March 19, 2018 Edition
Margaret West Taylor, widow of Dr. Kenneth Taylor and cofounder of Tyndale House Publishers, passes at 100 years old
Tyndale House Publishers announced that Margaret West Taylor, widow of Dr. Kenneth Taylor and cofounder of Tyndale House Publishers, passed peacefully into eternal life with Jesus on March 12, 2018. She was born on March 23, 1917, in Oswego, Oregon, and died in Winfield, Illinois.Read More...
Over 120 publishing leaders register early for ECPA Leadership Summit; Speaker Mart Green proclaims we are in a “Gutenberg Moment”
ECPA is excited to report that more than 120 publishing leaders took advantage of the early bird registration for the ECPA Leadership Summit, to be held May 1-2 at the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC. “We are so very grateful for this expression of support for Leadership Summit,” states ECPA executive director Stan Jantz. “We still have room for more industry leaders, so those who have not yet registered have an opportunity to join their colleagues and register for this valuable conference. Also, we would encourage all participants to make reservations at our host hotel, The Darcy, as soon as possible.”
As part of the program, the leaders in Bible translation will converge on the stage to discuss the state of “God’s Word in the World” with Dr. Roy L. Peterson (American Bible Society), Bobby Gruenewald (YouVersion), and Mart Green (Every Tribe Every Nation; Hobby Lobby; Mardel Christian Supply; Green Family Businesses) and will include a group discussion with the Christian publishers in attendance about our calling in what Green recently called our “Gutenberg Moment.”
Registration and info on hotel, speakers, and program (including a very special evening awards dinner), along with complete information about planning your trip to DC, are all available at ECPALeadership.org.
Two weeks left for Christy Award fiction submissions
The nomination period for The Christy Award™ remains open through March 31 for submissions in nine categories. Submissions are open to works of fiction written from a Christian worldview, published traditionally or independently between March 2017 and March 2018. Finalists will be announced in September and winners celebrated November 7 at The Christy Award Gala in Nashville. For complete information: ChristyAwards.com.
Bella Women’s Conference has selected FrontGate Media, the leading faith-based marketing agency and media group, to exclusively represent the multi-cultural event’s sponsorships via a multiple year agreement. The 2018 conference will be held at the organization’s home church, New Life Outreach, in Richmond, VA on May 4th and 5th.Read More...
Oasis Audio, a leading independent audiobook publisher, today announced that they have obtained the audio rights to Maxwell King’s biography of Fred Rogers, "The Good Neighbor." LeVar Burton — best known as host of Reading Rainbow and for his roles in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Roots — has signed on to narrate.Read More...
The Atria Publishing Group/Howard Books announced today they have re-signed #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury to a new six-book contract. Howard Books Executive Editor Beth Adams and Editor-at-Large Becky Nesbitt acquired the six new titles from Rick Christian, founder and CEO of Colorado Springs-based Alive Literary Agency.Read More...
Tyndale House Publishers announces United States Senator Tim Scott and Congressman Trey Gowdy will launch their new book, "Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country," with a comprehensive media and book signing tour marking the book’s release on Tuesday, April 3. Information about South Carolina events is available at: http://www.unifiedtour.com/Read More...
Ann Voskamp shares how scars can be beautiful
Ann Voskamp joins the Jesus Calling podcast to share about her latest book, The Way of Abundance. She illustrates how joy can live in the same space as brokenness and suffering. Voskamp gives examples from her own life as she urges listeners to drop masks of perfection and embrace scars, as our scars identify us with Jesus. Ann Voskamp’s book, The Way of Abundance: A 60-Day Journey into a Deeply Meaningful Life released last week from Zondervan.
Hettie Brittz, author of the newly released "Growing Kids with Character" (David C Cook/March 1, 2018), will host a Facebook Live chat with readers on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 8:00 PM EDT/5:00 PM PDT. During the live, hour-long conversation, Brittz will be sharing advice on parenting according to the temperament of each child and why it is important to do so to shape his or her character for his or her purpose in Christ.Read More...
Bible Gateway interviews Mark Ward, author of “Authorized”
The King James Version (KJV) Bible has shaped the church, our worship, and the English language for over 400 years. But what should we do with it today? Bible Gateway interviewed Mark Ward (@mlward) about his book, Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible (Lexham Press, 2018).
Emily Stroud guides us from financial fear to financial security
Emily Stroud recently helped the Jesus Calling podcast audience sift through being faithful with finances and offers up hope for anyone who struggles with financial planning challenges. Emily Stroud’s book, Faithful Finance: 10 Secrets to Move from Fearful Insecurity to Confident Control released in January 2018 from Zondervan.
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