New American Standard Bible, 1995 Edition, now available in Super Giant Print

New American Standard Bible, 1995 Edition, now available in Super Giant Print The Largest Print Size Available in the NASB Grand Rapids, Mich. May 2020 – Zondervan Bibles, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is proud to release the New American Standard Bible, Super Giant Print Reference Bible, 1995 Edition, featuring the new, exclusive NASB Comfort Print® typeface in an extra-large print size. With a 16.5-point text size, the Super Giant Print Reference Bible is the largest print size available in the NASB. Universally recognized…

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Christianbook is awarded the 2019 Bizrate Insights Circle of Excellence Platinum Award

Christianbook is awarded the 2019 Bizrate Insights Circle of Excellence Platinum Award Peabody, Massachusetts, May 20, 2020:  Christianbook is honored to have been awarded the 2019 Bizrate Insights Circle of Excellence Platinum Award. Founded in 2000, the Circle of Excellence honors retailers in their network who have earned outstanding ratings from their customers during the previous calendar year – and only the best of the best reach Platinum status. Bizrate Insights, one of the largest sources of consumer-generated reviews of…

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing remembers apologist Ravi Zacharias

HarperCollins Christian Publishing remembers apologist Ravi Zacharias HarperCollins Christian Publishing is remembering the life and influence of long-time author, apologist, global speaker and ministry leader Ravi Zacharias. Zacharias passed on May 19, 2020, after a brief battle with sarcoma. He was 74. Zacharias is survived by his wife of 48 years, Margie; daughters, Sarah and Naomi; son, Nathan; and five grandchildren. Read More… Ravi Zacharias Obituary Friday Memorial Information

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‘Biblical love—not just passion and desire—is key to enduring marriage,’ says Bob Lepine, marriage and family expert and veteran radio host, in his new book, “Love Like You Mean It”

‘Biblical love—not just passion and desire—is key to enduring marriage,’ says Bob Lepine, marriage and family expert and veteran radio host, in his new book, “Love Like You Mean It” [NASHVILLE, TENN., May 18, 2020—] In a culture where love is defined by pop songs and romantic comedies, it’s not surprising that many marriages don’t last, and many married couples are struggling to stay together. Bob Lepine, marriage and family expert and host of the nationally syndicated radio program “FamilyLife…

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“Unsettling Truths” wins 2019 ASM Book Award for excellence in missiology

“Unsettling Truths” wins 2019 ASM Book Award for excellence in missiology WESTMONT, IL— InterVarsity Press is pleased to announce that Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery by Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah won the 2019 American Society of Missiology Book Award for Excellence in Missiology.  Al Hsu, senior editor at IVP, said, “We at IVP congratulate Mark and Soong-Chan on this important award. Given the ongoing impact of Western imperialism and colonialism, the future of missiology depends on…

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Word Guild selects four IVP books and one cover design for 2020 Awards shortlist

Word Guild selects four IVP books and one cover design for 2020 Awards shortlist WESTMONT, IL—InterVarsity Press was pleased to have four titles and one book cover selected for the 2020 Word Awards Shortlist. These honors are given out by the Word Guild each year to encourage the pursuit of excellence in writing and to help to raise the profile of Canadian writers who are Christian. The winners in each category will be announced at an online event on June…

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Sadie Robertson’s “Live” surpasses 100,000 sales in less than three months

Sadie Robertson’s “Live” surpasses 100,000 sales in less than three months NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 13, 2020) – Today, Thomas Nelson announced that Live, by Sadie Robertson, has surpassed more than 100,000 copies sold. The follow-up to her national bestseller, Live Fearless which has sold nearly 200,000 copies, Live: remain alive, be alive at a specified time, have an exciting or fulfilling life released in February 2020 at #25 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books List and #5 on the Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling Books List. Sadie reminds…

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Jesus Calling Podcast welcomes HGTV stars of Restored by the Fords

Jesus Calling Podcast welcomes HGTV stars of Restored by the Fords Growing up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Leanne and Steve Ford never dreamed they’d have a nationally known restoration business—-thanks to their HGTV series Restored by the Fords. Leanne and Steve’s parents encouraged their interests and the family’s supportive environment paved the way for Leanne and Steve to blaze a trail with their unique brand of home design, which they talk about in their new book “A Work In Progress” available…

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Crossway celebrates three 2020 Christian Book Award® winners, including Christian Book of the Year®

Crossway celebrates three 2020 Christian Book Award® winners, including Christian Book of the Year® WHEATON, Ill.—Dark Clouds, Deep Mercyby first-time author Mark Vroegop has been named the 2020 Christian Book of the Year by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA). The Christian Book of the Year “represent(s) the year’s best book or Bible for its literary merit and extraordinary impact.”1 Vroegop also won the award in the New Author category. Untangling Emotions by J. Alasdair Groves and Winston T. Smith…

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Curbside pickup, online sales flourishing during Covid-19 quarantine at Baker Book House

Curbside pickup, online sales flourishing during Covid-19 quarantine at Baker Book House Grand Rapids, MI—Baker Book House, the largest independent Christian bookstore in North America, has seen dramatic increases in website sales and third-party online sales in recent weeks as customers continue to purchase books and Bibles during the Covid-19 crisis. “Our website sales have risen 120 percent from this time last year, and our third-party sales through Amazon have tripled over the same period,” said Sue Smith, EVP of Retail….

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ECPA confirms new board members and conducts member meeting and town hall via webcast last week

ECPA confirms new board members and conducts member meeting and town hall via webcast last week VIRTUAL ECPA MEETINGS AND EVENTS WELL ATTENDED Despite the restrictions placed on in-person gatherings, ECPA was able to convene a trio of virtual industry meetings and one event last week. In every case, the attendance topped anything experienced in previous years. The ECPA board responds to posed questions at the ECPA Member Meeting and Town Hall webcast on May 6. On Monday, May 4,…

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ECPA releases top selling titles during the 2020 Easter season

ECPA releases top selling titles during the 2020 Easter season The ECPA May Christian bestseller lists also feature the annual Easter Christian bestsellers in nonfiction and juvenile. Topping the Easter nonfiction list is Jesus Calling for Easter by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson) and The Case for Easter by Lee Strobel (Zondervan). On top of the Easter juvenile list is The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story by Jan Berenstain (ZonderKidz) and God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren (WaterBrook). Three titles from Patricia A. Pingry also made the list. View…

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ECPA debuts New Releases bestseller list, along with May bestseller lists

ECPA debuts New Releases bestseller list, along with May bestseller lists This month marks the debut of a new feature in ECPA’s bestsellers program. In an effort to highlight books that are currently trending, a New Releases list will be posted that reflect sales from their first 3 months of sales. Here are the Top 10 new release titles for this month:  1. Dangerous Prayers by Craig Groeschel (Zondervan)  2. Chasing Vines by Beth Moore (Tyndale Momentum)  3. Suffer Strong by Katherine Wolf (Zondervan)  4. The…

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Viral sensation Mary Katherine Backstrom’s “Holy Hot Mess” heads to Hachette Nashville

Viral sensation Mary Katherine Backstrom’s “Holy Hot Mess” heads to Hachette Nashville Daisy Hutton and Karen Longino at Hachette Nashville acquired North American rights to Mary Katherine (MK) Backstrom’s nonfiction work Holy Hot Mess, in an exclusive submission. Mike Salisbury at Yates & Yates represented the author, saying MK is one of a kind. “MK has that rare talent to blend humor and honesty into a fun, authentic voice.” Daisy Hutton added, “MK’s voice is fresh and so very fabulous…

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IVP to serve as official publisher of First Nations Version of the New Testament

IVP to serve as official publisher of First Nations Version of the New Testament WESTMONT, IL—InterVarsity Press is pleased to announce that they will be partnering with Rain Ministries to serve as the official publisher of First Nations Version of the full New Testament, which is scheduled to release in 2021. The First Nations Version of the New Testament is a new translation, attempting to capture the simplicity, clarity, and beauty of our Native storytellers in English, while remaining faithful to the original language…

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