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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.

 

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Gretchen Rubin and Joshua Becker Talk Happiness & Habits

Best-selling author on habits and happiness Gretchen Rubin recently interviewed Joshua Becker, author of The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own. Rubin asked Becker about the choices and habits he follows as an advocate of simple living, or what is often referred to as minimalism.

Eight years ago, Becker discovered minimalism and founded the popular website BecomingMinimalist.com, where a large community has grown of people who want to downsize their possession in order to increase their quality of life.  Becker shares what he and others have learned about the rich benefits of living with less in his new book The More of Less.

In response to Rubin’s interview question”Do you embrace habits or resist them,” Becker responded: “Minimalism served as a catalyst to embrace greater intentionality in all areas of my life. Eight years ago, I would [ … ]

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Rodriguez Offers Clarion Call to “Be Light” on “The 700 Club”

As a guest on “The 700 Club,” Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, author of Be Light: Shining God’s Beauty, Truth, and Hope into a Darkened World, put out a call to Christians to not curse the darkness but to use their energy to “Be Light.”

“Some call the times we live in the blackest hour. But where light stands next to darkness, light always wins,” says Rodriguez, who serves as president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and has been described by Fox News and CNN as “America’s most influential Latino Evangelical leader.”

In his new book Be Light, Rodriguez takes readers on an inspiring and encouraging 30-day journey of looking at the intriguing qualities of light and how those qualities can guide readers to become light to the world around them.

To see Rev. Rodriguez’s interview on “The 700 Club,”  click here.

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NEWS: Steven Furtick’s (Un)Qualified Hits Major Best-Seller Lists

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., (March 14, 2016)—Steven Furtick’s new book (Un)Qualified: How God Uses Broken People To Do Big Things (Mar. 1, Multnomah) has landed on the best-seller lists for USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly and Washington Post for its debut week of sales.

Publishers Weekly has (Un)Qualified as #4 on the Hardcover Non-fiction list in the March 14, 2016, issue. The Wall Street Journal ranked (Un)Qualified as #5 on its March 10, 2016, Hardcover Non-fiction list and #8 on its Non-fiction Combined List. (Un)Qualified appears in the #10 spot on the Washington Post Hardcover Non-fiction list for March 13, 2016. In the March 10, 2016, issue of USA Today’s Top 150 Books list, (Un)Qualified is #26.

In (Un)Qualified, Furtick teaches about the discoveries he’s made while wrestling with questions about self-acceptance and self-improvement. In his witty, high-energy [ … ]

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WaterBrook and Multnomah Launch New Website and Update Brand Identities

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., (Mar. 11, 2016)—WaterBrook and Multnomah, imprints of Crown at Penguin Random House, LLC.,  have re-launched their website, www.WaterbrookMultnomah.com, with a new mobile-friendly format, simplified navigation and clean, fresh design.  The site’s updated look and enhanced content will allow visitors to more easily interact with WaterBrook and Multnomah online and to discover comprehensive information on each book title, including links to purchase from a variety of retailers.

WaterBrook and Multnomah’s overhaul of the website is one step in a series of updates to their brand identities. The two imprints based in Colorado Springs are no longer presented as the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group but are now being developed into two distinct imprint identities. Following a shift in company strategy, each imprint will now serve unique audiences within the Church and publish in specific categories.  Moving forward, the [ … ]

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12265 Oracle Blvd. Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

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