Paraclete adds Megory Anderson’s “Sacred Dying Journal” to extensive list of pastoral care resources

Paraclete adds Megory Anderson’s “Sacred Dying Journal” to extensive list of pastoral care resources This ecumenical book is being praised as a “tool to assist us in reflecting upon and expressing our wishes around dying,” by Sr. Maryann Lucy, OP, of the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters of Wisconsin, and as “a gift that opens the heart to the deeper personal mysteries of death and dying,” by Barry R. Howe, retired Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri. Sacred Dying Journal by Megory Anderson, PhD,…

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Bookish announces new consumer review platform, BookishFirst

Bookish announces new consumer review platform, BookishFirst October 16, 2017—Bookish.com, an editorial content site connecting readers with books and authors, owned by NetGalley LLC, today announces the launch of BookishFirst, an early preview and review platform for avid readers. With BookishFirst, readers discover new books and authors, read pre-publication excerpts, win free books, provide valuable blurbs and reviews, and share their love of books with the world. Readers enter raffles to win free books by writing blurbs (“First Impressions”) based…

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Biblica announces resignation of CEO Dr. Carl Moeller

Biblica announces resignation of CEO Dr. Carl Moeller COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 16, 2017 — Biblica (www.biblica.com), the International Bible Society, has announced the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Carl Moeller, who is leaving the organization to pursue consulting and leadership development opportunities. Working with partners around the world, Biblica is engaged in a wide range of Bible translation, distribution and engagement projects focused on changing lives by making God’s word readily understandable and available. Moeller joined Biblica in 2014, having…

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IVP announces two new editors

      IVP announces two new editors WESTMONT, IL—InterVarsity Press is pleased to welcome Katelyn Beaty as a freelance acquisitions editor and to announce the promotion of Ethan McCarthy to assistant editor. As a freelance acquisitions editor for IVP, Beaty will acquire six to eight books a year and work at IVP one day a week to meet with the publishing committee and editorial team about forthcoming titles. Beaty is an editor at large with Christianity Today, where she previously…

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Louie Giglio writes first children’s devotional, Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science

Louie Giglio writes first children’s devotional, Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science New devotional makes Giglio’s sermon series for adults applicable to kids NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 26, 2017) — Since 1997, Louie Giglio, pastor and founder of Passion City Church, has gathered collegiate-aged young people in spiritual events across the United States and around the world. These events have opened young believers’ eyes to the wonders of God’s creation and His love. Now, Giglio encourages children of…

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Bible Gateway Interviews

Bible Gateway interviews Max Lucado, author of ‘Anxious for Nothing’ How have we let our fears get the better of us? What’s the difference between fear and anxiety? What does it mean to be anxious for nothing? In this Q&A, Max Lucado (@MaxLucado) talks about his new book, Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World (Thomas Nelson, 2017). Read this interview. Bible Gateway interviews Andrea Lucado, author of ‘English Lessons: The Crooked Path of Growing Toward Faith’ What happens when…

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Dr. Charles Stanley honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Charles Stanley honored with Lifetime Achievement Award Murfreesboro, TN — AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) announced the winner of the 2017 Golden Scroll Lifetime Achievement Award at the opening banquet of the Munce Group’s Fall Christian Product Expo at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Honored for his lifetime of excellence of ministering the word of God, the Golden Scroll Lifetime Achievement Award went to Dr. Charles Stanley, 84, the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta, the two…

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Five Tyndale House novels nominated for 2017 Christy Awards™

Five Tyndale House novels nominated for 2017 Christy Awards™ CAROL STREAM, Ill.— September 22, 2017— Tyndale House Publishers is pleased to announce that five Tyndale fiction titles and four authors have been nominated for the 2017 Christy Awards™ (www.ChristyAwards.com). The Christy Awards™ celebrate excellence in Christian fiction and honor the power of story. On September 21, 2017, the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announced the finalists for the 18th annual Christy Awards™. Winners will be announced on November 8 at the Christy Award…

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William R. Barbour, Jr., former Revell publisher and ECPA board president, dies

William R. Barbour, Jr., former Revell publisher and ECPA board president, dies William R. Barbour, Jr., beloved family man and friend, passed away on Tuesday, September 12th at the age of 95.  He was born in NYC, the son of Mary Alice and William R. Barbour, Sr. on March 2, 1922 and was raised in the Bronx.  After graduating from the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Bill attended Michigan State University  Shortly after World War II broke out, he joined the…

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Oasis Audio announces expansion, leadership changes

Oasis Audio announces expansion, leadership changes (Carol Stream, IL) — Oasis Audio and Domain Communications announce plans by Domain Communications to publish a branded line of home video products under the name, Oasis Family Media. The move builds on the company’s mission “to publish stories and content that uplifts, inspires, and encourages positive values and personal growth” and expands the company’s media publishing beyond audio books. “The company has seen many changes over the last 25 years,” comments Dave Morris,…

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Noted journalists, analysts to speak at Crisis Publishing Initiative

Noted journalists, analysts to speak at Crisis Publishing Initiative (Colorado Springs, CO) – Seventeen speakers from six countries will cover topics ranging from terrorism to natural disaster to religious persecution and ethnic cleansing at the Crisis Publishing Initiative in Hungary, Oct. 15-18, 2017. The speakers include publishers, analysts, researchers, editors, and authors with decades of experience covering all types of crises. Nearly 100 Christian publishing professionals are expected to gather in Sopron, Hungary, for the one-of-a-kind conference, eager to learn best practices…

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Former WaterBrook & Multnomah publisher Alex Field launches new literary agency

Former WaterBrook & Multnomah publisher Alex Field launches new literary agency COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (September 8, 2017)—This week marks the launch of The Bindery, a new literary agency and consulting firm founded by Alexander Field, former VP & Publisher at WaterBrook & Multnomah, imprints of Penguin Random House. The Bindery is an ambitious, full-service literary agency working closely with authors to set big goals, shape their book ideas, create robust book proposals, and build a marketing and platform strategy, long before…

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Paraclete Poetry continues to expand as some consider whether Poetry is the New Adult Coloring Book

Paraclete Poetry continues to expand as some consider whether Poetry is the New Adult Coloring Book “Is Poetry the New Adult Coloring Book?”  If Publishers Weekly’s recent musings on market trends becomes a reality, Paraclete Press is prepared with a deep backlist in this category. With two new releases in poetry every season, the focus on this genre for a religious publisher is unusual. Publisher Jon M. Sweeney credits the house’s longstanding friendship with the late Phyllis Tickle (1934-2015) as the inspiration…

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International Book Award Winner and Bible of the Year, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, now available in NKJV

      International Book Award Winner and Bible of the Year, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, now available in NKJV Also Now Available in Personal Size and Large Print in the NIV Grand Rapids, Mich., Aug. 22, 2017 — Because context changes everything, and because historical parables and stories can come to life with just a bit of insight, Zondervan is pleased to announce that the award-winning Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible was released in the New King James Version™ on August 22, 2017….

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Max Lucado’s ‘You Are Special’ celebrates 20 years in print with Crossway

Max Lucado’s ‘You Are Special’ celebrates 20 years in print with Crossway August 25, 2017 — WHEATON, Ill.—Crossway is pleased to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of You Are Special, written by best-selling author Max Lucado. Over the course of two decades, the book and its editions have sold over two million copies. “You Are Special is a special book for us here at Crossway,” says Crossway’s Vice President of Book Publishing, Dave DeWit. “We are grateful for…

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