Christian Retailing

Priscilla Shirer, Pope Francis top Nielsen BookScan list Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 15 February 2016 03:38 PM America/New_York

fervent-coverPriscilla Shirer’s Fervent (B&H Books) and Pope Francis’ The Name of God is Mercy (Random House) were No. 1 and 2 on Christian Retailing’s most recent Nielsen BookScan best-seller list. Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling (Thomas Nelson), the Kendrick brothers' The Battle Plan for Prayer (B&H Books) and Joel Osteen’s Fresh Start (FaithWords) rounded out the top five.

Following the coloring book trend, Whatever Is Lovely (WaterBrook Press) landed at No. 6 on the list, and other coloring books made the top 100 as well.

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David C Cook promotes DeVries to publisher Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 15 February 2016 03:23 PM America/New_York

CatherineDeVries-webDavid C Cook announced Friday that children’s publishing veteran Catherine DeVries has been promoted to publisher of children’s resources. Formerly associate publisher and brand manager for the "Action Bible" line, DeVries is now publisher of Tru, Bible-in-Life (children), Echoes, Scripture Press, the "Action Bible Collection" and all children’s books.

DeVries is a children’s author herself, having written over 20 books for children, including the best-selling Adventure Bible Storybook. A graduate of Calvin College, DeVries has garnered considerable critical acclaim, including three Retailer’s Choice Awards (now Christian Retailing's Best) and a Gold Medallion from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.

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‘Miracles From Heaven’ wins fans Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 15 February 2016 03:16 PM America/New_York

miracles-from-heavenSony Pictures Entertainment’s Miracles From Heaven is winning fans ahead of its March 16 theatrical release. The film recently launched a website to let moviegoers share who their everyday miracles in life are.

Users can visit shareyourmiracle.com to create a customized digital image of someone who is a miracle to them—whether it is an encouraging family member, a spouse, motivating teacher or best friend. On the site, users can upload a photo, personalize it and share it  on their social channels or the website’s gallery.

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B&H Kids devotionals top CBA list Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 15 February 2016 03:12 PM America/New_York

TeenToTeenGirlsDevotions-newcoverB&H Kids has announced that the Teen to Teen devotionals for girls and boys are the No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, on the February CBA best-sellers list in the young adult category.

In the past year, B&H Kids has released new covers to go with its ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Top Shelf Award-winning covers from 2014.

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Munce Group's CPE Hershey equips Christian retailers Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 15 February 2016 02:14 PM America/New_York

CPEHershey-SalesFloor-TessaAfsharIndependent Christian retailers and vendors came to Christian Product Expo (CPE) at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania, to be encouraged, equipped and engaged in the Feb. 7-9 tradeshow. 

CPE launched with a full lineup of activities, including a Retail Refresh Bootcamp led by Robbie Halstead of Kingdom Retail Solutions and Bookstore Manager training. Other sessions included VBS training, current product trends and discipleship training from Don Graybill with The Navigators (Tyndale).

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Christian Retailing’s Best introduces Coloring Book category Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 11 February 2016 04:59 PM America/New_York

CRsBest LogoChristian Retailing has introduced a new Coloring Book category for the 2016 Christian Retailing’s Best awards. The Coloring Book category—listed under the Books supercategory—was introduced in light of the increased popularity of coloring books for adults.

Vendors and authors may want to nominate their products soon, though, as the Early Bird discount (every sixth nomination free) ends Feb. 15. Nominations at the regular $60 price will remain open until Feb. 29.

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LifeWay closes 3 seminary stores Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 11 February 2016 12:12 PM America/New_York

LifeWay-logoLifeWay recently announced plans to close three stores on Southern Baptist seminary campuses. The stores at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri; Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina; and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, will close before summer.

The employees affected by the closures have reportedly been encouraged to apply for positions at other LifeWay stores and, if they choose to leave the company, they will receive severance benefits. LifeWay stores operating at other Baptist seminaries, such as Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana, are not at risk of closing.

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LifeWay holds Children’s Ministry Day Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:58 AM America/New_York

Lifeway-ChildrensMinistryDayLifeWay Christian Stores is hosting an All for You Children’s Ministry Day in partnership with Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU). The event, held Saturday, Feb. 13, promote missions awareness among children grades 1-6.

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