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'Pursuit of Holiness' author Jerry Bridges dies Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 07 March 2016 04:35 PM America/New_York

jerry-bridgesJerry Bridges, best-selling author and 60-year member of The Navigators ministry, died Sunday, March 6, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from heart failure. He was 86.

Bridges was best known as the author of The Pursuit of Holiness (NavPress), his first book that sold more than 1 million copies. Most of his nearly 20 books, including Trusting God, Respectable Sins and The Practice of Godliness, were published by NavPress. NavPress will release his final book, The Blessing of Humility, posthumously in June. He won two Gold Medallion awards from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association: The Discipline of Grace (NavPress) and I Will Follow You, O God (WaterBrook Press).

Supreme Court denies Apple e-books appeal request Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 07 March 2016 01:31 PM America/New_York

Apple-logoThe Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a challenge from Apple Inc. regarding a 2015 appellate court decision, according to Reuters. The appellate court ruled in June 2015 that Apple had engaged in an e-book price-fixing conspiracy with five major publishers.

The high court’s refusal to hear challenges from Apple ends this case. As a result, Apple must pay $450 million as part of a settlement.

SCOTUS Blog reporter Lyle Deniston reported on the denial.

"With the denial, the Court did not itself rule explicitly on the finding that Apple and the publishers had acted illegally, signaling only that the Court was not persuaded by Apple that there was a significant issue of antitrust law at stake."

HarperCollins Christian names new Bible sales director Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 07 March 2016 01:23 PM America/New_York

damon-reissHarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) announced Monday the recent promotion of Damon Reiss to director of Bible sales.

In his new role, Reiss will seek to create synergies across the sales channels and increase the company’s focus on Bible sales. He will also act as a liaison between the multiple Bible sales channels and the HCCP Bible groups.

Voting begins in 2016 Christian Retailing’s Best awards Print Email
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 03 March 2016 02:32 PM America/New_York

CRBestTrophy-2016It's time to vote in the Christian Retailing's Best awards. Christian Retailing invites anyone involved in the Christian trade to help us name the top products of 2015 in the Christian Retailing's Best awards. The voting period runs today through March 31.

Click here to vote in this year's more than 35 product categories.

‘I Am a Church Member’ sells 1 million Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 03 March 2016 11:18 AM America/New_York

i-am-a-church-member-rainer-coverB&H Publishing Group announced Tuesday that Dr. Thom S. Rainer’s I Am a Church Member has sold over 1 million copies. Hundreds of thousands of pastors, church

Hundreds of thousands of pastors, church leaders and members have studied the book in small groups, Sunday school classes and home fellowships. The book has also been a regular feature in the No. 1 spot on the CBA and ECPA best-seller lists.

Tyndale House Publishers to publish Beth Moore’s debut novel Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 03 March 2016 11:03 AM America/New_York

undoing-of-saint-silvanusBeth Moore, best-selling author and Bible teacher, has written her debut novel, The Undoing of Saint Silvanus. Tyndale House Publishers will release the book Sept. 20.

Moore, who leads Living Proof Ministries, has seen her videotaped Bible studies and conferences reach millions around the world. Her first title with Tyndale, So Long, Insecurity, reached the New York Times best-sellers list with over 1 million copies of the book and associated products in print since 2010.

Pope Francis tops Nielsen BookScan list Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 03 March 2016 10:59 AM America/New_York

Pope-Francis-Name-of-GodPope Francis’ The Name of God Is Mercy (Random House) and Priscilla Shirer’s Fervent (B&H Books) were No. 1 and 2, respectively, 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 list's top five entries.

Christian product distribution sees changes in Canada Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 03 March 2016 10:54 AM America/New_York

David-C-Cook-Distrib-CanadaAugsburg Fortress (AF), headquartered in Minneapolis, announced Tuesday the sale of its Canadian distribution division to David C Cook Distribution Canada (DCCDC). This news follows the Feb. 29 management buyout of DCCDC by Executive Director Greg Tombs and Financial Director Hardy Willms.

The Canadian distribution division has been resourcing Christian and general market resellers and the church for over 30 years, and it will continue to provide a national, full-service sales, marketing and fulfillment operation. David C Cook’s resources will continue to be represented along with the other partners in Christian publishing, music, media, cards and gifts the organization already serves.