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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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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Pastor Max Lucado offers online Church and Bible Study based on bestselling book

Pastor Max Lucado offers online Church and Bible Study based on bestselling book Nashville, Tenn. (March 16, 2020) —  “America’s Pastor” and bestselling author Max Lucado has announced an international online church on Sundays at 8:30 am CDT via Facebook through April 26. Max will be leading prayers and reading Scripture to provide a place of support and encouragement during this global crisis at https://www.facebook.com/maxlucado/. In addition, Max will be leading a free online Bible study starting Sunday, March 22. The…

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Bethany House Publishers’ “Rooting For Rivals” named top resource in Ministry Leadership

Bethany House Publishers’ “Rooting For Rivals” named top resource in Ministry Leadership Bloomington, MN—Rooting For Rivals by Peter Greer and Chris Horst was named as a top resource of the year in Ministry Leadership by Outreach Magazine. (https://rushtopress.org/outreach-magazine-names-resources-of-the-year/) Faith-based organizations are sometimes known for what we’re against—and all too often that includes being against each other. But amid growing distrust of religious institutions, Christ-centered nonprofits have a unique opportunity to link arms across our organizational boundaries and pursue a calling higher…

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Thomas Nelson announces Stephanie Newton as associate publisher for W Publishing

Thomas Nelson announces Stephanie Newton as associate publisher for W Publishing (Nashville, Tenn.) March 2, 2020—Thomas Nelson today announced that Stephanie Newton, a HarperCollins Christian Publishing veteran and most recently the director of the backlist vault program, will become the associate publisher for its non-fiction imprint W Publishing. Newton will assist in the management of W Publishing’s publishing program by leading the imprint’s editorial team and helping the division carry out its strategy to meet revenue goals. Newton joined Thomas…

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Bestselling author and advocate Jamie Sumner to release “Eat, Sleep, Save the World” on special needs parenting with B&H

Bestselling author and advocate Jamie Sumner to release “Eat, Sleep, Save the World” on special needs parenting with B&H [NASHVILLE, TENN., February 17, 2020—] Award-winning and bestselling author Jamie Sumner will release her second adult trade book, “Eat, Sleep, Save the World: Words of Encouragement for the Special Needs Parent” (March 3, 2020, B&H Publishing Group), following her critically acclaimed middle grade novel, “Roll With It.” Designed to be an encouraging and empowering read, the book reminds every parent of…

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ECPA welcomes new members

ECPA welcomes new members The ECPA board of directors recently approved and welcomed the following companies into ECPA membership: H. BOYD PUBLISHING CORPORATION produces biblically sound and culturally relevant Christian education resources and church supplies for all Christians, with a special focus on the African-American community. EMBOLDEN MEDIA GROUP is a boutique publishing consulting firm that provides publishers and authors quality content development and publishing services that help them reach growing, diverse, and global audiences. iDISCIPLE PUBLISHING is a division…

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Award-winning journalist and author Linsey Davis joins Jesus Calling podcast

Award-winning journalist and author Linsey Davis joins Jesus Calling podcast Linsey Davis joins Jesus Calling podcast to share how she has taken lessons from her childhood in church, her time as a reporter, and the values she’s trying to instill in her son to show others the importance of loving people, not focusing on our differences. Davis encourages listeners how we can use the power of story to share messages of hope and purpose. Davis’ book “One Big Heart: A Celebration…

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Evangelical Press Association to host Christian Media Convention

Evangelical Press Association to host Christian Media Convention Nearly 50 speakers will present 45 sessions at the The Evangelical Press annual Christian Media Convention in Colorado Springs April 15-17, 2020. Speakers include best-selling author Jerry Jenkins, former Disney Imagineer C. McNair Wilson and Religion News Service editor-in-chief Bob Smietana. A panel of publishing CEOs will discuss the current and future state of Christian magazine publishing. The panel will feature Christianity Today’s Tim Dalrymple, Randall House’s Ron Hunter, Jr., and World magazine’s…

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Early-bird registration now open for annual ECPA Leadership Summit, held May 5-6 in Nashville

Early-bird registration now open for annual ECPA Leadership Summit, held May 5-6 in Nashville Early-bird registration for ECPA’s annual Leadership Summit & Member Meeting is now open at ECPALeadership.org.  Held May 5 and 6 at the Nashville Airport Marriott Hotel, the program theme is “Publishing Shapes the Future.”  Christian publishing’s leadership teams will hear and interact with speakers and panels on the Future of Evangelicalism, the Future of Content, and the Future of Reader Engagement. Special speakers include world-class scholar and writer Karen Swallow Prior; AAP…

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NavPress to publish intimate collection of Eugene Peterson’s letters

NavPress to publish intimate collection of Eugene Peterson’s letters Letters to a Young Pastor: Timothy Conversations between Father and Son will feature letters from Peterson to his son Eric CAROL STREAM, ILL. (January 9, 2020) – NavPress (@NavPress) has announced that on June 9, 2020, it will release a collection of letters written by pastor/theologian Eugene H. Peterson.  Letters to a Young Pastor: Timothy Conversations between Father and Son (Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-64158-111-0, $19.99), for the first time in print, will provide readers with an intimate look…

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ECPA releases January’s 2020 Christian Bestsellers: Devotionals dominate

ECPA releases January’s 2020 Christian Bestsellers: Devotionals dominate What do Tony Dungy, Bob Goff, Billy Graham, Lisa TerKeurst, Paul David Tripp, and Sarah Young have in common? They all have written devotionals that are scattered among the Top 50 Christian Bestsellers list for January. Bob Goff’s Live in Grace, Walk in Love: A 365-Day Journey (Thomas Nelson) is the top selling devotional and the fourth highest ranking book overall. View the January 2020 bestseller lists

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Bestselling author Sharon Garlough Brown launches sequel novella at Baker Book House

Bestselling author Sharon Garlough Brown launches sequel novella at Baker Book House Grand Rapids, MI—Sharon Garlough Brown, author of the bestselling Sensible Shoes series, launches her new novella at Baker Book House at 7 pm Thursday, Jan. 9.  Remember Me: A Novella About Finding Our Way to the Cross is the sequel to Shades of Light, the first in Brown’s new series. “We are delighted to help Sharon Brown launch her newest book,” said Sue Smith, executive director of retail at Baker Book House….

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Ascender Books releases the second book in The Heart of the Caregiver series

Ascender Books releases the second book in The Heart of the Caregiver series The Peaceful Caregiver will offer invaluable support for those caring for loved ones BIRMINGHAM: Iron Stream Media announces The Peaceful Caregiver: From Stressed to Blessed / Ascender Books / December 2, 2019 / ISBN: 978-1-56309-295-4 / $15.99) by author, caregiver, and caregiver advocate Mary Tutterow. Caregivers face incredible stress. Yet in the midst of it all, God gently calls you to come to Him for rest and refreshment. In The Peaceful Caregiver, discover that…

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Baker Publishing Group signs contract with New York Times bestselling author Jon Acuff

Baker Publishing Group signs contract with New York Times bestselling author Jon Acuff Ada, Mich. (November, 2019)—Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce that they have signed a new two-book contract with Jon Acuff. Releasing over the next few years, these new books by Acuff will focus on topics related to leadership, business and personal growth. The first book, scheduled for a spring 2021 release, addresses the 99.5% of people who find themselves overthinking situations….

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