As evangelist Billy Graham turns 99, Zondervan announces definitive biography, ‘A Prophet with Honor’

As evangelist Billy Graham turns 99, Zondervan announces definitive biography, ‘A Prophet with Honor’ William Martin granted unprecedented access to document Graham’s life Grand Rapids, Mich., November 6, 2017 — This week marks beloved Evangelist Billy Graham’s 99th birthday on Nov. 7, and looking forward to his centennial celebration, Zondervan Publishing has announced plans to release “A Prophet with Honor: The Billy Graham Story,” by William Martin, in March 2018. Graham himself requested Martin for the project and granted him unprecedented access to…

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Jesus Calling Podcast

Author and activist, Christine Caine, joins Jesus Calling podcast to discuss new book Christine Caine is a writer, speaker and activist. Her story of healing came over many years as she lived in faith to recover from sexual abuse that happened in her childhood. Her latest book, a 365-Day devotional, called Unshakeable  (Zondervan), provides daily reminders that even in an unstable world, God always stands firm.  She is featured on the Jesus Calling podcast in the episode, Rising from the Ashes of Abuse. Thistle Farms…

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Bible Gateway Interviews

Bible Gateway interviews Sheila Walsh, author of “In the Middle of the Mess” How can the spiritual disciplines of confession, prayer, and Scripture meditation form a daily connection to Jesus to help women in their mental health struggles? In this Q&A, Sheila Walsh (@SheilaWalsh) talks about her book, In the Middle of the Mess: Strength for This Beautiful, Broken Life (Thomas Nelson, 2017). Read this interview Bible Gateway interviews Jack Alexander, author of “The God Guarantee” Why do we fear scarcity when…

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Guinness World Records names Pearl Harbor survivor and NavPress author “Oldest Male Author”

Guinness World Records names Pearl Harbor survivor and NavPress author “Oldest Male Author” Lt. Jim Downing, author of the NavPress book The Other Side of Infamy, is 104 years old Colorado Springs, Colo.—It took nearly a year to be officially certified, but NavPress author Lt. Jim Downing, 104, who penned The Other Side of Infamy(978-1-63146-627-4, SC; 978-1631467448, HC; November 2016), has been recognized as “Oldest Male Author” by Guinness World Records. Downing is widely recognized as the second-oldest survivor of the December…

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IVP Art Director honored with four 2017 Top Shelf Book Cover Awards

IVP Art Director honored with four 2017 Top Shelf Book Cover Awards WESTMONT, IL—InterVarsity Press is pleased to congratulate art director David Fassett for his work on four designs that were chosen for 2017 Top Shelf Book Cover Awards by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA). Judges chose sixteen books, one Bible, and a book of Psalms to represent the year’s best designs. Fassett received the most awards of all the designers represented. The Top Shelf Award program is managed…

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Chris Fabry recipient of two 2017 Christy Awards™

Chris Fabry recipient of two 2017 Christy Awards™ Tyndale Fiction Author Wins in General Fiction and Short Form Categories CAROL STREAM, Ill.—November 10, 2017—Tyndale House Publishers is pleased to announce that Tyndale fiction author Chris Fabry received two Christy Awards™ at the Christy Award Gala hosted by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) on November 8. The Christy Awards celebrate excellence in Christian fiction and honor the power of story. The 18th annual Christy Award Gala was held at Lipscomb…

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Abingdon Press announces Robin Glennon as new Director of Trade Sales

Abingdon Press announces Robin Glennon as new Director of Trade Sales (Nashville, TN) – Abingdon Press has announced the promotion of Robin Glennon to Director of Trade Sales effective November 11. Glennon has over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and product development and most recently served at Abingdon Press as Key Accounts and Digital Sales Manager where she managed several of Abingdon Press’ largest trade customers. Her management of these key accounts resulted in year-over-year sustained sales growth. …

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“Long Way Gone” by Charles Martin awarded “Book of the Year” at 2017 Christy Awards™ Christian Fiction Gala

“Long Way Gone” by Charles Martin awarded “Book of the Year” at 2017 Christy Awards™ Christian Fiction Gala Annual Christian Fiction Program gives Awards in Nine Categories that Celebrate the Best in Christian Fiction Pictured are the award winning authors present at The Christy Award Gala with ECPA executive director Stan Jantz. (from left to right:) Chris Fabry, Tamera Alexander, Jocelyn Green, Becky Wade, Ann Marie Stewart, Melanie Dickerson, Stan Jantz (photo credit: Kristen Fields) Nashville, TN – Last night,…

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ECPA Announces the Best Book Designs of the Year

ECPA ANNOUNCES THE BEST BOOK DESIGNS OF THE YEAR Eighteen titles awarded the Top Shelf Book Cover Design Award Media contact:  Stan Jantz, Executive Director, ECPA, 480-966-3998  sjantz@ecpa.org November 7, 2017, Nashville, Tenn. – ECPA announced the winners of the 2017 Top Shelf Book Cover Awards today at Lipscomb University during the opening session of ECPA PubU.  PubU keynote speaker GABE LYONS announced the winning covers among the nearly 250 Christian publishing professionals gathered for the event.  Renown Nashville-based letterpress…

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Crossway brings independent sales effort in-house

Crossway brings independent sales effort in-house WHEATON, Ill.—In an effort to strengthen communication and relationships with retailers in the independent market, Crossway is pleased to publically announce the decision to move their independent sales effort in-house, effective January 1, 2018. Dan Bush, Crossway’s Vice President of Sales, notes, “Independent stores have been a crucial distribution partner for Crossway. These retailers play a vital role in their communities by serving customers and local churches, and we’re excited about this opportunity to…

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Industry pioneer John Bass passes

Industry pioneer John Bass passes COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. – Former CBA Executive Director John Bass passed away Nov. 5 at age 91. Bass led CBA from 1965-1985, and is credited with visionary thinking that grew the association from 800 member stores to more than 3,200 members, as well as forging the path for technology implementation that would result in the POS and e-commerce systems used today. During his leadership, he expanded workshops and the education program, transformed the association newsletter to…

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LONG WAY GONE awarded “Book of the Year” at 2017 CHRISTY AWARDS™ Christian Fiction Gala

LONG WAY GONE awarded “Book of the Year” at 2017 CHRISTY AWARDS™ Christian Fiction Gala Annual Christian Fiction Program gives Awards in Nine Categories that Celebrate the Best in Christian Fiction November 9, 2017 / Nashville, TN – Last night, LONG WAY GONE by Charles Martin was awarded top honors at the 2017 CHRISTY AWARDS™ Gala.  Presented by The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA), the 18th annual event was held at Lipscomb University and hosted by a trio of award-winning,…

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New Bible traces God’s perfect promises for toddlers and preschoolers

New Bible traces God’s perfect promises for toddlers and preschoolers Gospel-Centered Stories for Young Children Seattle: In today’s world where the word promise doesn’t hold the value that it used to, we still encourage our children early on to learn what a promise is, and more importantly, what it means to keep one. While all promises have value, the promises God makes to his people are more valuable than anyone could ever think of or imagine-and our God always keeps his…

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UFC superstar Cody Garbrandt announces book in advance of title fight on November 4th

UFC superstar Cody Garbrandt announces book in advance of title fight on November 4th (Nashville, Tenn.) November 2, 2017 – As a UFC fighter, Cody “No Love” Garbrandt knows what it’s like to win a fight – to face a challenger head on and defeat him blood, sweat, tears, and all. But for the 26-year-old MMA Bantamweight Champion ready to defend his title at Madison Square Garden on November 4th, it was his relationship with one boy fighting a very different…

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Bible Gateway Interviews

Bible Gateway interviews Jay Milbrandt, author of “They Came for Freedom” Do you see the Pilgrims as folksy people in funny hats? The true story of the Pilgrims’ great journey to America was one of courageous faith, daring escape, and tenuous survival. Theirs is the story of refugees who fled intense religious persecution. Bible Gateway interviewed Jay Milbrandt (@JayMilbrandt) about his book, They Came for Freedom: The Forgotten, Epic Adventure of the Pilgrims (Thomas Nelson, 2017). Read this interview.  

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