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Tyndale to publish novelization of ‘The Remaining’ horror film PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 28 August 2014 06:28 PM EDT

TheRemainingTyndale House Publishers and Affirm Films have partnered for the publication of The Remaining, a novelization of the horror film by Travis Thrasher, releasing in September.

Based on the movie, which will be coming to select theaters Sept. 5, and its themes surrounding biblical accounts of the apocalypse, the book is a supernatural thriller that also aims to prompt readers to consider the end times and ponder their beliefs.

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Christian retailers plan to draw customers with Labor Day sales PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 28 August 2014 06:22 PM EDT

FamilyChristianLogo-webFamily Christian Stores is among the Christian retail stores expecting to draw traffic with sales this Labor Day.

At Family, a coupon code gets the customer 30% off an entire purchase of regularly priced product. Doorbusters are priced at $5 or 50% off in a deal that runs through Sept. 1. Items include The Story in the King James Version for $5 and Kirk Cameron’s Unstoppable DVD also for $5.

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Revell’s ‘Glimpses of Heaven’ makes ‘New York Times’ lists PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 28 August 2014 05:56 PM EDT

GlimpsesOfHeaven-webGlimpses of Heaven, a 2008 book by former hospice nurse Trudy Harris, has been featured on two New York Times lists. The Revell/Baker Publishing Group title placed 11th on the E-book list and 24th on the Combined Print & E-book list, reflecting sales for the week ending Aug. 23.

With more than 200,000 copies in print, continued sales of Glimpses of Heaven show there is continued interest in the afterlife. In the book, Harris shares the final words and visions of terminally ill and dying people in more than 40 true stories that give a reassuring picture of life’s end.

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Anchor partners with Worthy Latino for Spanish distribution PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 28 August 2014 05:37 PM EDT

Anchor-WorthyLatino-webAnchor Distributors and Worthy Latino have join forces to meet growing demand for Spanish books.

Anchor Vice President John Whitaker and Worthy Latino Executive Director Sam Rodriguez have announced the companies will work together to provide quality Spanish titles to the ever-growing global Hispanic book market.

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Millions Expected to Head ‘Back to Church’ on Sept. 21 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Natalie Gillespie   
Monday, 25 August 2014 01:10 PM EDT

NationalBackToChurchSunday2014-webMore than 30,000 U.S. churches expect to welcome more 3 million congregants on Back to Church Sunday, to be held Sept. 21. It’s the sixth annual event for the national movement, the largest yearly community-based church outreach effort in the nation.

In Pearl, Mississippi, more than 15 churches have joined together to invite all residents from the Jackson, Mississippi area to come back to church. According to a pastor in Pearl, this is the first-ever effort for churches in their city to work together for participation in Back to Church Sunday. According to a Back to Church Sunday media release, the group has even garnered the support of the local mayor.

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Lecrae, Bart Millard to Host 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards PDF Print E-mail
Written by Natalie Gillespie   
Monday, 25 August 2014 12:11 PM EDT

GMA-Dove Logo-Color-webChristian hip-hop artist Lecrae and MercyMe frontman Bart Millard have been named co-hosts of the 45th annual GMA Dove Awards, the Gospel Music Association announced. The Christian music awards will be handed out Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 pm CT at Lipscomb University in Nashville and will air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).

Performers and current nominees include Natalie Grant, Hezekiah Walker, Matthew West and Erica Campbell. In addition, Capital Kings, Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton, author Karen Kingsbury and Bill Gaither are confirmed as presenters.

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Alpha Omega Names New President PDF Print E-mail
Written by Natalie Gillespie   
Monday, 25 August 2014 11:24 AM EDT

AlphaOmegaPublications-webChristian curriculum publisher Alpha Omega Publications has named Denise Laudenbach president of the company. Laudenbach previously served as the company’s vice president of sales.

In her new role, Laudenbach will oversee the educational company, which provides academically rigorous Christian curriculum to homeschool families and Christian schools worldwide, as well as an accredited online school for grades K-12, Alpha Omega Academy.

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Mark Driscoll Temporarily Steps Down From Pulpit PDF Print E-mail
Written by Natalie Gillespie   
Monday, 25 August 2014 06:22 AM EDT

MarkDriscoll-webSuspends Speaking, Publication After Charges Filed

Controversial Mars Hill Church Pastor Mark Driscoll announced Sunday he will step down from the pulpit for at least six weeks while church leadership examines formal charges filed with the church last week by 21 former pastors.

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