#1 best selling author Eric Metaxas signs major two-book deal with Salem Books

#1 best selling author Eric Metaxas signs major two-book deal with Salem Books The Cultural Commentator and Radio Personality Will Release His Memoir and a New Book on Atheism Washington, D.C.—Salem Books today announced a major deal with internationally recognized speaker Eric Metaxas, who is the author of seven bestsellers—including Bonhoeffer and Miracles. He is also the host of the nationally syndicated Eric Metaxas Radio Show, which airs daily on the Salem Radio Network and on YouTube, as well as on TBN. Metaxas will share…

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Barb Roose leads readers in surrendering the things they cannot control

Barb Roose leads readers in surrendering the things they cannot control Surrendered—A Devotional to Help You Let Go & Live Like Jesus (Nashville, Tenn.)—If COVID-19 has taught us anything so far, it’s that we are not in control. When life gets hard, aspects of the future are uncertain, and we’re at the mercy of other’s decisions, we want more power over the situation. However, those are precisely the times when we need to learn how to surrender, just like Jesus…

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Bible Gateway Interviews

Bible Gateway interviews John C. Lennox, author of “2084” What dangers lurk in technology’s ubiquitous and unrelenting encroachment in our lives? What are the perilous spiritual implications of artificial intelligence, bioengineering, facial recognition, and other hi-tech applications we’re accepting into our daily world with little concern? What does the Bible say about it all? Bible Gateway interviewed John C. Lennox (@ProfJohnLennox) about his book, “2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity” (Zondervan, 2020). Read this interview. Bible Gateway debuts…

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New children’s book invites parents to share their greatest wish with their kids

New children’s book invites parents to share their greatest wish with their kids CHARLOTTE, NC – Many parents and caregivers share a common dream: the hope that their child will grow up to love Jesus with all of their heart. Melissa Kruger voices this dream through her fun, imaginative new children’s book Wherever You Go, I Want You to Know (The Good Book Company, August 2020.) Whether read to young kids or gifted to older children reaching milestones like graduation, the…

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NYT bestselling author Tosca Lee wins two international book awards for pandemic duology

NYT bestselling author Tosca Lee wins two international book awards for pandemic duology {July 29, 2020} New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee won two International Book Awards this week—one each for her 2019 pandemic thriller, The Line Between, and its 2019 sequel, A Single Light. The double win is the latest highlight in a series of award nominations for the duology, which have already won Literary Titan silver (The Line Between) and gold (A Single Light), and finaled for…

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Diversity & Inclusion track: Recommended training for all attendees

Diversity & Inclusion track: Recommended training for all attendees The PubU Online program will debut a new track of sessions dedicated to the important topic of Diversity & Inclusion as it relates to strategic levels of Christian publishing: marketing, editorial, leadership.  Four webinars, offered on Mondays at 10 am central, will feature panels of experts who provide important perspectives in addressing the way forward to increase diversity and inclusion in the industry. Session topics will cover Historical Perspectives, Editorial, Marketing,…

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Jesus Calling Podcasts

Bible Gateway interviews Joshua Chatraw, author of “Telling a Better Story” Why is it that people don’t just believe Christianity is false; they assume it isn’t good? How can followers of Jesus effectively communicate the biblical story of his grace and redemption in today’s skeptical, divisive, and technologically saturated world? How should Christians be respectful of unbelievers, all the while remaining focused on Jesus? Bible Gateway interviewed Joshua Chatraw (@joshchatraw) about his book, “Telling a Better Story: How to Talk About God in a…

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N.T. Wright and Francis Collins converse and jam out on “Language of God” podcast

N.T. Wright and Francis Collins converse and jam out on “Language of God” podcast From Publishers Weekly: Bible scholar N.T, Wright, author of “God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath” (Zondervan ) and Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health and founder of BioLogos, which advocates for the harmony of science and Christianity, joined in a live stream conversation July 12 on BioLogos’ weekly “Language of God” podcast. Their talk concluded with…

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Tyndale House Publishers acquires memoir of 15-year-old entrepreneur, comfort animal and rescue advocate, and owner of Peacebunny Island

Tyndale House Publishers acquires memoir of 15-year-old entrepreneur, comfort animal and rescue advocate, and owner of Peacebunny Island How a Minnesota teenager is training rabbits to become comfort animals on his own private island CAROL STREAM, ILL. (July 27, 2020)—Tyndale House Publishers (@tyndalehouse) today announced that it has acquired the memoir of 15-year-old Caleb Smith, the visionary behind Peacebunny Island and related educational nonprofit. Peacebunny Island: The Extraordinary Journey of a Boy and His Comfort Rabbits, and How They’re Teaching Us about Hope…

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Submissions now accepted for the industry’s best book and Bible designs

Submissions now accepted for the industry’s best book and Bible designs The Top Shelf Book Cover Award nomination period is open until August 15 for books and Bibles published June 2019 to August 2020.  The nominations are evaluated by a panel of expert designers and the top designs are selected, announced, and featured in a print annual distributed to the industry. Winners will be announced during the closing session of ECPA PubU Online on October 1st via webcast.  Submission and program information available at TopShelfAward.org.

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American Bible Society releases 10th annual “State of the Bible” survey: COVID-19 impact

American Bible Society releases 10th annual “State of the Bible” survey: COVID-19 impact American Bible Society released its 10th annual State of the Bible report, which shows cultural trends in the U.S. regarding spirituality and Scripture engagement. The report reveals findings from two surveys, one conducted in January 2020 with Barna Group and another this June, that demonstrate the effects of the pandemic on the faith community. The data show that Scripture engagement has declined amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and…

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ECPA hosts conversation this week with Christian retail executives

ECPA hosts conversation this week with Christian retail executives ECPA is presenting the last of the current ECPA FOCUS webinar series this Thursday with a conversation about the state of Christian retail with Ray Hendrickson (Christianbook), Bob Munce (Christian Retail Association), and Greg Squires (The Parable Group). Last week’s conversation was on meaningful diversity initiatives each organization can take to build trust and sustain change. This free series is for ECPA members only. REGISTER

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J. I. Packer, renowned theologian and author of “Knowing God,” dies at age 93

J. I. Packer, renowned theologian and author of “Knowing God,” dies at age 93 WESTMONT, IL — J. I. Packer, one of the most respected and well-known theologians of our time, passed away on Friday, July 17, at the age of 93. Once named to Time magazine’s list of the 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America, James Innell Packer wrote what many consider the definitive classic evangelical book of the twentieth century, Knowing God, which has sold more than one million copies in…

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Bible Gateway interviews Scott Sauls, author of “A Gentle Answer”

Bible Gateway interviews Scott Sauls, author of “A Gentle Answer” In a defensive and divided era, how can followers of Jesus reveal a better way of living, one that loves others as God loves us? How can Christians be the kind of people who are known, as the book of Proverbs puts it, to “turn away wrath?” What does the Bible mean when it compels us to give “a gentle answer” to hostile people? Bible Gateway interviewed Scott Sauls (@scottsauls)…

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IVP launches the AND Campaign’s book, “Compassion (&) Conviction” alongside “Books on Politics & Government” webpage

IVP launches the AND Campaign’s book, “Compassion (&) Conviction” alongside “Books on Politics & Government” webpage WESTMONT, IL—As the country moves into the 2020 election season InterVarsity Press has announced that it is releasing and providing resources to equip voters in understanding as well as engaging the issues of our day from a faith perspective. On Tuesday, July 21, IVP will release Compassion (&) Conviction: The AND Campaign’s Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement, which will be included among the titles on the newly…

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