26 March

HarperCollins Christian Publishing to launch new UK-based imprint Harper Inspire

(London, England) March 26, 2018—HarperCollins Christian Publishing will launch a new UK-based Christian imprint, Harper Inspire, to attract indigenous UK authors of inspirational fiction and non-fiction this spring. The imprint’s mission is to deliver books with insight, impact and imagination as it seeks to create and develop titles with global and commercial appeal. It will also manage a bedrock of classic titles from the Marshall Pickering imprint which was previously housed within Zondervan and HarperUK.

Harper Inspire seeks to release up to five books a year for its first three years and though part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Harper Inspire will be based in London, England with the HarperUK offices to better connect with UK authors.  Rose Sandy will lead as Harper Inspire’s affiliate publisher.

On June 28, 2018 Harper Inspire will release its first five books simultaneously with Wendy Alec’s Chronicles of Brothers series: The Fall of Lucifer, Messiah—The First Judgement, Son of Perdition, A Pale Horse and the newest to the series End of Days.  The series follows the story of a dark angel’s fall and his efforts to corrupt humanity and is a saga that will continue beyond the first five books.   First released as a self-published series, Alec has sold nearly three-quarters of a million copies globally of the first four books. Before writing the Chronicles of Brothers, Alec led careers in advertising and television production, including launching God TV in 1995.

Although we know the Christian market is filled with active, avid readers, I believe we have the potential to reach an even wider audience,” commented Sandy.   “Harper Inspire will be a place to find stimulating, motivating reads on contemporary topics for the curious mind. I am thrilled to launch with Wendy’s cinematic and epic Chronicles of Brothers saga, and can’t wait to see where the road takes us next.”

David Moberg, senior vice president and group publisher at HarperCollins Christian Publishing, said, “Harper Inspire is an exciting new venture for UK-based authors who have been looking for a publishing platform that will support their inspirational messages and stories. The team has great ideas and we look forward to working with authors who will leave life-changing impressions on readers. That’s our job as publishers and I look forward to Inspire’s launch.”

About HarperCollins Christian Publishing: The world’s leading Christian publisher, HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc., comprises both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups in addition to Olive Tree Bible Software.  The Company produces bestselling Bibles, inspirational books, academic resources, curriculum, audio and digital content for the Christian market space.  Also home to BibleGateway.com, the world’s largest Christian website, and FaithGateway.com, an online community dedicated to helping people grow in their faith. HarperCollins Christian Publishing is headquartered in Nashville, TN with additional offices in the U.S. and Mexico.  For more information visit www.HarperCollinsChristian.com.

About HarperCollins Publishers:

HarperCollins UK is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With two hundred years of history and more than 120 unique imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year, in 17 languages, and has a print and digital catalogue of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins UK has offices in London, Glasgow and Honley, and can be found online at www.harpercollins.co.uk.

22 March

Experience a guided journey through Scripture with Pastor Jerry Vines in The Vines Expository Bible

Nashville, Tenn., March 22, 2018 – Thomas Nelson is pleased to announce the release of The Vines Expository Bible with Dr. Jerry Vines. Featuring the beautiful and faithful NKJV™ translation, The Vines Expository Bible provides the opportunity for readers to be mentored by Dr. Vines’ wise Scriptural insights.

Delivered in Dr. Vines’ characteristically warm style, each page helps readers build their understanding of the Bible. Based on a lifetime of sermons and lessons from his faithful ministry, The Vines Expository Bible brims with biblical exposition, practical teaching, illustrations, principles, and translations insights, offering scriptural truth alongside guided explanations of key passages.

“Like a good sermon, The Vines Expository Bible makes Scripture accessible and applicable,” says Daniel Marrs, associate publisher, Thomas Nelson Bible Group. “Dr. Vines is famous for his warm and pastoral tone, and we think that readers will find that this Bible will lead them on a journey that will bring them into direct contact with Scripture’s message for their lives.”

Features of The Vines Expository Bible include:

  • 200 “Presenting the Message” detailed outlines from Jerry Vines’ sermon archive
  • 100 “Living the Message” articles with illustrations for living the Christian life
  • 200 “Applying the Message” notes that help you see the relevance of Scriptures for your walk with Christ
  • 300 “Discerning the Meaning” word studies that illuminate the meaning of key words in Scripture
  • 66 Book Introductions
  • NKJV paragraph-style text with in-text subject headings
  • Topical Index
  • NKJV Concordance
  • 5-point print size

Product formats available March 27, 2018:

  • ISBN 9780718098513, Cloth over Board, 1,984 pages, $44.99
  • ISBN 9780718098582, Imitation Leather, Black, 1,984 pages, $69.99
  • ISBN 9780718098599, Imitation Leather, Brown, 1,984 pages, $69.99
  • ISBN 9780718098568, Imitation Leather, Purple, 1,984 pages, $69.99
  • ISBN 9780718098612, Bonded Leather, Black, 1,984 pages, $74.99
  • ISBN 9780718098629, Bonded Leather, Burgundy, 1,984 pages, $74.99
  • ISBN 9780718098650, Genuine Leather, Black, 1,984 pages, $94.99
  • ISBN 9780718098636, Ebook, 1,984 pages, $35.99

For reprint permission or to request an interview with Dr. Vines, contact Trinity McFadden at trinity.m[email protected] or 616-698-3514.

About Dr. Jerry Vines:

Dr. Jerry Vines has been a Baptist pastor and preacher for over 60 years, working to win people to Christ and to help those who know Christ grow in their Christian lives.

A native of Carrollton, Georgia, Pastor Vines was educated at Mercer University (BA), New Orleans Theological Seminary (BD), and Luther Rice Seminary (ThD). He pastored the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida for 24 years until retiring in 2006, and while there also served two terms as President of the Southern Baptist Convention, from 1988-1989.

Pastor Vines is a year-round Alabama football fan, and is working on his PhD at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for fun in his retirement. He and his wife, Janet, have four children and seven grandchildren.

 

Praise for The Vines Expository Bible:

“As pastors, it is our mission and calling to explain the beauty, the grace, and the challenge of the Bible, to help our congregations see Christ more clearly. Jerry Vines’ truly God-given talent for making the meaning of Scripture accessible is a precious gift for any Christian seeking God through His Word.”

Dr. Robert Jeffress; pastor of First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas; host of Pathway to Victory

“Creative, practical, applicable, but never anything less than true to the actual text of Scripture, has been the hallmark of this unparalleled pulpit virtuoso. . . . I love Dr. Vines and I’m so glad he’s opened up his vault of knowledge for all of us.”

Mike Huckabee; former Governor of Arkansas

“From the cradle to the grave, the Bible is God’s roadmap for life. To understand and apply its teachings, one needs a skilled guide. Read and apply this study Bible daily, and you will not go astray.

Steve Gaines, PhD; pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee; president of the Southern Baptist Convention

“Jerry Vines knows God’s word like few people I know and has spent a lifetime of study and preparation to proclaim its Truth. This is a classic and will bless students of the Bible for generations to come.”

Dr. Jack Graham; PowerPoint Ministries

“James 1:22 exhorts each of us to be doers of the Word, not hearers only. Dr. Jerry Vines, with the heart of a pastor, enables us to practice James 1:22, with his own unique expository style. With this work, Pastor Vines is like another Phillip who guided the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8 to an understanding of salvation.”

Sonny Perdue; Secretary of Agriculture; former Governor of Georgia

“Jerry Vines has the rare ability to possess the passion of a prophet and the erudition of a scholar, and it’s been a big influence on shaping my own approach to the pulpit. It’s good to see many of his insights and life-changing approaches to text captured in this one helpful resource.”

Dr. J.D. Greear; author and pastor of The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

“Having known and loved Dr. Jerry Vines for decades, I am blessed to see the fruit of thousands and thousands of hours of personal devotion and Bible study… Only God knows how many believers in the coming years and decades will be built up and encouraged in the faith for having studied God’s Word with this amazing tool.”

Dr. O. S. Hawkins; former pastor of First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas; author of the Joshua Code series

“What a treasure Dr. Jerry Vines has given us! His years of pastoring, studying, and ministering to the church culminate in this volume. His explanations, word studies and applications provide excellent insight to the Scriptures.”

Susie Hawkins; author and ministry leader

 

About the NKJV™: Commissioned in 1975 by Thomas Nelson Publishers, 130 respected Bible scholars, church leaders, and lay Christians worked for seven years to create a completely new, modern translation of Scripture, yet one that would retain the purity and stylistic beauty of the original King James. With unyielding faithfulness to the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic texts, the NKJV translation applies the most recent research in archaeology, linguistics, and textual studies.

 

About Thomas Nelson: Thomas Nelson is a world leading publisher and provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson, is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information visit www.thomasnelson.com.

21 March

New Minister’s Bible from Thomas Nelson uniquely equips busy pastors for every occasion, with sermons, readings, outlines, and prayers

Comprehensive resource, available in KJV and NKJV Comfort Print®, is the only Bible to contain the complete Nelson’s Minister’s Manual

Nashville, Tenn., March 21, 2018 – Thomas Nelson is pleased to announce the release of the new Minister’s Bible, available in both the trusted King James and New King James translations. These beautiful and durable Bibles will help pastors and church leaders meet the needs of those in their congregations. The Minister’s Bible is the only Bible containing the complete text of the bestselling Nelson’s Minister’s Manual, which is conveniently set between the Old and New Testaments. A single thumb index at the middle of the Bible offers quick navigation to the Minister’s Manual.

“The Minister’s Bible is a one-stop resource with sermons, readings, outlines, prayers, and more,” says Daniel Marrs, publisher, Thomas Nelson Bible Group. “Covering a wide range of pastoral care situations—including weddings, funerals, communion services, baptisms, and various counseling situations—this is the perfect daily companion for those who have dedicated themselves to being ready to meet the needs of God’s people.”

Features include:

  • Complete text of both the trustworthy and beautiful King James and New King James Versions, perfect for devotional and worship settings
  • Exclusive KJV and NKJV Comfort Print® fonts
  • A comprehensive collection of pastoral resources, located between the Testaments—prayers, sermons, outlines, and more
  • Sewn, lay-flat binding to ensure easy, one-handed use
  • Three satin ribbon markers to quickly navigate between favorite passages and resources
  • Elegant, durable, understated covers, appropriate for any ministry setting
  • 9-point print size

The KJV Minister’s Bible is available in several beautiful editions on March 27, 2018:

  • ISBN 9780785216469, Genuine Leather, Black, Comfort Print, 1,184 pages, $79.99
  • ISBN 9780785216322, Leathersoft, Black, Comfort Print, 1,184 pages, $44.99
  • ISBN 9780785216421, Leathersoft, Brown, Comfort Print, 1,184 pages, $44.99
  • ISBN 9780785216537, Ebook, 1,184 pages, $35.99

The NKJV Minister’s Bible is available in several beautiful editions on March 27, 2018:

  • ISBN 9780785216575, Genuine Leather, Black, Comfort Print, 1,312 pages, $79.99
  • ISBN 9780785216544, Leathersoft, Black, Comfort Print, 1,312 pages, $44.99
  • ISBN 9780785216551, Leathersoft, Brown, Comfort Print, 1,312 pages, $44.99
  • ISBN 9780785216582, Ebook, Red Letter Edition, 1,312 pages, $35.99

To request a review copy, contact Trinity McFadden at [email protected] or 616-698-3514. To learn more about the Minister’s Bible, to access sample features, and to download 15 easy ideas you can use to bless your pastor year-round, visit www.TheMinistersBible.com.

 

Contact:     Trinity McFadden

Senior Manager of Publicity

                   web: [email protected]

tel: 616-698-3514

 

About the KJV: In 1611, the King James Version Bible, also known as the Authorized Version, was published. Revisions made at Cambridge in 1762 and at Oxford in 1769 standardized the text, ensuring that the King James Version would remain immensely readable for generations to come. Today, more than 400 years since its initial publication, the bestselling King James Version Bible continues to inspire, encourage, and strengthen people from all walks of life. The KJV is considered one of the most influential and beautiful works of literature in the English language and continues to be the favorite translation for millions of Christians.

 

About the NKJV™: Commissioned in 1975 by Thomas Nelson Publishers, 130 respected Bible scholars, church leaders, and lay Christians worked for seven years to create a completely new, modern translation of Scripture, yet one that would retain the purity and stylistic beauty of the original King James. With unyielding faithfulness to the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic texts, the NKJV translation applies the most recent research in archaeology, linguistics, and textual studies.

About Comfort Print®: Read on! Settle in and spend more time in the Bible without eyestrain. Comfort Print® is an exclusive new family of fonts expertly designed to allow your eyes to relax as they flow smoothly along the lines of text. Learn more at www.ComfortPrintBibles.com.

About Thomas Nelson: Thomas Nelson is a world leading publisher and provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson, is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information visit www.thomasnelson.com.

20 March

Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire celebrates one million copies sold

Bestselling author and pastor Jim Cymbala hits sales milestone and marks 20 Years with updated & expanded edition available February 2018

Grand Rapids, Mich. — With over one million copies sold, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire has been inspiring and encouraging people to live at the center of God’s purposes through the power of his Spirit for the past 20 years. Cymbala has now updated this well-loved book to show how God is still working in the Brooklyn Tabernacle two decades later.

The message of Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire remains the same, pointing the way to new spiritual vitality in the church and in readers’ lives. Cymbala shows through his personal accounts what the Holy Spirit can do when believers get serious about prayer and the gospel. As this compelling book reveals, God moves in life-changing ways when Christians set aside agendas, take him at his word, and listen for his voice.

Cymbala updates readers on some of the classic stories told in the original edition, sharing what God has done in the lives of people woven into the story of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, including his own daughter. He shares how God continues to provide for the growing church, now with ten thousand members. The message of hope and transformation continues through this expanded edition.

Jim Cymbala has served as pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle for more than forty years. He is the author of many bestselling titles, including Fresh Faith, Fresh Power, and Spirit Rising, and curriculum, including When God’s People Pray and When God’s Spirit Moves. He lives in New York City with his wife, Carol, who directs the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.

Zondervan is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications.  Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, Mich. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.

08 March

W Publishing Group to release new book by Franklin Graham on lessons learned from his father Billy Graham

Through My Father’s Eyes coming early May

(Nashville, Tenn.) – Throughout recent weeks, the world has been captivated by countless tributes and heart-felt memorials to the late Rev. Billy Graham. Now, Franklin Graham is preparing to share a lifetime of personal memories, anecdotes, and lessons that he has learned from his father in Through My Father’s Eyes – a book that has taken almost twelve years to complete.

“My father’s image will remain etched in my mind and his voice will ring in my ears,” says Franklin Graham. “The lessons I have learned through my father’s eyes have anchored me and made me realize that what he taught me was what he also learned through his Father’s eyes from heaven. I believe this book will give readers a look into the heart of a father who has never disappointed his son. This is just a glimpse of what all believers learn from the love of a heavenly Father.”

“With Billy Graham now in Heaven, I can think of no better person to take us behind the scenes of his life and mission than his son, Franklin,” says Matt Baugher, senior vice president at HarperCollins Christian Publishing. “This is a book that Franklin has been working on for years and it had just been completed when his father passed away on February 21, 2018. It is an honor to work with Franklin and the entire Graham family to advance the Gospel, the message Billy has preached, and to make this important book available to the public as soon as possible.”

Franklin Graham is chairman and president of Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian relief and evangelistic organization, and also serves as president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Franklin is the fourth of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham’s five children. An avid outdoorsman and pilot, he lives with his wife Jane Austin in North Carolina where they have raised four children and now have twelve grandchildren.

Donna Lee Toney, a colleague of Franklin Graham for thirty-seven years, has been involved in the ministries of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and in literary collaboration since 1982, most recently on the release of the New York Times best-seller Where I Am and the bestselling The Reason for My Hope: Salvation with Billy Graham.

About Through My Father’s Eyes

  • W Publishing Group, ISBN# 978-0-7852-2713-7, May 1, 2018
  • The finished book will be $26.99, printed case-side with marketing o-wrap.
  • The foreword is “From the Words of Billy Graham.”
  • John Howard Sanden is an American artist who has painted hundreds of distinguished personalities around the world, including the official White House portraits of President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. He also painted the portrait of Billy Graham used for the cover of Through My Father’s Eyes.
  • The book will include a 24-page insert of color and black and white photos (some never-before seen) from the private collection of Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
  • W Publishing Group has worked with Franklin Graham to include an afterword about his last visit with his father and personal memories of the funeral.
  • Simultaneously released internationally in trade paper, Through My Father’s Eyes will also be available in Spanish as Por los ojos de mi padre.

FRANKLIN GRAHAM IS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS.

Contact:     Stephanie Newton

Director of Marketing and Publicity

tel:        (615) 902-2320
email:   [email protected]

W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, Inc., part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a world-leading provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. The publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information, please visit www.thomasnelson.com.

08 March

SIL International and Zondervan Academic working together to aid global Bible translation efforts

Zondervan Academic providing dozens of academic resources, including online courses, to support efficient and accurate Bible translation work around the world

Grand Rapids, Mich., March 8, 2018 — Zondervan Academic is pleased to announce their support of SIL International®, a faith-based nonprofit organization committed to serving language communities worldwide. Zondervan Academic is providing to SIL some of the world’s top biblical resources to support efficient and accurate Bible translation work around the world.

SIL has developed Translator’s Workplace, a product built on the Logos Bible Software platform, so that those in a Bible translation role who are part of a private, managed group can access resources to aid their translation efforts. Translator’s Workplace acts like a library with unlimited loaning and loan periods. Zondervan Academic, which already distributes many of its titles digitally through Logos, has granted permission to Logos to provide a large library of its scholarly digital content without charge to users of SIL’s Translator’s Workplace.

Zondervan Academic and BibleMesh also are making available at a significant discount many Zondervan Academic Online Courses to SIL and the community of Bible translators and consultants it serves. The courses include Old Testament and New Testament Surveys and Basics of Biblical Greek, Hebrew, Ugaritic, Aramaic, and Syriac. Zondervan Academic Online Courses are adapted from award-winning Zondervan Academic textbooks, feature professionally filmed video lectures, and can be used by professors in the classroom, or by individual learners.

“One of our current initiatives is to foster greater understanding of biblical languages among translators and consultants,” says Paul O’Rear, SIL associate international translation coordinator. “We are grateful to Zondervan for their ministry-minded heart and support of Bible translation. Their books and online courses will be of tremendous value to translation consultants and consultants-in-training worldwide.”

“Our aim as a publisher is to support the academy and the church, and I am so pleased that we are able to bring these aims together in providing these resources to the worldwide church through the services of SIL International,” says Stan Gundry, SVP and publisher, Zondervan.

Zondervan Academic titles provided to SIL include:

  • Africa Bible Commentary
  • Expositor’s Bible Commentary
  • Halley’s Bible Handbook
  • NIV Zondervan Study Bible
  • South Asia Bible Commentary
  • Word Biblical Commentary Series
  • Zondervan Atlas of the Bible
  • Zondervan Biblical Languages Collection
  • Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible
  • Zondervan Exegetical Commentary
  • Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary
  • Zondervan Reference Collection

To learn more about SIL International and to support their translation efforts, visit www.sil.org/translation.

Contact:     Trinity McFadden

Senior Manager of Publicity

tel:   616-698-3514

web: [email protected]

About SIL International®: SIL is a faith-based nonprofit organization committed to serving language communities worldwide through research, translation, training and materials development. SIL works alongside ethnolinguistic communities and partners in nearly 100 countries to harness the power of language to address challenges communities face—social, cultural, political, economic and spiritual. SIL staff serve as researchers, trainers, literacy consultants and translation advisors; more than 1000 SIL staff hold advanced degrees. SIL has been an official NGO partner with UNESCO since 1993 and has had special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 1997. Learn more at www.sil.org.

About Zondervan Academic: Zondervan Academic, a division of Zondervan and HarperCollins Christian Publishing, has provided scholarly works for teachers and students of the Word since 1931. Zondervan Academic is privileged to partner with the scholarly community in providing Christ-honoring resources in service of the academy and the church worldwide. Together, they produce academic works in various areas of biblical-theological studies that exhibit faithfulness to historic Christian faith, cultural relevance, and excellence. Their biblical and theological books are used in academic institutions, churches, and personal studies worldwide. As a broker of ideas, the Zondervan Academic publishing program seeks to reflect the breadth and diversity—both theological and global—within evangelical scholarship while maintaining their commitment to the heart of orthodox Christianity. To learn more, visit www.ZondervanAcademic.com.

About Zondervan: Zondervan is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications.  Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, Mich. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.

07 March

Sandy Vander Zicht announces plan to retire in July 2018

(Grand Rapids, MI) March 7, 2018—After a 33-year career at Zondervan, Sandy Vander Zicht, associate publisher and executive editor for Zondervan nonfiction, has announced her plan to retire, effective July 2018.

Vander Zicht began her career at Zondervan in Bible publishing, working on projects like The NIV Study Bible and The Student Bible before transitioning to the Zondervan nonfiction team as an acquisitions editor in 1986.

For three decades, Vander Zicht has been a key figure on the Zondervan nonfiction team, acquiring and editing hundreds of nonfiction trade books and helping authors create bestselling content in books such as Boundaries, by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, Women of the Bible by Ann Spangler, One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp, The Daniel Prayer by Anne Graham Lotz, Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, Unashamed by Christine Caine, and many others.

“Sandy’s work has undoubtably fostered spiritual growth, compelled readers to Christ, and changed countless lives,” says David Morris, vice president and publisher for Zondervan nonfiction. “In addition to exceptional editing skills, a strong hand in driving acquisitions, and a good sense of how to successfully collaborate with authors, Sandy has also brought style and panache in her ardent support of the Zondervan brand.”

Zondervan is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications.  Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, Mich.  For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.

06 March

Co-Stars of TLC’s Little People, Big World sign multi-book contract with Zondervan

Audrey and Jeremy Roloff to release A Love Letter Life in April 2019

Grand Rapids, Mich., March 6, 2018 – Husband and wife and co-stars of TLC’s Little People, Big World, Jeremy and Audrey Roloff, have signed a three-book contract with Zondervan including two trade titles and one gift book. The Roloffs are represented by Bryan Norman with Alive Literary Agency and world rights were acquired by Carolyn McCready.

More than 2.3 million viewers watched as Jeremy and Audrey Roloff committed their lives to one another, but their wedding day was the culmination of a bumpy and complicated dating relationship. From health problems to disagreements to being separated by one thousand miles, the couple faced daunting obstacles. But their unique approach to dating empowered them to write an uncommon love story that led them to their wedding day.

Now the Roloffs are ready to share what they’ve learned in hopes of helping others avoid dating dysfunction and find a godly mate. In A Love Letter Life (on sale April 2019), the Roloffs say that dating is less like playing a game and more like spinning a spellbinding story. Through the lens of raw, never-before shared tales from their own dating journey, the Roloffs provide revolutionary advice for anyone who is looking for love.

Audrey Roloff is passionate about motivating women to always believe in the more that is within them through Christ. Her life mantra “always more” is the lifeblood of her lifestyle blog aujpoj.com, devotionals, and clothing line. She is also the cofounder of Beating50Percent, a marriage ministry with the hope of reviving covenant marriages and inspiring young couples to give more than average to their relationship. She grew up downhill ski racing but eventually became a collegiate distance runner. She is mama, barre3 instructor, lover of all things floral, antiques, and the Pacific Northwest.

Jeremy Roloff grew up on a 110-acre farm in Helvetia, Oregon, alongside his twin brother and two younger siblings. Jeremy helps his parents, who are both dwarfs, run Roloff Farm’s pumpkin patch, which brings in thousands of visitors from around the world every weekend in October. Jeremy has a degree in professional photography, and is the co-founder of Beating50Percent, a marriage ministry on mission to revive covenant marriages. He also grew up filming for a reality television show called Little People, Big World, which has been following his family since he was twelve years old. He is a 5 on the enneagram, loves old cars, and will never pass up an evening by the campfire.

Zondervan is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications.  Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, Mich.  For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.