Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue Tyndale, Zondervan to publish Platt, Gibbs
Tyndale, Zondervan to publish Platt, Gibbs PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 April 2012 09:42 AM EDT

Tyndale House Publishers has signed Radical author David Platt to a two-book deal, while Zondervan will publish three-time Super Bowl-winning coach Joe Gibbs’ study Bible and devotional.

Platt—author of the New York Times best-seller, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream (Multnomah Books), which has more than 1 million units in print in just 15 months and has spent more than 65 consecutive weeks on the Times’ list—will offer Follow Me, slated for release Feb. 5, 2013. A related DVD curriculum will also be released for churches and small group use.

In Radical, Platt challenged readers to take a look at their lives and to forsake everything for the gospel. In Follow Me, he explores what it really looks like to be a true disciple of Jesus.

Lisa Jackson, associate publisher at Tyndale, said that the company was “extremely honored” to partner with Platt and that he “has an incredibly important message for the church today, a message that will challenge everything you thought you knew about being a Christian in this world.”

In recent months, Platt has joined forces with Crazy Love author Francis Chan to create and distribute discipleship resources. Chan will provide an extended introduction in Platt’s Follow Me. 

Zondervan will publish Gibbs’ Game Plan for Life Bible and the Game Plan for Life Chalk Talks Devotional, both scheduled for release in August.

Written for the “average Joe,” the notes in the Bible aim to guide readers to create a God-honoring game plan for their lives. Featuring the New International Version, the new edition will include devotions and biblical book introductions from Gibbs, as well as contributions from experts on finances, relationships and other topics of interest to men.

Noting Gibb’s success as an NFL coach and team owner who won three NASCAR championships, Chip Brown, senior vice president and publisher, said that Zondervan “wanted to publish his ‘playbook’ so everyday people could learn how to win in life from this consummate pro, and it turns out coach Gibbs’ playbook is the Bible.”

Tyndale released Gibbs’ Game Plan for Life in hardcover in 2009 and in softcover in early 2011.

 

In this current issue:

United Methodist publisher dedicates new headquarters

News image

The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH) celebrated the dedication of...

READ MORE

Hobby Lobby, Mardel file credit card fee lawsuit

News image

Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby Stores and Christian retail chain Mardel...

READ MORE

Downloads take off for Lysa TerKeurst’s First 5 app

News image

New York Times best-selling author Lysa TerKeurst, along with Proverbs...

READ MORE

Romance Writers of America honors Irene Hannon

News image

Irene Hannon, best-selling author of more than 50 novels, won...

READ MORE

Pillar reunites to release first album in six years

News image

Christian rock group Pillar is releasing its first album in...

READ MORE

Partnership broadens reach of International Children’s Bible

News image

The International Network of Children’s Ministry (INCM) announced Tuesday that...

READ MORE

Audiobook sales rise significantly in 2014

News image

The audiobook industry is continuing to expand in sales as...

READ MORE

Thomas Nelson promotes senior marketing staff

News image

Thomas Nelson announced two senior marketing promotions July 24. Michael Aulisio...

READ MORE

Jason Crabb honored with street name in hometown

News image

Jason Crabb was recently honored with a street name, “Jason...

READ MORE

Glory Haus gourmet initiative helps the homeless

News image

Glory Haus’ new line, “Pickles with a Purpose,” launched earlier...

READ MORE

'Today's King James' gains traction

News image

The Modern English Version (MEV) Bible is poised for sustained...

READ MORE

CPE Murfreesboro event seeks to equip, engage retailers

News image

Christian Product Expo (CPE) returns Sept. 20-22 to “encourage, equip and...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a