Bestselling author Max Lucado hosts first ever online Reading Club starting January 25

Bestselling author Max Lucado hosts first ever online Reading Club starting January 25 Begin Again Reading Club Invites Readers to Enter 2021 with Hope GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 14, 2021 — Award-winning and bestselling author Max Lucado, who has over 140 million products in print, is inviting people internationally to start 2021 afresh, abandoning fear, worry, and hopelessness from the crises of 2020 and looking forward to personal restoration and renewal in the new year. The Begin Again Reading Club runs January 25–March 7, 2021, sponsored by…

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Rabbit Room Press to release second volume of “Every Moment Holy” with new prayers and liturgies for everyday life on the subjects of death, grief, and hope

Rabbit Room Press to release second volume of “Every Moment Holy” with new prayers and liturgies for everyday life on the subjects of death, grief, and hope Critically-Acclaimed Series “Every Moment Holy” to Release Volume II: Death, Grief, & Hope on February 12th for the Lenten Season Nashville, TN – Rabbit Room Press is releasing a brand new volume of EVERY MOMENT HOLY, titled Death, Grief, & Hope. This new book of prayers and liturgies releasing in February is written…

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David C Cook, Integrity Music, and Compassion International partner to release the FAITHFUL Project

David C Cook, Integrity Music, and Compassion International partner to release the FAITHFUL Project The FAITHFUL Book, Album, And Livestream Event Release May 1, 2021, Featuring A Collection Of Stories, Photos, Art, And Lyrics That Celebrate God’s Faithful To Women FAITHFUL BOOK ISBN: 978-0-8307-8173-7 FORMAT: Hardcover RETAIL: $24.99 15 January 2021 – Nashville, TN – The ministries of Compassion International, David C Cook, and Integrity Music are thrilled to announce their collaborative release of the FAITHFUL Project, bringing together authors and songwriters Amy Grant, Ann Voskamp, Ellie Holcomb,…

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The Bindery expands: Trinity McFadden, John Blase, and Estee Zandee join agency

The Bindery expands: Trinity McFadden, John Blase, and Estee Zandee join agency Colorado Springs, Colo. (Jan. 11, 2021) —The Bindery announces they have expanded their team with the addition of three new agents: Trinity McFadden as Literary Agent and John Blase and Estee Zandee as Associate Literary Agents. They join Ingrid Beck, Managing Director at The Bindery, who also represents a number of authors at the agency. “We’re thrilled to welcome Trinity, John, and Estee to The Bindery team,” says…

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Christian retailers report Christmas season sales increase amid pandemic

Christian retailers report Christmas season sales increase amid pandemic Contrary to headlines announcing the demise of brick-and-mortar retail, Christian retail shoppers have returned to stores and Christian bookstores have rebounded at an encouraging rate. Drawing on sales data reported to ParableConnect, same-store sales were up 4.7% in independent Christian stores during the ever-important 8-week holiday season (November 1 – December 24) as reported by U.S. Christian retailers across marketing groups, church stores, and other independents. Read More…

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After a slow start, U.S. print book sales rose 8.2 percent in 2020

After a slow start, U.S. print book sales rose 8.2 percent in 2020 Print book sales in the United States had their best year since 2010. Growth occurred across every major super category, including adult non-fiction, adult fiction, juvenile, and teen categories. Unit-sales volume in 2020 rose 8.2 percent, year over year, to reach 751 million units, according to The NPD Group. Read More…

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Data reveals most popular worship songs and sermon topics of 2020

Data reveals most popular worship songs and sermon topics of 2020 BELLINGHAM, Wash., Jan. 11, 2021 – Data compiled by Faithlife, makers of integrated church technology products including Logos Bible Software, in the Year-End Song & Sermon Report provides insight into the worship songs, sermon topics and Scriptures most prevalent in churches across North America throughout 2020 and during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The 2020 Faithlife data highlights the relevancy of church leaders in meeting the needs of their congregants and community…

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I Am Second releases new book of stories from individuals who overcame obstacles and found true, lasting love

I Am Second releases new book of stories from individuals who overcame obstacles and found true, lasting love Mike Fisher, Carrie Underwood, Sean Lowe, Danny Gokey and More Share Personal Accounts of Discovering Meaning and Belonging in ‘I Found Love’ PLANO, Texas, Nov. 10, 2020 – Filled with powerful stories of men and women in the public eye who have broken the barriers of divorce, addiction, racism, abuse, miscarriage, shame and more, “I Found Love: True Stories of Discovering Love, Belonging…

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(in)Courage and Revell release four Women’s Bible Studies focusing on courageously following God

(in)Courage and Revell release four Women’s Bible Studies focusing on courageously following God Ada, Mich. (Jan. 5, 2020)— Revell and (in)courage, a vibrant online community founded by DaySpring, the Christian products subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Inc., is pleased to launch four new Bible studies. The studies will lead women on a journey to discover what God has to say about living courageously for him, especially when life gets hard, messy, and just generally upside-down. “If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s how much…

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Zondervan to release NIV Grace and Truth Study Bible from General Editor Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

Zondervan to release NIV Grace and Truth Study Bible from General Editor Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. Grand, Rapids, Mich. (Jan. 2020)— Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is proud to announce the upcoming release of the NIV Grace and Truth Study Bible with General Editor Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. Dr. Mohler is one of the foremost voices for evangelicals worldwide. He is the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is…

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Organizations partner to commemorate John Stott’s one hundredth birthday and ongoing legacy

Organizations partner to commemorate John Stott’s one hundredth birthday and ongoing legacy WESTMONT, IL— Known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist, and communicator of Scripture, the late John R. W. Stott was once named among Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.” His books have sold millions of copies and have inspired and transformed millions throughout the world. In commemoration of Stott’s one hundredth birthday in April 2021, InterVarsity Press (USA), IVP (UK), Eerdmans Publishing, Langham Partnership, and Faithlife are partnering to…

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Ronald L. Nickelson has retired as senior editor of the “Standard Lesson Commentary”

Ronald L. Nickelson has retired as senior editor of the “Standard Lesson Commentary” Ronald L. Nickelson, PhD, retired from his role as senior editor of the best-selling Standard Lesson Commentary (SLC) on December 31, 2020. He began his 20 years of service on that curriculum line at Standard Publishing (Cincinnati) in 2000. When the product line was sold in 2015, he continued under new owner David C Cook (Colorado Springs). During several of those 20 years he also served as a chaplain…

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LaTasha Estelle and Shawn LeBar to lead Indie Retail Sales channels for HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus

LaTasha Estelle and Shawn LeBar to lead Indie Retail Sales channels for HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus (Nashville, TN) January 8, 2021—Announced today, LaTasha Estelle and Shawn LeBar will lead a newly divided sales focus for the independent retail channels at HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus. To better accommodate the unique needs of indie bookstores across the nation, HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus will now have separate teams to manage its Christian-based independent retail accounts and general…

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Crystal Hardison named director of partner relationships for HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Crystal Hardison named director of partner relationships for HarperCollins Christian Publishing Hardison to lead HCCP’s partnership with Urban Ministries Inc. Nashville, Tenn. (January 7, 2021)—HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) today announced Crystal Hardison as the director of partner relationships, specifically stewarding the organization’s partnership with Urban Ministries, Inc. (UMI). As director of partner relationships Hardison will steward and maximize the HCCP and UMI partnership by serving as the key liaison between the two companies. She will work with all publishing imprints within HCCP…

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ECPA releases January 2021 Christian Bestseller lists

ECPA releases January 2021 Christian Bestseller lists Despite the immense challenges of 2020—or perhaps because of them—sales of Christian books ended the year on a high note. Remaining at the top of ECPA’s Top 50 bestselling books is Forgiving What You Can’t Forget by Lysa TerKeurst (Thomas Nelson), which showed even stronger sales in its second month of release.   ECPA has upgraded the bestsellers site and rebranded to READ GOOD BOOKS — a site that features Christian book bestsellers, award winners, and more. View the month’s…

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