“Revolution of Values” named a 2019 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year

“Revolution of Values” named a 2019 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year WESTMONT, IL—Revolution of Values by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove was chosen as the 2019 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year in the Political and Social Sciences category. Al Hsu, senior editor at IVP, said, “In this moment of advocacy and activism, we all need to know that we are building on the work of those who have gone before, and that we are not alone in our hopes. Revolution of Values is a book of encouragement for…

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Christianbook announces they are back up and running after COVID-19 closure

Christianbook announces they are back up and running after COVID-19 closure The Christianbook distribution center was closed in mid-April due to the Peabody Massachusetts-based business being located in a COVID-19 hotspot.  All employees were paid during the closure and the business has reopened with all CDC requirements in place to keep employees safe as they efficiently process the backlog.  “We remain committed to exceptional customer service and are excited to serve our customers again,” stated President/CEO Ray Hendrickson.

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Outreach Magazine names Resources of the Year

Outreach Magazine names Resources of the Year COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO—For the 17th consecutive year, Outreach magazine is celebrating some of the best outreach-oriented books and curricula by honoring them as Outreach Resources of the Year. The Outreach Resources of the Year aim to highlight valuable resources for church leaders and bring deserved attention to resources that can help churches better engage in effective outreach to share the gospel and reach communities for Christ. More than 170 resources published between Nov. 1, 2017,…

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“A Subversive Gospel” wins the Conference on Christianity & Literature Book of the Year for Literary Criticism

“A Subversive Gospel” wins the Conference on Christianity & Literature Book of the Year for Literary Criticism The Conference on Christianity & Literature has announced that A Subversive Gospel: Flannery O’Connor and the Reimagining of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth by Michael Mears Bruner was chosen as the 2020 CCL Book of the Year for literary criticism. “Bruner breaks new ground in O’Connor studies by discussing in detail the influence of Friedrich von Hügel upon her work,” said Gregory Maillet, professor of English at…

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Iron Stream Media launches premier title in Children’s line, New Hope Kidz

Iron Stream Media launches premier title in Children’s line, New Hope Kidz (Birmingham) August 20, 2019—Iron Stream Media is excited to announce the launch of Rivers Overseas, the inaugural title in the New Hope Kidz line. The new imprint is designed to engage the hearts and minds of young readers for Christ. Rivers Overseas does just that and more. Readers are invited to take an incredible journey with the loveable and adorable puppy Rivers as he travels overseas with his adoptive dad. Rivers,…

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New industry Sales Award will recognize sales of more than 250,000

New industry Sales Award will recognize sales of more than 250,000 The ECPA Bronze Award will be added to the industry’s Gold, Platinum, Diamond suite of awards The ECPA Recognition Committee has voted to add a new level to the ECPA Sales Achievement Awards, providing opportunity for ECPA member titles to be recognized at a milestone of more than 250,000 sold. The Bronze Award for 250,000 in sales will abide by the same rules as the Gold (500,000), Platinum (1 million), and…

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Bible Gateway Interviews

Bible Gateway interviews Michael Card, author of “Inexpressible” Scripture uses one particular word to describe the distinctiveness of God’s character: the Hebrew word hesed; a concept so rich in meaning that it doesn’t translate well into any single English word or phrase. The many dimensions of hesed are often expressed as lovingkindness, covenant faithfulness, steadfast love; and everlasting love beyond words. Bible Gateway interviewed Michael Card (@Michael_Card) about his book, “Inexpressible: Hesed and the Mystery of God’s Lovingkindness” (IVP Books, 2018). Read this…

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Thom Rainer announces retirement from LifeWay

Thom Rainer announces retirement from LifeWay Tonight, during the regularly scheduled meeting of the LifeWay board, I announced my retirement as president and CEO. I will step down when the new CEO is named, or in one year, whichever comes first. I made this decision with the firm conviction that it was time for my departure. But I also made the decision with a plethora of mixed emotions. In fact, when I told my executive leadership team about my decision,…

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Tyndale Momentum announces book signing tour for Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles

Tyndale Momentum announces book signing tour for Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles Memoir by Philadelphia Eagles quarterback hits stores June 26 CAROL STREAM, ILL. (May 22, 2018) – Tyndale Momentum (@tyndalehouse) has announced that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and Super Bowl LII Most Valuable Player Nick Foles (@NickFoles) will be signing his memoir, Believe It: My Journey of Success, Failure, and Overcoming the Odds on an 11-stop book tour beginning at BookEnds in Ridgewood, NJ, on Monday, June 25, one day prior to the official…

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Wanda E. Brunstetter’s bestselling series inspires new musical

Wanda E. Brunstetter’s bestselling series inspires new musical Uhrichsville, OH—Barbour Publishing is pleased to announce the official premiere of Stolen, the brand-new musical adapted from Wanda E. Brunstetter’s bestselling Daughters of Lancaster Countyseries. Created by Blue Gate Musicals, the show is scheduled to make its debut on June 29, 2018 at the Blue Gate Theater in Shipshewana, Indiana, and will also appear at the Ohio Star Theater in Sugarcreek, Ohio, beginning in September. In Stolen, a small Pennsylvania community is…

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Lynette Eason wins two ACFW Awards

 Lynette Eason wins two ACFW Awards Ada, Mich. (September 29, 2017)—The American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) named Lynette Eason Mentor of the Year at their conference awards gala in Dallas, TX, on September 23. This honor is given to an ACFW member nominated by a fellow member for generously offering her time and providing encouragement and who is dedicated to writing and the Christian fiction market. ACFW is a professional organization seeking to empower Christian novelists by helping to inspire…

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Thomas Nelson wins Audiobook Award in 2017 Audie Awards

Thomas Nelson wins Audiobook Award in 2017 Audie Awards Jim Bradford and Andy Hardin’s “The Awakening of H.K. Derryberry” secures highest audiobook award in the Inspirational/Faith-Based Non-Fiction category (Nashville, TN) June 7, 2017 – On June 1, 2017, The Audio Publishers Association (APA) awarded the Thomas Nelson audiobook “The Awakening of H.K. Derryberry” (written by Jim Bradford and Andy Hardin, and narrated by Milton Bagby) an Audie Award in the Inspirational/Faith-Based Non-fiction category.   The award was announced and presented at…

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Alveda King to Share Insight on Famous Family With Charisma House

Alveda King to Share Insight on Famous Family With Charisma House Lake Mary, FL – Charisma House, a global leader in Christian book and Bible publishing, announces the acquisition of American activist, author, and former state representative Alveda King to publish her next book, King Family Truths, in January 2018. As the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and guardian of the King family legacy, Alveda King seeks to share stories that reveal how her famous family instilled spiritual truths in her life…

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Sharp and timely focus on the Christian publishing landscape presented at upcoming Leadership Summit

Sharp and timely focus on the Christian publishing landscape presented at upcoming Leadership Summit Held May 2-3 at the Cheyenne Moutain Resort in Colorado Springs, the ECPA Leadership Summit will provide a report on the current landscape of future leaders and readers in Christian publishing with sessions focused on Biblical literacy, family, childrens/YA, higher ed, diversity, retail, and digital initiatives.  Sessions include: A look at future readers and leaders coming out of Higher Ed with Shirley Hoogstra, President, CCCU Making future leaders with diversity…

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Zondervan Releases NIV Beautiful Word™ Coloring Bible

Zondervan Releases NIV Beautiful Word™ Coloring Bible Features Hundreds of Inspiring Verses in Detailed, Ready-to-Color Line Art Provides a Unique Way to Experience God’s Word  Contact: Trinity McFadden, Senior Manager of Publicity trinity.mcfadden@ harpercollins.com | 616-698-3514 Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept. 1, 2016 – In February 2016, Zondervan released the NIV Beautiful Word™ Bible, which features full-color art and blank space for journaling. Zondervan is now releasing the NIV Beautiful Word™ Coloring Bible (on sale Sept. 6). Melinda Bouma, Associate Publisher, Zondervan Bible Group, says, “Developing the NIV Beautiful Word™…

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