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Harvest House Publishers Contracts with Lenya Heitzig for “Reload Love”

Lenya HeitzigDECEMBER 2016. Lenya Heitzig is an award-winning author and speaker whose passion for women, God’s Word, and worship influences others to recognize God’s miraculous hand in the midst of the mundane.

As executive director of she Ministries at Calvary Albuquerque, Lenya annually encourages thousands of women to see God’s Word do His work in their lives through weekly Bible studies, national conferences, regional retreats, and the she Ministries website, sheabq.org.

For over thirty years, her ministry has inspired others to:
• Crave a profound experience in God’s Word without an overwhelming amount of time
• Look for “holy moments” in unexpected places by recognizing God’s providential presence
• Pray God-sized prayers based on His promise to do exceedingly abundantly in their lives
• Defeat the enemy through spiritual warfare since life is a battleground, not a playground
• Believe that God can turn a mess into a message and a test into a testimony

Lenya and her team at she Ministries encourage women worldwide through a local, weekly Bible study that is live-streamed on sheabq.org. The site averages over 10,000 visitors monthly, offering Titus 2 encouragement from DIY projects to recipes, from heart-hitting articles to one-on-one discipleship.

Lenya has shared the platform with Kay Arthur, Anne Graham Lotz, Becky Tirabassi, and Joni Eareckson Tada. She has been a featured keynote presenter at multiple national women’s events and retreats. She has partnered with Florence Littauer and CLASS Seminars. She also chaired the women’s committee for the Billy Graham and Franklin Graham Crusade in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Her greatest privilege is being the wife of Skip Heitzig, pastor of Calvary Albuquerque with a congregation of 15,000 members. She loves cooking for her family, whether falafels or frankfurters. As a Pinterest fanatic, her DIY projects fill closets, countertops, containers, and eventually the hearts and homes of her loved ones. Her motto is “Run so you can eat.” Most days, she hits the trail with her faithful dog, Mack. Lenya has one son, Nathan, who is married to her daughter-in-love, Janaé. They have two children, Seth Nathaniel and Kaydence Joy.

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KariAnn Wood Contracts with Harvest House for “What’s Your Decorating Style?”

KariAnne Wood

KariAnne Wood

DECEMBER 2016. KariAnne writes the decorating and lifestyle blog Thistlewood Farms from the back porch of her vintage farmhouse in the rolling hills of Kentucky. She followed God’s call for her heart and jumped with her family from the busy Dallas metroplex to the middle of the country, where she lives with her husband and four children. If you turn down the winding country road to KariAnne’s farmhouse, you might find her painting mismatched chairs, listening to the music of the crickets in the pasture, singing Scripture, or walking hand in hand with her knight-in-shining-armor husband as the sun sets over the river. She loves sweet tea with lime, thunderstorms, good books, milk glass, and yard sales, and she is an imperfect DIYer saved by grace. Thistlewood Farms is full of stories of family and faith, and features hundreds of home decor projects KariAnne creates every week for readers. The blog was awarded the 2012 Country Living Blue Ribbon Blogger Award for decorating, was named one of the top ten decorating blogs by Better Homes and Gardens, and was voted one of the best DIY blogs of 2015. KariAnne has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens’ Christmas Ideas, Country Living, Flea Market Décor, Country Woman, HGTV Magazine, Cottage Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Reloved Magazine, and This Old House, and on popular websites including the Today Show, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living, Apartment Therapy, Good Housekeeping, Mediakix, Bob Vila, and BuzzFeed. KariAnne has made numerous appearances on television, including Nashville Channel 5’s “Talk of the Town” and Channel 8 Dallas.

KariAnne is represented by Ruth Samsel.

Gail Bones Signs with Teresa Evenson

Gail BonesNOVEMBER 2016. Dr. Gail Nelson Bones is the founder of CrossWise Living, a ministry devoted to helping people at all stages in life navigate change through cross-generational relationships. She has been engaging audiences as a speaker, songwriter, and worship leader for over thirty years. Formerly a professor of education at San Diego Christian College, Dr. Bones is the author of Living CrossWise: Hope and Help for Navigating Transition.

Gail and her husband Jeff have been married for over 30 years and together have recorded seven albums of original Christian music. Along with their now-grown children, they spent many years presenting family concerts at churches across the United States. Gail is currently a women’s ministry leader and member of the worship team at her home church in La Mesa, California.

 

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Mark Hitchcock Co-Authors with Ed Hindson for “Can We Still Believe in the Rapture”?

Mark HitchcockNOVEMBER 2016. Today, the hope that all believers on earth will be “caught up” to heaven is being challenged in new waves of criticism. Is the rapture really taught in the Bible? Can we really expect Jesus to gather up His followers before the Antichrist is revealed?

In this well-reasoned and thorough defense, prophecy authors Mark Hitchcock and Ed Hindson examine the concept, context, and consequences of the important and long-expected event known as the rapture. Discover the answers to such questions as…

  • What is the rapture—and is there any historical precedent for it?
  • Why do some believers object to the idea of a rapture?
  • Does the timing of the rapture really make a difference?

As you explore what Scripture says about the end times, you’ll get a grander glimpse of your glorious future and the deepest hope of every follower of Jesus.

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Debbie Taylor Williams Signs with Agency

debbie-williamsOCTOBER 2016. Debbie’s passion for Christ is evident in her energetic style and insightful application of the Scripture. Having been diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 29, Debbie brings spiritual maturity and biblical depth to her audiences. Her spiritual beauty and willingness to be led by God bring a relevant message to women of all ages, backgrounds and denominations. Debbie is an authentic servant of Christ with a focus to encourage, challenge and equip her audiences to live out their faith as women of passion, purpose and prayer.

Debbie’s passionate focus to help others know God’s life-changing power has led her to author 7 books, teach, lead retreats, and keynote at conferences throughout the United States.

 

 

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Baker Publishing to release “Sex, Jesus, and the Conversation the Church Forgot” by Mo Isom in March 2018

Mo IsomOCTOBER 2016. Sex. In a world overwhelmingly obsessed with it, why is the church so silent about it? While our secular culture twists, perverts, cheapens, and idolizes sex, there are gaping holes in the church’s guidance of young people. The result is generations of sexually illiterate people drowning in the repercussions of overwhelming sin struggles.

Enough is enough, says Mo Isom. With raw vulnerability and a bold spirit, she shares her own sexual testimony, opening up the conversation about misguided rule-following, virginity, temptation, porn, promiscuity, false sex-pectations, sex in marriage, and more and calling readers back to God’s original design for sex–a way to worship and glorify him. This book is for the young person tangled up in an addiction to pornography, for the girlfriend feeling pressured to go further, for the “good girl” who followed the rules and saved herself for marriage and then was confused and disappointed, for the married couple who use sex as a bargaining tool, for every person who casually watches sex play out in TV and movies and wonders why they’re dissatisfied with the real thing, and for every confused or hurting person in-between.

Sex was God’s idea. It’s time we invited him back into the bedroom.

Mo Isom is represented by Teresa Evenson.

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“The Broken Way” by Ann Voskamp Published by Zondervan

The Broken WayOCTOBER 2016. New York Times best-selling author Ann Voskamp sits at the edge of her life and all of her own unspoken brokenness and asks: What if you really want to live abundantly before it’s too late? What do you do if you really want to know abundant wholeness? This is the one begging question that’s behind every single aspect of our lives — and one that The Broken Way rises up to explore in the most unexpected ways.

This one’s for the lovers and the sufferers. For those whose hopes and dreams and love grew so large it broke their willing hearts. This one’s for the busted ones who are ready to bust free, the ones ready to break molds, break chains, break measuring sticks, and break all this bad brokenness with an unlikely good brokenness. You could be one of the Beloved who is broken — and still lets yourself be loved.

You could be one of them, one who believes freedom can be found not only beyond the fear and pain, but actually within it.

You could discover and trust this broken way — the way to not be afraid of broken things.

Todd Hampson Signs a Two Book Deal with Harvest House Publishers

Todd HampsonSEPTEMBER 2016. Todd Hampson is the Founder/CCO of Timbuktoons, LLC (EST. 2003), an award winning animation development and production company, was the Executive Producer and lead animator for a small line of creative children’s ministry media products(including 5 DVDs), has produced hours of animated content for other companies, developed several show concepts, pitched to major Kids TV networks, licensed characters, and been a professional artist for over 20 years in both Washington, DC, and Georgia.

He holds a degree in Art with a focus on Illustration and Art History. His primary focus at Timbuktoons is leading an amazing team, designing characters, guiding the art direction and visual development process, growing the company, and producing content that makes a positive impact.

Todd Hampson is represented by Ruth Samsel.

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Kristen Welch Signs with the Baker Publishing Group for Two Books

Kristen Welch SEPTEMBER 2016. Kristen Welch was born and raised in Texas.  Her parenting blog We are THAT family (you know the ones) has been well-read for over 8 years with a dedicated audience. She receives more than 90,000 unique visits every month with more than 200,000 page views. Kristen has an active Twitter following of more than 12000, and more than 140,000 likes on her blog Facebook page. Kristen has a regular column in ParentLife magazines by Lifeway and she is a frequent radio guest and speaker. She is the auther of Rhinestone Jesus and Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World (Tyndale Momentum). In 2010, Kristen founded Mercy House, a non-profit maternity home in Kenya, Africa, which rescues young pregnant girls from extreme poverty. She also started Fair Trade Friday, through Mercy House, which is a fair trade subscription club that empowers impoverished women in 25 countries. The non-profit is almost entirely funded by readers of her blog. Engaging as an advocate has opened an entirely new audience of readers, from the adoptive families, to those involved in cause-related efforts in the global orphan care crisis.