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October 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The Christian products industry is making news, with Bibles, books, music, films, and personal stories that are encouraging and inspiring the culture. Check out these articles from the past week.

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Group responds to retailers

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Following several conversations with retailers around the country, Group Publishing reversed a previous decision and will continue to sell its dated curriculum products through retail channels. Group President and CEO said, “We were both humbled and heartened by the many retailers who expressed the importance of sales of Group curriculum in their stores.” Following the decision reversal, Curtis Riskey, president of CBA said,

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CROSS:SCAN transition near

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As part of CBA’s partnership with The Parable Group to enhance the capabilities and analytics of CROSS:SCAN, reporting stores are shifting their data transfers from CBA to The Parable Group, where they will enjoy access to the ParableConnect data platform at no charge for a limited time during the transition. CBA will not be accepting data transfers after Nov. 1. Existing CROSS:SCAN reporting stores may contact Erik Ernstrom at The Parable Group

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Driscoll resigns

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Amidst accusations of ego problems that alienated many followers, Mark Driscoll submitted his letter of resignation after 18 years as senior pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, WA. The Mars Hill board of overseers clarified that Driscoll had not committed any acts of “immorality, illegality, or heresy,” and that he was not asked to leave. Read the full story in Religion News Services, including Driscoll’s letter of resignation.

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Kerusso supports cancer awareness

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A portion of the proceeds from all October sales of Kerusso-brand cancer awareness-themed T-shirts and accessories will be donated by the company to Hope Cancer Resources (HCR), in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. This is the first year of Kerusso’s partnership with HCR, who provides

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Pentecostal pastors gather

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Pastors, prayer leaders, and others from across the Pentecostal church will gather together for prayer and intercession for the church and the nation at the Encounter 2015 conference, Jan. 5-6 in Fayetteville, NC. See more information about the conference, including registration.

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Kregel devotional reaches milestone

October 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Released by Kregel in 2008, Jotham’s Journey by Arnold Ytreeide has reached the milestone of 75,000 copies in print. Along with Advent devotionals Bartholomew’s Passage and Tabitha’s Travels, the trilogy of resources totals more than 125,000 copies in print.

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Tools help expand global reach

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The U.S. Commercial Service, the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, and other U.S. Government agencies provide several resources for companies who want to export to global markets and increase global sales. These include webinars, seminars, counseling, foreign buyer recruitment, and networking. A searchable list is available of Commercial Service supported trade events,

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Cook CPO retires

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Dan Rich, chief publishing officer for David C Cook will retire from publishing at the end of May 2015. A leader and publishing industry pioneer, Rich has not only served at David C Cook, but as founding publisher at NavPress, president and founding publisher at WaterBrook Press, president and publisher at Questar, senior VP at Word Publishing, senior VP of development and communications at the Navigators, and VP at Thomas Nelson.  

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Cook bolsters marketing department

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Industry veteran Tim Close has been appointed as David C Cook’s senior director of marketing. He will report to VP of Marketing, Ginia Hairston Croker, and will be responsible for developing book marketing strategies and marketing activities. Close previously served as CEO at CrowdScribed, CEO at Douglas Shaw & Associates, senior VP at Zondervan, VP of marketing and communications at Serta Inc., and interim head of marketing at Ignite USA.

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