Tyndale House Publishers has decided it will not go ahead with the scheduled release of a book by former NewSpring Pastor Perry Noble, who was recently fired for alcohol addiction and other "unfortunate choices and decisions."
The former South Carolina megachurch pastor's latest book, 11 1/2 Questions To Help You Date Without Regret, which had been scheduled for launch on Sept. 27, has been moved to "unscheduled status," a spokeswoman for Tyndale House told Independent Mail.
"We plan to review this status at a future date and then evaluate the viability of releasing this book at another time," Margie Watterson was quoted as saying. She added that other titles by Noble will remain available for sale. more >>
Discussing his new book, When Trouble Comes, Dr. Phil Ryken, president of the evangelical higher education institution Wheaton College, shares in a candid interview his experiences during "a season of deep discouragement" when he even thought of taking his life, though not in a sustained way.
The book, published by Crossway, is focused on Jesus, Ryken says in a video interview with Justin Taylor, executive vice president of book publishing and book publisher for Crossway.
The Wheaton president adds he hasn't done a "huge amount of self-disclosure" although he does share his own life struggles to help people understand the Gospel. more >>
A North Carolina school district's pro-LGBT character the "gender unicorn" is being used for a training session in which faculty are told parental involvement may not be required for students struggling with gender identity issues.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools had recently approved measures to allow transgender students access to the public facilities of their choice, in defiance of state law, before backing off for now.
Included in their plans for the new measures was a recently released training presentation for faculty that featured the "gender unicorn" character. more >>
American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, revealed that he suffered a crisis of identity two years ago, which led him to consider ending his life, but it was Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren's book The Purpose Driven Life that gave him hope.
ESPN reported that Phelps was "struggling to figure out who he was outside the pool" in 2014, which led him to heavy drinking and wondering whether his life was worth living.
"I thought the world would just be better off without me," Phelps admitted. "I figured that was the best thing to do — just end my life." more >>
George R. R. Martin's "The Winds of Winter" (TWOW), the sixth novel of "A Song of Ice and Fire" (ASOIAF) series, is not coming anytime soon.
The publisher of the 67-year-old bestselling author shared that she knows nothing about the progress of the sixth book, which has been already outpaced by HBO's "Game of Thrones" television series adaptation.
TWOW's Release Remains A Question more >>
Tim Tebow's smile might be just as recognizable as his name, but that doesn't mean the football player-turned-motivational speaker is immune to negative thoughts and feelings.
In a Rolling Stone interview, the Heisman trophy winning University of Florida football champion spoke about dealing with those trials at different points in life.
"Whether you're sitting on the edge of the bed and you're thinking 'there're 32 [NFL] teams and nobody wants me' or 'no one wants me to do what I want to do.' Or you get another opportunity, and you don't make it," Tebow revealed. "I've been cut four times. Well only three, but traded once, so it kind of counts as four." more >>