Paraclete Press announces one-month delay on titles scheduled for May and June release

Paraclete Press announces one-month delay on titles scheduled for May and June release March 20, 2020 – Paraclete Press announces a one-month delay on titles that were to be published in May and early June. “We have added one month to those publication dates,” says Paraclete publisher Jon M. Sweeney. Paraclete has five new titles – a memoir, two novels, a nonfiction work on Henri Nouwen, and a chapbook of poems – that are publishing in March and April. Those books…

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Writing for Your Life cancels Spring conferences; Launches online video series

Writing for Your Life cancels Spring conferences; Launches online video series “Reading Hope in Trying Times” Writing for Your Life has made the difficult decision to reschedule or cancel all of their conferences planned for this Spring, including Publishing in Color conferences and The Business of Being a Spiritual Writer seminars. Details can be found on the Writing for Your Life and Publishing in Color websites. But also some good news!  They are launching a new online video series called “Reading Hope…

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BMI launches new online forum to promote information sharing

BMI launches new online forum to promote information sharing After BMI’s webinar last week on how the industry was coping with COVID-19, several people asked if BMI could do more webinars as things develop. We will be holding more candid conversation webinars in coming weeks, but wanted to put something together that could be a resource at all times. In response, BMI is launching http://bookmanufacturers.org/. This simple online forum will be a place that all people in the book manufacturing industry can do…

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IVP announces Series on the Church Year that brings together diverse voices and backgrounds

IVP announces Series on the Church Year that brings together diverse voices and backgrounds WESTMONT, IL— Esau McCaulley, assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, has signed a contract with InterVarsity Press to be the editor for a new series tentatively titled The Fullness of Time: A Journey Through the Church Year. The first two books in the series will release in Winter 2022. McCaulley said, “Our hope is that The Fullness of Time series introduces to some and reinvigorates in…

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Iron Stream Media announces 18 Selah Award nominees

Iron Stream Media announces 18 Selah Award nominees Iron Stream Media is excited to share the list of Iron Stream Media nominees for the 2020 Selah Award through the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers’ Conference. The judges remarked that the competition was tough this year, with many excellent entries—making these nominees even more exciting for Iron Stream Media. According to Ramona Richards, associate publisher for Iron Stream Media, “The Selah is one of the best-known awards in our industry, and…

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HBG’s VP CBA Sales and Marketing, Gary Davidson is retiring on May 1st

HBG’s VP CBA Sales and Marketing, Gary Davidson is retiring on May 1st After 30 years in Christian Publishing, including the last 7 years as HBG’s VP CBA Sales and Marketing, Gary Davidson is retiring on May 1. Billy Clark commented, “Gary has led HBG’s sales efforts in the CBA channel and has been played a key role in Hachette Nashville’s Faith-based publishing program for the past 7 years. He brought to the role his extensive knowledge of the marketplace…

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Pastor Max Lucado offers online Church and Bible Study based on bestselling book

Pastor Max Lucado offers online Church and Bible Study based on bestselling book Nashville, Tenn. (March 16, 2020) —  “America’s Pastor” and bestselling author Max Lucado has announced an international online church on Sundays at 8:30 am CDT via Facebook through April 26. Max will be leading prayers and reading Scripture to provide a place of support and encouragement during this global crisis at https://www.facebook.com/maxlucado/. In addition, Max will be leading a free online Bible study starting Sunday, March 22. The…

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Online resource set up to assist ministry leaders respond to the effects of Coronavirus in their communities

Online resource set up to assist ministry leaders respond to the effects of Coronavirus in their communities A new website, coronavirusandthechurch.com, has been set up by the Humanitarian Disaster Institute; the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College; and Saddleback Church’s The PEACE Plan — to showcase trusted resources for the Church from leading experts. “This site contains valuable information for churches, ministries, and as they navigate their response and practices related to the coronavirus outbreak,” states ECPA president Stan Jantz….

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ECPA’s Leadership Summit cancelled; Alternative options being explored

ECPA’s Leadership Summit cancelled; Alternative options being explored Responding to developments stemming from the COVID-19 crisis, the ECPA board of directors decided on Friday to cancel Leadership Summit, scheduled for May 5-6 at the Nashville Airport Marriott. “Each member of the ECPA board recognizes the strategic value of the ECPA Leadership Summit, a place where all of our organization’s core deliverables—networking, advocacy, and information—are present,” said Jeff Crosby, InterVarsity Press publisher and ECPA board chair. “Amid the rapidly-evolving health and…

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First-ever “Halley’s Study Bible” released by Zondervan Bibles

First-ever “Halley’s Study Bible” released by Zondervan Bibles Journey through God’s Word with a knowledgeable guide: NIV Halley’s Study Bible Grand Rapids, Mich., March 2020 – Zondervan Bibles, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is pleased to announce the release of the first-ever NIV Halley’s Study Bible. With content gleaned from the Halley’s Bible Handbook—the bestselling Bible handbook of all time—the NIV Halley’s Study Bible makes the Bible accessible through articles, study notes, charts, maps, and photos next to related Scripture. “Henry H. Halley had the…

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“The End of Mental Illness” by Dr. Daniel G. Amen cracks bestseller lists on launch day

“The End of Mental Illness” by Dr. Daniel G. Amen cracks bestseller lists on launch day New Tyndale House Publishers Release Reaches Top 100 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble CAROL STREAM, ILL. – Tyndale House Publishers (@tyndalehouse) announced that The End of Mental Illness by #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel G. Amen (https://danielamenmd.com/) rocketed to top 100 hourly rankings on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble soon after his new book launched nationally on Tuesday, March 3. The success of Dr. Amen’s book launch has…

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Outreach Magazine awards “Confronting Christianity” Apologetics Resource of the Year

Outreach Magazine awards “Confronting Christianity” Apologetics Resource of the Year WHEATON, Ill.—Crossway is pleased to announce that Rebecca McLaughlin’s Confronting Christianity (Crossway, April 2019) has been named the Outreach Resource of the Year in the Apologetics category. The 17th annual Outreach Resources of the Year, presented by Outreach magazine, honor resources specifically focused on outreach in areas such as evangelism, apologetics, compassionate service, and cross-cultural ministry. “It is a tremendous honor to receive this award,” writes Justin Taylor, Crossway’s executive…

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Oasis Audio honored with win at 25th annual Audie Awards

Oasis Audio honored with win at 25th annual Audie Awards How the Light Gets In takes top spot in Faith-Based Fiction/Nonfiction category CAROL STREAM, IL, March 6, 2020 — Oasis Audio, a division of Oasis Family Media, came home with a prestigious win at the Audio Publishers Association’s annual Audie Awards Gala this past Monday evening. The publisher’s production of How the Light Gets In (Tyndale, 2019), written by Jolina Petersheim and narrated by Tavia Gilbert, received top honors in the Faith-Based Fiction / Nonfiction…

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GOD TV Digital & Bella Women’s Conference Updates

Here’s the newly updated info about GOD TV Digital, which continues to be one of our most-used promo outlets, and a reminder to get your Bella Women’s Conference promo booked. We would love to have you involved!  2020 GOD TV DIGITAL Updated Stats New Promo Opps New Kit AVAILABLE TO YOU: Facebook Followers: 5.8 Million Dedicated Email Subscribers:  150,000 Email Newsletter: 1 Million+ per week Unique Web Visitors  790,000 per month Page Views  1.5 Million+ per month NEW PROMO OPTIONS: Sponsored…

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Bible Gateway interviews Ray Vander Laan, author of “The Path to the Cross”

Bible Gateway interviews Ray Vander Laan, author of “The Path to the Cross” How should the ancient history of the Bible define our modern faith walk? How do the stories of the Old Testament have bearing on the death and resurrection of Jesus, as well as on our own life today? In this season of Lent, Bible Gateway interviewed bestselling author Ray Vander Laan about his video and book, “The Path to the Cross” (Zondervan, 2015). Read this interview.

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