Brazos Goes Back to the Beginning

Acquisition editor for Brazos Press Katelyn Beaty bought world rights from agent Rachelle Gardner to a new book by Native American writer Kaitlin Curtice (Glory Happening). Tentatively titled Native: The Origins of God, the Origins of Us, the book explores themes of race, identity, and belonging. It’s slated for publication in summer 2020.

A Jewish Scholar Lands at Fortress

Fortress Press’ Tony Jones took world rights directly from Rabbi Joseph Edelheit to What Am I Missing? The Ancient Wisdom of Six Biblical Figures. The author, who is also the director of the religious and Jewish studies programs at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, examines the lives of Abraham, Rachel, Moses, Miriam, David, and Esther in the Bible in order to glean lessons on how to live meaningfully. What Am I Missing is slated for publication in spring 2020.

FaithWords Reintroduces Prayer

In a world rights deal, Keren Baltzer at FaithWords bought This is How We Pray: Discovering a Life of Intimate Friendship with God by Adam Dressler, a pastor based in Clarkesville, Tenn. Rather than focusing on technical prayer practices, Dressler encourages readers to view happenings in their everyday lives as a form of prayer that connects them to God, according to the publisher. The expected publication date for the book is spring 2019. Alex Field at the Bindery represented the author in the deal.

‘Change’ Headed to Discovery House

Another book on prayer is coming in spring 2019, this time from Discovery House. Acquiring editor Mike Nappa took world rights directly from author Jody Brolsma to Praying to Change Lives, a guide aimed at helping readers discover and enjoy intercessory prayer, or praying on behalf of others.