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Top businessman uses Jesus’ words as model Print Email
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Monday, 09 March 2009 05:18 PM America/New_York

For successful businessman Steven K. Scott, the new book The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived: Secrets for Unparalleled Success and Unshakable Happiness From the Life of Jesus (978-1-400-07464-8, $19.95, WaterBrook Press) is a labor of love.

Although the author used principles from Proverbs in his previous book The Richest Man Who Ever Lived (WaterBrook Press), when his publisher subsequently asked him for a follow-up based on the principles of Jesus, he hit a roadblock after compiling two months’ worth of notes.

“(I told the publisher) ‘I can’t write this book,’ ” he said. “Jesus Christ wasn’t about success. He came to redeem man. I cannot dilute His message.”

After praying, Scott felt compelled to write the introduction, which then became the book’s first chapter. As he kept making notes, he woke up in the middle of the night with six words on his mind that encapsulated the ministry of Christ, providing the basis for the book: Meaning, Mission, Message, Manner, Method and Mission Accomplished.

“He did six things that made Him different than any other human being on Earth,” Scott said. “If any one of us does (the) six same things, we would see a much deeper level of fulfillment, and we would accomplish infinitely more in our lives.”

For more information, visit www.randomhouse.com/waterbrook. To order, call Random House Customer Service at 800-733-3000.

 
‘Worst case’ scenario offers encouragement Print Email
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Monday, 09 March 2009 05:16 PM America/New_York

zahnd book'God - Inspired Blueprint' Found in King David's Response to Personal Crisis

In What to Do On the Worst Day of Your Life, Brian Zahnd delivers a timely message of hope in the midst of major trials, based on timeless truths found in a largely overlooked episode in the life of King David.

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Bonus Web Review: It's the End of the World... Print Email
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Tuesday, 03 February 2009 12:35 PM America/New_York

It’s the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)

Jim Fletcher

Christian Life (Strang Communications)

softcover, 224 pages, $14.99

978-1-599-79472-3

 

In It’s the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine): How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love These End Times, Fletcher tackles the subject of biblical prophecy with a dose of wit and relevancy. Although the book’s conversational title will appeal to modern readers as will its frequent pop culture references (Armageddon, The Simpsons Movie) and real-life examples, the author steers clear of cynicism, except when referring to scoffers who dispute a traditional biblical worldview.

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Treasure hunt brings discoveries of blind faith Print Email
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Monday, 09 February 2009 04:49 PM America/New_York

Newsong Films’ debut feature, in which a man’s search for Civil War treasure leads to an unexpected discovery, has been picked up by Cloud Ten Pictures. Treasure Blind (7-45638-00843-0, $19.98) releases Feb. 10.

Newsong founder Brian Shoop wrote and directed the 89-minute drama in which he also stars as Cliff Edwards, a lonely, down-on-luck cabbie whose treasure-hunting hobby sets him on the trail of Confederate gold. But the driver’s plans are interrupted when he finds himself left to care for Henry, a 9-year-old grandson he did not previously know existed.

Shot in and around Tulsa, Okla., the film also features Shoop’s son, Joe, as Cliff’s estranged son, on the run from creditors. Henry is played by Daniel Brookshire, who is blind in real life. Cloud Ten took on the film after suggesting cuts to tighten the pace.

Cloud Ten CEO André van Heerden said the company was drawn to the project because of its engaging story, which had a “solid Christian theme” without being “preachy.” “We are contacted about a lot of different titles and pass on 97% of them,” van Heerden said.

DVD bonus material includes several deleted scenes, a making-of featurette and a mini-documentary about Brookshire. Promotional plans include a possible church-screening release.

To order, contact Koch Entertainment Distribution at 615-577-0088.

 
Radio host helps with a lesson in patience Print Email
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Monday, 09 February 2009 12:00 AM America/New_York

Delilah voices another familiar Old Testament  name in VeggieTales’ latest

abe dvdThere is a bumper crop of VeggieTales products brought to market this month, with the latest DVD from Big Idea arriving in stores alongside The VeggieTales Bible from Zonderkidz. Abe and the Amazing Promise (8-20413-11309-4, $14.99, Word Distribution) arrives in Christian retail stores Feb. 7, as usual three days ahead of its general market release.
The latest adventure features the voice of popular radio host Delilah, who is Sarah in the episode based on God’s promise to Abraham and his wife, and subtitled “A Lesson in Patience.”

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Portavoz to launch Bibles Print Email
Written by Harold Goerzen   
Monday, 09 February 2009 01:45 PM America/New_York

Following the trend of increasing Bible sales in the Hispanic world, Editorial Portavoz, Kregel’s Spanish publishing arm, is releasing two children’s editions.
La Biblia gráfica (The Lion Graphic Bible, 978-0-825-41207-3, $12.99), written by Mike Maddox and illustrated by Jeff Anderson, released Jan. 31. Originally published by Lion UK in 2004, the brightly illustrated Bible is available in English from Kregel Publications.

Mi primera Biblia para bebés (978-0-825-41926-3, $9.99), authored by Sally Ann Wright and illustrated by Honor Ayres, will arrive in April. It is a translation of Baby’s First Bible, launched in English by AD Publishing in 2007.

To order, call 877-733-2607, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.portavoz.com.