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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 [ … ]

NEWS: Liz Curtis Higgs Cover Story in Christian Retailing Magazine

Popular Bible study teacher, speaker and New York Times bestselling author Liz Curtis Higgs is featured this month on the cover of Christian Retailing Magazine. The article highlights how instrumental Christian bookstores have been in both Higgs’ personal spiritual growth and in her professional life. In the 30 years since Higgs became a follower of Christ, she has written 30 books with more than 4.5 million in print. She credits the ministry of Christian retailers in helping readers discover her work, including her signature title Bad Girls of the Bible, which re-releases this month.

“They became my go-to source. They filled my arms with books and I was so grateful,” Higgs says in regards to Christian bookstores after she came to know Christ in 1982. To [ … ]

NEWS: Altared Featured on ChristianityToday.com & Crosswalk.com

Altared: The True Story of a She, a He, and How They Both Got Too Worked Up About We, by Claire and Eli, was featured on ChristianityToday.com, Crosswalk.com, and WORLD on Campus. Go here, here, and here to read the excerpts and reviews!

NEWS: The Widow of Saunders Creek Reviewed on USAToday.com and BookReporter.com

The Widow of Saunders Creek, by Tracey Bateman, was featured on USA Today’s “Happily Ever After” blog. Go here to read why this book is “fresh, compelling, romantic and a little bit scary.” The book was also reviewed on BookReporter.com, available here.