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Tyndale Momentum™ Partnering on Four New Books
with BELONG™, a new event series from the team that
brought you Women of Faith®

Media Contact:
Christy Stroud

[Carol Stream, Ill.] – In August 2016, Tyndale Momentum is publishing four new products in partnership with BELONG, a new event series from the same team that brought Women of Faith conferences to major arenas nationwide for 20 years. The new products are: You Belong, the Belonging JournalMade to Belong by Rachel Anne Ridge, and Designed to Pray by Kelly O’Dell Stanley. These new products and the BELONG tour are designed to bring women an experience that challenges them to connect with each other, pursue their purpose and calling, and live out their faith.

In You Belong, the BELONG team—a group of honest, hilarious friends—and other gifted communicators share stories and insights drawn from their own lives. Topics covered include Purpose, Relationships, Faith, Well-Being, and Identity. . The book includes 52 selections from well-known contributors like Jen Hatmaker, Nichole Nordeman, Shauna Niequist, and Lauren Dungy that invite readers to laugh, reflect, dig deep, and be challenged to live their lives in a big way.

The Belonging Journal is a beautiful journal that offers a space for women to capture their thoughts, prayers, and dreams. This hardcover moleskin-like journal includes encouraging verses and insightful quotes sprinkled across lined pages designed to motivate and inspire them to pour out their hearts and explore what it means to belong.

Made to Belong by Rachel Anne Ridge is a six-week journey to discovering and pursuing your unique calling. In this study of Habakkuk (an Old Testament figure who looked to God for direction and clarity about his biggest purpose), readers will dig deep, try new things, and step out of comfort zones as they move into an exciting and fulfilling adventure.

Whether you’ve been praying for a long time or are just beginning to enter in, Designed to Pray, an eight-week adventure from Kelly O’Dell Stanley will infuse passion and creativity into your communication with God. Filled with daily interactive activities—everything from coloring pages to writing prompts to doodling—you’ll find space to let go of fear and expectations and discover what it means to engage with the One who loves you.

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About the Authors

BELONG™ is a live event bringing women together in arenas across the country.  It openly invites women to carve out some time for themselves.  BELONG is where women will go to connect, reboot, and hear from remarkable communicators who have experienced God’s love in a profound way, and hone in on how to live a full, faith-filled, purposeful life.   Where they’ll discover, dream… and have fun in the process.

These authors, musicians, athletes, poets, and friends are not afraid to get real—even when reality isn’t pretty. They’re honest. Hilarious. They have struggled. They still struggle. (That’s just life.) They’ll invite you to laugh and reflect. You’ll find yourself in their stories. They’re women who love God, love people, and believe life is at its best when it’s shared. So they are deeply committed to creating a space for women to connect, see, and know each other . . . and to carry each other’s burdens.

Patsy Clairmont is a brave truth-teller and accomplished author, speaker, and artist who loves words, twirling umbrellas and eating dark chocolate. She lives with her husband, their grandsons (and their grandsons’ parents) in Tennessee.

Jen Hatmaker is a New York times bestselling author, champion of grace and goodness; also a busy pastor’s wife, mom of five, successful author, blogger, and TV personality. She lives with her family near Austin, Texas. 

Sharon Irving is a Chicago native, America’s Got Talent semi-finalist, singer, songwriter, poet, actress, and spreader of holy mischief who loves blending different art forms.

Shauna Niequist is a wife, mom, and writer (of books and blogs) who believes vulnerable storytelling, hard laughter, and cold pizza for breakfast can cure almost anything. She lives with her family in Illinois.

Nichole Nordeman is an award-winning singer and songwriter, a wrestling poet who never shies away from life’s messier realities. Nichole and her children make their home in Oklahoma.

Rachel Anne Ridge is the author of Flash, as well as a professional artist and designer. She has blogged at Home Sanctuary since 2006, where she encourages women to find joy in their journeys and daily lives. She has also served as a writer for Going Beyond Ministries with Priscilla Shirer. Rachel is wife to Tom and mom to three children. The Ridges live in Texas.

Kelly O’Dell Stanley is the author of Praying Upside Down. She has had a career in marketing and advertising, working as a graphic designer, art director, creative director, copywriter, and consultant. Kelly has won awards for both writing and design, winning the Inspirational Writing category of the Writer’s Digest Competition and having her visual work included in design anthologies. Kelly lives in Indiana with her husband, Tim, and their three children.

Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is the world’s largest privately-held Christian publisher of books, Bibles and digital media. Tyndale Momentum, Tyndale’s non-fiction imprint, is the publisher of many New York Times bestsellers such as Quiet Strength and Uncommon by Tony Dungy, Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef, and Winning Balanceby Shawn Johnson. The largest portion of its profit goes to the nonprofit Tyndale House Foundation, which makes grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world. Tyndale was founded to publish Living Letters, which later comprised part of The Living Bible, a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible that became a global publishing phenomenon. Tyndale now publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), the translation of choice for millions of people. 

For more information, please contact Christy Stroud, Publicist at Tyndale House Publishers, at or 630.784.5389.

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