Jesus Calling Podcasts

Chris & Emily Norton’s miraculous story of defying the impossible featured on podcast Quadriplegics simply do not walk again – yet millions watched as Chris Norton defied incredible odds and took step by impossible step across his graduation stage. With his fiancée Emily by his side, those unbelievable steps became the start of an extraordinary journey for them both. Now husband and wife, Chris & Emily Norton recently joined Jesus Calling podcast to share their miraculous story. The Nortons’ book “The Seven…

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Faith-based streaming App Minno offers immediate assistance to #StayAtHome families

Faith-based streaming App Minno offers immediate assistance to #StayAtHome families Rolls out Free ‘Church at Home’ Feature In Response to COVID-19, Minno launches Free Program Giving Churches and  Families Easy-to-Use Digital Tools to Transfer the Church Experience to the Home, Including Help for Talking to Kids About  Coronavirus NASHVILLE, March 19, 2020 — Minno-a new, Nashville-based children’s digital media company featuring one of the world’s largest collections of Classic VeggieTales and an expertly-curated collection of media choices for Christian families, is responding…

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Harvest House Publishers enjoying a season of top-selling books

Harvest House Publishers enjoying a season of top-selling books Four Current Titles Recognized as Bestsellers EUGENE, Oregon (March 18, 2020)—Harvest House celebrates an outstanding month in March 2020 with four bestselling titles, setting the tone for more successful releases in the rest of 2020. Stop Calling Me Beautiful by Phylicia Masonheimer hit two bestseller lists in its first month, charting at #18 on Publishers Weekly Trade Paper Nonfiction list for the period ending March 2, 2020, and landing a #43…

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ECPA presents Diamond Award to “New Believer’s Bible”; other sales milestone awards presented

ECPA presents Diamond Award to “New Believer’s Bible”; other sales milestone awards presented ECPA presented a DIAMOND AWARD to Tyndale House Publishers for the New Believers Bible for achieving more than 10 million units sold. In addition, one GOLD AWARD was received by InterVarsity Press for The Road Back To You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile for sales of more than 500,000.  Four BRONZE AWARDS were also presented to the following titles for selling more than 100,000 units: The Garden, the…

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ECPA extends Christy Award submissions deadline to April 30

ECPA extends Christy Award submissions deadline to April 30 ECPA issued a statement last week extending the deadline for submissions to the Christy Award program: “During this time of crisis, we want to first and foremost extend our prayers that each of you stay well.  This is a season of great disruption and ECPA is prepared to revise our programs accordingly. We continue to believe and support our industry’s mission to create God inspired content and redemptive stories that spread hope…

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A special note on current crisis from Stan Jantz, ECPA president

A special note on current crisis from Stan Jantz, ECPA president As our world continues to experience a crisis none of us anticipated, the realization that life is going to change for a while is starting to sink in. Of course, the health and safety of the families and those who work in our industry are of utmost concern. But increasingly there is also concern that publishers will need to make some adjustments until the crisis abates, and perhaps for…

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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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Paraclete Press announces short list for 2020 Paraclete Poetry Prize

Paraclete Press announces short list for 2020 Paraclete Poetry Prize March 16, 2020 – Judges Mark S. Burrows, Luci Shaw, and Jon M. Sweeney have announced the final “Short List of Three” finalists for the 2020 Paraclete Poetry Prize.  They are: Amy Bornman Deborah Burnham Laura Reece Hogan Jill Peláez Baumgaertner and Diana Woodcock are being recognized as poets of distinction and reputation who might easily have won the prize if it weren’t for the fact that the judges wanted…

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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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Baker Publishing Group leads the way for environmental conservation

Baker Publishing Group leads the way for environmental conservation Ada, Mich. (March 11, 2020)—In 2004 when post-consumer waste stock became available as a book paper commodity, Dwight Baker, president of Baker Publishing Group, made the decision to use it for printing as a standard policy. During the fourteen years since making that commitment, 6.2 million pounds of recycled paper have been used for printing Baker Publishing Group books. The company paper policy has saved 52,000 trees thus far, and Baker…

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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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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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Baker Publishing Group appoints new Academic Sales Manager

Baker Publishing Group appoints new Academic Sales Manager Ada, Mich. (March 4, 2020)—Baker Publishing Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Mason Slater, who will serve as academic sales manager. This position fills the vacancy of Steve Ayers’s retirement in March. Mason began at Baker Publishing Group in 2013 as an assistant marketing manager and has worked in marketing for both Baker Academic and Brazos Press, most recently as marketing manager for Brazos Press. Mason is a graduate of…

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