Author Margaret Feinberg discusses mercy for our mistakes on podcast

Author Margaret Feinberg discusses mercy for our mistakes on podcast Author and speaker Margaret Feinberg recently joined the Jesus Calling Podcast to share how as a public figure, she relies on social media to connect with people and to bring her messages about faith to the world. However, Margaret recognizes the pitfalls of “keeping up appearances” on social media—and how playing the comparison game can lead us to believe lies like “You’re not good enough,” or “You’ll never make it.” To combat…

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Bible Gateway Interviews

Bible Gateway interviews Mark Strauss, editor of the “NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition” The study Bible that launched the modern study Bible movement 35 years ago and that millions of readers have come to trust for more than three decades is now fully revised and updated with thousands of newly written or enhanced notes and articles combined with hundreds of four-color maps, charts, photos, and illustrations to create an entire library of contemporary study. Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Mark…

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Tim Tebow announces first children’s book

Tim Tebow announces first children’s book WaterBrook, an imprint of Random House, is delighted to announce the upcoming publication of the first children’s book from New York Times bestselling author Tim Tebow. To be published on January 5, 2021, BRONCO AND FRIENDS: A PARTY TO REMEMBER, is an illustrated storybook for readers ages 3-7. Tebow is a Heisman Trophy winner, multi-sport athlete, the author of several books for adults and teens, and a positive role model known especially for his work on behalf of…

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Baker Publishing Group titles selected as 2020 Carol Award winners

Baker Publishing Group titles selected as 2020 Carol Award winners Ada, Mich. (September 22, 2020)—On Saturday, September 19, the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) held a virtual gala to announce the winners of the 2020 Carol Awards. Four Baker Publishing Group titles received this prestigious award including The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin (Historical Romance), The Gryphon Heist by James R. Hannibal (Mystery/Suspense/Thriller), Driftwood Bay by Irene Hannon (Romance), and The Killing Tide by Dani Pettrey (Romantic Suspense). ACFW, which is devoted to promoting the craft of…

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Art of Writing webinar series to start next week after the announcement of The Christy Award Finalists

Art of Writing webinar series to start next week after the announcement of The Christy Award Finalists The Christy Award finalists will be announced next week, October 8 in a free webcast with award winning author Chris Fabry – which will kick-off a series of five weekly webinars for storytellers, writers, and publishers, presented each Thursday at 7 pm central.  They are: October 8:  The Power of Story to Change Hearts and Minds with NYT bestselling authors Lisa Wingate and William…

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Revell increases consumer engagement with its online book club

Revell increases consumer engagement with its online book club Ada, Mich. (September 22, 2020)—In January 2020, Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, launched Beyond the Book, an online book club to connect its books with readers and to foster engaged conversation among people who cherish a great story. Since the club’s formation, Revell has generated monthly book club picks, offered weekly discussions, and invited authors to participate in the club via Facebook Live events and through guest posts. Bestselling authors…

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Author & artist Ruth Chou Simons headlines closing keynote for PubU Online on Thursday

Author & artist Ruth Chou Simons headlines closing keynote for PubU Online on Thursday This week concludes the five-week PubU Online series of webinars for Christian publishing professionals – with final track sessions and Zoom meet-ups.  The closing keynote this Thursday will inspire and encourage the nearly 300 attendees about the art of publishing and the mission of this moment.  Author and artist Ruth Chou Simons (GraceLaced, Beholding and Becoming, Foundations) will present Christian publishing as, first and foremost, a mission…

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Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda discusses fear on Jesus Calling Podcast

Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda discusses fear on Jesus Calling Podcast Guinness World Record holding tightrope walker Nik Wallenda recently joined the Jesus Calling Podcast to share how through all the daring feats and dazzling challenges that he’s faced in his lifetime, he’s never been afraid, and he’s always kept his eye on the One who could get him through. But when one terrifying moment happened right in front of his eyes—when his family members fell off the wire—he faced a fear almost…

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Iron Stream Media announces publishing agreement with The Readable Bible

Iron Stream Media announces publishing agreement with The Readable Bible September 15, 2020 — Iron Stream Media is excited to announce a publishing agreement with The Readable Bible. The collaboration will begin with the release of Psalms, along with a special edition of Psalms–filled with inspirational reflections–for the Women’s Missionary Union (WMU), an auxiliary of the Southern Baptist Convention. Many people struggle to read traditional Bibles where everything is in paragraph form. The first of its kind, The Readable Bible makes the Word easier…

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Esau McCaulley kicks off second season of The Disrupters with special guest Lecrae

Esau McCaulley kicks off second season of The Disrupters with special guest Lecrae WESTMONT, IL—InterVarsity Press is pleased to announce a second season of The Disrupters, a podcast series hosted by Fr. Esau McCaulley. The season will kick off on September 24 as McCaulley interviews special guest, Lecrae. “Season two of The Disrupters comes at a time of crisis and uncertainty,” said Richard Clark, producer of The Disrupters and director of media innovation at Useful Group. “A global pandemic and racial protests have exposed our deep need…

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Focus on the Family to release #26 in The Imagination Station series: “Swept into the Sea”

Focus on the Family to release #26 in The Imagination Station series: “Swept into the Sea” Swept into the Sea: The Imagination Station Series #26 Carol Stream, Ill. (September 17, 2020)—Focus on the Family, in alliance with Tyndale House Publishers, will release Swept into the Sea, #26 in the Imagination Station series, on October 6, 2020. With over 1 million copies sold in the series, The Imagination Station Series continues with cousins Beth and Patrick on a storm-tossed grain ship in the Mediterranean…

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InterVarsity Press signs book contract with Best Christian Workplaces Institute

InterVarsity Press signs book contract with Best Christian Workplaces Institute WESTMONT, IL— InterVarsity Press has signed a contract with the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) for the release of The Road to Flourishing written by Al Lopus. Lopus is the president and cofounder of the BCWI, which provides research-based measurement tools and strategic advisory services with a single vision: to help Christian organizations set the standard as the best, most effective workplaces in the world. At BCWI, Lopus pioneered the broadest-ever employee engagement…

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Virtual Gala reveals 2020 ACFW Christian Fiction and Industry Awards

Virtual Gala reveals 2020 ACFW Christian Fiction and Industry Awards Palm Bay, FL: The American Christian Fiction Writers first virtual conference included a virtual gala, during which their 2020 honors were awarded. Among them were the winners of the 2020 Carol Awards, honoring Christian fiction published in the previous calendar year. Congratulations to these Carol Award winning authors and their publishing houses and editors. Contemporary The Death of Mungo Blackwell by Lauren H. Brandenburg; Lion Fiction (Monarch Publishing); Editor – Jessica Gladwell…

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PubU Online enters week four; two more weeks of programming will commence with Zoom meet-ups and closing keynote A Diversity & Inclusion panel on Marketing Beyond Traditional Constituencies kicked off week four this morning of the PubU Online daily webinar series for Christian publishing professionals. The engaging conversation with Jamie Lapeyrolerie (WaterBrook & Multnomah) and Amanda Mae Steel (B&H Kids) was moderated by Maila Kue (InterVarsity Press) – who was in the PubU Emerging Leader class of 2019. Among the many recommendations made for publishers to deepen their reach within BIPOC Christian communities was to: (1) diversify your network of contacts; (2) listen and learn with humility; (3) be open to other expressions of Christian faith; (4) do the hard work to adapt your messaging to different constituents; and (5) diversify your marketing teams. Three more live webinars will commence this week in marketing, editorial, and production – as well as track-focused Zoom meet-ups. PubU Online will conclude on October 1st with a plenary session that will feature the 2020 Top Shelf Book Cover Design Awards, followed by a special presentation by award-winning author and artist Ruth Chou Simons on “Art That Heals in a Time of Crisis.” More…

PubU Online enters week four; two more weeks of programming will commence with Zoom meet-ups and closing keynote A Diversity & Inclusion panel on Marketing Beyond Traditional Constituencies kicked off week four this morning of the PubU Online daily webinar series for Christian publishing professionals.  The engaging conversation with Jamie Lapeyrolerie (WaterBrook & Multnomah) and Amanda Mae Steel (B&H Kids) was moderated by Maila Kue (InterVarsity Press) – who was in the PubU Emerging Leader class of 2019.  Among the…

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Musician and author of “Once A Shooter” TJ Stevens on Jesus Calling Podcast

Musician and author of “Once A Shooter” TJ Stevens on Jesus Calling Podcast Singer/songwriter TJ Stevens recently joined the Jesus Calling Podcast to share how after an abusive childhood and several suicide attempts, TJ walked into his Virginia high school with a gun, filled with a darkness driving him to do things he’d have never thought possible. But when TJ was on his knees in desperation, he felt God moving him toward a different outcome. As TJ says, “It’s never too late…

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