A Refugee’s Story Lands at FaithWords

Keren Baltzer, acquiring editor at Hachette’s FaithWords imprint, took world rights to What They Meant for Evil: How a Lost Girl of Sudan Found Healing, Peace and Purpose in the Midst of Suffering by Rebecca Deng with Ginger Kolbaba.The book details Deng’s faith and her life story, including losing most of her family during South Sudan’s second civil war in the late 1980’s, reaching Kenya's Kakuma—one of the world's largest refugee camps—at age six, where she lived for eight years before becoming one of the first unaccompanied refugee children to enter the U.S. in 2000. The deal was brokered by Tim Beals, president of Credo Communications and the book is due out in September 2019.

IVP Revamps Classics

InterVarsity Press’ Cindy Bunch took North American rights from Kathy Helmers at Creative Trust to a revised, updated, and combined edition of two books by Dr. Paul Brand and Philip YanceyFearfully and Wonderfully Made (Zondervan, 1980) and In His Image (Zondervan, 1984). Both books look at the “miracle” of the human body and the insight it offers into the Body of Christ, according to promotional material. The title of the new book is to be determined, and it is expected to be published in fall 2019.

A correction had been made to Deng's life story.