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Written by Eric Tiansay   
Monday, 05 April 2010 12:16 PM America/New_York

DrewBreesTyndale House Publishers will release July 6 the autobiography of New Orleans Saints quarterback and Super Bowl XLIV MVP Drew Brees. Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity will chronicle the comeback story one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks, but also the rebirth of New Orleans and a team that many had all but written off. Co-author of Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel’s The Winners Manual (Tyndale House), Chris Fabry will collaborate with Brees in writing the book.

KirkBlank_2008Munce Group Chief Operating Officer Kirk Blank has been named president of the Indian Rocks Beach, Fla.-based retail marketing group. As president, Blank—who has been with the company 10 years—will be responsible for overseeing activities within the Munce Group, MTL (More to Life) Media and the company’s trade shows—CPE (Christian Product Expo). Bob Munce, owner of the Munce Group, will continue to perform corporate financial and strategic duties.

Speaker and author Vonette Bright has been named the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by Women in Christian Media, an organization of women working for Christian ministries and organizations. Bright—wife for 55 years of Bill Bright, who died in 2003is the author and co-author of several books, including the “Sister Circle” series written with Nancy Moser (Tyndale House Publishers). Bright was presented with the award Feb. 26 during a pre-conference event to the National Religious Broadcasters Convention.

The title song from best-selling artist and GRAMMY winner TobyMac’s recently released Tonight (Forefront Records/EMI CMG Distribution) was used as the theme song for Major League Baseball Network’s 30 Clubs in 30 Days spring training series. “Tonight,” with John Cooper of Skillet, was featured throughout each episode of the series in March.