Jesus Calling Podcasts

Chris & Emily Norton’s miraculous story of defying the impossible featured on podcast Quadriplegics simply do not walk again – yet millions watched as Chris Norton defied incredible odds and took step by impossible step across his graduation stage. With his fiancée Emily by his side, those unbelievable steps became the start of an extraordinary journey for them both. Now husband and wife, Chris & Emily Norton recently joined Jesus Calling podcast to share their miraculous story. The Nortons’ book “The Seven…

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Faith-based streaming App Minno offers immediate assistance to #StayAtHome families

Faith-based streaming App Minno offers immediate assistance to #StayAtHome families Rolls out Free ‘Church at Home’ Feature In Response to COVID-19, Minno launches Free Program Giving Churches and  Families Easy-to-Use Digital Tools to Transfer the Church Experience to the Home, Including Help for Talking to Kids About  Coronavirus NASHVILLE, March 19, 2020 — Minno-a new, Nashville-based children’s digital media company featuring one of the world’s largest collections of Classic VeggieTales and an expertly-curated collection of media choices for Christian families, is responding…

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Bible Gateway Interviews

Bible Gateway interviews W. David O. Taylor, author of “Open and Unafraid” How does the book of Psalms help make sense of life, art, metaphor, violence, suffering, and mortality? How do the Psalms reflect God’s attributes of justice, grace, goodness, healing, power, and refuge? How are the millennia-old psalms a guide to living faithfully the modern Christian life in the midst of joys, sorrows, angers, doubts, praises, and thanksgivings? Bible Gateway interviewed W. David O. Taylor (@wdavidotaylor), author of “Open…

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Zonderkidz offers free resources for families to enrich their time together at home

Zonderkidz offers free resources for families to enrich their time together at home Zonderkidz, the children’s division of Zondervan, has several free resources and downloads for families to enrich their time together at home.  Over the weekend, thousands downloaded free activity kits, curriculum guides and more from the website at https://www.zonderkidz.com/resources/freebies/.  More resources will be added weekly. The Jesus Storybook Bible (Sally Lloyd-Jones), The Beginner’s Bible and others such as popular picture books like Love is Kind (Laura Sassi) and One Big Heart (Linsey Davis) all have supplemental…

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B&H Publishing offers low-cost books with free discussion guides to churches

B&H Publishing offers low-cost books with free discussion guides to churches NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As churches across the nation are temporarily halting in-person worship gatherings and on-campus ministry activities in response to the coronavirus outbreak, church leaders are scrambling to figure out how to maintain continuity in their ministries and keep their congregations on the same page. B&H Publishing is providing a low-cost solution to ministry problems that result from COVID-19 social distancing and quarantines. Focusing on reading books as…

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BMI launches new online forum to promote information sharing

BMI launches new online forum to promote information sharing After BMI’s webinar last week on how the industry was coping with COVID-19, several people asked if BMI could do more webinars as things develop. We will be holding more candid conversation webinars in coming weeks, but wanted to put something together that could be a resource at all times. In response, BMI is launching http://bookmanufacturers.org/. This simple online forum will be a place that all people in the book manufacturing industry can do…

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Committed to Serve: A message from the President of Tyndale House Publishers

Committed to Serve: A message from the President of Tyndale House Publishers For more than fifty years, the mission of Tyndale House Publishers has been to open God’s Word to as many people as possible in language they can relate to and understand. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tyndale is open for business and committed to serving readers by making products available that will minister to people’s spiritual needs. During this difficult time, we will continue to serve…

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Ingram vows to defend industry through crisis

Ingram vows to defend industry through crisis Publishers Weekly — Executives at Tennessee-based Ingram Content Group affirmed their commitment to support the bookselling and publishing trade as best they can through the coronavirus crisis.  On Sunday, the metropolitan Nashville Mayor issued a “shelter in place” order for Davidson County, Tenn., which covers a geographical area where a large number of Ingram employees live and operate, and took effect as of midnight. But as Ingram’s wholesale, distribution, print on demand, and…

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Amazon deprioritizes book sales amid Coronavirus crisis

Amazon deprioritizes book sales amid Coronavirus crisis Publishers Weekly — As it works to meet the surge in demand for “household staples, medical supplies, and other high demand products,” Amazon has sent a letter to other suppliers, including publishers, telling then to expect reduced purchase orders and extended delivery windows for existing purchase orders through April 5. Read More…  

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IVP announces Series on the Church Year that brings together diverse voices and backgrounds

IVP announces Series on the Church Year that brings together diverse voices and backgrounds WESTMONT, IL— Esau McCaulley, assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, has signed a contract with InterVarsity Press to be the editor for a new series tentatively titled The Fullness of Time: A Journey Through the Church Year. The first two books in the series will release in Winter 2022. McCaulley said, “Our hope is that The Fullness of Time series introduces to some and reinvigorates in…

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Six Baker titles included in Outreach Magazine’s Resources of the Year

Six Baker titles included in Outreach Magazine’s Resources of the Year Ada, MI (March 10, 2020)—Baker Publishing Group is pleased to announce that On the Road with Saint Augustine, a Brazos Press title, was recently named Outreach Resource of the Year in the Spiritual Growth category by Outreach magazine. Five other Baker Publishing Group titles were listed as recommended resources: Faith for Exiles (Baker Books) in the Evangelism and Discipleship category, Narrative Apologetics (Baker Books) in the Apologetics category, The Church of Us vs. Them (Brazos Press) in the Church category, Global Arts…

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Paraclete Press announces short list for 2020 Paraclete Poetry Prize

Paraclete Press announces short list for 2020 Paraclete Poetry Prize March 16, 2020 – Judges Mark S. Burrows, Luci Shaw, and Jon M. Sweeney have announced the final “Short List of Three” finalists for the 2020 Paraclete Poetry Prize.  They are: Amy Bornman Deborah Burnham Laura Reece Hogan Jill Peláez Baumgaertner and Diana Woodcock are being recognized as poets of distinction and reputation who might easily have won the prize if it weren’t for the fact that the judges wanted…

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Baker Publishing Group leads the way for environmental conservation

Baker Publishing Group leads the way for environmental conservation Ada, Mich. (March 11, 2020)—In 2004 when post-consumer waste stock became available as a book paper commodity, Dwight Baker, president of Baker Publishing Group, made the decision to use it for printing as a standard policy. During the fourteen years since making that commitment, 6.2 million pounds of recycled paper have been used for printing Baker Publishing Group books. The company paper policy has saved 52,000 trees thus far, and Baker…

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First-ever “Halley’s Study Bible” released by Zondervan Bibles

First-ever “Halley’s Study Bible” released by Zondervan Bibles Journey through God’s Word with a knowledgeable guide: NIV Halley’s Study Bible Grand Rapids, Mich., March 2020 – Zondervan Bibles, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is pleased to announce the release of the first-ever NIV Halley’s Study Bible. With content gleaned from the Halley’s Bible Handbook—the bestselling Bible handbook of all time—the NIV Halley’s Study Bible makes the Bible accessible through articles, study notes, charts, maps, and photos next to related Scripture. “Henry H. Halley had the…

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Brené Brown pens foreword to “The Enneagram of Belonging” by renowned Enneagram expert Chris Heuertz

Brené Brown pens foreword to “The Enneagram of Belonging” by renowned Enneagram expert Chris Heuertz Grand Rapids, Mich. (March 3, 2020) – Zondervan is pleased to announce that New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown will write the foreword to The Enneagram of Belonging: A Compassionate Journey to Self-Acceptance by Chris Heuertz. The book and accompanying workbook are set to release on May 19, 2020. In the foreword, Brown shares the transformational experience of reading Heuertz’s first book, The Sacred Enneagram. “I couldn’t breathe. I was overwhelmed with an…

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