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  • Religion Update 2014: In Profile

    Conversations with six leaders in religion publishing on industry innovation and where they see the category going.

  • Religion Update 2014: What Turns Librarians On—and Off

    We don’t deal directly with publishers at all,” says Jarad Millet, who works in collection management at Birmingham Public Library in Alabama.

  • Religion Update 2014: The Innovators

    Religion publishers of all shapes and sizes are experimenting to discover new, expanded, more effective ways to do business.

  • Religion Update 2014: Software Takes Center Stage in Multiplatform Plans

    Software companies, once on the periphery of Christian book publishing, find themselves increasingly taking center stage.

  • PW Talks with Mark Nepo: Doing Soul Work

    It doesn’t hurt to be endorsed by Oprah: After she smiled on him, inspirational philosopher and poet Mark Nepo’s 2000 book hit #1 on the 'Times' list. Nepo talked with PW about his newest, 'The Endless Practice: Becoming Who You Were Born to Be,' before joining Oprah’s The Life You Want tour on Sept. 5.

  • Books Offer Spiritual Help in Cancer Fight

    More than a million people in the U.S. get cancer each year, so it’s no wonder religion publishers across the spectrum are offering books on the topic, aiming to comfort, inspire, and motivate change.

  • Kingstone Publishes Graphic Novel Tie-In for Sony Movie

    Kingstone Comics has published the graphic novel version of the film 'The Remaining,' a supernatural thriller that releases in theaters September 5. The graphic novel is already out in digital on ComiXology and in print at retail.

  • Short Takes: Religion Publishing News Briefs, August 27, 2014

    Awards and honors for Catholic books and Christian fiction; conferences and trade shows in September and beyond.

  • Reviews of New and Forthcoming Religion and Spirituality Books, August 27, 2014

    Jan Karon's new novel brings Father Tim Kavanagh back to Mitford; Jan Aldredge-Clanton offers more inclusive pictures of God.

  • Steve Laube: Agent and Publisher

    In his long history in Christian publishing, Steve Laube has played many roles--bookseller, editor, literary agent. Now he adds publisher to that resume, joining what seems to be an emerging trend among agents.

  • Religion On-Sale Calendar: September 2014

    New books in a big religion publishing month include offerings from Joel Osteen, Sam Harris, and Joyce Meyer.

  • Lysa TerKeurst : The Best 'Yes' Is Sometimes 'No'

    Lysa TerKeurst recently had to reread her own book to stop herself from adding one more thing to her schedule. The bestselling author, speaker, mother of five, and director of a women’s ministry has overstuffed her schedule for years and reaped impressive results. But she's learned to say no, and urges other women to do the same.

  • Short Takes: Religion Publishing News Briefs, August 13, 2014

    A signing with singing; astronomer/priest honored with Carl Sagan Medal; romance writers recognize winners; a book tour in Amish country; Christian fiction conference coming up.

  • LifeWay Pulls Mark Driscoll’s Books from Shelves

    In a move that had been rumored for some time, LifeWay Christian Resources has suspended sales of Mark Driscoll’s books, pulling them from its website and from the shelves of its 180 Christian bookstores.

  • Reviews of New and Forthcoming Religion and Spirituality Books, August 13, 2014

    Molly Phinney Baskette tells the story of her congregation's revival; the message of Jesus has been diluted, argues Benjamin L. Corey.

  • Religion Books of Note: August 2014

    Significant August releases include the newest from popular women's author Lysa TerKeurst; also, Amish romance novelist Wanda Brunstetter sends newlyweds Emma and Lamar Miller to Florida for the winter and another unlikely quilting class.

  • Catholic Marketing Network: A Trade Show that’s Thriving

    There was no missing the life-size photo of Pope Francis near one of the entrances to the 18th annual Catholic Marketing Network trade show July 29-Aug. 1. He was there in spirit, perhaps, and certainly adorned many a book cover at a show publishers said brought robust sales and many opportunities to meet new retailers.

  • Abingdon Pulls Back in Fiction, Christian Living

    Abingdon Press is “reassessing and realigning” its Abingdon Fiction and Christian Living programs and has “paused” acquisitions.

  • Yoga Meets Religion, Spirituality in Four New Books

    Some people of faith worry that yoga’s philosophical and spiritual aspects might conflict with their personal beliefs. Others find that faith can interact with yoga practice in a way that makes it far more meaningful than “a good stretch.” Four new books examine the intersections of religion and spirituality with yoga practice.

  • Bill Hybels: To-Do List as a ‘Holy Endeavor’

    Technology and modern conveniences have made life easier, right? Not so much. The mental flotsam and frenzied busyness have actually made life more stressful and demanding, according to Willow Creek founding pastor Bill Hybels, whose new book offers practices to find freedom from “soul clutter.”

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