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NavPress welcomes Deborah Gonzalez as new Associate Acquisitions Editor

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (August 9, 2021) – NavPress is pleased to announce Deborah Gonzalez as associate acquisitions editor. “Deb is a strong addition to our team,” said NavPress publisher David Zimmerman. “I’ve known her for more than a decade, and I was impressed by her from the first minute. We’re excited to have her on board.”

Gonzalez is an eleven-year veteran of the publishing industry with experience in editing, marketing, publicity, and brand management. She served with InterVarsity Press for more than eight years; more recently she has worked in a freelance capacity as an editor, ghost writer, and author coach. Alejandro Mandes, author of Embracing the New Samaria (NavPress, 2021), said that working with Gonzalez “was like someone knowing you so well they finish your thoughts. I couldn’t have picked a better collaborator.”

The book-publishing arm of The Navigators, NavPress releases a highly selective list of books and ministry resources every year, with a focus on discipleship and disciplemaking as well as publishing the bestselling The Message version of the Bible. Gonzalez will join acquisitions editor Caitlyn Carlson to extend NavPress’s robust catalog of resources.

“We’re deeply committed to the formation and transformation of God’s people—knowing Christ, making Him known, and helping others do the same,” said Caitlyn Carlson. “Deb’s excellent instincts and breadth of experience will serve our authors well as we equip disciplemakers together.”

“I am thrilled to be joining the NavPress team,” said Gonzalez. “My values and vision are closely aligned with the NavPress ethos, and I look forward to working with the team to acquire and develop resources that will have an impact on the church and the world.”

The NavPress mission is to advance the calling of The Navigators by bringing biblically rooted, culturally relevant, and highly practical products to people who want to know and love Christ more deeply. Through The Message Bible and other insightful resources, NavPress seeks to bring positive spiritual movement to peoples’ lives. In January 2014, NavPress entered into an alliance with Tyndale House Publishers to strengthen and better position NavPress and its rich content for the future. NavPress provides books and other content that bring spiritual impact, life transformation, and help lead in the mission of making disciples.

Since its founding in 1962, Tyndale House Publishers has been a voice to trust for generations of readers. Today, Tyndale is one of the largest independent Christian publishers in the world. Tyndale’s mission is to make the Bible accessible to as many people as possible in language that they can relate and respond to. Tyndale publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT) and offers nonfiction books that equip readers with Christ-centered insight, counsel, and life-improving stories. In addition, Tyndale publishes fiction from fresh new voices and celebrated authors alike, capturing the imagination of millions of readers. With a deep understanding of the importance of nurturing future generations, Tyndale also publishes children’s products that make God’s Word and wisdom come alive. Tyndale’s independent status allows it to follow its founding model, giving a majority of annual revenue—more than $110 million throughout its history—to charitable missions. With every book purchased, Tyndale readers help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world.

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