Industry News

Kara Tippetts passes

After a long battle with breast cancer, author and popular blogger Kara Tippetts passed away on March 22. She was 38 years old. Tippetts began her blog, Mundane Faithfulness, to write about motherhood and living in God’s grace, and eventually her faith journey as cancer claimed her life. In a recent entry, Tippetts wrote:

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CBAggregator: Bible apps, books, movies, festivals, TV shows, musicians, and more

Car crashes into store; ‘neu’ Bible app is new; pastor addresses ‘poser’ Christianity; Pure Flix plans; Winter Jam rocks; designer shifts from Apple to Bibles; Downey discusses A.D.; faith films grow; Tomlin improves; hobbit actor endorses faith films; atheist profits from the Bible; Smallbones talk about the future; hockey fans get free Kutless show; Prince covers Nichole; church brings movie home.

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Christian Retail Store News: Updates on store closings and openings

Oregon, Tennessee, and Georgia stores close; Illinois store opens; customer demand leads to Virginia store reopening

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Schaller dies

Respected author, church consultant, and influencer of Leadership Network’s foundational principles, Lyle Schaller, died March 18 at the age of 91. He is survived by his wife Agnes, their six children, and five grandchildren. Schaller was

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Canadians seek religious freedom

Canadian faith leaders were to gather Mar. 25 at Parliament to stand for freedom of religion and conscience in Canada, and call upon the Canadian government to defend the rights of churches, schools and communities. Scheduled participants include

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B&H partners with Anchor

B&H Publishing Group and Anchor Distributors partnered on a new program to offer the Broadman Church Supplies line as Anchor’s preferred brand. All B&H Church Supplies, including communion resources, bulletins, calendars, prayer cards, and

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Munce and CAN team up for kids

March 28 is the annual Kid’s Day, a program developed by the Munce Group and authors of the Christian Authors Network (CAN) for Christian retail stores across the country. Activities are designed to promote

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Hatmaker chooses Choice

Popular blogger, best-selling author, and HGTV star Jen Hatmaker partnered with Choice Media & Communications to handle all public relations for her upcoming book, For the Love (Thomas Nelson). Choice has also done PR for

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College students help orphans

The Red Bus Project is rolling into 14 colleges this spring, teaching students about the needs of orphans and encouraging donations and involvement. Started in 2012 as part of Show Hope, the nonprofit orphan advocacy organization

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Unbroken DVD releases

Academy Award nominee Unbroken (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) has been released on Blu-ray and DVD, along with a special Legacy of Faith bonus disc, which contains more than 90 minutes of extra features

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Cook hires VP

Kyle Duncan is David C Cook’s new VP and Publisher of Books and Media. He will report to Executive Producer Verne Kenney and be responsible for strategic planning, resource development, and project acquisitions for the Books and Media unit.

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Parable expands team

The Parable Group hired Michelle Wright as digital marketing specialist, reporting to Laura Clark. She will be responsible for championing online display, video, mobile, social media, and email campaigns for various ministries and Christian organizations.

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Family Christian resets bankruptcy case

A legal onslaught of objections in the retailer’s bankruptcy filing pressures a move to a Chapter 11 reorganization instead of a quick sale.

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CBAggregator: film, A.D. TV, the Bible …

Latest Toby Mac album awarded; movie features Christian bookstores; concerts aren’t church; Strobel’s case for Christian education; Trip Lee avoids labels; inside look at 90 Minutes filming; Bible museum …

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Books & Bibles

Pelican offers free e-books for Lent

March 04, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Pelican Book Group is making its entire current e-book catalog free to all readers during the Lenten season, from Feb. 18 – April 2. Included are all of Pelican’s current non-subscription e-book releases, including those from its White Rose Publishing, Harbourlight Books, and Watershed Books imprints.

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Swap out Fifty Shades

January 29, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Readers interested in exploring biblical answers to bondage and love are encouraged to mail in their copy of Fifty Shades of Grey in exchange for a free copy of Pulling Back the Shades (Moody Publishers), by Juli Slattery and Dannah Gresh,

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WaterBrook signs Ebola survivor

January 29, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Kent Brantly, the first American Ebola survivor, and his wife Amber have signed a book deal with WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. The book is scheduled for release this summer to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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CBAggregator: Movies, musicians, books, and more

December 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Faith films return to theaters; Winter Jam seeks landmark year; Denise Hunter celebrates 25th book; top biblical movies highlighted; Christian musicians express their faith; Christian store owner contributes to special exhibit; Richard Newberry wins aspiring writer award.

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