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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.

 

BREAK OPEN THE SKY – Buy One, Get a PDF Excerpt plus a Trade Paperback Edition of POSSIBLE Free!

SPECIAL OFFER: Preorder Break Open the Sky by Stephan Bauman from your favorite retailer and receive a free PDF book excerpt in advance of the book release, plus a free copy of Possible, Stephan’s first book (while supplies last).

imageTrade Paperback Edition FREE (while supplies last)

ABOUT THE BOOK: Terrorism. Racism. Refugees. Political vitriol. Our culture is driven by fear. Compared to all previous generations, we are more safe, live longer, hurt less, and earn more. Yet, we are more afraid than ever.

Our faith has fallen prey to this culture of fear. Fear slips into our souls, leaving us not only afraid, but on edge and constantly anxious. No longer a safe harbor, a source of [ … ]

WE STOOD UPON STARS – Preorder Now, Get a PDF Poster and Be Entered to Win an Adventure Companion Kit!

SPECIAL OFFER: Preorder We Stood Upon Stars by Roger W. Thompson from your favorite retailer, receive a free PDF Poster and be entered to win an Adventure Companion Kit from WaterBrook Press.

Each Adventure Companion Kit is valued over $100 retail and includes:

  • Water resistant Satellite Sling Bag courtesy of Sons of Trade.
  • Paracord bracelet with outdoor compass.
  • Postcard mailers.
  • Decal stickers.

ABOUT THE BOOK: In the literary spirit of well-worn tales about America’s open road, this poetic, honest, often hilarious collection of essays shows how to embark on adventures that kindle spiritual reflection, personal growth, and deeper family connections. From surfing California’s coastlines, stargazing southwestern deserts, and fly-fishing in remote mountains of Montana, you’ll be inspired to follow the author’s footsteps and use the hand-drawn maps from each chapter to plan your own trips.  There you will hear God’s voice – and it may help you find [ … ]

AS KINGFISHERS CATCH FIRE – Special Preorder Offer Plus Be Entered to Win The Message Canvas Bible!

SPECIAL OFFER: Preorder As Kingfishers Catch Fire by Eugene Peterson from your favorite retailer and receive a free PDF book excerpt in advance of the book release. Also, receive a signed bookplate and poster print (while supplies last) inspired by the book cover, and be entered to win The Message Canvas Bible.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Nothing captures the biblical foundation for Eugene Peterson’s journey better than his teachings over twenty-nine years as a pastor. As Kingfishers Catch Fire offers a never-before-published collection of these teachings to anyone longing for a richer, truer spirituality.

Peterson’s strikingly beautiful prose and deeply grounded insights usher us into a new understanding of how to live out the good news of the Word made flesh. This is a stunning record of one man’s decision to discover not only how to be a pastor but how to [ … ]

Pre-order Ruth Logan Herne’s PEACE IN THE VALLEY today!

Don’t miss the conclusion to Ruth Logan Herne’s Double S Ranch series! Pre-order Peace in the Valley today and get an exclusive print! Redeem the offer and get the official details here.

ABOUT THE BOOK

In spite of their differences, Trey Walker Stafford knows he owes his life to cowboy and legendary rancher Sam Stafford—the uncle who rescued him after his parents’ death. Trey had left the Double S Ranch to pursue music against Sam’s wishes, but returns to central Washington when he learns he’s the best match for a procedure that could save Sam’s life. Although Trey’s found country music fame and success, he’s also endured the tragic loss of his wife. He croons about love, but struggles with a yawning emptiness he can’t explain.

Overwhelmed by a growing list of challenges, but mistrustful of Stafford men, single mother [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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