Crisis Publishing Initiative draws Christian publishers worldwide

Crisis Publishing Initiative draws Christian publishers worldwide (Colorado Springs, CO) – Some of the most serious crises threatening the world today were the focus of the Crisis Publishing Initiative conference in Sopron, Hungary, last month. The event, hosted by Magazine Training International, drew some 60 Christians in publishing from 22 countries. Journalists heard experts give up-to-date data on migrant movements, religious liberty, and human trafficking. And they attended workshops offering practical help in covering war zones, natural disasters, and refugee camps….

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Industry pioneer John Bass passes

Industry pioneer John Bass passes COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. – Former CBA Executive Director John Bass passed away Nov. 5 at age 91. Bass led CBA from 1965-1985, and is credited with visionary thinking that grew the association from 800 member stores to more than 3,200 members, as well as forging the path for technology implementation that would result in the POS and e-commerce systems used today. During his leadership, he expanded workshops and the education program, transformed the association newsletter to…

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Bestseller “Capital Gaines: Smart Things I’ve Learned Doing Stupid Stuff” available for review, excerpts, giveaways, and Q&A’s

Bestseller “Capital Gaines: Smart Things I’ve Learned Doing Stupid Stuff” available for review, excerpts, giveaways, and Q&A’s We all know Chip Gaines as the funny, hardworking family man who can take an ordinary house and – with the design skills of his wife, Joanna-turn it into a place anyone would be glad to call home. While The Magnolia Story was the first book from the HGTV Fixer Upper stars offering their fans a detailed look at their life together, Capital Gaines will delve deeper into Chip’s story and the experiences that…

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Book about how to listen to sermons sells over 100,000 copies

Book about how to listen to sermons sells over 100,000 copies Purcellville, VA—Why on earth does anyone need a guide on how to listen to sermons? Don’t we simply need to be there and stay awake? The fact is, much more is involved in truly listening to Bible teaching than just sitting and staring at the preacher. Jesus said: “Consider carefully how you listen.”   Listen Up! A Practical Guide to Listening to Sermons (The Good Book Company, May 2009)…

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Christ Centered Life Store, with the help of Christian vendors, distributes to thousands affected by Hurricane Irma

Christ Centered Life Store, with the help of Christian vendors, distributes to thousands affected by Hurricane Irma FORT MYERS, FL (10-25-17) – Christ Centered Life Store is thankful for the support of the Christian Vendors  that helped put thousands of items of encouragement in the hands of Hurricane Irma victims in Southwest Florida. Christ Centered Life Store reached out to its vendors and asked for help to get these items into the hands of Hurricane Irma victims in Southwest Florida….

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Ramona Richards named associate publisher at New Hope Publishers

    Ramona Richards named associate publisher at New Hope Publishers (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) October 30, 2017— Ramona Richards has been named associate publisher at New Hope® Publishers. Joining New Hope, then a division of Woman’s Missionary Union®, in March 2017, Richards was hired as managing editor and was promoted to associate publisher when Iron Stream Media acquired New Hope in September 2017. She has been in the Christian publishing industry for more than 35 years and has held positions with Abingdon Press,…

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NavPress Title, “Wounded Children, Healing Homes,” featured on NBC’s Emmy-nominated drama “This Is Us”

NavPress Title, “Wounded Children, Healing Homes,” featured on NBC’s Emmy-nominated drama “This Is Us” “This is Us,” the Emmy-nominated drama that airs Tuesdays on NBC, referenced a NavPress title in its fourth show of the second season that aired Oct. 17. In the episode, “Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families” is read by Randall and Beth Pearson (played by Sterling K. Brown and Susan Watson), who have recently become foster parents.  “Wounded Children, Healing Homes,” which was written by Jane Schooler, Betsy Keefer Smalley,…

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Spanish House Ministries announces new president

Spanish House Ministries announces new president Medley, FL ( September 15, 2017) – David Ecklebarger names Timothy Ecklebarger President of Spanish House Ministries. David Ecklebarger said, “It gives me great pleasure and an overwhelming sense of pride to announce the appointment of Timothy Ecklebarger as the new President of Spanish House Ministries. I have not only had the pleasure, but the privilege of leading this ministry for its first 44 years and now look forward to the next chapter under…

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Warner Press announces new website launch 

Warner Press announces new website launch Anderson, Ind., September 27, 2017—Warner Press, which publishes and distributes Christian products worldwide, including ministry resources, church supplies and bulletins, kids’ books and greeting cards, announced today the launch of its newly revamped website. The website offers quick and easy access to the company’s vast product offering and promotes a more comprehensive understanding of their ministry. The website will also include a special section for customers with current accounts to view order history, special…

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“She’s Still There” by Chrystal Evans Hurst sells 50,000 copies in first month of release

“She’s Still There” by Chrystal Evans Hurst sells 50,000 copies in first month of release Grand Rapids, Mich., September 2017 – Chrystal Evans Hurst’s debut solo book, She’s Still There: Rescuing the Girl in You (August 8, 2017) has sold 50,000 copies in the first month of its release. The book hit the Publishers Weekly August Religion Bestseller’s List at #2 and the ECPA Christian Bestseller’s List at #4 for September 2017. The marketing campaign for She’s Still There included a robust launch team and was selected for the Proverbs 31…

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Five Tyndale House novels nominated for 2017 Christy Awards™

Five Tyndale House novels nominated for 2017 Christy Awards™ CAROL STREAM, Ill.— September 22, 2017— Tyndale House Publishers is pleased to announce that five Tyndale fiction titles and four authors have been nominated for the 2017 Christy Awards™ (www.ChristyAwards.com). The Christy Awards™ celebrate excellence in Christian fiction and honor the power of story. On September 21, 2017, the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announced the finalists for the 18th annual Christy Awards™. Winners will be announced on November 8 at the Christy Award…

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William R. Barbour, Jr., former Revell publisher and ECPA board president, dies

William R. Barbour, Jr., former Revell publisher and ECPA board president, dies William R. Barbour, Jr., beloved family man and friend, passed away on Tuesday, September 12th at the age of 95.  He was born in NYC, the son of Mary Alice and William R. Barbour, Sr. on March 2, 1922 and was raised in the Bronx.  After graduating from the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Bill attended Michigan State University  Shortly after World War II broke out, he joined the…

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ECPA Announces the Finalists for the 18th Annual CHRISTY AWARDS™ 

ECPA Announces the Finalists for the 18th Annual CHRISTY AWARDS™  Winners to be Announced at Christian Fiction Gala at Lipscomb University in Nashville on November 8. Awards and Gala Celebrate Excellence in Christian Fiction and Storytelling. Tempe, AZ – Today, the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) has announced the finalists for the 18th annual CHRISTY AWARDS™. Winners will be announced at the awards gala, taking place on November 8 at Lipscomb University in Nashville TN, which will be hosted by Best-Selling Christian Authors Karen Kingsbury, Andrew Peterson and Chris Fabry….

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WaterBrook Multnomah announces promotions in Editorial departments

WaterBrook Multnomah announces promotions in Editorial departments Debbie Mitchell, Vice President of Operations for WaterBrook Multnomah, announces the following promotions in WaterBrook and Multnomah’s Managing and Production Editorial departments, each effective immediately. Julia Wallace has been promoted to Executive Managing Editor. Since joining WaterBrook and Multnomah in 2002, Julia has done a phenomenal job of leading the production editorial and interior design team while keeping our production titles on schedule. In her newly expanded role, Julia will also ensure that all departments are…

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Oasis Audio announces expansion, leadership changes

Oasis Audio announces expansion, leadership changes (Carol Stream, IL) — Oasis Audio and Domain Communications announce plans by Domain Communications to publish a branded line of home video products under the name, Oasis Family Media. The move builds on the company’s mission “to publish stories and content that uplifts, inspires, and encourages positive values and personal growth” and expands the company’s media publishing beyond audio books. “The company has seen many changes over the last 25 years,” comments Dave Morris,…

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