Jesus Calling Podcasts

Author Beth Guckenberger talks about advocacy and small beginnings on podcast Author and founder of Back2Back Ministries Beth Guckenberger shares some of the miracles she’s seen, stories of amazing children she’s met, and how she has seen the value of stepping out in faith, because God works all things together for good as we shower others with His love. Beth’s book, “Start With Amen,” is available from Thomas Nelson. More Authors and founders of Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary on Jesus Calling Podcast…

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Bible Gateway interviews Jodie Berndt, author of “Praying the Scriptures for Your Children”

Bible Gateway interviews Jodie Berndt, author of “Praying the Scriptures for Your Children” How can using the Bible to shape your desires and requests open the door to God’s provision to free you from worry and fear in your parenting? How can you pray the Bible for developing your children’s faith, character, safety, relationships, and their future? Bible Gateway interviewed Jodie Berndt (@jodieberndt), author of “Praying the Scriptures for Your Children: Discover How to Pray God’s Purpose for Their Lives”…

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Christian publishers participate in decentralized Seoul International Book Fair

Christian publishers participate in decentralized Seoul International Book Fair The 2020 Seoul International Book Fair ended on the 25th. However, The Korean Publishers Association announced that major online exhibitions, lectures, and conversation programs of the book fair will be available on the official website and YouTube until the end of this year. This year’s book fair was held both online and offline from the 16th of this month. To prevent the spread of Corona 19, it was planned as a…

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Tyndale House Publishers acquires four novels from bestselling author T. I. Lowe

Tyndale House Publishers acquires four novels from bestselling author T. I. Lowe Under the Magnolias to release in May 2021  CAROL STREAM, Ill. (October 21, 2020)—Tyndale House Publishers (@TyndaleHouse) has acquired four novels from bestselling author and rising star T. I. Lowe (Lulu’s Café). First to release among them is Under the Magnolias, a coming-of-age story set in the 1980s on a rural South Carolina tobacco farm and appealing to readers of Where the Crawdads Sing and The Great Alone. A May 2021 publication is planned. Under the Magnolias is a gritty, yet…

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Christian Book Award® submissions:  Two more weeks at reduced rates

Christian Book Award® submissions:  Two more weeks at reduced rates The submission period for the 2021 Christian Book Award program is now open in 12 categories until September 30 for books published between October 2019 and October 2020.  This year, ECPA reduced the cost for submissions for publishers. For more information, visit the Christian Book Awards website.

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Christian Book Award® submissions underway until September 30 at reduced pricing

Christian Book Award® submissions underway until September 30 at reduced pricing ECPA has announced a price decrease for entries into 2021 Christian Book Award® program in light of financial adjustments publishers are making in response to the impact of Covid-19.  The nomination period for 12 categories are September 1-30 for books published between October 2019 and October 2020. More…

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Bible Gateway interviews Mark Buchanan, author of “God Walk”

Bible Gateway interviews Mark Buchanan, author of “God Walk” What happens when we literally walk out our Christian life? What does our physical being have to do with our spiritual life? What does the Bible actually mean when it exhorts us to walk in the light, or walk by faith, or walk in truth? How did Jesus model walking as spiritual formation? Bible Gateway interviewed Mark Buchanan (@markaldham), author of “God Walk: Moving at the Speed of Your Soul” (Zondervan,…

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Crossway appoints New Chief Publishing Officer and Bible Publisher

Crossway appoints New Chief Publishing Officer and Bible Publisher WHEATON, Ill.—Crossway is pleased to announce that Executive Vice President of Production Don Jones has been promoted to the position of Crossway’s Chief Publishing Officer and Bible Publisher as of August 14, 2020, replacing Dr. Dane Ortlund, who recently left Crossway to pursue a call to vocational pastoral ministry. Reflecting on Ortlund’s significant contributions to Crossway’s ministry since his hiring in 2010, Crossway President Josh Dennis notes, “It’s been a joy…

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ECPA releases June Christian Bestseller Lists: “Relationship Goals” by Michael Todd is #1

ECPA releases June Christian Bestseller Lists: “Relationship Goals” by Michael Todd is #1 The current Top 50 bestsellers list features a new #1 book, Relationship Goals by Michael Todd (WaterBrook), a debut title whose Study Guide is the #3 most bestselling Christian title: Study Guide for Relationship Goals. Michael Todd is the lead pastor of Transformation Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Other notable new releases in the Top 50 for June include The Water Keeper by Charles Martin (Thomas Nelson) and Seeing Jesus From the East by the late…

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Christian publishing community invited to NCU webinar tonight: “Challenging the Church: It’s time for the Narrative to Change”

Christian publishing community invited to NCU webinar tonight: “Challenging the Church: It’s time for the Narrative to Change” ECPA affiliate Skot Welch, president of Global Bridgebuilders, is a panelist in an important webcast tonight at 7 pm (central time) sponsored by North Central University on the Church’s response to racial injustice.  The Zoom webcast, “Challenging the Church: It’s Time for the Narrative to Change,” will also include panelists Dr. Rich Wilkerson, Reggie Dabbs, Kwame Anku, Dr. Antipas Harris, Dr. Scott…

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An Interview with Devin Maddox, Trade Group Publisher for B&H Publishing Group

An Interview with Devin Maddox, Trade Group Publisher for B&H Publishing Group THE CHURCH, COVID-19, AND WHAT HAPPENS NEXT FOR CHRISTIAN PUBLISHERS Recently ECPA president Stan Jantz had a conversation with Devin Maddox, Trade Group Publisher for B&H Publishing Group. Stan asked Devin about the ways publishers can serve pastors and the church during the current crisis, as well as in the next few months and years when the world emerges from the pandemic.  SJ: What are the two or…

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Curbside pickup, online sales flourishing during Covid-19 quarantine at Baker Book House

Curbside pickup, online sales flourishing during Covid-19 quarantine at Baker Book House Grand Rapids, MI—Baker Book House, the largest independent Christian bookstore in North America, has seen dramatic increases in website sales and third-party online sales in recent weeks as customers continue to purchase books and Bibles during the Covid-19 crisis. “Our website sales have risen 120 percent from this time last year, and our third-party sales through Amazon have tripled over the same period,” said Sue Smith, EVP of Retail….

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ECPA Member Meeting and Town Hall webcast scheduled for Wednesday

ECPA Member Meeting and Town Hall webcast scheduled for Wednesday The annual ECPA Member Meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 6 from 11 am to 12 pm central time and will be conducted as a webinar and town hall discussion. The 2020-2021 board will be introduced, along with new members, and committee reports.  Following, a town hall discussion will take place.  Registration is open to ECPA members only. REGISTER

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UMPH plans staff reductions

UMPH plans staff reductions Nashville, April 30, 2020 – The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH) reported today that a combination of pre-COVID-19 trends, the impact of the pandemic on church attendance since mid-March, and the unpredictable rates at which congregations will return to regular activities for the remainder of 2020, will result in sales levels that are 40% to 50% lower than the same period last year. “Taken together, these factors require that UMPH make major adjustments in spending now,…

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Christianity Today recognized with 29 Evangelical Press Association Awards

Christianity Today recognized with 29 Evangelical Press Association Awards CAROL STREAM, Ill., April 11, 2019 — This week Christianity Today won 29 publishing awards chosen by journalism peers at the Evangelical Press Association’s (EPA) annual convention April 7-9, 2019 in Oklahoma City. Each year the Evangelical Press Association honors member publications through two contests: the Awards of Excellence for publications as a whole and the Higher Goals for individual pieces that were produced during the 2018 calendar year. ChristianityToday.com won the top Award of…

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