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Two WaterBrook Multnomah Titles Honored as Outreach Resources of the Year

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 1, 2016)—Two 2015 titles from WaterBrook Multnomah have received special recognition from Outreach Magazine in its yearly roundup of the best outreach-orientated books.

Baum_9781601425829_Jkt_all_r1.inddFinding Your Way Back to God_jkt.inddPossible: A Blueprint for Changing How We Change the World by Stephen Bauman was chosen as Resource of the Year in the Social Justice category. Bauman, president of World Relief, provides a clear and biblical vision for changing the world and provides the practical tools believers need to sustainably impact their workplaces, neighborhoods, and cities. The paperback edition of Possible will release on July 19, 2016.

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WaterBrook Multnomah Partners with Mark Batterson for “Chase the Lion”

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Much Anticipated Sequel to In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day Set for Fall 2016

Bestselling author Mark Batterson has signed a major book deal with WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, for a follow-up title to his book “In a Pit with Lion on a Snowy Day.” Titled Chase the Lion: If Your Dream Doesn’t Scare You, It’s Too Small, the book is scheduled to release from Multnomah on September 6, 2016, in print, digital and audio formats.

Batterson, author of more than a dozen bestselling books, including The New York Times bestseller The Circle Maker, is the lead pastor of National Community Church [ … ]

New Cover for “Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away” Ahead of Latest Star Wars Film

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., December 11, 2015 WaterBrook Multnomah recently announced a repackage of Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away (WaterBrook Press) by Timothy Paul Jones. First published in 2003, Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away is an exploration of the parallels between Christian faith and the original six Star Wars films. The new cover appeals to both new and old fans eager to understand all aspects of the Star Wars universe as they anticipate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh film in the series, on December 18, 2015.

Jones was first captivated by the story of Star Wars when he saw the film as a child from the backseat of his parents’ Ford Pinto. “It sent me on a quest that continues today. There is, in every one of us, a [ … ]

Oregon Bakers Featured in Forthcoming Tony Perkins’ Book “No Fear”

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 7, 2015)–With the recent Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage, the battle for religious liberty has become more intense in our country. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, a passionate defender of religious liberty, has written the forthcoming book No Fear: Real Stories of a Courageous New Generation Standing for Truth (WaterBrook Press, September 8, 2015), which includes 11 remarkable stories of Christians standing for truth in the face of great opposition.

One such story is that of Aaron and Melissa Klein, the Oregon bakers who made national headlines for declining to make a same-sex wedding cake. The Oregon Labor Commissioner recently upheld the $135,000 fine levied against the Kleins and also issued a gag order so the Kleins would not communicate their religious convictions surrounding the case.  

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NEWS: Burning Sky ECPA 2014 Christian Book Award Finalist

Author Lori Benton’s debut novel Burning Sky: A Novel of the American Frontier (WaterBrook Press, August 6, 2013), has been announced as a Finalist for The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) 2014 Christian Book Awards®, honoring Christian publishing’s best book and Bible releases of the year.  Winners will be announced at the ECPA Awards & Anniversary Banquet, April 28, 2014, at Focus on the Family’s campus in Colorado Springs, Color.

Benton’s writing transports readers to the 18th century, where she brings to life the Colonial and early Federal periods of American history. Masterfully creating a melting pot of characters drawn from both sides of a turbulent and shifting frontier, Benton skillfully brings them together in the bonds of God’s transforming grace. 

“Before WaterBrook Press acquired Burning Sky, historical novelist Lori Benton had been on a nearly 20-year journey [ … ]

NEWS: Radical, Every Man’s Battle, Every Young Man’s Battle, and Every Young Woman’s Battle Receive ECPA Sales Awards

 

Every Man’s Battle (2000) by Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker with Mike Yorkey and Radical (2010) by David Platt were presented the Platinum Award for exceeding 1 million copies in sales. Additionally, Gold Awards were presented to Every Young Man’s Battle (2002) by Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker with Mike Yorkey and Every Young Woman’s Battle (2004) by Shannon Ethridge and Stephen Aterburn in recognition of more than 500,000 copies sold.

PRESS RELEASE: WaterBrook Multnomah Announces Early Release of Grant R. Jeffrey’s Final Book

(Colorado Springs, Colo., August 2, 2012) – WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group is pleased to announce the October 9, 2012 early release of author Grant R. Jeffrey’s final book, One Nation, Under Attack, originally planned to go on-sale January 15, 2013. “Because of the economic times we’re living in and the urgency of Grant’s message, we felt it was imperative to release his book as early as possible,” says Stephen W. Cobb, WaterBrook Multnomah President and Publisher.

One Nation, Under Attack explores what Jeffrey refers to in his writing as America’s “Economic Armageddon.” He uncovers the facts, the secret maneuvering, and the statistics that point to the unavoidable fall of the United States from its longstanding role as world leader and the most powerful and prosperous nation in history. The escalating national debt, new regimes taking over in the Middle East, [ … ]

PRESS RELEASE: Fearless Debuts on New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly Best Sellers Lists

(Colorado Springs, Colo., June 5, 2012) – WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group is pleased to announce that Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown by Eric Blehm (WaterBrook Press, May 22, 2012) debuted on several best-seller lists the first week of on-sale.

Fearless appeared on The New York Times Best Sellers List at #17 (hardcover nonfiction), #10 (eBook nonfiction), and #14 (combined print & e-Book nonfiction). The book also appeared on the USA Today Best Selling Books list at #83, and on the Publisher’s Weekly Best Sellers list at #15 (hardcover nonfiction).

Fearless tells the powerful, inspirational, and deeply moving story of a dedicated warrior who overcame incredible personal and physical challenges to rise to the elite level of SEAL Team SIX. Adam Brown’s story is one of faith, dedication, [ … ]

PRESS RELEASE: WaterBrook Acquires Self-published Phenomenon “To Heaven and Back”

(Colorado Springs, Colo. — May 24, 2012) WaterBrook Multnomah, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group at Random House LLC, has acquired publishing rights to To Heaven and Back by Dr. Mary C. Neal, a dramatic first-hand account by an orthopaedic spinal surgeon of her accidental death by drowning, visit to heaven, and subsequent return to physical life.  The book has become a national word-of-mouth phenomenon since it was self-published in November 2011.

WaterBrook Multnomah’s eBook edition will be released on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.  The trade paperback edition will be released on Tuesday, May 29, with a first printing of 200,000 copies, based on initial orders from booksellers for more than 185,000 copies.  Random House acquired North American, eBook, and audio rights from Mel Berger of William Morris Endeavor, who represents Mary C. Neal, M.D.

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PRESS RELEASE: Radical Reaches 1 Million in Print

(Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan 2012) – Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, the 2010 breakout debut book by pastor David Platt, has reached a major milestone with 1 million copies in print and continues to appear on best-seller lists: 81 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List (Paperback Advice & Misc.) and 20 months on the CBA Top 50 Best-Seller List, including 17 months in the top 10.

Called the youngest megachurch pastor in history when he took the senior pastor position at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL, Platt says that we’ve allowed our cultural preferences to manipulate the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Platt and his church committed to “The Radical Experiment,” a one year journey in authentic discipleship, and the results are astounding:

  • Over 100 families began the process to [ … ]