Brazos Press Signs Books on Immigration, Sobriety

Brazos Press editor Katelyn Beaty has acquired world rights to tentatively titled Naturalized by Karen Gonzalez, a Guatemalan immigrant and advocate who argues that the conversation on immigration must center on people on the margins, not the white dominant culture, according to a Brazos press release. The book, agented by Rachelle Gardner of Gardner Literary, is scheduled to be published in fall 2022.

Brazos also announced that Beaty has acquired world rights to Erin Jean Warde’s tentatively-titled Awakening to Sobriety, set to be released in spring 2023. Warde, a priest and sobriety coach, presents an embodied, incarnational, and grounded vision of sobriety through the lens of Christian spirituality. The author is unagented.

IVP’s Formatio Imprint Acquires Advent Devotional

Cindy Bunch of IVP’s Formatio imprint has acquired a 25-day Advent devotional guiding readers through Luke 1-2 with reflections, prayer and spiritual practices written and illustrated by Bette Dickinson. She serves with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Spiritual Formation. Tentatively titled Making Room, it is scheduled for a fall 2022 publication. World rights were negotiated by agent Tom Dean of A Drop of Ink.

Old Testament Prof to Do Three Books with IVP Academic

John Walton, author and professor of the Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School, has signed a three-book contract with IVP Academic, with the first book, Faithful Interpretation, to be released in fall 2023. Jon Boyd, IVP Academic editorial director, calls Faithful Interpretation “a master class in Old Testament interpretation.” The remaining two contracted books continue Walton’s Lost World series of titles. The first, planned for 2024, is tentatively titled The Lost World of Prophecy and the other will be a Lost World book on Genesis, in 2025. World rights were sold for all three unagented books.