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  • For the Love of Gospel Music: Robert Darden

    Robert Darden is both a scholar and an evangelist of black gospel music, seeking to preserve it through archival work and to write its history. His new book illuminates how spirituals carried messages not only of hope for the next world but freedom in this one.

  • Jerry Jenkins Shuts Christian Writers Guild

    Novelist Jerry Jenkins has shuttered the Christian Writers Guild, a writers education group he owns. Former CWG employees are gearing up to fill the void with a new company.

  • Short Takes: Religion Publishing News Briefs, November 12, 2014

    Nominations for small publishers awards are closing; more awards and honors; new app brings the liturgy to Catholics on their phones; 100,000 have joined Max Lucado's Prayer Challenge.

  • Religion Books of Note, November

    Rob Bell and Kristen Bell reflect on the meaning of marriage; Gerard Russell explains little-understood religious dynamics in the Middle East.

  • Reviews of New and Forthcoming Religion and Spirituality Books, November 12, 2014

    Buddhist poet Gary Snyder in conversation; Eben Alexander returns to the subject of heaven.

  • Gift Books Can Be a Big, and Tough, Business

    Publishers of spiritual or religious gift books face unique challenges in a complicated business.

  • Publishers Respond to Death of Minister-Author Myles Munroe

    The plane crash death of Myles Munroe, prominent minister and prolific author, has saddened his publishers and readers.

  • The Readiness Is All: Books for Advent

    In the season of hopeful waiting, new books help Christians craft a fresh approach to the Nativity.

  • What Christ’s Kingdom Means: Scot McKnight

    When New Testament scholar Scot McKnight noticed pastors skipping scholarly works to read popular theology they could take to their congregations, he decided to write books that spoke to those in the pews as well as in the pulpit.

  • Crown Reorganizing Christian Division

    Crown Publishing has announced a significant reorganization of its Christian publishing operations in advance of the 2015 retirement of Steve Cobb, president and publisher of WaterBrook Multnomah.

  • Begin with a Question: PW Talks with Philip Yancey

    Philip Yancey's newest revisits the topic of God's grace, looking at how contemporary Christianity--and how society views Christians--have changed since his 1997 bestseller became a classic on the subject.

  • Pope Francis, By the Books

    The election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina as pope in 2013 unleashed a flow of books that has grown from a trickle to a flood, though not quite a deluge—yet.

  • Beacon Hill Press Closing

    The Nazarene Publishing House and its trade imprint, Beacon Hill Press, will shut down on December 1 due to “shifting cultural circumstances including changes in the church” that have caused declining revenues and financial instability for the press.

  • Short Takes: Religion Publishing News Briefs, October 22, 2014

    The 2015 International Christian Retail Show has opened booth registration, debuting a new exhibitor platform.

  • Religion On-Sale Calendar: November 2014

    Coming in November: new books from Deepak Chopra, James Carroll, and John Maxwell.

  • Mining a Rich Backlist: PW Talks with Joyce Meyer

    Publishing powerhouse Joyce Meyer has written some 100 books and in the past 12 years alone racked up more than 30 million in sales, since FaithWords acquired her backlist in 2002 for more than $10 million.

  • Living Secular: Books on Nonbelief Shift from Argument to Lifestyle

    Those who do not adhere to any religion have become the fastest-growing "religious" orientation in America. How do people live fulfilling and meaningful lives without the traditional support of religious beliefs and institutions?

  • Reviews of New and Forthcoming Religion and Spirituality Books, October 22, 2014

    A starred review for Rob and Kristen Bell's new book on marriage; the best examination to date of Pope Francis, who he is, and what to expect.

  • Pastors on Prayer: It’s Simple, But Not Always Easy

    Prayer can be a challenge, even for the most religious. Pastors--who some might look to as experts on prayer--also can wrestle with this foundational practice.

  • Holy Spirit Hunger: Amos Yong

    Pentecostal theologian Amos Yong has taken on a huge project: how to talk theologically about the Holy Spirit, the elusive and mysterious force that Christians believe is the part of the Holy Trinity animating the world today.

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