|Tyndale, Mars Hill Church form Resurgence imprint|
|Written by Eric Tiansay|
|Thursday, 28 February 2013 12:00 AM EST|
Tyndale House Publishers and Mars Hill Church have forged a partnership to create a new imprint.
Resurgence Publishing will include works by multiple authors, including New York Times best-selling author Mark Driscoll, founder of Resurgence Literature (Re:Lit) and Mars Hill, the church that operates the brand.
Since Re:Lit was launched in 2008, targeting a younger demographic, the brand has released nearly 30 titles by more than a dozen authors, selling more than 750,000 copies.
Backlist titles will remain with the original publishers, with new titles releasing under Resurgence.
"Tyndale provides a unique combination of theological integrity, practical knowledge, and industry experience," said Driscoll, whose books include Real Marriage (Thomas Nelson) and Vintage Church (Crossway). "We're very excited to see what God does with this new partnership. I pray that our work together results in many useful tools that help Christians everywhere grow in relationship with Jesus, live for Him and lead others to Him."
The new imprint's first title, Resurgence, written by Driscoll, will be released in the fall, coinciding with the second annual Resurgence Conference, R13, to be held Nov. 5-6. R13 will be simulcast from the church's new historic location in Seattle to four additional venues across the country.
In the book, Driscoll, a leading voice in the emergent church movement, issues a call to action for American believers, whose Christianity is no longer the prevailing worldview. Drawing on years of ministry experience in secular Seattle, Driscoll explains how the death of cultural Christianity represents a great opportunity for Jesus-centered Christianity to resurge.
"Resurgence and Mars Hill are known for engaging culture with biblical truth—no easy task these days," said Ron Beers, senior vice president of Tyndale. "They do this with excellence and in highly creative ways without compromising the biblical message. This is also Tyndale's sweet spot, and together I hope and pray that we will be used by the Holy Spirit to help spark a resurgence of genuine faith in our country and in other countries around the world."
Resurgence Publishing plans to release five to seven titles per year from various authors. Materials will include books, study guides and curriculum.