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Series unites moms and daughters Print Email
Written by Harold Goerzen   
Monday, 19 January 2009 09:13 AM America/New_York

Editorial Unilit released the “Mamá” (mom) series in November with four books by Sharon A. Hersh, helping mothers relate to their teenage daughters.

The translations, each retailing for $12.99, include “Mamá, ¡me siento gorda!” (“Mom, I Feel Fat!”, 978-0-789-91533-7), “Mamá, ¡todo el mundo lo hace!” (“Mom, Everyone Else Does!”, -5-1), “Mamá ¿qué tiene de malo el sexo?” (“Mom, Sex Is No Big Deal”, -2-0) and “Mamá, ¡detesto mi vida!” (“Mom, I Hate My Life”, -4-4). Shaw Books published the English versions between 2001 and 2006.

Best-selling author reveals positive side of anger Print Email
Written by Harold Goerzen   
Monday, 19 January 2009 09:11 AM America/New_York

Helping believers recognize the difference between righteous and sinful anger is a key theme of Gary Chapman’s El enojo: Cómo manejar una emoción poderosa de una manera saludable (Anger: Handling a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Way, 978-0-825-41193-9, $10.99). Editorial Portavoz (Kregel) will launch the translation this month; Northfield Publishing released the English version in September 2007.

“It’s relevant to everyone in every language and culture,” Cathy Vila, director of sales and marketing at Portavoz, told Christian Retailing. “Anger is a universal struggle for all of us. It’s reality in a sinful world. Unfortunately, much of the literature available on anger talks about how to control it without adequately explaining where it comes from. Chapman believes if we understand the source of our anger, we’ll be much more effective at managing it.”

Stanley offers hope for ‘difficult times’ Print Email
Written by Harold Goerzen   
Monday, 19 January 2009 09:08 AM America/New_York
Best-selling author helps Christians understand the purpose of trials

En ArmoníaCharles F. Stanley’s En armonía con Dios: Cómo entender los caminos y planes de Dios para su vida (In Step With God: Understanding His Ways and Plans for Your Life, 978-1-602-55185-5, $13.99) debuted from Grupo Nelson on Dec. 30, three months after its parent company, Thomas Nelson, launched the English version.

Martha Restrepo, Spanish editor at Ministerios En Contacto, the Spanish arm of In Touch Ministries, said the book was written to help Christians develop a deeper relationship with God and truly know Him.

Spanish: Teen guide aims to serve ‘overlooked’ market Print Email
Written by Harold Goerzen   
Monday, 10 November 2008 12:00 AM America/New_York

Helping teenage girls recognize and overcome Satan’s lies is the theme of a new book that releases next month from Editorial Portavoz, Kregel’s Spanish imprint.

Mentiras que las jóvenes creen y la verdad que las hace libres (Lies Young Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free, 978-0-825-41202-5, $10.99) by Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Dannah Gresh will release Dec. 31, having debuted in English from Moody Publishers in February 2008.

“We selected this book to publish because we intentionally want to provide solid Christian material to a market that has been generally overlooked in Spanish Christian publishing—the youth market,” explained Cathy Vila, sales and marketing director at Portavoz. “This book was written with teenagers in mind and is just what is needed to help young women without talking down to them.

“The lies that the authors talk about are universal—they cross the culture barrier—Satan’s lies affect everyone, everywhere,” she added. “The authors both believe that the vast majority of Christian young women are suffering the consequences of believing the lies they see all over television, in movies and on the Internet.”

As part of their research, the authors conducted a survey in 10 cities. They considered the responses of more than 1,000 young women, Vila said.

“They uncovered 25 of the most commonly believed lies. ... The consequences of believing these lies can be broken relationships, fear, depression and guilt—and that’s just the beginning,” she said.
Vila added that the authors are “well-equipped to lead young women in the skills and the truths of Scripture that overcome those lies.”

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Spanish: Believers urged to pursue their dreams Print Email
Written by Harold Goerzen   
Monday, 10 November 2008 12:00 AM America/New_York

Pastor and New York Times best-selling author Jentezen Franklin challenges believers to pursue their God-given dreams in Crea que usted puede: Muévase con tenacidad hacia el sueño que Dios le ha dado (Believe That You Can: Moving With Faith and Persistence to the Dream God Has Given You, 978-1-599-79430-3, $10.99), released by Casa Creación last month.

Crea que usted puede emphasizes the supernatural power of dreams. Franklin shows how biblical characters took hold of the dreams and visions God gave them and didn’t let go until they came to pass. He also reveals three hindrances that can stop a dream from being fulfilled.