01 April

HarperCollins Christian Publishing Announces Stephanie Newton as Vice President and Publisher of Thomas Nelson Gift and Zondervan Gift

Nashville, Tenn. (April 1, 2024) – Stephanie Newton, a HarperCollins Christian Publishing veteran, will become the Vice President and Publisher of the Thomas Nelson Gift and Zondervan Gift teams. Newton will report to Laura Minchew, Senior Vice President and Group Publisher of the Children’s and Gift Book Group. In her new role, Newton will be […]

05 February

Zondervan Welcomes Amanda Woods as Publicity Director

NASHVILLE, Tenn., January 2024 – Zondervan Books, a leading publisher of Christian literature, today announced the addition of Amanda Woods as publicity director. Zondervan Books is the home to multiple award-winning books and bestselling authors including Rick Warren, Shauna Niequist, Craig Groeschel, Lee Strobel and Rebekah Lyons. Woods joins the company with a plethora of […]

08 November


Today, HarperCollins Christian Publishing announced the promotion of Kristi Smith to vice president of marketing for Thomas Nelson and Zondervan Gift Book imprints. Smith joined the company 24 years ago, and throughout her tenure has been integral to the marketing strategy of some of the company’s top titles. Smith served as marketing director for W […]

31 October


The Jesus Storybook Bible Has Now Reached over 5 Million Sold Zonderkidz is pleased to announce that Sally Lloyd-Jones’s and Bishop Michael Curry’s episode of The Jesus Storybook Bible Podcast won the silver W3 award for individual episodes/specials in the community category from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. Created in 2021 by Zonderkidz […]

26 September

Zondervan Welcomes Keren Baltzer as the New Associate Publisher for Zondervan Books

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Zondervan today announced that Keren Baltzer has joined the company as associate publisher for Zondervan Books. Zondervan Books is the home to multiple award-winning books and bestselling authors including Rick Warren, Shauna Niequist, Craig Groeschel, Lee Strobel, and Rebekah Lyons. Baltzer joins the company with more than twenty years of publishing experience, […]

01 September

HarperCollins Christian Publishing mourns the loss of beloved Jesus Calling author Sarah Young

September 1, 2023 (Nashville, Tenn.) — With great sadness, HarperCollins Christian Publishing announces the passing of Sarah Young, the New York Times bestselling author of Jesus Calling. “It has been a joy and an honor to have Sarah Young as part of our publishing family,” said Mark Schoenwald, President and CEO of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. “Sarah […]

27 July

The Jesus Calling Brand Celebrates 45 Million Units Sold

Sarah Young’s devotional brand is one of the most successful devotionals of all time Thomas Nelson announced today that the Jesus Calling brand by Sarah Young has surpassed 45 million units sold.  Originally published in October 2004, the 365-day devotional Jesus Calling has expanded to include children’s devotionals, Bible storybooks, journals, seasonal books, as well as the new bestselling […]

11 May

HarperCollins Christian Publishing Wins Five 2023 Christian Book Awards

10 titles across seven categories honored as finalists Nashville, Tenn., May 2023 — HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) congratulates its authors and publishing teams who were honored with five 2023 Christian Book Awards on May 9, 2023, at an awards ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee. These awards are presented annually by the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association (ECPA) […]