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Audio Interview: Bruce Wilkinson Print Email
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Thursday, 17 September 2009 05:02 PM America/New_York

Bruce Wilkinson, author of the mega best-seller The Prayer of Jabez, believes in miracles and explains how Christians can see them today in You Were Born For This: Seven Keys to a Life of Predictable Miracles. Listen to his interview with Christian Retailing assistant editor DeWayne Hamby.


Audio Interview: Francis Chan - 'Forgotten God' Print Email
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Thursday, 17 September 2009 04:30 PM America/New_York

The Crazy Love author returns with a strong, new challenge to churches. Listen below as Christian Retailing Assistant Editor DeWayne Hamby talks with Francis Chan.

Extended Close-Up with Donald Miller Print Email
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Friday, 11 September 2009 10:33 AM America/New_York
The Blue Like Jazz author speaks about his new book, his bike ride across America, his involvement in President Obama's campaign and more.

Name: Donald Miller
Current project: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years (978-0-785-21306-2, $19.99, Thomas Nelson).
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
With your new book, we thought we might be writing about it last year.
"Yeah, sorry about that."
What can you tell us about it?
“Essentially it's about a couple screenwriters came to town to make a movie out of Blue Like Jazz. And they started changing so much of it to make it more meaningful and entertaining. And I'm helping them write it. Here I am, I'm editing my life to make it more meaningful and entertaining. I thought 'what if I really did this in my life? What if I actually did these things? A character with a strong ambition that's self sacrificing tells a much better story.
Bonus Web Review: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years Print Email
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Tuesday, 08 September 2009 12:00 AM America/New_York
Donald Miller, whose spiritual memoir Blue Like Jazz carved a spot in publishing for “nonreligious” spiritual thought, is focused on the idea of story in his latest release, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Own Life.
Bible Beat CR Sept 21 Print Email
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Tuesday, 01 September 2009 04:07 PM America/New_York

waterproof bibleSportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts will take an interest in the new NIV Waterproof Bible and the NIV Waterproof Bible: Sportsman's Edition, both of which released Sept. 14 from Bardin & Marsee Publishing. Both feature the New International Version text and waterproof pages to keep the Bible from being damaged in outside conditions. The NIV Waterproof Bible comes in a choice of blue or pink softcover, while the NIV Waterproof Bible: Sportsman's Edition features a camouflage pattern and additional features such as hymns and devotions for sportsmen. The Bibles retail for $39.95 each.

HarperOne is releasing The Pink Ribbon Bible this month, preceding National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. One dollar from each Bible sold will go toward Pink Ribbon Girls, a nonprofit organization dedicated to breast cancer awareness, education, early detection and support. The Bible uses the New Revised Standard Version, and features a presentation page for gift-giving, a thinline compact size and an Italian Nu Tone cover with pink ribbon. The limited-edition Bible will retail for $24.99.

Thomas Nelson released the NKJV Personal Size Giant Print Reference Bible, Designer Series on Sept. 15. The personal-size Bible includes the New King James Version translation with read—along references, an eight—page color map section, a concordance and the words of Christ in red. It is available in a white/teal designer cover design or a brown bonded leather for $39.99 each.

The English Standard Version provides the text for the ESV Minister's Bible, arriving this month from Hendrickson Publishers. The Bible features hand-sewn binding and pastoral care resources, including a practical guide to visitation; sample wedding, baptismal and funeral services; key Bible promises; Scripture references to answer tough questions; and a detailed step-by-step plan of salvation. Preaching and teaching aids include a concordance, cross-references and full-color maps. The Bible releases in genuine black or burgundy leather for $69.95 each or a deluxe black leather hand-bound edition for $199.

mosaic bibleTyndale House Publishers will release The Holy Bible: Mosaic NLT on Oct. 1. Described as a "new genre of Bible," it is divided into weekly meditative chapters that include scriptures aligned with the church seasons, along with historical and contemporary writings, full-color artwork, quotes, hymns, prayers and poems. Additional features include a dictionary/concordance and a New Living Translation word study system with Hebrew/Greek dictionary. The Bible will also include access to an online community and content. The hardcover version will retail for $29.99 and an antique brown leather—like cover for $49.99.

New book is 'flip side' of best-selling 'Jabez' Print Email
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Tuesday, 01 September 2009 04:06 PM America/New_York
you were born for thisBruce Wilkinson, author of the mega best-seller The Prayer of Jabez, believes in miracles and explains how Christians can see them today in You Were Born For This: Seven Keys to a Life of Predictable Miracles (978-1-601-42182-1, $22.99, Multnomah Books), which released Sept. 15.

Wilkinson said the book is the "flip side" of The Prayer of Jabez, which detailed praying in four areas of an individual's life. With its main focus on others, You Were Born For This, he said, is about serving people and being a vessel for God to make a difference in their lives.

"It's taking The Prayer of Jabez to the miracle power," he told Christian Retailing. "It's about, 'How do I serve other people in such a way that God shows up?' "

Wilkinson said his original plan was to deliver a manuscript developing some of the concepts of a previous book, The Dream Giver. In a meeting with publishing executives, however, the focus soon shifted to miracles the author had witnessed, and the idea for the new book was born.

"We switched our whole publishing agreement and wrote a new book; it was unexpected," he said.

Wilkinson said there are three ways God can deliver miracles—through Himself, through His angels and through "His normal way of delivering miracles"—other people.

"The average person doesn't believe that they can be used in delivering miracles to people," he said. "When they realize it doesn't have to be so complicated or totally unpredictable, but you can follow God's ways, then you're going to be able to watch a miracle take place."

For more information, visit www., or to order, call Random House Customer Service at 800-733-3000. For an extended audio interview with Wilkinson, visit