Steve Pemberton releases Young Readers Edition of bestselling memoir, “A Chance in The World,” April 20

Steve Pemberton releases Young Readers Edition of bestselling memoir, “A Chance in The World,” April 20 ncludes new stories, life lessons, discussion questions and resources to help stop child neglect  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 6, 2021) – Based on the bestselling memoir that also was depicted in a feature film, HarperCollins Christian Publishing releases “A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home” by Steve Pemberton, everywhere books are sold on…

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Focus on the Family releases first two books in the Riverbend Friends series

Focus on the Family releases first two books in the Riverbend Friends series New YA fiction addressing real-life issues faced by today’s preteen and teen girls Publisher aims to provide a wholesome, age-appropriate alternative to secular junior romance novels CAROL STREAM, ILL. (April 6, 2021)—Focus on the Family, in alliance with Tyndale House Publishers, released Real, Not Perfect and Searching for Normal on April 6, 2021, as part of a four-book YA fiction series, Riverbend Friends. The series follows four friends from the fictional…

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Three Tyndale House books named Finalists for 2021 Christian Book Awards

Three Tyndale House books named Finalists for 2021 Christian Book Awards CAROL STREAM, Ill.—April 9, 2021—Tyndale House Publishers is pleased to announce that three of their titles and authors have been named finalists for 2021 Christian Book Awards. The Christian Book Award honors excellence in Bibles and Christian books. According to their website, “The Christian Book Award® program recognizes the highest quality in Christian books and Bibles and is among the oldest and most prestigious awards program in the religious publishing…

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Wendy Speake’s “The 40-Day Sugar Fast” reaches over 150,000 copies sold

Wendy Speake’s “The 40-Day Sugar Fast” reaches over 150,000 copies sold (Ada, Michigan) April 12, 2021 – Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce that Wendy Speake’s book The 40-Day Sugar Fast: Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation has sold more than 150, 000 copies since its release in November 2019. The 40-Day Sugar Fast is for anyone who runs to sugar for comfort or a reward, who eats mindlessly or out of boredom, who feels physically and…

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ECPA Announces 66 Finalists for the 2021 Christian Book Award® Program

ECPA Announces 66 Finalists for the 2021 Christian Book Award® Program Winners announced on May 6 in free webcast with bestselling author and Pinnacle Award recipient Max Lucado (TEMPE, ARIZ., April 8, 2021) — The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) names today 66 finalists in 12 categories for the 2021 Christian Book Award® program.  The finalists represent the work of 26 Christian publishers and include ties in five categories. Amidst the challenges of 2020, the program received a record number of submissions…

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Nearly 200 international publishers and rights professionals gathered online last week

Nearly 200 international publishers and rights professionals gathered online last week The International Christian Publishing Conference, developed by ECPA rights professionals, brought nearly 200 publishing and distribution professionals together from 36 countries for a 2-day online conference last week.  The conference opened with a keynote from international bestselling author Gary Chapman (The 5 Love Languages) and followed by panels led by rights leaders, and reports from leading international publishers from Brazil, Netherlands, Korea, Germany, Phillipines, Italy, Colombia, and the United…

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Michelle Sanchez added to Leadership Summit roster for important dialogue on “being evangelical”

Michelle Sanchez added to Leadership Summit roster for important dialogue on “being evangelical” Michelle Sanchez, Executive Minister of Make and Deepen Disciples for the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination, will join David French (The Dispatch, TIME, “Divided We Fall”) and CT president/CEO Timothy Dalrymple in a webcast for ECPA publishers on “Being Evangelical in this Cultural Moment.”  The session is part of the ECPA Virtual Leadership Summit, scheduled for April 27-29 (10-12 central) and May 4-6 (10 & 1 central).  The program…

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In tribute to Harvest House author Dr. Robert Lesslie

In tribute to Harvest House author Dr. Robert Lesslie Eugene, Oregon—We at Harvest House Publishers are deeply heartbroken over the tragic news of the shooting deaths of Dr. Robert Lesslie, his dear wife Barbara, their grandchildren Adah and Noah, and another victim on April 7, 2021, in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Dr. Lesslie was special in many ways. Two characteristics that particularly stood out in our every interaction with him were his genuine love for people and his gracious humility….

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This week: International Christian Publishing Conference for international publishers, distributors, rights professionals

This week: International Christian Publishing Conference for international publishers, distributors, rights professionals The International Christian Publishing Conference, developed by ECPA rights professionals, will bring publishing and distribution professionals together from around the globe for a 2-day online conference this week, April 7-8 from 8 am to 10 am (central time).  The conference will start with a keynote from international bestselling author Gary Chapman (The 5 Love Languages).  Other sessions include panel discussions on: “The State of Global Publishing,” “Doing Rights…

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ECPA Leadership Summit early bird rate ends on Friday: $7 a session!

ECPA Leadership Summit early bird rate ends on Friday: $7 a session! The annual ECPA Virtual Leadership Summit will feature a total of 17 webinars and roundtables, spread out over 6 days with busy schedules in mind, on April 27-29 and May 4-6.  In the first week, sessions will focus on the latest market data from NPD, growing online sales channels, and global printing and distribution in sessions and roundtables scheduled from 10 am to 12 pm (CST). The following week, two segments will be…

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

Bible Gateway interviews Jodie Berndt, author of “Praying the Scriptures for Your Teens” How can parents’ prayers be their greatest asset and source of wisdom in raising teenagers in today’s world; especially when teens are confronted with such daunting issues as pornography, addiction, self-harm anxiety, rebellion, technology use, dealing with disappointment, and more? It’s never been tougher to be a teen—or the parent of one. How can the Bible be your source for prayers to powerfully influence your teen’s life?…

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Karen Kingsbury announces an intensive for aspiring authors

Karen Kingsbury announces an intensive for aspiring authors Bestselling novelist Karen Kingsbury has launched a website inviting would-be authors to register for Believe, a three-day writing intensive course where she promises “to teach future authors and dreamers everything I know about writing fiction,” she told PW. It will feature lectures by her and associates, with Kingsbury meeting with small groups to discuss their individual efforts. Read More…

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NavPress to release “Topical Memory System for Kids,” the kids’ companion to the popular “Topical Memory System”

NavPress to release “Topical Memory System for Kids,” the kids’ companion to the popular “Topical Memory System” Carol Stream, Ill. (March 29, 2021) NavPress, in alliance with Tyndale House Publishers, will release Topical Memory System for Kids on July 6, 2021. The tried-and-true Scripture memorization methods of the popular Topical Memory System are now available in this fun, interactive resource for kids. Offering colorful verse cards, games, and a devotional guide for making Scripture memory fun, this is a practical tool that engages the entire family. Topical…

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Richard Mouw signs contract with IVP for fall 2022 release of “How to Be a Patriotic Christian”

  Richard Mouw signs contract with IVP for fall 2022 release of “How to Be a Patriotic Christian” WESTMONT, IL—Widely respected theologian and philosopher Richard Mouw, who served as president of Fuller Theological Seminary for twenty years, has signed a contract with InterVarsity Press to release his next book, tentatively titled How to Be a Patriotic Christian, in fall 2022. Mouw (PhD, University of Chicago), current professor of faith and public life at Fuller Theological Seminary, has written over twenty books…

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Lisa Bevere’s “Adamant” reaches over 100,000 copies sold

Lisa Bevere’s “Adamant” reaches over 100,000 copies sold Ada, Mich. (March 24, 2021)—Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce that Lisa Bevere’s book Adamant: Finding Truth in a Universe of Opinions has reached a significant sales milestone of over one hundred thousand copies sold. In Adamant, Bevere’s passion and biblical insight call readers to stand firm in Christ in a world of constantly shifting values. More ancient than time and more present than this moment, truth is not a river that…

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