Tuesday, July 31, 2012


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Thursday, July 12, 2012


HarperCollins Publishers today announced it has closed on the acquisition of Thomas Nelson, a leading trade publisher providing multiple forms of inspirational Christian content including: books, Bibles, e-books, journals, audio, video, reference curriculum, digital apps and live events.

Thomas Nelson will continue to operate as an independent company with its unique editorial focus on inspirational and Christian content. Details, such as how Thomas Nelson will benefit from HarperCollins global print and digital platform, will be forthcoming.

Monday, July 9, 2012


CINCINNATI, July 9, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- After 146 years, Christian Standard magazine, believed to be the nation's oldest Protestant weekly in continuous publication, will move to a monthly schedule starting in September 2012.
The Christian Standard has been continuously published since its first weekly issue rolled off printing presses on April 7, 1866. It has produced issues every single week for 146 years, except for two weeks in 1937 when a flood put its presses underwater.
Photo: Christian Standard publisher and editor Mark A. Taylor (left) planned the magazine's first monthly issue with editor-at-large Paul S. Williams early this summer.Most of the time when a publication announces a change, it shuts down or moves totally online and ceases printing. In contrast, Cincinnati-based Standard Publishing's announcement today indicates a redefinition that, according to publisher and editor Mark A. Taylor, positions the magazine for a strong future. The new monthly Christian Standard will be a total 68 pages, 64 pages plus a four page cover.
"The new format will be something like most weekly issues of Time magazine," Taylor said. "But the changes will be more than in appearance," he added. He said the thicker magazine will allow for more substantive treatment of subjects, including longer articles in some cases.
The mission of the Christian Standard remains--to serve leaders of the church, both professional and volunteer, with a special focus on leaders in the independent Christian churches around the world.
Why the updates?
Christian Standard's weekly publication coincided for many years with its use in conjunction with adult Sunday School materials, and many churches ordered it along with their traditional quarterly Sunday School curriculum material.
Increasingly, however, churches are moving to other models that emphasize small group or other types of fellowship groups for adults.
In the new monthly format, Taylor explained, each issue will include special treatment of its cover theme, as well as other articles about current issues or church practices in light of Bible teaching. The September issue, focusing on money and stewardship, kicks off this new approach.
And while Paul Williams, chairman of Orchard Group, continues as editor-at-large and columnist, a newly-recruited slate of columns and features will give readers help and encouragement for many aspects of local church ministry.
"Christian Standard has been a major medium for connecting leaders and members in the independent Christian churches and churches of Christ around the world," said Taylor. "We believe this new monthly format will do a better job of serving our subscribers and attracting new readers."
The switch to a monthly format will be announced at the North American Christian Convention in Orlando July 10-13, where Christian Standard will be featured in the Standard Publishing booth, and free subscriptions will be given to ministry graduates who are honored at a special service during the convention. Discounted subscriptions will also be available to attendees.
For more information about Christian Standard, go to www.christianstandard.comor follow the magazine on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/ChristianStandardMagazine.

To: National DeskContact: Joni Sullivan Baker, 513-939-3935

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  • Saturday, July 7, 2012


    Writers 10 to 14 years old have about one more week to submit their wail tales, or exaggerated tales of woe into the 2012 New Christian Books Summer Writing Contest. The deadline is July 15. There is no fee to enter and there are CASH prizes. Learn more at     http://www.songsfromtheword.com/NewChristianBooks/invitation"

    Monday, July 2, 2012


    • TO HEAVEN AND BACK by Mary C. Neal (WaterBrook) is #1 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

    • HEAVEN IS FOR REAL by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson) is #5 on the paperback nonfiction list; #14 on the e-Book nonfiction list; #16 on the combined print and e-Book nonfiction list; and #18 on the combined print nonfiction list.

    • THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES by Gary Chapman (Northfield) is #5 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

    • CRAZY LOVE by Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski (David C. Cook) is #8 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

    • ONE THOUSAND GIFTS by Ann Voskamp (Zondervan) is #11 on the hardcover advice & misc. list.

    • THE LOVE DARE by Stephen and Alex Kendrick with Lawrence Kimbrough (B&H Books) is #13 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

    • THE RESOLUTION FOR MEN by Stephen and Alex Kendrick with Randy Alcorn (B&H Books) is #14 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

    • THE HARBINGER by Jonathan Cahn (FrontLine) is #15 on the paperback trade fiction list.

    • RADICAL by David Platt (Multnomah) is #15 on the paperback advice & misc. list.

    • IMPLOSION by Joel C. Rosenberg (Tyndale House Publishers) is #18 on the hardcover nonfiction list; #21 on the combined print and e-Book nonfiction list; #22 on the e-Book nonfiction list; and #23 on the combined print nonfiction list.

    • THE VOW by Kim and Krickitt Carpenter with Dana Wilkerson (B&H Publishing) is #19 on the paperback nonfiction list; and #27 on the e-Book nonfiction list.

    • FEARLESS by Eric Blehm (WaterBrook) is #21 on the e-Book nonfiction list; #23 on the combined print and e-Book nonfiction list; #24 on the hardcover nonfiction list; and #29 on the combined print nonfiction list.

     From ECPA's Rush to Press at ecpanews.org/rush


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