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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.

 

Evangelist Nick Hall Calls for the Church to Pray for Nationwide “Reset” on “The 700 Club”

Evangelist Nick Hall, author of Reset: Jesus Changes Everything, recently joined “The 700 Club” to share the great things God is doing in the lives of people throughout the nation. He’s spoken to more than 3 million students and seen more than 500,000 make public declarations for Christ in the last few years.

Now he’s calling for one million to gather in unity under the banner of Christ on the National Mall on July 16th.

In his new book Reset, Hall invites readers to come to Christ and experience a do-over—to move on from their past and discover the life they were meant to live. He also helps readers navigate and overcome common spiritual and relational pitfalls and encourages them to see them themselves in the light of God’s amazing grace and love.

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

Tim Tebow to Publish New Book This Fall

Colorado Springs, Colorado, (May 18, 2016)— Tim Tebow has reached agreement with WaterBrook, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, to author a new book scheduled for publication on October 25, 2016. Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms combines never-before-told, personal stories from Tebow’s football experience and life with biblical teaching on anchoring identity and self-worth. As part of the agreement, WaterBrook will create a companion video Bible study and other products.

The book deal was announced today by Tina Constable, Senior Vice President, WaterBrook.  Alexander Field, Vice President, Publisher, WaterBrook, acquired world rights to the work in print and digital formats from Esther Fedorkevich of The Fedd Agency.  Bruce Nygren, Senior Editor, and Andrew Stoddard, Editor, will serve as editors for the products in the deal.

The very public highs and lows of Tebow’s college and professional football [ … ]

Minimalist Joshua Becker Shares 5 Surprises at Christianity Today

Joshua Becker, author of The More of Less and founder of BecomingMinimalist.com, shares at Christianity Today the 5 surprising spiritual benefits he has discovered from owning less stuff.

“Over the years, I’ve come to define minimalism as the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it,” writes Becker. “I’ve found it to be a lifestyle that offers not just a tidier home, but a more intentional spirituality.”

In his new hit book The More of Less, Becker offers even more rich benefits from downsizing belongings, such as more time for loved ones, less debt from buying unneeded things and fewer distractions from pursuing our passions. Becker’s insights and practical tips can help readers find the life they want under everything they own.

To read Becker’s full article at Christianity Today, click here.

 

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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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