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‘Harbinger’ follow-up hits ‘New York Times’ list PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Friday, 12 September 2014 10:16 AM EDT

TheMysteryoftheShemitah-webJonathan Cahn’s The Mystery of the Shemitah (FrontLine) has charted simultaneously on two best-seller lists. The follow-up to Cahn’s debut novel, The Harbinger, the new nonfiction book released Sept. 2, placing sixth on the New York Times Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous list and 31st on USA Today’s Best-Selling Books Top 150 list.

In Shemitah, Cahn reveals a 3,000-year-old biblical prophecy for America’s future, building on the mysterious biblical prophecy from The Harbinger, which sold 1.6 million copies and remained on the New York Times Paperback Fiction list for more than 110 weeks.

Southern Gospel Music Association announces Hall of Fame inductees PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 11 September 2014 02:31 PM EDT

SGMA-webThe Southern Gospel Music Association (SGMA) announced the eight individuals who are the 2014 inductees to the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Each of the inductees has left their own special touch on Southern gospel music, and as a result, it is only fitting that his or her contributions and work be forever honored.

“As we have been with each inductee class, we are very excited to have another group of Southern gospel pioneers and leaders come into the Hall of Fame membership,” SGMA President Arthur Rice said. “The Southern gospel music community has certainly benefited from the work and dedication of these people through the years.”

CBA announces ICRS 2015 theme PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 11 September 2014 02:13 PM EDT

CurtisRiskey-OfficialWebCBA has announced the 2015 International Christian Retail Show (ICRS) theme—“Expect.” ICRS is scheduled for June 28-July 1 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

“The theme speaks to faith and anticipation of fulfilling our ministry calling through distributing Christian thought, ideas and resources that transform lives,” the Association for Christian Retail said.

HarperCollins hires new Bible executive PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 11 September 2014 02:11 PM EDT

JohnKramp-webHarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) announced Thursday that John Kramp will join the organization as senior vice president of the Bible Group, effective Oct. 1. Kramp will oversee the Bible publishing and study resources business for Thomas Nelson and Zondervan.

For more than 20 years, he has been developing and implementing strategic leadership at various capacities. For 19 years he worked for LifeWay Christian Resources, most recently as vice president of the Church Resources Division. In his role, he led a 550-person team responsible for publishing, events, training, music and a direct-to-consumer channel. Kramp left LifeWay in 2011 to start a consulting firm, where he worked with large corporations, small businesses and nonprofit organizations focusing on leadership development for emerging executives.

Bethany House promotes four in editorial PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 11 September 2014 02:04 PM EDT

AndyMcGuireBethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group, has announced the promotion of four editorial team members working in fiction and nonfiction.

“We want to recognize the key contributions these editors are making to our publishing program, and at the same time, position ourselves for continued growth,” said David Horton, editorial vice president for Bethany House.

Willie Robertson joins ‘Left Behind’ production team PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 08 September 2014 10:56 AM EDT

WillieRobertson-DuckCommander-webDuck Dynasty star Willie Robertson will executive-produce Left Behind, the apocalyptic feature film starring Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage as Rayford Steele. The film opens in theaters nationwide Oct. 3.

“I am so excited to be a part of the brand-new feature film Left Behind, Robertson said. “As I continue my journey into the major motion-picture business, I am proud to be associated with this project, which is based off of the best-selling novel that really brings the book series to life. It’s a film that audiences need to see to believe—are you ready?”

Harvest House apologetics author John Weldon dies at 66 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 08 September 2014 10:49 AM EDT

JohnWeldon-webHarvest House Publishers author John Weldon died Saturday afternoon, Aug. 30, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 66.

Weldon was born Feb. 6, 1948, in Chicago and became a Christian as an adult. He earned multiple graduate-level degrees, including a Ph.D. in comparative religion and a D.Min. with an emphasis on contemporary religious movements. Known for his work with John Ankerberg, he employed his expertise for more than 20 years as a researcher for The John Ankerberg Show. Weldon authored or co-authored more than 100 books, including the best-selling “Facts On” series that has sold more than 2.5 million copies in 16 languages.

New Growth Press teams with GRACE for publishing partnership PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 08 September 2014 10:08 AM EDT

NewGrowth-webNew Growth Press and GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment) have launched a strategic partnership to help each organization better fulfill its mission.

Founded by Basyle “Boz” Tchividjian in 2004, GRACE exists to empower the Christian community to recognize and respond to the sin of child abuse. GRACE accomplishes its mission through education and training and by working hand in hand with other Christian organizations and churches to serve those who have been abused within the faith community. The new partnership enables GRACE to continue to focus on its mission while allowing New Growth Press to publish and distribute content that equips and builds the church.

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