Bible Gateway interviews George Barna about Biblical Worldview Survey

Bible Gateway interviews George Barna about Biblical Worldview Survey The first national survey of the worldview of Americans conducted by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University shows that although seven out of ten consider themselves to be Christian, only 6% actually possess a biblical worldview. Bible Gateway interviewed George Barna (@George_Barna) about the American Worldview Inventory 2020. Read this interview.

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IVP donates proceeds from “I See You” to Love Sinks In campaign’s handwashing stations for homeless

IVP donates proceeds from “I See You” to Love Sinks In campaign’s handwashing stations for homeless In March 2020 as the coronavirus started to spread and experts emphasized the importance of handwashing, Terence Lester, author of IVP’s I See You and executive director of the nonprofit Love Beyond Walls, took notice of the homeless population. How would they wash their hands?  Lester came up with the idea to set up portable washbasins that are sold for RVs and camping. With the help of Grammy-winning artist Lecrae…

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Oxford Professor John C. Lennox releases “Where is God in a Coronavirus World?”

Oxford Professor John C. Lennox releases “Where is God in a Coronavirus World?” BOOK OFFERS HOPE IN A TIME OF CHANGE AND UNCERTAINTY We are living through a unique, era-defining period. Many of our old certainties have gone, whatever our view of the world and whatever our beliefs. The coronavirus pandemic and its effects are perplexing and unsettling for all of us, and it has left many asking the question ‘Where is God?’ Oxford University mathematics professor John Lennox has…

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Christian groups come together to help small churches at risk of closing due to Coronavirus economic shutdown

Christian groups come together to help small churches at risk of closing due to Coronavirus economic shutdown Benjamin Watson and National Evangelical Leaders Support New Initiative To Provide Grants and Urge Larger Churches to Help Small Congregations in Their Community ATLANTA, GA – Several national Christian groups and leaders, led by the AND Campaign, today announced an initiative to help small churches throughout the U.S. that are at-risk of closing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The effort, which…

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IVP builds community through #ReadTogether and Together at Home webpage

IVP builds community through #ReadTogether and Together at Home webpage WESTMONT, IL—As everyone sets out to physically distance from one another, IVP is working to bring people together with #ReadTogether and Together at Home, two online tools to stay hopeful in community during the coronavirus pandemic. The Together at Home webpage brings together articles, podcast interviews, books, free webinars, study guides and excerpts, and other resources to build community, foster spiritual growth, and alleviate fears and anxiety. “How does one maintain hope in the…

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Academy of Parish Clergy honors IVP Academic titles

Academy of Parish Clergy honors IVP Academic titles The First Testament and Disability and the Way of Jesus Honored by Academy of Parish Clergy, Inc. WESTMONT, IL— IVP Academic is pleased to announce that two titles were honored by the Academy of Parish Clergy, Inc., as part of its 2020 Book of the Year and Reference Book of the Year Awards. Disability and the Way of Jesus by Bethany McKinney Fox made the Top Ten Book List for Parish Ministry, and The First Testament by John Goldingay was…

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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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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 //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. (//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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