Zondervan promotes Stephanie Smith to associate publisher, hires Andy Rogers as acquisitions editor

Zondervan promotes Stephanie Smith to associate publisher, hires Andy Rogers as acquisitions editor (Nashville, TN) May 31, 2018—Today, Zondervan named Stephanie Smith as associate publisher and hired Andy Rogers as acquisitions editor for their nonfiction publishing division. Smith joined Zondervan in 2014 as an acquisitions editor. Her first acquisition—Coming Clean by Seth Haines—went on to be a Christianity Today book of merit winner. Other notable acquisitions include Wild and Free by Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan, No More Faking Fine by Esther Fleece, and Kind is the New…

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“100 Days to Brave” celebrates more than 100,000 units sold

“100 Days to Brave” celebrates more than 100,000 units sold Nashville, Tenn., May 4, 2018 – Bestselling author and nationally known speaker, Annie F. Downs, has reached a milestone: 100 Days to Brave: Devotions for Unlocking Your Most Courageous Self, has sold more than 100,000 units. The book released October 2017 and has become so popular that it is continuously flying off the shelves at these retailers: Amazon, Target, LifeWay, and Barnes & Noble stores.  “Annie comes alongside the reader as a friend…

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Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray bring a fresh perspective on Jesus in new book with Zondervan

Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray bring a fresh perspective on Jesus in new book with Zondervan Jesus through Eastern Eyes to release February 2020 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Apr. 11, 2018 — Ravi Zacharias, president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and Abdu Murray, North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, have signed on to publish a co-authored book, Jesus through Eastern Eyes, with Zondervan in February 2020. In the West Jesus is usually seen through one lens: that of Western reasoning and linear thought….

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New Minister’s Bible from Thomas Nelson uniquely equips busy pastors for every occasion, with sermons, readings, outlines, and prayers

New Minister’s Bible from Thomas Nelson uniquely equips busy pastors for every occasion, with sermons, readings, outlines, and prayers Comprehensive resource, available in KJV and NKJV Comfort Print®, is the only Bible to contain the complete Nelson’s Minister’s Manual Nashville, Tenn., March 21, 2018 – Thomas Nelson is pleased to announce the release of the new Minister’s Bible, available in both the trusted King James and New King James translations. These beautiful and durable Bibles will help pastors and church leaders meet the needs of those…

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Baker Publishing Group wins several Christianity Today Book Awards

    Baker Publishing Group wins several Christianity Today Book Awards Ada, Mich. (December 15, 2017)—Christianity Today recently announced the winners of their 2018 Book Awards. Baker Publishing Group won the top award in three categories. The Day the Angels Fell by Shawn Smucker won in the Children and Youth category, The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch received top honors in the Christian Living/Discipleship category, and Engaging Globalization by Bryant L. Myers won in the Missions/Global Church category. In addition, three Baker publications won Awards of Merit: Paul and Gender by Cynthia…

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Paraclete adds Megory Anderson’s “Sacred Dying Journal” to extensive list of pastoral care resources

Paraclete adds Megory Anderson’s “Sacred Dying Journal” to extensive list of pastoral care resources This ecumenical book is being praised as a “tool to assist us in reflecting upon and expressing our wishes around dying,” by Sr. Maryann Lucy, OP, of the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters of Wisconsin, and as “a gift that opens the heart to the deeper personal mysteries of death and dying,” by Barry R. Howe, retired Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri. Sacred Dying Journal by Megory Anderson, PhD,…

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Bible Gateway Interviews

Bible Gateway interviews Adam Weber, author of ‘Talking with God’ Prayer seems like it should be so simple. Yet, when it comes to actually praying, often it feels awkward and complicated. What do you say when you don’t know how to pray? In time for the National Day of Prayer May 4, Bible Gateway interviewed Adam Weber (@adamweber) about his book, Talking with God: What to Say When You Don’t Know How to Pray (WaterBrook, 2017). Read this interview Bible Gateway interviews Trent Sheppard,…

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‘The Case for Christ’ opens in Box Office Top 10; Sets 40% boost in theaters for Easter week

‘The Case for Christ’ opens in Box Office Top 10; Sets 40% boost in theaters for Easter week Feature Film Version of Lee Strobel’s Best-Selling Book Rates a Rare A+ CinemaScore on Opening Weekend SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.—April 10, 2017—THE CASE FOR CHRIST—the feature film based on Lee Strobel’s best-selling book of the same name—with an A+ CinemaScore drew $3.9 million box office in its opening weekend, ranking in the weekend’s top 10 films. With that strong showing, producers are expanding THE CASE…

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Bible Gateway Interviews Zac Hicks, author of The Worship Pastor: A Call to Ministry for Worship Leaders and Teams

Bible Gateway Interviews Zac Hicks, author of The Worship Pastor: A Call to Ministry for Worship Leaders and Teams Leading worship is more than a performance; it’s about shaping souls and making disciples. How does the Bible offer a clear guide to leading worship? Bible Gateway interviewed Zac Hicks (@zachicks) about his book, The Worship Pastor: A Call to Ministry for Worship Leaders and Teams (Zondervan, 2016). Read this interview.  

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ECPA Announces Nine Categories for 2017 program of The Christy Award™

ECPA Announces Nine Categories for 2017 program of The Christy Award™ Industry’s premiere Christian Fiction Award program to accept submissions  March 1-31 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  (PHOENIX, ARIZ., January 24, 2017) ECPA and The Christy Award™ advisory board have announced nine submission categories for The Christy Award, the industry’s award program for recognizing excellence in Christian Fiction.  Nominations will be accepted March 1-31 in these categories: GENERAL (includes women’s fiction and non-genre) CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE HISTORICAL ROMANCE HISTORICAL MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/THRILLER VISIONARY (includes fantasy and apocalyptic) FIRST…

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Zondervan signs “Chewbacca Mom” Candace Payne for multi-book deal

Zondervan signs “Chewbacca Mom” Candace Payne for multi-book deal Viral star opens up about journey through poverty, shame and depression; shares her secrets to maintaining joy and embracing freedom in the midst of life’s challenges GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., January 17, 2017— Zondervan announced today the signing of a multi-book deal with Candace Payne, who is frequently referred to as “Chewbacca Mom.” The first book will release November 7, 2017 with a national media and multi-city book signing tour.  Payne shared the news…

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Bible Gateway Interviews

Bible Gateway interviews Christopher Hudson, author of Self-Guided Tour of the Bible What if you could approach the Bible at your own pace, starting and stopping as you would in a world-class museum: reading individual exhibits, observing colorful displays, and gaining an overall understanding as you proceed? Bible Gateway interviewed Christopher Hudson (@ReadEngageApply) about his book, Self-Guided Tour of the Bible: Maps, Charts, Timelines, Simple Overviews (Rose Publishing, 2016). Read this interview. Bible Gateway interviews authors of The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible Reading…

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ECPA Publishes Bestselling Christmas Titles of the Season

ECPA Publishes Bestselling Christmas Titles of the Season Top 25 Christmas Nonfiction: 1.  Because of Bethlehem by Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson) 2.  Because of Bethlehem: An Adult Coloring Book by Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson) 3.  The Redemption of Scrooge by Matt Rawle (Abingdon Press) 4.  All Is Bright: An Adult Coloring Book by Nancy Guthrie (Tyndale Momentum) 5.  O Holy Night: An Adult Coloring Book (Passio/Charisma House) See the rest of the Christmas Nonfiction list at ChristianBookExpo.com Top 15 Christmas Fiction: 1.  A Baxter Family Christmas by Karen…

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Behind the Scenes with Beloved Sports Journalist and “Inside the NBA” Host Ernie Johnson, Jr.

Behind the Scenes with Beloved Sports Journalist and “Inside the NBA” Host Ernie Johnson, Jr. New Autobiography, “UNSCRIPTED: The Unpredictable Moments that Make Life Extraordinary,” delves into private life and fatherhood; Scheduled to release April 2017 CONTACT: Kerry Gardner 865.621.0320 Kerry@ChoicePublicity.com “Truth is, I have started and failed to finish many books. But I finished UNSCRIPTED in three days, which in and of itself is a major thing for me. But more importantly it’s a testament to this: Never will I…

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Partners Expand Growing Global Reach of Kingstone Bible

Partners Expand Growing Global Reach of Kingstone Bible The Iranian Bible Society in Diaspora, Voice of the Martyrs, Trans World Radio, numerous Bible Societies, and New Tribes Mission are among the partners expanding the global reach of the Kingstone Bible. Arabic, Farsi, Turkish, Russian, Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, French, Mandarin, Dutch, Indonesian, Syrian Turkmen, and Papiamento are among some of the newest languages licensing and translating the Kingstone Bible. New Tribes Mission, which works in 353 tribal groups, is beginning to…

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