February 19, 2018 Edition
Jim Downing, the second-oldest known survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, passed away late yesterday afternoon in Colorado Springs, Colo. He’d undergone surgery in recent weeks, and was unable to rally. Downing was 104-years-old. Just last year, Guinness World Records recognized Downing as its “Oldest Male Author” as he was 102 years and 176 days when the final draft of his book, The Other Side of Infamy (NavPress, November 2016), was accepted for publication. Megyn Kelly on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today” shared a very moving tribute to Jim and the impact that he recently had on her life.Read More...
Writing for Your Life, a resource center for spiritual writers, is pleased to announce that four members of the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association (ECPA) have been named to the Advisory Board of Publishing in Color for African Americans. Those members are: Joyce Dinkins, Our Daily Bread Ministries VOICES Executive Editor, Yvonne Hawkins, Chief Content Office, Urban Ministries, Inc., Jeff Crosby, Publisher, InterVarsity Press, and Jennifer Leep, Executive Vice President, Trade Publishing, Baker Publishing Group. Publishing in Color is a series of conferences for under-represented groups of spiritual authors such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.Read More...
LSC Communications (NYSE: LKSD) and Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company announced jointly today that they have agreed to enter a supply-chain-services agreement. Beginning in March 2018, LSC will supply a range of services for Wm. B. Eerdmans, including fulfillment and distribution, digital content management on LSC’s Harvest platform, and digital print technologies such as print-on-demand and automatic inventory replenishment.Read More...
A don't-miss special event at ECPA Leadership Summit: A Night at the Museum
On May 1st, the first day of the ECPA Leadership Summit will conclude with a very special event after-hours in the Museum of the Bible: The ECPA Awards Celebration, honoring the 40th anniversary of the Christian Book Awards®. The event will feature a sit-down dinner and several surprises, including the announcement of the Christian Book of the Year™, the recipient of the Kenneth N. Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award, and the presentation of the Christian Book Award® in 11 categories. Attendees can attend this full dinner program for only $29 and purchase additional guest tickets at a special rate.
ECPA is pleased to announce that advance registrations for the ECPA Leadership Summit, held May 1-2 at the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC, are already ahead of schedule. The 2-day event will feature Montse Alvarado (The Becket Fund), Mart Green (Hobby Lobby, Every Tribe Every Nation), Bobby Gruenewald (YouVersion), professor Alan Jacobs (How to Think), Kristen McLean (NPD Book), pastor Bryan Loritts (Kainos Movement), Michele Sanchez (ECC), U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black, and more. The early-bird discount for Leadership Summit is in effect until March 15 and offers $200 off. ECPA members and multi-attendees receive additional discounts.
"The Masterpiece," Francine Rivers’s riveting and highly anticipated tale of redemption, grace, and love, released on February 6, 2018, from Tyndale House Publishers and quickly skyrocketed to bestseller standing. In its release week, the title debuted at #6 on the Publishers Weekly Bestsellers list (based on book sales data from Nielsen BookScan), #15 on the New York Times Combined Print & E-Book Best Sellers list, and #16 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.Read More...
The Sacrament of Happy named a finalist in The Audie Awards
The Sacrament of Happy: What A Smiling God Brings to a Wounded World (B&H, June 2017) by Lisa Harper is a finalist in The Audie Awards (Inspiration / Faith-Based Nonfiction category). The Audie Awards recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment and are sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA). Finalists are announced in 26 categories, and the winners will be announced at the Audies Gala on May 31.
New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers and American Idol’s Danny Gokey share masterpiece inspiration
On February 12, beloved and bestselling author Francine Rivers traveled to a K-LOVE event in her hometown of Pleasanton, California, to meet Christian recording artist Danny Gokey. Rivers is a fan of Gokey’s and, beyond that, was also interested in meeting the artist who shares the same inspiration for their respective recent projects.Read More...
Bible Gateway’s Q&A with Chuck Swindoll about “The Swindoll Study Bible”
A new study Bible combines the wit, charm, pastoral insight, and wise biblical counsel of well-known pastor, teacher, and award-winning author Chuck Swindoll’s (@chuckswindoll) more than 50 years of ministry with the complete text of the Bible to help readers better understand the meaning of the scriptures. In this Q&A, Chuck talks about The Swindoll Study Bible (Tyndale House, 2017).
Bible Gateway interviews Kristen Kill, author of “Finding Selah”
You know that something you’ve been looking for in the empty stress of your mad-dash days? The Psalms call it selah: a chance to stop, re-center and resync yourself with the story and song of God. It is hope for the dissonance you feel. Bible Gateway interviewed Kristen Kill (@kristenkill) about her book,Finding Selah: The Simple Practice of Peace When You Need It Most(Zondervan, 2018).
Author Alli Worthington encouraging women to live Fiercely Faithful
Alli Worthington, author, business coach and the co-founder of Blissdom, joins Jesus Calling podcast to share how she was able to loose the grip fear had on her during some very difficult seasons and where she found the courage to overcome her anxieties. Alli’s latest book, Fierce Faith: A Woman’s Guide to Fighting Fear, Wrestling Worry, and Overcoming Anxiety (Zondervan) released in January 2018. More at jesuscalling.com/podcast/
Lakewood Church marriage pastors Clayton & Ashlee Hurst join Jesus Calling podcast
Clayton and Ashlee Hurst are marriage pastors at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. They join Jesus Calling podcast to share personal stories of communication pitfalls in marriage and how they keep Christ at the center of their relationship. Their latest book titled, Hope for Your Marriage: Experience God’s Greatest Desires for You and Your Spouse (Thomas Nelson) released in January 2018. More at jesuscalling.com/podcast/
Zondervan to publish debut book by Jemar Tisby, president and co-founder of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective
Jemar Tisby, president and co-founder of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, has signed on to publish his first book, "The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism," with Zondervan in January 2019. Tisby will reveal the chilling connection between the church and racism throughout American history. He will survey the many ways Christians have reinforced theories of racial superiority and inferiority, and he will provide motivation for readers to take a series of bold actions—which must be performed to forge a future of equity and justice.Read More...
Little ones today are growing up surrounded by a seemingly endless stream of media vying for their attention. For Christian families, it can be difficult to get kids excited about the things that matter, such as learning about the Bible. Worthy Publishing is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the creative team at Planet 316 to develop a Bible uniquely suited to the needs of today’s child. Using the exciting technology of Augmented Reality, the "Planet 316 Story Bible" allows beloved Bible stories to pop off the page and engage the hearts and minds of a new generation.Read More...
NKJV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible is visually striking, with comprehensive verse-by-verse insights
NKJV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible Is Visually Striking, with Comprehensive Verse-by-Verse Insights
From the makers of Logos Bible Software, the NKJV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible’s striking illustrations and comprehensive verse-by-verse insights will serve as a guide to help you understand and apply God’s Word. “Faithlife—the creators of Logos Bible Software—had taken on a challenging task of working from the original languages when developing these notes for their robust study Bible app, creating compelling and thoughtful notes to help a reader understand the text, and, where possible, to help them explore various angles to the text,” says Melinda Bouma, associate publisher, Zondervan Bible Group. “Pairing those notes with the innovative infographics in this rich, full-color Bible makes for a powerful study experience for the curious reader.”
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