Thursday, 12 May 2011 11:06 AM EDT
NavPress Think imprint and best-selling author Melody
Carlson are inviting readers to help develop the main character of Trapped:
Caught in a Lie, the next installment of the “Secrets” series for teens.
In Trapped, the
main character finds herself caught in a sticky situation after cheating in
school. Readers can help mold this character's identity by submitting ideas for
her name, hobbies, activities, job, what her family life is like, who her
friends are and the types of people with whom she interacts.
The winner will
receive a library of Carlson’s Think books (a $275 value), including the
“True Colors,” “Secrets” and “By Design” series.
NavPress will first
screen the entries, then forward them to Carlson, who will select the winner. She
will use some or all of the winning characteristics Trapped, which is scheduled to release in April
The contest is open until midnight May 22. Click
here to enter.
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 07:51 AM EDT
Christian retail channel offers for
the week of May 8
Three big sales this week focus on
Bibles, homeschooling and fiction.
Running through May 22, Berean
Christian Stores' two-week Bible sale offers between 30% and 50% off
more than 60 different Bibles. The promotion also features several
one-day specials, including 20% off children's department purchases,
May 14, and boxed cards reduced by a third, May 16.
Mardel Christian & Education’s
Homeschool Sale, May 14, knocks 20% off all education products. Alpha
Omega products are reduced 15%.
LifeWay Christian Stores' Fiction day,
also May 14, presents a range of novels for $5 each, while supplies
last. Among the titles available are Francine Rivers' A Voice in
the Wind, Jerry B. Jenkins' The Last Operative, Tracie
Peterson's Embers of Love and Burn by Ted Dekker &
The LifeWay emailing announcing the
sale also includes two coupons. One takes 25% off a regularly priced
fiction title, May 14 only, while the other offers the same discount
on any one regularly priced item through May 21.
LifeWay's separate music promotion
leads with Nicole C. Mullen's new Captivated, reduced from
$13.99 to $7.99. Reduced from $13.99 to $9.99 are Listen to the
Sound by Building 429, The Best of Mark Schultz and
Mandisa's What If We Were Real.
Another Mardel emailing centers on
Bibles for Graduates. Among the offers, an exclusive compact ESV
Bible for $6.99, the Life Application Study Bible (NLT) in bonded
leather for $24.99 and the NIV Study Bible, leather, for $34.99.
Written by Christine D. Johnson
Monday, 09 May 2011 10:50 AM EDT
The two of you co-authored the 1963 The Cross and the
Switchblade. What was David Wilkerson like to work with?
Elizabeth: He was a very gentle and generous man. He never
took on the kind of persona business that so many Christian leaders do. He was
a humble person and remained that all his life. We’re so grateful about that.
Some leaders of ministries that become big—his ministry did become big after
the book came out—and we thought, "Oh, if he goes the way of ... ," as many people from
humble backgrounds, from simple backgrounds, when they begin to get a little
bit of cash flowing through and a little bit of notoriety, of fame, go a very
different way from the way David went.
Monday, 02 May 2011 10:00 PM EDT
Eric Metaxas’ biography of World War Two German pastor
Dietrich Bonhoeffer—Bonhoeffer: Pastor,
Martyr, Prophet, Spy--has been named the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association’s
(ECPA) Christian Book of the Year.
The Thomas Nelson book was also voted Non-Fiction title of
the year in the association’s 2011 Christian Book Awards, announced May 2 on
the eve of the ECPA’s Annual Meeting and Executive Leadership Summit in Colorado
The other winners were: Bibles: HCSB Study Bible, Jeremy Royal
Howard and Ed Blum, general editors (B&H Publishing Group); Bible Reference:
Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds
Commentary: Old Testament, John H. Walton, general editor (Zondervan).
Children: The Action
Bible, Sergio Cariello, illustrator; Doug Mauss, general editor (David C.
Cook); Fiction: Almost Heaven by
Chris Fabry (Tyndale House Publishers); Inspiration: You Changed My Life by Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson).
Three of the ECPA winners were also named in Christian Retailing’s 2011 Retailers
Choice Awards, announced April 26. Bonhoeffer
was voted Auto/Biography, The Action
Bible was named Children’s Bible and You
Changed My Life took the Gift Book category.
Tuesday, 26 April 2011 08:12 AM EDT
Christian retail channel offers for
the week of April 25
Stores rolls out the savings in two email promotions.
The chain’s Book
of the Year, Crazy Love by Francis Chan, is priced at
$11.24—down from the regular price of $14.99—with 25% reductions
on select other titles. They include Max Lucado's Outlive Your
Life and Beth Moore's So Long, Insecurity (each $18.74)
and Stormie Omartian's The Power of Praying Moms 3-in-1
Albums reduced by
25% include Gaither Vocal Band's Greatly Blessed and Lecrae's
Rehab (each $10.49) and Third Day's Move ($11.24). The
promotion also includes a coupon for 25% off an entire purchase of
regularly priced items, valid through May 15.
A separate Family
emailing links to the chain's catalog, available online, and
highlights forthcoming events: 50% off gifts for moms through May 8;
$5 and 50% off kids items, May 9-19; 50% off books, May 20-June 6.
includes four coupons. There are three Create Your Own Sale offers of
25% off an entire purchase of regularly priced items, valid through
July 14, and one for 33% off any one regularly priced item, through
Mardel Christian &
Education spotlights the new “B.IT” apparel line from B. Haley,
drummer for TobyMac and Diverse City. The tees are available for
offer the repackaged “Left Behind” series by Jerry Jenkins and
Tim LaHaye at $9.97 each for online purchases. The Life Application
Study Bible (NLT) is half price, at $34.97. A coupon offers $5 off a
purchase of $25 or more through Saturday, online only.
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 08:48 AM EDT
Christian retail channel offers for
the week of April 18
Family Christian Stores invites
shoppers to “share the good news of His hope with your Easter gift
giving” with a coupon for 30% off an online purchase through April
Berean Christian Stores promotes
several Tommy Nelson specials, including a shiny sequin Bible for
$19.99 (down from $24.99) and the Precious Moments Storybook Bible
for $13.39 (reduced from $17.99).
To mark the season, CLC Bookstores
recommends “a book that captures the effect of the Cross on all
mankind,” offering Hanna Shahin's My Enemy... My Brother for
20% off, at $9.59.
Karen Kingsbury's Unlocked is
priced at just $5 for April 22 and 23 online sales at Parable stores.
The group's email promotion also includes a coupon for 15% off any
one Bible purchased online through April 23.
Kingsbury features again, in a LifeWay
Christian Stores promotion that offers her Leaving for $11.24,
reduced from $14.99, and the movie adaptation of her Like
Dandelion Dust for $10, down from $22.98. The promotion also
prices Beth Moore's So Long, Insecurity for $14.99, down from
This LifeWay emailing and the chain's
music-focused one both include an offer for 40% off any one regularly
priced item, for a single purchase totaling $35 or more through April
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>
Page 3 of 44