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About WaterBrook & Multnomah

 

WaterBrook Mission

WaterBrook publishes Christian books that seek to intensify and satisfy a reader’s elemental thirst for a deeper relationship with God. We seek messages that draw on the Bible, experiential learning, story, practical guidance, and inspiration to help readers thrive in their faith.

 

Multnomah Mission

Multnomah publishes Christian resources that proclaim the Gospel and equip followers of Jesus to make disciples. We seek timeless messages from trusted Christian voices that challenge readers to approach life from a biblical perspective.

 

History

WaterBrook and Multnomah are two imprints of Penguin Random House. WaterBrook was launched in September 1996 as an autonomous publishing imprint of Doubleday with the intent to publish books for Christians. Since the release of our first books in 1998, our publishing program has grown dramatically through the expansion of WaterBrook as well as the purchase of Harold Shaw Publishers in 2000 and acquisition of Multnomah Books in August 2006. Today the WaterBrook and Multnomah backlists feature a stellar roster of best-selling authors including Liz Curtis Higgs, David Platt, Randy Alcorn, Kay Arthur, Mark Batterson, Cindy Woodsmall, Chris & Kerry Shook, Joanna Weaver, Stephen Arterburn, Shannon Ethridge, John Piper, Steven Furtick, Shaunti Feldhahn, Andy Stanley, Francine Rivers, Nick Vujicic, Kim Vogel Sawyer, Joshua Harris, Bruce Wilkinson, and many more.

 

Today

While the foundational Christian perspective of our publishing program remains unchanged, the focus of each imprint is distinct. WaterBrook publishes books in the areas of practical life, inspiration and encouragement, devotional, relationships and parenting, biography, memoir, topical Bible study, justice, and spiritual warfare along with captivating works of fiction and children’s books. Multnomah publishes books in the areas of discipleship and spiritual growth, Christian living, Bible study, apologetics, theology, devotional, evangelism, pastoral helps, leadership as well as children’s books and works of uplifting fiction.

 

Distinctives

As imprints of Penguin Random House—the largest English-language publisher in the world—WaterBrook and Multnomah compete with the best publishers the world while seeking to serve our readers and the Church at a personal level. We foster a small company atmosphere, allowing for entrepreneurial thought, creativity, and innovation, while also leveraging the benefits of deep corporate support. That combination allows us to bring the best of both worlds to our authors, partners, and readers. Our experienced leadership team brings a high level of expertise in all areas, as well as an informed and experienced publishing approach that is on par with the very best in the world.

 

Last month to Pre-order Katie Ganshert’s LIFE AFTER

Pre-order Katie Ganshert’s most complex and unforgettable novel yet! Redeem the offer and get the official details here.

ABOUT THE BOOK

It could have been me.
Snow whirls around an elevated train platform in Chicago. A distracted woman boards the train, takes her seat, and moments later a fiery explosion rips through the frigid air, tearing the car apart in a horrific attack on the city’s transit system. One life is spared. Twenty-two are lost.

A year later, Autumn Manning can’t remember the day of the bombing and she is tormented by grief—by guilt. Twelve months of the question constantly echoing. Why? Why? Why? Searching for answers, she haunts the lives of the victims, unable to rest.

Paul Elliott lost his wife in the train bombing and wants to let the dead rest in peace, undisturbed and unable to [ … ]

The LIFE AFTER Pre-Order Campaign Continues!

Pre-order Katie Ganshert’s most complex and unforgettable novel yet! Redeem the offer and get the official details here.

ABOUT THE BOOK

It could have been me.
Snow whirls around an elevated train platform in Chicago. A distracted woman boards the train, takes her seat, and moments later a fiery explosion rips through the frigid air, tearing the car apart in a horrific attack on the city’s transit system. One life is spared. Twenty-two are lost.

A year later, Autumn Manning can’t remember the day of the bombing and she is tormented by grief—by guilt. Twelve months of the question constantly echoing. Why? Why? Why? Searching for answers, she haunts the lives of the victims, unable to rest.

Paul Elliott lost his wife in the train bombing and wants to let the dead rest in peace, undisturbed and unable to [ … ]

Austin Barnes & Noble Hosting Jennie Allen for Booksigning NOTHING TO PROVE

Barnes & Noble Offers Exclusive Book Club Edition

Barnes & Noble at 5601 Brodie Lane, Austin, will be hosting Austin-author Jennie Allen, founder of the IF: Gathering and author of Nothing to Prove: Why We Can Stop Trying So Hard (WaterBrook, Jan 31), for a booksigning on Feb. 9 at 7:00 pm. The exclusive Barnes and Noble book club edition of Nothing to Prove will be available.

In Nothing to Prove, Allen, an entrepreneur, ministry leader, in-demand speaker, teacher, wife and mother of four, is bringing her signature raw honesty, transparency and wisdom to help women address their fears, fight feelings of being overwhelmed and inadequacy and stop walking through life numb to real emotions and real feelings.

“You may be a pleaser or achiever, or maybe you are a rebel,” writes Allen. “But you and I both have [ … ]

Lifeway Austin Launch Party and Booksigning for Jennie Allen

Jennie Allen, Austin-based founder and visionary for the fast-growing international women’s conference IF: Gathering, is launching her new book Nothing to Prove: Why We Can Stop Trying So Hard (WaterBrook, Jan. 31, 2017) with a special Facebook Live event and booksigning on Tuesday, January 31 at 7:00 pm at the Lifeway Christian Store on 10515 N Mopac Expy, Austin, TX.

Lifeway invites Austin readers to celebrate with Allen the release of her new book, Nothing to Prove, by joining an in-store Facebook event and connecting with thousands of women online around the country. It is an opportunity to be among the first readers in the country to hear Allen speak about Nothing to Prove and join her for the conversation.

In Nothing to Prove, Allen, an entrepreneur, ministry leader, in-demand speaker, teacher, wife and mother of four, is bringing her [ … ]

Buy One Give One Pre-Order Campaign for IS THE BIBLE GOOD FOR WOMEN?

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About Is the Bible Good for Women?

Headline: Is it possible to embrace the inherent dignity of womanhood while still cherishing the Bible?

Many, both inside and outside the church, are concerned that an orthodox understanding of the Bible is threatening and even harmful to women. After all, the Bible has a number of passages regarding women that are deeply troubling and hard to read.

But is that assessment accurate?

In this fascinating look at God’s work of redemption from Creation to today, Wendy Alsup explores questions such as:
* How does God view justice and equal rights for women?
* What does it mean to be made in the image of God?
* How have the centuries distorted our interpretation [ … ]

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