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Worthy, Genesis Marketing Group partner PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 17 March 2016 11:08 am UTC

worthy-publishing-logoWorthy Publishing announced Tuesday that it has partnered with Genesis Marketing Group for sales representation to the independent Christian retail market across the U.S., effective April 1. The decision was driven by Worthy’s continuing rapid growth and a long-term commitment to serving independent Christian retailers.

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Brunstetter’s ‘The Restoration’ tops best-seller lists PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 17 March 2016 11:02 am UTC

wanda-brunstetter-mugWanda E. Brunstetter’s The Restoration (Shiloh Run Press/Barbour Publishing) earned the No. 1 spot on both the February Publishers Weekly Religion Fiction best-seller list and on the March Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) list. The Restoration is the conclusion of Brunstetter’s "Prairie State Friends" trilogy.

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Ministry Brands acquires ACTIVE Network’s faith division PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 17 March 2016 10:54 am UTC

ministry-brandsChristian software company Ministry Brands announced today it has acquired ACTIVE Network's faith division, including the Fellowship One software product. Fellowship One provides a suite of programs to integrate church administrative functions. By acquiring ACTIVE’s faith division, Ministry Brands adds more than 4,500 churches to its portfolio.

The acquisition represents strategic decisions by both companies. For Ministry Brands, the acquisition is part of a larger strategy to serve churches with streamlined, comprehensive technology, allowing pastors, other church leaders and administrators to focus on ministry.  For ACTIVE, the divestiture will allow ACTIVE to focus on core competencies and customers in the sports, communities and outdoors markets.

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Newsboys’ 'Love Riot' excels PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 17 March 2016 10:51 am UTC

love-riot-albumNewsboys’ latest album, Love Riot (Fair Trade Services), debuted atop multiple charts following its March 4 release, marking one of the biggest sales weeks for a Christian artist to date this year.

The album bowed at No. 1 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Christian Digital Albums chart, No. 1 on iTunes’ Christian Top Albums chart and in the Top 10 on iTunes’ overall Top Albums chart. In addition, Love Riot debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard Top 200.

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Oasis, Tyndale partner on ‘Africa Study Bible’ PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 17 March 2016 10:48 am UTC

africa-study-bibleMajor Christian organizations, led by Oasis International, are joining together to launch the Africa Study Bible (ASB), the first study Bible developed by Africans for Africans. The new study Bible was born out of a six-year, cross-continental effort.

To support the effort, Oasis is partnering with Tyndale House Publishers to create the study Bible. Other participants include Cru/Jesus Film, Saddleback Church, Willow Creek and Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit, International Fellowship of Evangelical Students, Scripture Union, American Bible Society, Compassion, Africa Leadership, TransWorld Radio, Moody Radio, The Center for Early African Christianity, Publications pour la Jeunesse Africane, MMD Global, The Livingstone Corp., InSight Books, Urban Ministries Inc. and the Association of Evangelicals in Africa.

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Simplified Planner founder Emily Ley signs with Thomas Nelson PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 14 March 2016 02:43 pm UTC

GraceNotPerfectionEmily Ley, creative director of the Emily Ley lifestyle brand and founder of The Simplified Planner, will publish her first book, Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy, with Thomas Nelson this fall. The October release will draw on Ley's popular blog, social media feeds and daily planner to inspire women to simplify, prioritize and allow the grace of God into their lives.

“We are delighted to add Emily to our author roster and share her approach of embracing the perfectly imperfect,” said Laura Minchew, senior vice president and publisher of children’s books, gift books and new media at Thomas Nelson. “Countless women have already caught on to the concept of holding themselves ‘to a standard of grace, not perfection,’ as Emily says, and we think that this will be one of our standout books releasing this fall.”

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'Good Morning America' showcases Glory Haus gifts PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 14 March 2016 02:26 pm UTC

GloryHaus-DealsStealsA variety of products from gift and home décor manufacturer Glory Haus were showcased Thursday, March 10, on the Deals and Steals Happy Home Goods segment on ABC's Good Morning America.

The products featured during the national segment included selections from a new line of inspirational wood-framed boards and pillow designs handmade at Daughters of Hope, the company’s fair trade freedom factory in India that provides employment, training and hope to impoverished women.

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'Young Messiah' makes top 10 at weekend box office PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 14 March 2016 02:01 pm UTC

YoungMessiah poster-webFocus Features' The Young Messiah grossed nearly $3.3 million over the weekend, landing seventh in theater box office receipts, according to boxofficemojo.com. The film opened March 11 in more than 1,700 theaters.

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