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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Paraclete Press announces one-month delay on titles scheduled for May and June release

Paraclete Press announces one-month delay on titles scheduled for May and June release March 20, 2020 – Paraclete Press announces a one-month delay on titles that were to be published in May and early June. “We have added one month to those publication dates,” says Paraclete publisher Jon M. Sweeney. Paraclete has five new titles – a memoir, two novels, a nonfiction work on Henri Nouwen, and a chapbook of poems – that are publishing in March and April. Those books…

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Harvest House Publishers enjoying a season of top-selling books

Harvest House Publishers enjoying a season of top-selling books Four Current Titles Recognized as Bestsellers EUGENE, Oregon (March 18, 2020)—Harvest House celebrates an outstanding month in March 2020 with four bestselling titles, setting the tone for more successful releases in the rest of 2020. Stop Calling Me Beautiful by Phylicia Masonheimer hit two bestseller lists in its first month, charting at #18 on Publishers Weekly Trade Paper Nonfiction list for the period ending March 2, 2020, and landing a #43…

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ECPA presents Diamond Award to “New Believer’s Bible”; other sales milestone awards presented

ECPA presents Diamond Award to “New Believer’s Bible”; other sales milestone awards presented ECPA presented a DIAMOND AWARD to Tyndale House Publishers for the New Believers Bible for achieving more than 10 million units sold. In addition, one GOLD AWARD was received by InterVarsity Press for The Road Back To You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile for sales of more than 500,000.  Four BRONZE AWARDS were also presented to the following titles for selling more than 100,000 units: The Garden, the…

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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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ECPA extends Christy Award submissions deadline to April 30

ECPA extends Christy Award submissions deadline to April 30 ECPA issued a statement last week extending the deadline for submissions to the Christy Award program: “During this time of crisis, we want to first and foremost extend our prayers that each of you stay well.  This is a season of great disruption and ECPA is prepared to revise our programs accordingly. We continue to believe and support our industry’s mission to create God inspired content and redemptive stories that spread hope…

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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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A special note on current crisis from Stan Jantz, ECPA president

A special note on current crisis from Stan Jantz, ECPA president As our world continues to experience a crisis none of us anticipated, the realization that life is going to change for a while is starting to sink in. Of course, the health and safety of the families and those who work in our industry are of utmost concern. But increasingly there is also concern that publishers will need to make some adjustments until the crisis abates, and perhaps for…

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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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