Taste Christmas like a Pope

Charlie McKinney of Sophia Institute Press has acquired world rights to The Vatican Christmas Cookbook (fall, 2020) by former Swiss Guard and acclaimed chef David Geisser, who collaborated on the bestselling The Vatican Cookbook. The book features more than 100 original recipes that have been prepared and served at the Vatican during the Advent and Christmas seasons for over 1,000 years. Richard Morris at Janklow and Nesbit Associates represented Geisser.

Tyndale Addresses a Thirst for Faith

Gretchen Saffles, founder of Well-Watered Women Online Community and author of numerous Bible studies, has sold world rights in a five-title deal to Tyndale Momentum. The first two books in the series, which will release April 6, 2021, will be The Well-Watered Woman: Rooted in Truth, Growing in Grace, Flourishing in Faith and devotional companion book, The Well-Watered Life. Senior acquisitions editor Kara Leonino said the author has “a unique ability to create space for women to come as they are, to know that they are not alone, and to discover who God calls them to be.” Saffles was represented by Teresa Evenson of the William K. Jensen Literary Agency.

IVP Adds Resources for Christian Parents of LGBT Youth

Jon Boyd, editorial director for IVP Academic, signed world rights for When Children Come Out: A Resource for Christian Parents (2022) co-authored by Wheaton College sociology professor Mark A. Yarhouse and Olya Zaporozhets. She is an associate professor in the School of Psychology & Counseling at Regent University who supervises training for Regent and Ukrainian students in Christian counseling. Boyd said their expertise will “help parents understand the psychological and developmental dynamics in play when a child comes out as gay, lesbian, or bisexual.” The authors represented themselves.

Evils of Envy Get Crisis Publications' Attention

Franciscan University professor of sociology Anne Hendershott represented herself in a deal for world rights with Charlie McKinney of Crisis Publications for The Politics of Envy (fall, 2020). The publisher describes the book as a sociocultural probe into the root cause of the sin that, left unchecked, "can destroy an individual, a family, a society—even a civilization."