Monday, October 31, 2011

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS TO ACQUIRE THOMAS NELSON

HarperCollins Publishers today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Thomas Nelson, Inc. for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition, which is expected to close by the end of the calendar year, is subject to regulatory clearances and other customary closing conditions.

Thomas Nelson is one of the leading trade publishers in the United States. The Company provides multiple forms of inspirational content including: books, Bibles, e-books, journals, audio, video, curriculum and digital applications available for download on “smart” electronic devices. It has published some of the bestselling books in the industry, including the current #1 bestseller Heaven Is For Real, and the books of many popular authors, such as Billy Graham, Max Lucado, and Dave Ramsey.

Friday, October 28, 2011

FILM COMPETITION

Regent University's fifth annual ReelDreams Film Competition is now accepting submissions. During the submission period, entrants may submit a redemptive film to Regent University. The submission period ends Jan. 27, 2012.


The top seven finalists will experience a VIP weekend in Virginia Beach, Va., for the Live Event on March 31, 2012. The winners will be announced at this time. The grand prize winner will receive a full-tuition scholarship to film school at Regent University. ReelDreams scholarship opportunities have expanded this year. In addition to the grand prize of a full tuition scholarship, the top 20 finalists will be awarded partial scholarships. This competition is open to prospective undergraduate and graduate students.

Films must be 3-5 minutes long and portray character(s) facing a moral dilemma that leads to good or bad consequences. Redemptive-themed documentaries are also accepted. The entrant must be the sole writer, producer and director of the film.

Learn more about the competition and begin the film submission process at www.regent.edu/reeldreams.

MAVIS SANDERS ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Mavis Sanders announced her retirement from Tyndale today with this statement, "With gratitude to God for his faithfulness, I have chosen to retire from Tyndale House Publishers at the end of October. What a privilege I have had in a career that has spanned four decades—as an editor for ten years, followed by thirty years in public relations. I am grateful for the opportunities I was given to work with numerous organizations, authors, retailers, and media. In 1997, the door opened for me to serve at Tyndale House. I am grateful to our president, Mark Taylor, and other Tyndale associates, including our PR team led by Todd Starowitz, senior public relations manager. I’m ready—to spend quality time with seven siblings and extended family, travel (think “cruise”), engage in local ministry opportunities . . . and I also plan to read a few more books! For future PR/publicity needs, please contact toddstarowitz@tyndale.com or any Tyndale publicist with whom you may already be working. Until we meet again—thank you, and all God’s best to you!"

WRITING EVENT

Northwest Christian Writers’ Association is excited to offer our Fall mid-year event. Get ready to rev up your marketing tactics, ignite your platform, keep your promotions running, and stay on the right track for marketing success. If you’re a new writer putting together your publishing plan, or a seasoned author or speaker looking to boost the success of your current titles or speaking platform, this all day event is perfect for you. We will provide tools and resources to help you expand your audience and makes sense of today’s communication channels. We will explore:


•Why an authentic platform helps authors succeed.

•How authors can build and grow successful platforms.

•The secret to marketing your message.

•How to combine the right marketing mix.

•What publishers expect your marketing plan to include.

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2011

Location: Northshore Baptist Church

Cost: $100 includes box lunch and refreshments.

So join us for a great day of learning, brainstorming, and planning. Walk away with concrete plans to rev-up your marketing!

Monday, October 17, 2011

DAILY DEVOTIONS NEEDED

Mark Littleton, is compiling and editing the book of daily devotions for Jebaire Publishing: God Still Meets Needs. Guidelines below. If you have questions or submissions, please direct them to Mark at GodMeetsNeeds@earthlink.net.

GOD STILL MEETS NEEDS:

How God Helps His People and Provides in Tough Times
PROJECT: A devotional book of 365 readings, which will be written by various authors. The book is contracted with Jebaire, a royalty publisher, and may expand into a series. The stories in the book will show how God met a need in your life or in the life of someone you know, whether it’s a physical, financial, emotional, or spiritual need, or any other kind.
FORMAT: Each devotion will be a maximum of 275-325 words (total of all parts).
TITLE: See Sample.
SCRIPTURE: You choose: NIV, NKJV, NASB, NLT, The Message, KJV, etc. Please double-check text instead of writing scripture from memory, and note version used.
BODY: Story devotional that touches the readers, makes them laugh, or just offers a new insight they can use in their lives.
PRAYER: Brief one-sentence prayer to finish.
PAYMENT: For each devotional that is selected for the book, the writer will be paid $5.00 for one-time rights at the time of publication. You may submit as many devotionals as you’d like. Reprints OK.
PURCHASE OF COPIES:
You can get the books in a pre-printing order for 40% off the retail price. If you purchase 25-49 books, you get a 45% discount, and if 50 or more, a 50% discount. Perfect for those who want to sell books when they speak, want giveaways for donations to a ministry, want to do their own marketing, or want gifts. It’s a good way to get your name out there and also to make a little extra money for yourself.

THE STORIES IN THE DEVOS:
These stories will be somewhat dramatic, fun to read, and end with a principle, application, or some twist that the reader can use in his or her life. If they are touching or funny, or offering a new insight, all the better. The most important factor is that they reveal a time in your life when God met a need.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
If you would like to be involved in this project or have questions, please contact me, Mark Littleton, by e-mail at GodMeetsNeeds@earthlink.net. Please provide the following information:

The devotionals themselves.
Name and contact, phone number, e-mail, etc.
My contact is: GodMeetsNeeds@earthlink.net.

DEADLINE: January 10, 2012

SAMPLE DEVO:
Who Really Meets Our Needs?
My God will supply all your needs according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19, NASB.
        The day looked gloomy to me. The financial pressure to pay my bills at school had mounted. I couldn’t really take a job that would strip away my time for studying and completing assignments. I went to our little dorm prayer meeting with a heavy heart. We prayed.
        I forgot about it the next morning until I opened my mail box. There were several letters, and a rather stuffed envelope with just my name on it. I opened it, thinking it might be a paper I’d written. In it, I found eighty-some dollars. All it said, “To help with expenses.”
        Next was a letter from my grandparents. Grandpa informed me he would be sending me fifty-dollars a month for as long as I was in school and I found the first check inside.
         Walking on air, I hurried home to tell my friends. In the hallway, Mike M. asked me, “Want a study job? Just sit there, watch, and do whatever else you need to do.”
Amazed, he gave me the address where I needed to fill out an application.
I kept that job for four years through my schooling. Grandpa kept the checks coming, and every once in a while someone added to the pile with a check or money-order seemingly out of nowhere.
        I ate a lot of Kraft macaroni and cheese and hamburger without the trimmings those years, but God kept me afloat. He showed me that promise (above) from Philippians was as sure as my name on my paycheck.
Prayer: God, I want to trust you about these problems I have with money, but I’m a little scared. Can you encourage me a bit today with something, some jolt that will renew my faith? Amen. 315 Words

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS - WEEK OF OCTOBER 23

Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson) is #1 on the paperback nonfiction list and #4 on the combined print and e-Book nonfiction list; the e-Book nonfiction list; and the combined hardcover & paperback nonfiction list.


I Never Thought I'd See The Day! by David Jeremiah (FaithWords) is #1 on the hardcover advice & misc. list.

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (Northfield/Moody) is #1 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

Every Day A Friday by Joel Osteen (FaithWords) is #2 on the hardcover advice & misc. list.

Crazy Love by Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski (David C. Cook) is #4 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

Entreleadership by Dave Ramsey (Howard) is #5 on the hardcover advice & misc. list, and #3 on the monthly hardcover business book list.

Radical by David Platt (Multnomah) is #9 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

Living Beyond Your Feelings by Joyce Meyer (FaithWords) is #10 on the hardcover advice & misc. list.

The Love Dare by Stephen and Alex Kendrick with Lawrence Kimbrough (B&H) is #12 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

Forgotten God by Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski (David C. Cook) is #13 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson) is #13 on the monthly hardcover business book list.

The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven by Kevin Malarkey and Alex Malarkey (Tyndale House) is #14 on the paperback nonfiction list; #32 on the e-Book nonfiction list; and #34 on the combined print and e-Book nonfiction list.

Courageous by Randy Alcorn (Tyndale House) is #24 on the paperback trade fiction list.

The Mercy by Beverly Lewis (Bethany House) is #25 on the paperback trade fiction list.

The Girl In The Gatehouse by Julie Klassen (Bethany House) is #27 on the e-Book fiction list.

Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson) is #28 on the paperback nonfiction list.

The Shack by William P. Young (Windblown Media) is #34 on the paperback trade fiction list.

90 Minutes In Heaven by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey (Revell/Baker) is #35 on the paperback nonfiction list.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

LOOKING FOR ANGEL STORIES

GUIDELINES

Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels and Other Strangers is a book project we [Cecil Murphey and Twila Belk] contracted with Summerside/Guideposts for an August 2012 release.

We want true stories of angelic appearances that resulted in changed lives.

Do you have an angel story to tell but can't write it yourself? Email us the details. If we believe your story has potential for this book, we will contact you for more information and will write the story for you.

We will edit every selected story for consistency and style.

We will not change factual information.

If you are unwilling to allow edits, please do not submit.

Submission Guidelines:

Deadline for stories is November 12, 2011.

All entries must be double-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman, ragged right margin, in a Word document.

Story length should be 900 to 1,400 words. We will not consider longer pieces.

We prefer first-person narratives.

We’ll include your name with your story. If you want to use someone else’s story, get written permission, write it in first person, and we’ll credit both of you. We’ll include a brief bio of all writers.

Every story must have a positive impact from the angelic encounter.

You may send an original or a reprint. (If a reprint, tell us where it was published and assure us that you own the reprint rights.)

If your story is selected, you’ll receive a $50 honorarium and retain reprint rights. You’ll also receive a free copy of the book.

If your story makes the preliminary cut, we’ll notify you by February or March 2012. The senior editor at Summerside/Guideposts will make final decisions for inclusion in the book.

Submission:

Send your story, formatted according to the guidelines, to heavenlycompany@gmail.com. Put the words "Story Submission" in the subject line. We will send a confirmation email shortly after your story is received.

Do not email to check on the status of your submission. We will notify you in February or March if your story is selected.

Visit the Heavenly Company Book website for more about the authors and a sample story.

Monday, October 10, 2011

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS - WEEK OF OCTOBER 16

Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson) is #1 on the paperback nonfiction list and #2 on the combined print and e-Book nonfiction list; the e-Book nonfiction list; and the combined hardcover & paperback nonfiction list.


The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (Northfield/Moody) is #1 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

Every Day A Friday by Joel Osteen (FaithWords) is #1 on the hardcover advice & misc. list.

Entreleadership by Dave Ramsey (Howard) is #3 on the hardcover advice & misc. list, and #3 on the hardcover business book list.

Crazy Love by Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski (David C. Cook) is #3 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven by Kevin Malarkey and Alex Malarkey (Tyndale House) is #8 on the paperback nonfiction list; #29 on the combined print and e-Book nonfiction list; #31 on the combined hardcover & paperback nonfiction list; and #34 on the e-Book nonfiction list.

Radical by David Platt (Multnomah) is #9 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

Living Beyond Your Feelings by Joyce Meyer (FaithWords) is #10 on the hardcover advice & misc. list.

Forgotten God by Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski (David C. Cook) is #13 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson) is #13 on the monthly hardcover business book list.

The Love Dare by Stephen and Alex Kendrick with Lawrence Kimbrough (B&H) is #14 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

The Mercy by Beverly Lewis (Bethany House) is #20 on the paperback trade fiction list.

Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson with Susy Flory (Thomas Nelson) is #21 on the e-Book nonfiction list.

Courageous by Randy Alcorn (Tyndale House) is #23 on the paperback trade fiction list.

90 Minutes In Heaven by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey (Revell/Baker) is #25 on the paperback nonfiction list.

Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas (Thomas Nelson) is #27 on the paperback nonfiction list.

Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson) is #29 on the paperback nonfiction list.

The Shack by William P. Young (Windblown Media) is #34 on the paperback mass-market fiction list.

MEN OF INTEGRITY - NO FREELANCE

From the editor: For the past three issues, I have not used any freelance content, but I have simply been drawing content from published books. It’s just so much easier that way, and it’s less expensive. During the past several months, I thought I might use freelance content, but it just didn’t work out that way. So, I made the decision to not even send out themes for the January/February issue. And I don’t plan on using any freelance content throughout 2012. It was a difficult decision, but in terms of time and economics, it just seemed to be the smart thing to do.


Christopher Lutes
Editor
Men of Integrity
clutes@christianitytoday.com
Phone: 630.260.6200.ext4275
twitter.com/menofintegrity1

Friday, October 7, 2011

BOOKING 2012 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

I'm preparing for my last writers' conference of the year that will be held next week, so am looking at my speaking calendar for 2012. Just wanted to let you know--if you are involved with a conference--that I do have a couple of slots open for next year, if you are looking for a speaker or workshop leader. I am able to cover a wide range of topics and am willing to come for expenses and whatever the group/conference can afford as an honorarium. Just e-mail me for details: stuartcwmg@aol.com.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

PROFILES IN COURAGE ESSAY CONTEST

I just ran across a contest for high school students. The Profiles in Courage Essay Contest is conducted by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. The contest invites students from across the nation to write an essay on an act of political courage by an elected U.S. official. First place winner gets $5,000 in cash, and $5,000 in a college saving plan. Second place get $1,000 cash, and the next 5 finalists get $500 each. For details and registration, go to: www.jfklibrary.com and click on the "Education" tab.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS - WEEK OF OCTOBER 9

Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson) is #1 on the paperback nonfiction list, the e-Book nonfiction list, and the combined print and e-Book nonfiction list; and #2 on the combined hardcover & paperback nonfiction list.


Entreleadership by Dave Ramsey (Howard) is #1 on the hardcover advice & misc. list, and #3 on the hardcover business book list.

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (Northfield/Moody) is #1 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

Every Day A Friday by Joel Osteen (FaithWords) is #2 on the hardcover advice & misc. list.

Crazy Love by Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski (David C. Cook) is #3 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven by Kevin Malarkey and Alex Malarkey (Tyndale House) is #7 on the paperback nonfiction list; #25 on the combined hardcover & paperback nonfiction list; and #30 on the combined print and e-Book nonfiction list.

Living Beyond Your Feelings by Joyce Meyer (FaithWords) is #9 on the hardcover advice & misc. list.

Radical by David Platt (Multnomah) is #10 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

Forgotten God by Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski (David C. Cook) is #12 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

The Love Dare by Stephen and Alex Kendrick with Lawrence Kimbrough (B&H) is #13 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

StandOut by Marcus Buckingham (Thomas Nelson) is #13 on the hardcover advice & misc. list.

Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson) is #13 on the hardcover business book list.

The Mercy by Beverly Lewis (Bethany House) is #14 on the paperback trade fiction list.

One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp (Zondervan) is #15 on the hardcover advice & misc. list.

Erasing Hell by Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle (David C. Cook) is #15 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

The Devil in Pew Number Seven by Rebecca Nichols Alonzo with Bob DeMoss (Tyndale) is #22 on the e-Book nonfiction list.

Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson with Susy Flory (Thomas Nelson) is #24 on the e-Book nonfiction list.

90 Minutes In Heaven by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey (Revell/Baker) is #27 on the paperback nonfiction list.

Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee (Center Street) is #31 on the hardcover fiction list.

The Healing by Wanda E. Brunstetter (Barbour) is #34 on the paperback trade fiction list.

Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson) is #34 on the paperback nonfiction list

The Shack by William P. Young (Windblown Media) is #35 on the paperback mass-market fiction list.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS FOR 2012

If you are a photographer wishing to improve your skills, or someone wanting to become a photographer, these workshops are for you. Todd and Brad Reed--professional photogrphers--are offering 4 "2012 Picture Perfect Weekends" for next year. Workshops will be held at the Cartier Mansion in Luddington MI on the following dates: May 18-20, August 3-5, September 14-16, and October 12-14. Workshops limited to 12  people each. Cost is $350, but does not include lodging. For details, log into: http://www.toddandbradreed.com/ ansd click on "workshops." to register call the Cartier Mansion at 231-843-0101.

WINNERS OF ANNUAL CAROL AWARDS

The Carol Awards were presented at the 10th annual ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Gala. The Carol Awards evolved from ACFW’s Book of the Year Awards to honor the highest achievement for published authors of Christian fiction.


Honoring excellence in Christian fiction of all genres, ACFW announced the 2011 Carol Award winners:

Debut Author: Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes (Tyndale Publishers)

Long Contemporary: Never Say Never by Lisa Wingate (Bethany House)

Long Contemporary Romance: Plain Paradise by Beth Wiseman (Thomas Nelson)

Long Historical: Sons of Thunder by Susan May Warren (Summerside Press)

Long Historical Romance: Love Finds You In Homestead, Iowa by Melanie Dobson (Summerside Press)

Mystery: The Camera Never Lies by Elizabeth Goddard (Barbour)

Novella: A Trusting Heart by Carrie Turansky (Barbour)

Romantic Suspense: The Silent Order by Melanie Dobson (Summerside Press)

Short Contemporary: A Father for Zach by Irene Hannon (Love Inspired)

Short Contemporary Suspense: Night Prey by Sharon Dunn (Love Inspired Suspense)

Short Historical: Her Healing Ways by Lyn Cote (Love Inspired)

Speculative Fiction: K├Ânig’s Fire by Marc Schooley (Marcher Lord Press)

Suspense/Thriller: Predator by Terri Blackstock (Zondervan)

Women’s Fiction: Beaded Hope by Cathy Liggett (Tyndale Publishers)

Young Adult: Anything But Normal by Melody Carlson (Revell)

ACFW is devoted to training its writers, educating them in the market, and serving as an advocate in the traditional Christian fiction publishing industry. With more than 2500 members and 29 local chapters in 18 states, as well as a beyond-the-borders e-chapter, ACFW speaks as The Voice of Christian Fiction. For more information about ACFW and upcoming conferences, visit www.acfw.com or contact Allison Wilson, Conference Administrator, at ca@acfw.com.

NEW LABEL: SLINGSHOT PICTURES

Image Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: DISK) is proud to announce the launch of a new label, Slingshot Pictures. The line will focus exclusively on faith-based titles and be managed by industry veteran Suzette Schafer who has been hired as Senior Vice President. The Slingshot Pictures brand will premiere in November according to Image Entertainment Chief Acquisitions Officer Bill Bromiley.


"I'm excited to be launching this new label for Image Entertainment," said Suzette Schafer, Senior Vice President, Specialty Product. "It is our goal to acquire films that have strong family values, messages of hope and are life affirming as well as spiritually enriching. Slingshot Pictures will bring these films to audiences through standard distribution channels as well as explore new innovative outlets to broaden accessibility and bring inspirational content to consumers worldwide."

Image Entertainment, Inc. is a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,200 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 340 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and more than 450 programs internationally via sublicense agreements. For many of its titles, the Company has exclusive audio and broadcast rights, as well as digital download rights to over 2,100 video programs and approximately 400 audio titles containing more than 6,000 individual tracks. The Company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California. For more information about Image Entertainment, Inc., please go to www.image-entertainment.com.

POPULARITY OF E-READERS

The options keep changing and bookstores are starting to feel the pressure. One major chain closed its doors for good this month while some of the others have rolled out their own e-Reader devices and are upgrading them regularly. Even The New York Times has changed the way it looks at bestsellers. It used to be just fiction and non-fiction; now it's also print versus e-Reader. And this is for a good reason as one in six Americans (15%) uses an e-Reader device up from less than one in ten (8%) a year ago. Also, among those who do not have an e-Reader, one in six (15%) say they are likely to get an e-Reader device in the next six months. These are some of the results of The Harris Poll of 2,183 adults surveyed online between July 11 and 18, 2011 by Harris Interactive.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

BLUE RIDGE NOVELIST RETREAT

BLUE RIDGE CHRISTIAN

“Autumn in the Mountains” Novelist Retreat
October 16-20, 2011

What could be finer than to be in the mountains of western North Carolina in October! This is the perfect setting for a time of improving the craft of novel writing, fellowship with other novelists, write, discuss, and critique.

Retreat for beginning and published novelists

WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BRING YOUR LAPTOP
AND YOUR NOVEL-IN-PROGRESS.

All novelists are welcome to come and learn the craft that applies to all novel writing. The faculty is Christian and some emphasis will be directed to the CBA market.

Enrollment limited. Please register early. – Ridgecrest: 1.800.588.7222

www.lifeway.com/novelretreat

LOCATION

Ridgecrest/LifeWay Conference Center, Ridgecrest, NC

(twenty minutes east of Asheville—home of the famous Biltmore House and Gardens)

All sleeping rooms for the Novel Retreat are in

MOUNTAIN LAUREL HOTEL

Sunday evening session and morning classes will be held
AZALEA AUDITORIUM - JOHNSON SPRINGS BUILDING

.TUITION
Retreat $315 - Off-campus $375

LODGING PER NIGHT in MOUNTAIN LAUREL
Single $69 - Double $69
Triple $79 - Quad $89

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS - WEEK OF OCTOBER 2

Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson) is #1 on the combined print and e-Book nonfiction list, and the paperback nonfiction list; and #2 on the e-Book nonfiction list, and the combined hardcover & paperback nonfiction list.


Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas (Thomas Nelson) is #1 on the e-Book nonfiction list, and #4 on the combined print and e-Book nonfiction list.

The Hour That Matters Most by Les Parrott (Tyndale House) is #1 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

The Mercy by Beverly Lewis (Bethany House) is #2 on the paperback trade fiction list, #8 on the combined hardcover and paperback fiction list, and #16 on the combined print and e-Book fiction list.

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (Northfield/Moody) is #3 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson) is #4 on the monthly hardcover business book list.

Crazy Love by Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski (David C. Cook) is #5 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

Living Beyond Your Feelings by Joyce Meyer (FaithWords) is #5 on the hardcover advice & misc. list.

The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven by Kevin Malarkey and Alex Malarkey (Tyndale House) is #8 on the paperback nonfiction list; #21 on the combined hardcover & paperback nonfiction list; #25 on the combined print and e-Book nonfiction list; and #35 on the e-Book nonfiction list.

Radical by David Platt (Multnomah) is #9 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

Love Wins by Rob Bell (HarperOne/HarperCollins) is #10 on the hardcover advice & misc. list.

Forgotten God by Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski (David C. Cook) is #10 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp (Zondervan) is #11 on the hardcover advice & misc. list.

Erasing Hell by Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle (David C. Cook) is #12 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

The Love Dare by Stephen and Alex Kendrick with Lawrence Kimbrough (B&H) is #13 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

The Healing by Wanda E. Brunstetter. (Barbour) is #13 on the paperback trade fiction list.

90 Minutes In Heaven by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey (Revell/Baker) is #19 on the paperback nonfiction list, and #35 on the combined print and e-Book nonfiction list.

Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson with Susy Flory (Thomas Nelson) is #19 on the hardcover nonfiction list, #20 on the e-Book nonfiction list, #30 on the combined print and e-Book nonfiction list, and #34 on the combined hardcover & paperback nonfiction list.

Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson) is #26 on the e-Book nonfiction list, and #35 on the paperback nonfiction list.

Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow with Nathan Whitaker (HarperCollins) is #26 on the hardcover nonfiction list.

The Reason for God by Timothy Keller (Riverhead) is #27 on the paperback nonfiction list.

The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller (Riverhead) is #29 on the paperback nonfiction list.