Brazos Lands Philosopher’s Latest

Robert Hosack at Brazos Press bought world rights directly from author and philosopher James K.A. Smith (On the Road with Saint Augustine) to a new book titled When Are We? The book, which examines Christian discipleship across the seasons of life, is slated for publication in fall 2022.

IVP Takes ‘Road to Flourishing’

InterVarsity Press editor Ed Gilbreath acquired world rights to a book by Al Lopus, president and cofounder of the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI), which surveys and researches tools Christian organizations can use to excel. The book, The Road to Flourishing, draws on Lopus’s work helping professionals build “a workplace culture that drives success and well-being,” according to the publisher. It’s slated for publication in winter 2022.

Three New Series for Eerdmans

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company acquired world rights to three new commentary series that will launch between this month and 2024. No agency was involved in the negotiations. First, the Theological Education between the Times (TEBT) series “aims to provoke smart, richly plural conversations about the highest ends of theological education in order to help readers understand and imagine what might come next,” according to the publisher. The first book, After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging by Willie James Jennings, was released on Sept. 15. Other books in the series will include Renewing the Church by the Spirit: Theological Education after Pentecost by Amos Yong (Nov.) and Attempt Great Things for God: Theological Education in Diaspora by Chloe Sun (Nov.). Additional authors in the series are Mark D. Jordan, Daniel O. Aleshire, Keri Day, Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, Mark Young, Colleen Mary Mallon, Hosffman Ospino, Maria Liu Wong, and Ted A. Smith, who will serve as series editor. Smith will work closely with Eerdmans executive editor David Bratt, who will oversee the series in-house.

The second series, Commentaries for Christian Formation (CCF), will explore how theological exegesis impacts preaching, teaching, and the formation of faith. It will launch in May 2021 with a commentary on Galatians by N.T. Wright. The series will also include works by leading scholars Douglas Campbell, Sandra Richter, and Amy Peeler. CCF editors Stephen Fowl, Jennifer Grillo, and Robert Wall will work closely with Eerdmans senior acquisitions editors Andrew Knapp and Trevor Thompson, who will oversee the series in-house.

Launching in 2024, Pillar Old Testament Commentary series (POTC) will “blend rigorous exegesis and exposition, scholarship, and pastoral sensitivity, and the best of confessionalism, with an eye alert both to biblical theology and to the contemporary relevance of the Bible,” according to the publisher. The inaugural title—Richard E. Averbeck’s commentary on Genesis—will be followed by a volume on Deuteronomy by Jason DeRouchie. Series editors Eric J. Tully and D. A. Carson will work closely with Eerdmans’s Andrew Knapp, who will oversee the series in-house.