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‘Miracles From Heaven’ wins fans PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 15 February 2016 03:16 pm UTC

miracles-from-heavenSony Pictures Entertainment’s Miracles From Heaven is winning fans ahead of its March 16 theatrical release. The film recently launched a website to let moviegoers share who their everyday miracles in life are.

Users can visit shareyourmiracle.com to create a customized digital image of someone who is a miracle to them—whether it is an encouraging family member, a spouse, motivating teacher or best friend. On the site, users can upload a photo, personalize it and share it  on their social channels or the website’s gallery.

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B&H Kids devotionals top CBA list PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 15 February 2016 03:12 pm UTC

TeenToTeenGirlsDevotions-newcoverB&H Kids has announced that the Teen to Teen devotionals for girls and boys are the No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, on the February CBA best-sellers list in the young adult category.

In the past year, B&H Kids has released new covers to go with its ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Top Shelf Award-winning covers from 2014.

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Munce Group's CPE Hershey equips Christian retailers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 15 February 2016 02:14 pm UTC

CPEHershey-SalesFloor-TessaAfsharIndependent Christian retailers and vendors came to Christian Product Expo (CPE) at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania, to be encouraged, equipped and engaged in the Feb. 7-9 tradeshow. 

CPE launched with a full lineup of activities, including a Retail Refresh Bootcamp led by Robbie Halstead of Kingdom Retail Solutions and Bookstore Manager training. Other sessions included VBS training, current product trends and discipleship training from Don Graybill with The Navigators (Tyndale).

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Christian Retailing’s Best introduces Coloring Book category PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 11 February 2016 04:59 pm UTC

CRsBest LogoChristian Retailing has introduced a new Coloring Book category for the 2016 Christian Retailing’s Best awards. The Coloring Book category—listed under the Books supercategory—was introduced in light of the increased popularity of coloring books for adults.

Vendors and authors may want to nominate their products soon, though, as the Early Bird discount (every sixth nomination free) ends Feb. 15. Nominations at the regular $60 price will remain open until Feb. 29.

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LifeWay closes 3 seminary stores PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 11 February 2016 12:12 pm UTC

LifeWay-logoLifeWay recently announced plans to close three stores on Southern Baptist seminary campuses. The stores at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri; Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina; and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, will close before summer.

The employees affected by the closures have reportedly been encouraged to apply for positions at other LifeWay stores and, if they choose to leave the company, they will receive severance benefits. LifeWay stores operating at other Baptist seminaries, such as Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana, are not at risk of closing.

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LifeWay holds Children’s Ministry Day PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:58 am UTC

Lifeway-ChildrensMinistryDayLifeWay Christian Stores is hosting an All for You Children’s Ministry Day in partnership with Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU). The event, held Saturday, Feb. 13, promote missions awareness among children grades 1-6.

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Charisma House names new sales director PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:34 am UTC

ken-peckettCharisma House announced Wednesday the addition of a Christian publishing industry veteran to its team. Ken Peckett will now serve as director of CBA and international sales.

Effective immediately, Peckett will head day-to-day sales operations of CBA and international channels, aiming to achieve divisional objectives for Charisma House. Peckett was the director of sales and marketing for 10 years at Influence Resources/My Healthy Church, the publishing and distribution arm of the Assemblies of God (AG). He led the reintroduction of Gospel Publishing House (GPH) and AG materials into trade and international markets, supported the launch of My Healthy Church and Influence Resources, and developed strategic partnerships with publishers, denominations and distributors to help bring Spirit-empowered resources to the local church.

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NRF: Valentine’s Day spending reaches record high PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:23 am UTC

Valentine.shutterstock 69051025Americans plan to spoil their loved ones this Valentine’s Day, according to a new study by the National Retail Federation (NRF). In the NRF’s Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey, conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, 54.8 percent of consumers surveyed said they will celebrate Valentine’s Day, spending an average of $146.84 on flowers, jewelry, candy, apparel and more, up from $142.31 last year. Total spending is expected to reach $19.7 billion, a survey high.

When it comes to the top gifts this Valentine’s Day, 50 percent of consumers surveyed said they plan to buy candy, spending a total of $1.7 billion. Nearly 4 in 10 of those celebrating the holiday (38.3 percent) plan to treat their dates to a night out at a restaurant, tickets to a show or another experience, spending a record total of $4.5 billion, the highest since NRF began tracking spending on gifts in 2010.

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