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Christian novelists draw record crowd at Mall of America PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sam Townsend   
Monday, 10 November 2008 03:53 pm UTC

Book-signing event at largest mall in the country ‘raises awareness’ about inspirational fiction

More than 120 Christian novelists recently drew avid fans and new readers to the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., in the largest book-signing event ever at the biggest mall in the country.

Sponsored by Barnes & Noble and Northwestern Book Stores, the two-hour signing Sept. 20 was held in conjunction with the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Conference and Awards Banquet in Minneapolis.

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News Beat: Mike Nawrocki, Ashley Smith Robinson, Standard Publishing and Faith Hill PDF Print E-mail
Written by Eric Tiansay   
Monday, 10 November 2008 03:42 pm UTC

Larry the Cucumber has become a creative big shot. Mike Nawrocki—VeggieTales co-creator and the voice of numerous characters for the anthropomorphic vegetables, including Larry the Cucumber and LarryBoy—has been named vice president of development by Big Idea. In the newly created position, Nawrocki will oversee all creative projects and production for the Franklin, Tenn.-based studio, including the VeggieTales and 3-2-1 Penguins! series.  

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Pro-marriage film ‘exceeds expectations’ PDF Print E-mail
Written by Eric Tiansay   
Monday, 10 November 2008 02:57 pm UTC

Grass-roots campaign helps ‘Fireproof’ light up the box office

Stoking more interest in faith-based films, Fireproof—the latest Christian drama from the church-based moviemakers who scored a surprise hit two years ago with Facing the Giants—made a big splash at the box office.

And as a book that was a focal point of the movie shot onto the best-seller lists, several songs used in the film racked up digital sales and received plenty of airplay on Christian radio.

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Unilit launches women’s devotional series PDF Print E-mail
Written by Harold Goerzen   
Monday, 10 November 2008 12:00 am UTC

Author Shannon Ethridge encourages readers to get back to basics

Editorial Unilit will release a series of five devotional books this month, encouraging women to get back to the foundational truths of the faith. The “Ama a Jesús sin límites” (“Loving Jesus Without Limits”) series, was written by best-selling author Shannon Ethridge and was originally published in English by WaterBrook Press.

“The series gives a good overview of the basics of Christianity—like prayer and forgiveness—just from a different angle,” said Rick Heyer, manager of U.S. sales and key accounts at Editorial Unilit.
The first and longest book in the series, Suya por completo: Ama a Jesús sin límites (Completely His: Loving Jesus Without Limits, 978-0-789-91692-1, $10.99), released in English in June 2007. The remaining four titles expound on the themes in the initial book, each of them including 30 days’ worth of readings.

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Stress book publisher aims for crossover market PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 12 August 2008 09:44 am UTC

In a move to enter the crossover market, Editorial Patmos released Mary Southerland’s Cómo escapar de la trampa del estrés: 9 estrategias prácticas para superar la sobrecarga (Escaping the Stress Trap: 9 Practical Strategies to Overcome Overload, 978-1-588-02412-1, $11.95), Nov. 30. Harvest House Publishers released the original English version in 2004, reissuing it three years later.

“We want to get the Christian message across to the secular market,” Vern Peterson, general manager of Editorial Patmos, told Christian Retailing. “For years, this has been something that Spanish Christian booksellers have wanted to do—produce books that are useful and practical with a Christian message.

“We feel this will be an excellent crossover book to the secular market while maintaining a Christian message,” he added.

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