. Perkins on Jesus Calling Podcast on June 16: Love over Hate Dr. John M. Perkins, counselor to six presidents, community development leader, and civil rights legend recently joined The Jesus Calling Podcast to share how he grew up in Mississippi and was born during the height of Jim Crow and the Great Depression. The loss of his mother due to malnutrition and his brother, who was killed by police after his return from World War II, shaped Perkins’ life…

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Copies of “Appeal to the Courtroom of Heaven” sent to chaplains in 1220 prisons

Copies of “Appeal to the Courtroom of Heaven” sent to chaplains in 1220 prisons Iron Stream Media is honored to have Appeal to the Courtroom of Heaven by Shonda Whitworth to be the latest book included in Freedom in Jesus Prison Ministries’ “One Million Books to Prisoners by 2025” project. Read More…

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Minno, Slingshot USA, and Sunrise Animation Studios break ground with new series

Minno, Slingshot USA, and Sunrise Animation Studios break ground with new series Minno, Slingshot USA, and Sunrise Animation Studios announced today a robust partnership to elevate faith-based media for kids and families. The global deal includes development and production of original content, bringing competitive-quality to faith-based family entertainment. More…

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Zondervan releases “NIV Thompson Chain-Reference Bible”

Zondervan releases “NIV Thompson Chain-Reference Bible” Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is proud to announce the release of Zondervan’s Thompson® Chain-Reference® Bible in the New International Version (NIV). This is the first updated and revised edition of a Thompson Chain Reference Bible since Zondervan acquired the line from Kirkbride Bible Company in 2020. Read More…

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Platinum Sales Award presented to “New Morning Mercies” for 1 million sold

Platinum Sales Award presented to “New Morning Mercies” for 1 million sold ECPA recently presented the Platinum Sales Award to “New Morning Mercies” by Paul David Tripp and published by Crossway, in recognition of over 1 million sold. The ECPA Milestone Sales Award program recognizes outstanding sales achievement in Christian literature.

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IVP author Juanita Rasmus named one of SUCCESS Magazine’s Women of Influence

IVP author Juanita Rasmus named one of SUCCESS Magazine’s Women of Influence IVP author Juanita Rasmus has been named one of SUCCESS magazine’s Women of Influence 2022. This inaugural list honors Juanita as a woman who is positively pioneering change, impacting her community, and shaping the personal and professional lives of others. Read More…

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R.H. Boyd celebrates 125 years in publishing

R.H. Boyd celebrates 125 years in publishing Publishers Weekly — R. H. Boyd Publishing Corporation, which was founded in 1896 by a survivor of slavery and a veteran of the Civil War, is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a broadened content focus and a continual mission to serve Black communities. More…

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Lifeway and B&H Español win best Bible, book awards from SEPA

Lifeway and B&H Español win best Bible, book awards from SEPA Lifeway and B&H Español received more awards than ever from the Spanish Evangelical Publishers Association (SEPA) at this year’s Expolit trade show held May 18-21, in Miami.  The SEPA Awards recognize the highest quality and excellence in the publication, sale and marketing of Christian literature in Spanish. More…

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Top Shelf Book Cover Award nomination deadline is August 15

Top Shelf Book Cover Award nomination deadline is August 15 ECPA members are invited to nominate their top book & Bible designs for a 2022 Top Shelf Book Cover Award in four new categories.  In recognition of the award’s 10-year anniversary, this year’s program has two new features:  Winners will be presented in four categories and each submitting publisher can register their designer or art director to serve on the judge panel. The submission period is open until August 15….

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IVP hosts African American Publishing Consultation

IVP hosts African American Publishing Consultation June 2022 | As a continuation of its initiatives to learn from and amplify voices of color, InterVarsity Press hosted an African American Publishing Consultation June 8–10 at IVP’s main office in Westmont, Illinois. The gathering was led by IVP president and publisher Terumi Echols and Ed Gilbreath, vice president of strategic partnerships at Christianity Today. The press welcomed activists, professors, pastors, entrepreneurs, theologians, podcasters, and authors to gain insights on how to further elevate…

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David C Cook expands comics and graphic art footprint

David C Cook expands comics and graphic art footprint Comic Book Creation Studio Brings New Talent to the Table  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 13, 2022—David C Cook has announced the acquisition of comic book creation studio Corvus Comics as a part of its ongoing effort to reach the next generation with innovative storytelling methods. “Throughout its history, David C Cook has recognized the importance of using high-quality, illustrated graphics to engage students and teach biblical truths. We are thrilled to…

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Angela Bole to succeed Fran Toolan at the Firebrand Group

Angela Bole to succeed Fran Toolan at the Firebrand Group (Manhattan Beach, CA & Newburyport, MA – June 9, 2022) – The Firebrand Group (firebrandtech.com), the book industry’s leading technology company for cutting edge software and services that enable publisher success, announced today that Angela Bole, current CEO at the Independent Book Publishers Association (ibpa-online.org), will succeed Firebrand CEO Fran Toolan on February 1, 2023. Toolan, who founded Firebrand as Quality Solutions, Inc. in 1987, passes the reins to Bole…

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Baker Book House Company President and CEO to retire May 2023

Baker Book House Company President and CEO to retire May 2023 Baker Book House Company announced today that Dwight Baker will retire on May 1, 2023, after serving 43 years at the company, 25 of those as president and CEO. Speaking on behalf of the board of directors, board chair Dr. Kathryn Scanland said, “Dwight’s tenure has been punctuated with serving both the local Grand Rapids community and the global Christian community with steady commitment and a generous heart. Under…

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Bible Gateway interviews Scot McKnight, author of “James and Galatians”

Bible Gateway interviews Scot McKnight, author of “James and Galatians” In the New Testament Everyday Bible Study Series, widely respected Bible scholar Scot McKnight combines interpretive insights with pastoral wisdom for all the books of the New Testament. In this Q&A, Scot McKnight talks about his new Bible study series, “The New Testament Everyday” and the first book in the series, “James and Galatians” (HarperChristian Resources, 2022). Read this interview

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Burn survivor, AGT finalist, and Baker author Kechi Okwuchi on Jesus Calling Podcast

Burn survivor, AGT finalist, and Baker author Kechi Okwuchi on Jesus Calling Podcast At 16, Kechi Okwuchi was one of two survivors of a plane crash that claimed the lives of 59 of her classmates and friends. She recently joined the Jesus Calling Podcast to share how her will to survive, and her subsequent journey toward becoming a finalist on America’s Got Talent as well as becoming an advocate for burn survivors and for victims of bullying was driven by the desire to do…

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