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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IVP to serve as premiere publishing partner for online educational platform

IVP to serve as premiere publishing partner for online educational platform WESTMONT, IL — InterVarsity Press (IVP) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Seminary Now (www.seminarynow.com), a subscription-based educational platform that gives pastors and lay church leaders access to video courses and certification programs from leading teachers and seminaries. As a way to continue extending its reach into the higher education marketplace and create new forms of content to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers, IVP will be the premiere…

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Laura Minchew named SVP, Children’s and Gift Group Publisher for HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus

Laura Minchew named SVP, Children’s and Gift Group Publisher for HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus   Michael Aulisio appointed VP of Marketing  (Nashville, Tenn.) November 12, 2019—Today it was announced that Laura Minchew has been appointed to senior vice president, Children’s and Gift Group publisher for HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) and HarperCollins Focus (HC Focus). In her expanded role, Minchew will be responsible for the overall strategy for all children’s and gift books for both companies, a member of the…

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Bible Gateway Interviews

Bible Gateway Interviews Bible Gateway interviews Jason Meyer, author of “Don’t Lose Heart” In a world surrounded by 24-hour news and reminders on social media of tragedy and heartache, it’s easy to fall into the abyss of discouragement and anxiety. Even Jesus followers struggle to hold on to hope. What is the hopeful guidance from God’s Word for times when you feel overwhelmed, defeated, and worthless? How can the Bible help you conquer despair when the past paralyzes, today disappoints,…

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Corrections made to October’s Christian Bestseller lists

Corrections made to October’s Christian Bestseller lists The October 2019 Christian Bestseller lists announced last week have been corrected due to an error that originally excluded the first full week of September’s sales. The notable change in the Top 50 list was the addition of Risen Motherhoodby Emily Jensen (Harvest House) at #17.  Other added titles appeared on the Fiction, Juvenile, Bibles, Under $10 Bibles, Spanish, and Spanish Bibles lists. They are: Fiction #21: One More River to Cross, Jane Kirkpatrick (Revell)…

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Baker Publishing Group wins four Carol Awards

Baker Publishing Group wins four Carol Awards Ada, Mich. (October 8, 2019)—Winners of the 2019 Carol Awards were announced during the annual American Christian Fiction Writers conference gala in San Antonio, Texas. Four Baker Publishing Group titles were selected as winning titles in their genre. A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette (Bethany House) won in the Historical Romance category. The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright (Bethany House) took home the winning award in the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category. Hidden Peril by Irene Hannon (Revell)…

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Bestselling author of “The Insanity of God,” missions expert Nik Ripken to release new devotional on sacrifice

Bestselling author of “The Insanity of God,” missions expert Nik Ripken to release new devotional on sacrifice “The Insanity of Sacrifice: A 90-Day Devotional” [NASHVILLE, TENN., September 30, 2019—] Bestselling author Nik Ripken, the world’s leading expert on Christians in persecution, especially in Muslim contexts, will release his first devotional this fall,“The Insanity of Sacrifice: A 90-Day Devotional” (October 1, B&H Publishing). Ripken, who has been mentored by believers in persecution throughout his 30-year missionary career, offers 90 devotionals to…

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ECPA announces new name for Christian book proposal database

ECPA announces new name for Christian book proposal database ECPA has renamed their online database of book proposals, formerly known as ChristianManuscriptSubmissions.com (CMS), to ChristianBookProposals.com.  “We believe that our new name, ChristianBookProposals.com, states more clearly what this service is:  an online book proposal submission program,” explains ECPA president Stan Jantz. “This program has always allowed publishers to review formal book proposals and writing samples – rather than full manuscripts.” The change does not affect existing proposals and writer/publisher logins.  Only…

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In New Growth Press release, author helps middle schoolers use God’s word

In New Growth Press release, author helps middle schoolers use God’s word Building Radically Different Relationships Champ Thornton helps middle schoolers use God’s word to untangle the twists and turns of life  Greensboro, NC – As adults it’s hard to figure out how to live as Christians in a morally murky and increasingly hostile world, so how do we teach the next generation to develop relationships in the world in which we live? There are so many areas of life to navigate…

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Tyndale author Carla Laureano wins 2019 RITA® Award for “The Saturday Night Supper Club”

Tyndale author Carla Laureano wins 2019 RITA® Award for “The Saturday Night Supper Club” CAROL STREAM, Ill.— July 29, 2019— Tyndale House Publishers is pleased to announce that Carla Laureano won the 2019 RITA® Award (www.rwa.org) in the category of Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements. Laureano’s winning novel, The Saturday Night Supper Club, is the first installment in her fun and flirty three-book series for foodies. On July 26, 2019, the Romance Writers of America hosted the 2019 RITA® and Golden…

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New session at C-Suite Symposium will discuss counterfeiting and third-party sellers

New session at C-Suite Symposium will discuss counterfeiting and third-party sellers ECPA will host a conversation at the upcoming C-Suite Symposium, held September 22-24 in Boston, that will explore book counterfeiting and the rise of third-party sellers. The panel includes Liu Simpson, VP of Global Policy for AAP; Fran Toolen, President of Firebrand Technologies; Brittyne Lewis, Product Development Director for LSC Communications; Brian O’Leary, President of BISG; and Jeff Crosby, Publisher of InterVarsity Press. The event, designed for ECPA member C-level executives,…

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