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Bible study researches gender roles; Killing Jesus examined; Christian artists go mainstream and engage the culture; long-time bestseller helps cynic; Graham’s impact on Zamperini; Elvis ‘sighted’ at Winter Jam; Unbroken respects hero’s faith; Christian rap grows; Al Green plans new album; Tomczak comes under fire; ‘buying bestseller’ debated; author supports literacy.


Tyndale issues statement responding to The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven controversy

Tyndale House Publishers was saddened to hear that Alex Malarkay, the six-year-old boy whose experience was published in their 2010 release The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, is now saying that he made up the story


RBC changes name

RBC Ministries has adopted the name of its flagship publication, Our Daily Bread, as the company’s new name, Our Daily Bread Ministries. Non-English speaking affiliates around the world will operate under the local language equivalent of the Our Daily Bread name.


CBA members still receive shipping discounts

Current CBA members who enjoy the benefits and discounts offered exclusively through the CBA partnership with Siriani Shipping Solutions erroneously received a notification that their discounts would no longer be honored, as FedEx is terminating its support of association alliances. The fact is that


Vyrso proclaims Top 15 in 2015

Christian e-book provider Vyrso announced their list of the top 15 authors to watch in 2015. Included are Jessica Turner, Tony Merida, Lara Casey, Matt Chandler, Sauna Niequist, Emily Freeman, Josh McDowell,


K-LOVE announces award nominees and new TV channel

K-LOVE released the nominees for the third annual K-LOVE Fan Awards, the winners of which will be announced at the awards show on May 31 at the Grand Ole Opry House. Australian duo, for KING & COUNTRY and Newsboys led the nominations,


Amazon makes movies

Amazon Studios will begin to produce and acquire original movies for both theatrical release and early distribution through Amazon Prime Instant Video. Amazon Original Movies are planned to premier on


Carpentree supports Old Fashioned

Carpentree Inc. is releasing four new canvases that support the message of the film Old Fashioned (Skoche Films), in theaters on Valentine’s Day. (See interview with writer/director/actor Rik Swartzwelder in the Feb. issue of CBA Retailers+Resources, page 36). Each item


Parable stores get December lift

According to The Parable Group, retail partner stores saw a 3% lift in Dec. 2014 sales, over Dec. 2013, and a 19% sales increase for the week ending Dec. 27 over the same week in 2013.


Sundance hosts faith film event

Gray Media will present a “Faith in Film” panel at the Sundance Festival on Jan. 29 at the Filmmaker Lodge. The panel will open with a one-on-one with producer and president/CEO of Franklin Entertainment, Devon Franklin,


Wilbur Award nominees accepted

A national association of faith-based communicators, Religion Communicators Council, is now accepting entries for the 2015 Wilbur Awards, which recognizes “the secular work of individuals, media outlets, and agencies as they cover religious issues,


Kerusso names new VP

Olivia Marx has been hired as the new VP of product development for Kerusso. She will head the logistics department and new product creative team. Marx comes to Kerusso with extensive experience in


K-LOVE hires director

Joe Paulo has been hired by K-LOVE as director of pledge drives and donor communications. He was formerly director of broadcasting at WRCM and WMHK, and is currently serving as chairman of the board for the Christian Music Broadcasters.


Crouch’s life celebrated

Seven-time GRAMMY-award winning gospel music legend Andrae Crouch died Jan. 8 at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the Los Angeles area. He was 72. During a musical career that spanned more than 50 years,

Books & Bibles

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.


First Impressions finalists announced

November 19, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

American Christian Fiction Writers announced the finalists of the 2014 First Impressions contest for unpublished authors. Winners will be announced Dec. 15 and will be given the opportunity to have the first five pages of their manuscript evaluated by an industry professional. See the list of finalists.


Clements joins Worthy Publishing

October 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Worthy Publishing Group hired Pamela Clements as VP and associate publisher of the company’s new Inspired imprint. An industry veteran, Clements began her career at Thomas Nelson in publicity and marketing and became publisher of the company’s General Interest and


Bible training portal opens to retailers

August 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

HarperCollins Christian Publishing introduced a new Bible Training Portal for retailers to help their customers navigate the myriad choices of Bible translations, styles, and versions. The portal, launched and demonstrated at the 2014 International Christian Retail Show in Atlanta, is designed to educate and equip retail sales associates in Bible translations, Bible types, and Bible selling.