Trio of Imprints to Mark Dallas Willard’s Influence
The life of late evangelical philosopher Dallas Willard and his influential writing on spiritual disciplines are drawing new attention this spring with three publishing imprints bringing his name forward in a coordinated marketing, publicity, and social media campaign.
It begins February 27 when Harper One will release a new paper edition of his Divine Conspiracy, which John Ortberg once described as a treatise on the care and feeding of the soul. It has sold more than 300,000 copies since its initial release in 1999. The same day, Thomas Nelson launches Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23. It's a new compilation of teachings and writings by Willard, who died in May 2013, which has been edited by his long-time friend Larry Burtoft and Willard’s daughter, Rebecca Willard Heatley.
Then, March 27 the InterVarsity imprint Formatio will bring out a biography, Becoming Dallas Willard, by Gary W. Moon, executive director of the Dallas Willard Center at Westmont College, on Willard’s life story and his role as a mentor and collaborator with pastor Richard Foster, founder of Renovare, a ministry focused on providing retreats and resources for spiritual formation.