Hillsong defends documentary approach

September 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

With the “secular lens” of director Michael John Warren “lending outsider credibility,” the newly released Hillsong concert documentary Let Hope Rise “attempts a delicate balance—glorifying the band onstage and off to please its faithful (potentially millions of ticket buyers) while not coming off so uncritical as to alienate curious nonbelievers.”

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Retailers lose big with STL loss

September 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The closure of Send The Light Distribution has left “a huge hole in the Christian marketplace,” according to Eric Kampmann, CEO of Midpoint Trade Books, which has picked up about a dozen of the former business’s clients in the last few months.

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Voskamp’s success hasn’t changed life much

September 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Despite her success as an author, Ann Voskamp’s life hasn’t changed much—she still lives on an 800-acre farm in rural Canada with her husband, 650 pigs, and five of their seven children.

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Grand Book throws in the towel

September 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Carol Herbert has made the “heartbreaking” decision to close Grand Book and Bible in Neshannock Township, PA, before the end of the year.

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In-store Bible journaling a hit

September 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Bible journaling continues to provide an opportunity for in-store events.

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B&H, (in)courage partner

September 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

B&H Publishing Group is now in partnership with (in)courage, an online community committed to making safe spaces for women to connect.

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State of the church report releases

September 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Barna Research has released a new analysis on the state of the church, looking closely at affiliation, attendance, and practice to determine the overall health of Christ’s Body in America.

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Baker signs Hyatt

September 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, has signed a three-book contract with Michael Hyatt.

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Noble to rep Abingdon

September 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Effective this month, Noble Marketing will undertake sales of Abingdon Press trade products to the independent Christian bookstores, as well as academic, church, and seminary bookstores.

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VidAngel garners support

September 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

VidAngel, an entertainment platform that lets users to filter language, nudity, violence, and other content from movies and TV shows, is receiving support as the company prepares for its preliminary injunction hearing in late October.

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