The writers/producer/director of FIREPROOF and the author’s of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book it inspired, The Love Dare — comes a life-changing tool for building strong, godly families — The Love Dare for Parents.
“The Love Dare for Parents offers a 40-day journey of daily ‘dares’ that challenge parents to know what Christ-like love looks like and to share it with their children,” Stephen Kendrick said.
Available for preorder now with deliveries beginning July 1, The Love Dare for Parents also includes free access to an online parenting evaluation tool to make the book even more impactful.
“We know that family life is busy,” Alex Kendrick said. “We purposefully made The Love Dare for Parents easy and enjoyable to read with biblical principles you can apply to your parenting from Day One.”
Each of the 40 days of The Love Dare for Parents begins with an encouraging promise from scripture then draws a biblical principle from it. Parents receive daily challenges to put the principles to work in the lives of their children. And, there is room for readers to make the book their own, with space to journal reflections about the material and about personal experiences, putting it into action. The Love Dare for Parents is helpful and encouraging to parents and children of all ages — whether a new parent looking to win the heart of their young child or an [...]
David C Cook announces that “Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples,” by Francis Chan with Mark Beuving, made the The New York Times Best Sellers list at number 11 in the Advice & Misc. category, in the debut week of its release this month.
Chan has partnered with The New York Times bestselling author David Platt, author of Radical, to spread the message of “Multiply.” On November 9th and 10th, they held two live webcasts to kick off Multiply Gatherings, events designed to come alongside local churches in training people to be disciple-makers. Over 10,000 small groups and over 950 churches from 100 countries (over half of the countries in the world) registered to participate in the free webcasts.
The webcasts, which may become an annual simulcast, are available at www.multiplymovement.com, along with 24 online coaching videos from Chan and Platt. The videos correspond to the 24 chapters in Multiply and provide practical information for newcomers to disciple-making.
“It is evident that this message is resonating with people around the world,” says Don Pape, vice president of trade publishing. “By the numbers we saw participate this weekend, this isn’t something that’s going to fade. It’s a raising up of today’s generation to fulfill Christ’s calling.”
A pastor and church planter based in San Francisco, Francis Chan speaks to tens of thousands of [...]
Athanatos Christian Ministries, a Christian apologetics and publishing ministry, has a surprise for Christian readers. On October 24th, just in time for Halloween, they will release “The Devil’s Choir,” by Chris Morrow. One does not usually associate Christian authors with the horror genre, but ACM’s director, Anthony Horvath, can explain.
Horvath says, “From the horrors of the Holocaust to abortion on demand to any number of incidents in human history, there is much to terrify us–about ourselves. Add to that the reality of the supernatural, and I think it is safe to say that there is a sense in which we ignore the ‘horror genre’ at our peril. It’s clear that as Christians, we cannot follow Stephen King wherever he goes, but at the same time, the real world is often a terrible place, and Christians need to wrestle with that fact and its implications.”
“The Devil’s Choir,” will be released first as an ebook with a print edition due out on January 18th, 2013.
Chris Morrow is an up and coming horror author whose short stories and novellas have appeared in numerous print and online magazines and anthologies. “The Devil’s Choir,” his first novel length release, retains his unique style-a style that keeps readers sleeping with the lights on, but also incorporates elements of the traditional mystery/thriller in concert with an overriding Christian [...]
CNN Ranks ‘October Baby’ Among ‘15 Most Impressive Box Office Performances’ for 2012
OCTOBER BABY, a limited-release indie film, surprised moviegoers and critics alike when, against stiff competition, it opened this February at No. 8 at the box office. The film’s sensitive story about the value of life—wrapped in humor, romance and drama—earned it a spot among CNN’s 15 Most Impressive Box Office Performances for 2012.
Now, on Sept. 1 from B&H Publishing Group, comes the hit film’s novelization. Fans will be eager to know that October Baby the novel delves deeply into characters’ backgrounds, taking readers on an extended journey through their lives, and still packs the movie’s emotional punch and entertainment.
“In October Baby the novel fans and newcomers get the same charm, the same uplifting story, with a whole lot more,” B&H Acquisition Editor Julie Gwinn said. “The deeper journey with these characters moves closer to the tagline for both book and film: ‘Every Life Is Beautiful.’”
October Baby is written by New York Times best-selling author Eric Wilson and the film’s co-writer Theresa Preston. Wilson is well known to Christian fiction readers for his novelization of the hit films from the Kendrick brothers, Fireproof, Facing the Giants and Flywheel. He also writes original novels at the intersection of the spiritual and physical worlds. For first-time screenwriter Preston, October Baby extended her [...]
SonSource Publications, a company that seeks to bring greater organization to the Christian life through resources and publications, recently released an all-inclusive Christian organizer. My Church Companion, the newly designed Christian organizer, is intentionally created to be a true companion for Christians. The organizer features daily Bible readings, a place for notes during sermons, prayer requests and praise reports, as well as monthly calendars and church contacts.
Tonya Calfee and Melissa Altizer, founders of SonSource Publications, built the organization based on a combination of skills and passion. Their mission focuses on aiding and encouraging believers through Christian publications. My Church Companion is just one of the resources they hope will aid in bringing individuals closer to Christ.
“We saw a need in the Christian market for resources that facilitate and encourage Christians to be faithful, consistent and organized in their Christian lives. That’s how My Church Companion was born,” Tonya Calfee said. “SonSource’s sole purpose is to promote consistent daily prayer and Bible reading, faithful church attendance and boldness in spreading the Gospel of Christ, all of which can only serve to strengthen the Body of Christ.”
SonSource Publications’ mission is to bring God glory through the Christian resources and publications it offers, such as My Church Companion, so that users of these [...]