Christian publisher Zondervan announced on Tuesday, on the third anniversary of the death of Charles W. "Chuck" Colson, that the influential evangelical's last published work is set to be released on Aug. 4, and will engage with hot-topic issues such as the rise of Islam and same-sex marriage, among others.
"Chuck Colson was ahead of his time — he understood the crucial issues facing our culture and how they might influence the world as we know it," Stan Gundry, senior vice president and publisher of Zondervan, said in a statement.
"We are honored to have worked with Colson and The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview on My Final Word a fitting end to Colson's distinguished publishing career." more >>
One of the biggest announcements that was made during the "Star Wars" Celebration in Anaheim, California was the upcoming novelization of "The Force Awakens" phase of the Star Wars saga. During a panel with Del Rey Books on April 18, it was also revealed that the novelization will be handled by no other Alan Dean Foster. Foster is known for his novelizations of film scripts including the original "Star Wars" and even "Star Trek."
The reveal was made by Foster himself, who was posing as a member of the audience during the panel. A report in IGN said that Foster stood up and asked the panel if he can write the novels. After much convincing and after the panel said yes, he went up the stage and revealed who he was to the delight of the audience.
The series of novels, according to another IGN report, is entitled "Journey to The Force Awakens." It will be composed of 20 novels. Del Rey, the publishing company who will handle publishing, announced that the entire series will be released on September 4, 2015. The books will come out three months before the release of the movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." more >>
A celebration in honor of a best-selling Christian author and pastor whose various spiritual messages have sold in the millions will take place at a church in Georgia.
Henry Blackaby, author of influential Christian works like Experiencing God and founder of Blackaby Ministries International, will be celebrating his 80th birthday and the 25th anniversary of the publication of Experiencing God.
The two-day event will be held Friday and Saturday in the worship center at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, Georgia. more >>
Higher education professionals are dismayed at the growing number of students who expect their universities to protect their tender emotions from over-stimulation.
If you graduated from college in the previous millennium, you may be unaware that many students now believe that college professors and administrators should protect them from, rather than expose them to, ideas they disagree with, especially ideas that disturb them.
A Grand Rapids, Michigan judge approved a sales process and schedule on Tuesday for Family Christians Stores, the nation's largest retailer of Christian books that filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.
During the hearing, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John T. Griggs ruled that the company will be up for auction on June 8. All bids for FCS must be submitted by May 18, just days before the May 21 auction, according to MLive.com. The winning bids will be announced on May 22 with the sale officially scheduled to close on June 8.
FCS filed for bankruptcy after suffering a 10 to 20 percent sales drop in recent years, according to company owner Rick Jackson, and Tuesday's proceedings arrived after FCS came under fire from vendors and lenders who could lose millions due to the bankruptcy filing. Initially, Jackson planned on buying the company at auction through a related firm, Family Christian Acquisitions. more >>
Amanda Knox has finally cleared her name, but her troubles are far from over, according to writer Douglas Preston. Preston said he worked closely with Knox to pen his book "Trial by Jury," which chronicles the girl's eight-year ordeal that costed her family thousands.
"The [ordeal] has been hugely emotional, but the financial impact has been catastrophic," Preston told Radar Online.
He also revealed that even Knox's hefty advance that she received for her 2013 book, "Waiting To Be Heard," is gone. more >>