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Steven Furtick “SuperSoul 100” Class

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the SuperSoul 100,” a dynamic group of 100 trailblazers whose vision and life’s work are elevating humanity and encouraging others to do the same. Curated by the OWN leadership team, the “SuperSoul 100” list recognizes remarkable individuals in five categories: Soul Creatives, Soul Entrepreneurs, Soul Givers, Soul Igniters and Soul Teachers.  Multnomah’s own Steven Furtick, lead pastor of Elevation Church and author of (Un)QualifiedCrash the Chatterbox, Greaterand Sun Stand Stillis recognized in the Soul Teachers group.

The SuperSoul 100 site mentioned the fast growth of Furtick’s Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC and it community impact. “In the last decade, Elevation has grown to more than 20,000 in weekly attendance, meeting at 14 locations in the Charlotte area and beyond. Through God’s faithfulness [ … ]

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 [ … ]

Luther and Katharina Wins 2016 ECPA Book Award

Colorado Springs, Colo. (May 6, 2016) – WaterBrook is proud to announce that Luther and Katharina: A Novel of Love and Rebellion (WaterBrook, October 6, 2015) by Jody Hedlund has won the Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Association (ECPA) 2016 Christian Book Award in the “Fiction” category. The 2016 Christian Book Award winners were named at the ECPA’s 2016 Awards Celebration on May 3rd during the ECPA Leadership Summit hosted in Nashville, Tenn.

In Luther and Katharina, bestselling author Hedlund, chronicles the true love story between former nun, Katharina von Bora and the great reformer of the faith, Martin Luther. As an expert in the historical fiction genre, her work shines a light on female figures that have, for far too long, remained unknown and hidden in the annals of history.

Luther and Katharina also honors the upcoming 500th anniversary of the [ … ]

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 [ … ]

Sam Rodriguez 700 Club

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.

SNEAK PEEK: Reset by Nick Hall

Do you ever wish life had a reset button like your computer does?

Click here to download chapter 1 of Reset

Jesus Is the Reset is an invitation to a second chance—a do-over—to get beyond past missteps and failures and present confusion and discontent. Whether your struggle has been with such things as faith, hope, purity, habits, plans, self-image, or relationships, Nick Hall looks to God’s Word to address the traps we fall into and clarify the practical ways we can get out.

If you’re feeling stuck, it’s time for a reset—so you can embrace life as it was meant to be.