Worthy Publishing releases HOLY HOT MESS by MK Backstrom next week

Worthy Publishing releases HOLY HOT MESS by MK Backstrom next week NASHVILLE, TN—July 26, 2021—Over 80 million people watched Mary Katherine Backstrom (MK) explain how she accidentally hugged a stranger to thank him for washing the windows on her car, after all it was Christmas and she thought he was in the spirit of Christmas…he wasn’t…he was actually cleaning his own car! One thing is for sure, we all have HOT MESS moments, but MK shares hers and in that…

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Baker Books signs David Green, CEO and founder of Hobby Lobby

Baker Books signs David Green, CEO and founder of Hobby Lobby Ada, Mich. — Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, has acquired a leadership book from David Green, CEO and Founder of Hobby Lobby. Green’s book will take an inside look at the values and principles used to build Hobby Lobby. Everything about Green’s life has been nontraditional. In high school, Green opted to leave the classroom and earn his credits working retail in the 1950s. He never attended college….

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Author Nick Vujicic joins The Influencers Podcast: From a Life Without Limbs to a Life Without Limits

Author Nick Vujicic joins The Influencers Podcast: From a Life Without Limbs to a Life Without Limits Nick Vujicic came into the world with no arms and no legs, but only a six-inch appendage with two toes on the left side of his torso, and no medical explanation. “I didn’t think it was such a big deal. I was brought up in a loving home who told me that God loved me and He had a plan for me,” Nick…

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Christianity Today announces new ‘Viral Jesus’ Podcast

Christianity Today announces new ‘Viral Jesus’ Podcast Carol Stream, IL – July 23, 2021 – What does it mean to live out our faith in a digital world? How are Christian leaders and creatives using social media to share the Good News? These are the themes explored in Viral Jesus, a new podcast from Christianity Today about communication and the power of social connections. In each episode, communications scholar Heather Thompson Day takes her listeners on a deep dive with…

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Quantrilla Ard joins Embolden Media Group team

Quantrilla Ard joins Embolden Media Group team Lake Mary, FL (July 1, 2021) – Embolden Media Group is excited to announce that they have added a new member to their team. Author, speaker, and researcher Quantrilla Ard, PhD, has been featured on Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies, Proverbs 31 OBS Today, The Martha and Mary Show, and At Home with Jackie. Her devotions have been published in Prayer: Approaching the Throne of Grace, and her personal and spiritual insights appear…

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ECPA Focus webinar series begins next week with legal updates for publishers

ECPA Focus webinar series begins next week with legal updates for publishers A panel of industry legal experts will discuss recent legal developments and best practices for publishers in a free webinar for ECPA members, next week on August 3rd at 10 am CT.  Industry attorneys Janet Stiven (Moody Bible Institute), Mike Bzozowski (HarperCollins Christian), Craig Gipson (Flagler Law Group), and moderator Brian Flagler will share their observations on important legal developments and the practical strategies they have implemented to successfully protect their clients.  REGISTER The ECPA FOCUS series…

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MTI training in Ghana postponed to 2022

MTI training in Ghana postponed to 2022 Magazine Training International’s (MTI) plans for a conference in Ghana are postponed until October 2022. The delay in the conference is due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and its variants as they continue to affect international travel and bring up health concerns for participants, trainers, and staff. More…

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Faithlife conducts survey on mental health of pastors

Faithlife conducts survey on mental health of pastors New Survey Provides Insight into Mental Health of Pastors Church Tech Experts, Faithlife, Examine How the Past Year Added Stress to an Already Taxing Profession BELLINGHAM, Wash., July 15, 2021 – More than 1 in 10 pastors admitted to contemplating suicide in the past year according to the 2021 Pastoral Mental Health Report compiled by Faithlife, the makers of Logos Bible Software, and Church Communications, a 29,000-member community and Facebook group. The survey, which paints a…

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Pastor David Bradshaw wants to ‘Awaken the Dawn’ to radically transform America for Christ

Pastor David Bradshaw wants to ‘Awaken the Dawn’ to radically transform America for Christ Lake Mary, FL—The Awaken the Dawn movement took the nation by storm in 2017 where nearly four million participated around the world through live streaming and almost 50,000 gathered in person at the National Mall to pray and worship together. David Bradshaw, the founder of this exceptional movement, has taken the movement to the next level by writing a book by the same name, Awaken The Dawn: An Adventure In…

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B&H acquires speaker, thought leader and podcast host Jason Thacker for book on discernment in the social media age

B&H acquires speaker, thought leader and podcast host Jason Thacker for book on discernment in the social media age B&H Publishing is proud to announce its acquisition of ethicist and author Jason Thacker for a trade book tentatively titled “Following Jesus in the Digital Age,” set to release on June 14, 2022. In his new book, Thacker challenges readers to consider how technology is shaping their spiritual growth and aims to equip them to navigate the most challenging aspects of digital…

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Ingram working with official publisher for the Vatican

Ingram working with official publisher for the Vatican Libreria Editrice Vaticana utilizes print-on-demand and distribution services through Ingram’s Lightning Source. For further global reach, the publisher also utilizes Ingram’s Global Connect program, allowing them to manage global distribution from one platform with improved availability of their titles in international markets. “Ingram means presenting ourselves and our books to Catholic people who are outside of Italy. We can now be much more available and present outside of the Italian language market than when we were only going…

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Laura Bartlett named associate publisher for Zondervan Bibles

Laura Bartlett named associate publisher for Zondervan Bibles Grand Rapids, Mich. (July 13, 2021) — Zondervan today announced Laura Bartlett as the new associate publisher for its Bibles team, which publishes multiple Bible translations: the New International Version (NIV), New International Reader’s Version (NIrV), New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), New American Standard Bible (NASB), and the Amplified Bible (AMP). Bartlett is an 18-year Christian publishing veteran, most recently serving as director for three Kregel imprints: Kregel Academic, Kregel Ministry, and Kregel Classics. In…

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Daniel Marrs named associate publisher for Nelson Books

Daniel Marrs named associate publisher for Nelson Books (Nashville, TN) July 15, 2021—Thomas Nelson today announced Daniel Marrs as the new associate publisher for Nelson Books, a nonfiction imprint of the publishing group. In this role, Marrs will lead the editorial strategy for Nelson Books, overseeing the editorial process and helping to shape the acquisitions strategy for the imprint. He will also manage and develop the editorial production team. Marrs is a seasoned publishing leader, having served most recently as…

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ECPA to host Legal Update webinar on August 3rd for members

ECPA to host Legal Update webinar on August 3rd for members While the world navigated challenges imposed by the pandemic, significant developments emerged in the laws and legal practices affecting publishing. A panel of industry legal experts will discuss recent legal developments and best practices for publishers in a free webinar for ECPA members on August 3 at 10 am CT. Industry attorney Brian Flagler will moderate a panel discussion with a group of experienced Christian publishing lawyers: Janet Stiven of Moody Bible, Mike Bzozowski of…

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Jason Brown on Jesus Calling Podcast: God will give you the courage to leap

Jason Brown on Jesus Calling Podcast: God will give you the courage to leap Jason Brown recently joined the Jesus Calling Podcast to share how he had worked hard to make his way up the football ladder, eventually becoming the highest-paid center in the sport. It seemed he had everything he wanted, but the luxurious lifestyle he pursued took his focus off his family and marriage which began to suffer, causing him to reassess what he really wanted out of…

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