WordServe News June 2018

As usual, some great things have been happening this month at WordServe Literary!

On the final post of each month you’ll find a list of Water Cooler contributors’ recently released books along with a recap of WordServe client news.

New Releases

Find God’s Power and Peace Through Prayer with Stephen Arterburn and Rose Publishing’s 100 Days of Prayer Daily Devotional.

Experience the Peace, Joy, and Hope that Comes from Spending Time in God’s Presence

Prayer is key to sustaining a healthy relationship with God. It connects you to His heart, reminds you of His promises, and has the power to change situations. But, between distractions and doubt, busy schedules and seeming delays how can you keep prayer a priority?

Refresh yourself in God’s presence with Rose’s 100 Days of Prayer Devotional. Covering everything from seeking God’s guidance to accepting His timing, this devotional invites you to journey through Scripture toward a deeper intimacy with Christ. Short enough to read in 5 minutes, but deep enough to grow your walk with God, each of the 100 daily readings includes:

  • Short 1-page. devotion, perfect for busy schedules
  • Key Bible verse
  • Encouraging & inspiring quote (from Christian leaders like Billy Graham, C.S. Lewis, C.H. Spurgeon, and more!)
  • A simple prayer to pray throughout your day
  • Find encouragement and strength as you cover key topics, including:

God’s Guidance
Courage for the Journey
Trusting His promises
Honoring God
Cultivating intimacy
Experience the ease of knowing how to pray and what to pray in times or joy or times of trial. Enjoy knowing Jesus in a deeper way when you learn to apply his Word in practical, meaningful, and encouraging ways!

Coffin Corner Boys by Carole Engle Avriett with Capt. George W. Starks and Regnery History. 

As a young band of brothers flies over German-occupied France, they come under heavy fire. Their B-17 is shot down and the airmen—stumbling through fields and villages—scatter across Europe. Some struggled to flee for safety. Others were captured immediately and imprisoned. Now, for the first time, their incredible story of grit, survival, and reunion is told.

After the war, George made two vows: he would never lose touch with his men again and one day would attempt to thank those who had risked their lives to save his. Despite passage of time and demands of career and family, he accomplished both. He reunited with his crew then twenty-five years later returned to France to locate as many of the brave souls who had helped him evade the enemy as he could.

Join George as he retraces his steps to freedom and discover the amazing stories of sacrifice and survival and how ten young American boys plus their French Helpers became heroes.

Get organized—and transform your heart—every day of the year with this brand-new Too Blessed to Be Stressed 15-month planner, featuring a refreshing blend of inspiring monthly readings laced with encouragement and gift-wrapped in humor. Featuring monthly and weekly calendars, a year-at-a-glance section, pages for frequent contacts, and more, this planner offers an important reminder: God’s grace is enough for the ups, downs, and all the in-betweens of life. Debora M. Coty’s newest Too Blessed to Be Stressed 2019 Daily Planner is now available.

Unbridled Faith: 100 Devotions from the Horse Farm by Cara Whitney and Thomas Nelson.

Explore the timeless wisdom of God’s Word through this beautiful horse devotional.

Horses nuzzle their way into our hearts and have a way of teaching us a lot about ourselves, about life, and even about God. Just ask horse enthusiast Cara Whitney, wife of comedian and actor Dan Whitney (aka Larry the Cable Guy).

Through years spent working with these majestic animals—Cara Whitney has learned countless spiritual lessons that have brought her closer to God.

In 100 heartfelt devotions with stunning photography, you’ll

  • Learn about being flexible in your faith from a gangly legged colt.
  • Discover the secret to overcoming temptation through a horse’s “sneak and eat” game.
  • From a pony with a sweet tooth, find out why we should be glad God doesn’t answer yes to all of our prayers.
  • Be reminded that you are priceless to God from a one-eyed quarter horse named Roanie.

Unbridled Faith is the perfect daily devotional for horse lovers.

Waiting for a Sign: Highlights and Inside Stories from a Lifetime of Collecting Baseball Autographs by Kevin Keating and WordServe Press.

If you were a baseball fan in the 60’s and 70’s—or a lover of baseball history—then Waiting for a Sign will be a page-turner you can’t put down. Kevin Keating spent his youth collecting autographs from some of the biggest stars baseball has ever produced. And along the way, he befriended many of the most familiar names in the history of sports. Because of his own affable personality and passion for the game that made his heroes legends, Keating collected not just autographs, but behind the scenes stories that are must-reads for any baseball fan.
In this first volume, you’ll read stories about Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, Yogi Berra, Rod Carew, Joe DiMaggio, Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial, Roger Maris, Johnny Mize, Joe McCarthy and many others.

The Lost Sermons of Charles Spurgeon Volume iii – His Earliest Outlines and Sermons Between 1851 and 1854 by Christian T. George and B&H Publishing Group.

In 1857, Charles Spurgeon—the most popular preacher in the Victorian world—promised his readers that he would publish his earliest sermons. For almost 160 years, these sermons have been lost to history. In 2017, B&H Academic began releasing a multi-volume set that includes full-color facsimiles, transcriptions, contextual and biographical introductions, and editorial annotations. Written for scholars, pastors, and students alike, The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon will add approximately 10 percent more material to Spurgeon’s body of literature.

Wrapped in custom marbled paper and leather like Spurgeon’s original notebook, the collector’s edition has gilded edges and contains photographs not found in the hardcover edition.

Contracts

Dr. Daniel Amen signed with Tyndale for a two-book deal to be released in 2019 and 2020.

Jonathan McKee signed with Barbour Publishing, Inc. for Guys Guide to 4 Battles Every Young Man Must Face to be released Fall 2019.

Jamie Sumner signed with Atheneum Books for Young Readers (Simon and Schuster) for Trailerland to be released September 2019.

Melissa K. Norris signed with Harvest House Publishers, Inc. for Gardening with a Purpose to be released early 2020.

Margot Starbuck signed with Zondervan to work with Chrystal Hurst on her book Show Up for Your Life: What the Girl You’ll be Tomorrow Wants you to Know Today to be released mid 2019.

Joe Wheeler signed a 7-title deal with Fundacja Źródła Życia of Poland.

New Clients

Kathy Barnette, Kate Crocco, Mindee Hardin, Clarence Shuler, Cindi Wood Ministries, LLC., joined WordServe this month. A Big Hardy Welcome to All!

What We’re Celebrating

Congratulations to Amy Sorrells for her Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review for Before I Saw You  from Tyndale House. Check it out here: https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-4964-3279-7

 

 

Congratulations to Cara Whitney on the successful promotion of Unbridled Faith: 100 Devotions from the Horse Farm on Fox & Friends. Check out her interview at: http://video.foxnews.com/v/5796115630001/?#sp=show-clips. Unbridled has climbed to #4 on Amazon, too!

 

The accolades keep coming for Margot Starbuck! Congratulations, to Margot, Randol Hammer and Phillip Robinson for Forgiveness in the First Degree winning the 2018 Selah Award for Best Memoir with the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer’s Conference. Check out the winners here: https://bit.ly/2lwEVOX. Also, Margot’s collaboration with Rashad Jennings for The IF in LIFE hits the New York Times Best Seller list at #5!

Congratulations to Kristin Weber for signing a production/TV Series agreement with Edwin Zane for The Smart Girl’s Guide to God, Guys, and the Galaxy.

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WordServe News May 2018

As usual, some great things have been happening this month at WordServe Literary!

On the final post of each month you’ll find a list of Water Cooler contributors’ recently released books along with a recap of WordServe client news.

New Releases

New Release from Barbara J. Scott and Mountain Brook Ink  Dreams of My Heart, The Reluctant Brides Book 1. Can a reluctant bride and her new husband fall in love despite their wounded hearts? Plucky Irish immigrant Kate O’Brien struggles to hang on to her brother’s homestead after his death in a suspicious cattle stampede. If she’s unable to pay off the loan that paid for her ticket to America, she will be forced to marry the banker’s rogue son, Rafe Hamilton. Texas cattleman and total stranger Buck McKean comes on the scene as her rescuer, his act of kindness poses a profound threat to her reputation, and the two marry to prevent the impending consequences but both come to marriage with broken hearts. Can God mend their hearts and save their love?

Congratulations to Amy Sorrells on her new release from Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Before I Saw You.

Folks are dying fast as the ash trees in the southern Indiana town ravaged by the heroin epidemic, where Jaycee Givens lives with nothing more than a thread of hope and a quirky neighbor, Sudie, who rescues injured wildlife. After a tragedy leaves her mother in prison, Jaycee is carrying grief and an unplanned pregnancy she conceals because she trusts no one, including the kind and handsome Gabe, who is new to town and to the local diner where she works.

Dividing her time between the diner and Sudie’s place, Jaycee nurses her broken heart among a collection of unlikely friends who are the closest thing to family that she has. Eventually, she realizes she can’t hide her pregnancy any longer―not even from the baby’s abusive father, who is furious when he finds out. The choices she must make for the safety of her unborn child threaten to derail any chance she ever had for hope and redemption. Ultimately, Jaycee must decide whether the truest form of love means hanging on or letting go.

Congratulations to Angela Hunt, Bill Myers and Salem Books for the release of When God Happens: True Stories of Modern Day Miracles.

A car flips over on the highway and bursts into flames. A father hears devastating news about his unborn child. A teenage girl follows a friend to a dangerous party. Then God happens. If you have ever doubted the miraculous power of God, prepare to be astonished. Here, real people share true stories of modern-day miracles–moments of divine intervention when the hand of God was briefly and beautifully revealed.

Congratulations Chloe Howard with Margot Starbuck and Zondervan for the release of Stand Beautiful: A Story of Brokenness, Beauty & Embracing it All. 

In Stand Beautiful, international speaker and TEDx presenter Chloe Howard shares her story of overcoming injustice, battling self-doubt, and rising up to speak out, fueled by a powerful encounter with Bono from the band U2. Chloe’s story shows that even through brokenness and shame, we can venture toward hope, accept our unique selves, and share in our human experiences. Chloe boldly addresses the unlikely hero in each of us. Readers will be inspired to be brave, to speak up against injustice, and redefine beauty as more than what the eye can see. Chloe shares how faith enabled her to endure physical and emotional pain, spurring readers to delve into authenticity and stand beautiful.

Contracts

Barry Corey signed with Tyndale House Publishers for My Hope for You to be released early 2020.

Anthony Thompson and Denise George (collaborator) signed with Bethany/Baker Publishing Group for his book The Healing Power of Forgiveness to be released October 2019.

Larry Dugger signed with Worthy for his book He Calls Me Friend: 60 Devotionals for Men, due to publish in early 2019.

David and Karin Holder with Larry Dugger for the book Living at Full Draw signed with Harvest House Publishers, Inc., due to publish fall 2019.

Marcus Brotherton signed with Passion Publishing to collaborate with Louie Giglio on his next book.

Laurie Myers and Betsy Duffy signed with a Slovvakian publisher for their novel, The Father’s Prayer.

Walter L. Larimore signed with Harvest House Publisher’s Inc. for his book 60 Ways to Healthy & Fit After 50.

New Clients

Cindi Martin joined WordServe this month. Welcome!

Welcome to WordServe, Chris Corning, Olympian and World Champion snow boarder (check him out on YouTube!)

Colonel Arthur Shaw (ret), now age 96, he was the first soldier to set foot on Okinawa during WWII. His book will follow that pivotal battle, as well as his life (to be written by Robert Wise).

What We’re Celebrating

And the winner is…Congratulations to Randol Hammer and Phillip Robinson (with Margot Starbuck) for Forgiveness in the First Degree. Winner of the 2018 Selah Award for Best Memoir!

 

 

Unified by Trey Gowdy and Tim Scott Hits NY Times Best Seller List!

We are Celebrating, Unified by Trey Gowdy and Tim Scott hitting the NY Times Best Seller List!

Unified by Trey Gowdy and Tim Scott  hits the NY Times Hardcover Nonfiction Best Seller list at #14 and a combined hardcover nonfiction/ebook list of #12! Congratulations Congressman Gowdy, Senator Scott and Tyndale House Publishers.

*There was a mistake in the publication that posted to the WordServe Water Cooler in the April 2018 news. Under “What We’re Celebrating” Killing the Deep State by Jerome C. Corsi, Ph. D. was mentioned as a book hitting the NY Times Best Seller List. Although it is true and he is to be congratulated, WordServe Literary Group DOES NOT represent this author/book.

WordServe News April 2018

As usual, some great things have been happening this month at WordServe Literary!

On the final post of each month you’ll find a list of Water Cooler contributors’ recently released books along with a recap of WordServe client news.

New Releases

Three new releases from The Arterburn Wellness Series and David C. Cook Publishers:

Stephen Arterburn and Becky Johnson, Understanding and Loving a Person with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Biblical and Practical Wisdom to Build Empathy, Preserve Boundaries, and Show Compassion.

This book is a compassionate companion to those who love someone who has experienced severe trauma that left his or her brain changed by PTSD. As someone who suffered from PTSD herself, Becky Johnson knows what is most helpful on the path to recovery. Becky teams up with Stephen Arterburn to offer:

•    Insight into what is happening in the brain
•    Background on treatments such as EMDR
•    Ideas on what to say and what not to say
•    Suggestions for calming a loved one during a PTSD episode

A personal coach and a compassionate companion, this book helps readers become a healing presence in their loved one’s life while practicing self-care as well.

Stephen Arterburn with Jason and Shelley Martinkus, Understanding and Loving a Person with Sexual Addiction: Biblical and Practical Wisdom to Build Empathy, Preserve Boundaries, and Show Compassion. 

This practical guide helps spouses to understand what drives sexual addiction and how to find healing after betrayal.

When Jason Martinkus confessed his infidelity to his wife, Shelley, she wasn’t sure she could ever trust him again. Together they began a difficult but redemptive journey of understanding sexual addiction. In this book, Jason and Shelley join Stephen Arterburn to address the following:

•    What sexual addiction is and how to know if someone is addicted
•    How to understand the roller coaster of post betrayal emotions
•    Guidance in developing boundaries
•    What to do if a spouse doesn’t want to recover

This is a valuable resource for anyone who loves someone addicted to sex or pornography.

Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop, Understanding and Loving a Person with Alcohol or Drug Addiction: Biblical and Practical Wisdom to Build Empathy, Preserve Boundaries, and Show Compassion.

This compassionate and helpful book educates both the mind and heart in the power of addiction and the way to help others find healing.

When a family member or friend is addicted to drugs or alcohol the situation can feel hopeless and confusing. In this book, David Stoop and Stephen Arterburn help readers develop a plan of action by offering:

•    Insight into brain chemistry and addiction
•    Real-life ideas for encouraging healthy choices
•    Guidance in how to help without enabling
•    The connection between depression, ADD, and trauma

Stoop and Arterburn have helped thousands of people around the country understand chemical addiction and how to love someone well in the midst of this gripping disease.

April is National Sexual Assault and Abuse Awareness Month. How Sweet the Sound by Amy Sorrells is a heart-cry story for survivors searching for more than a movement or a march and who need to find hope. For only $2.99, share the hope of How Sweet the Sound with someone who needs it, on ebook format throughout the month of April thanks to Tyndale House Publishers. Learn more about Sexual Assault/Abuse Awareness Month by clicking HERE.

Contracts

Rob Maaddi signed with Zondervan for Fly Eagles Fly to be released September 2018.

Kathryn Graves signed with BroadStreet Publishers for Fashioned by God to be released July 2019.

Sara Varland signed with Harlequinn Books S.A. for Moose Haven Book 3 & 4 to be released June and November 2019.

New Clients

Emily Hutchinson, John Sterge and Brent Chapman joined WordServe this month. Welcome!

What We’re Celebrating

Congratulations Jamie Sumner! Jamie’s UNBOUND was selected as a Mother’s Day pick by Publisher’s Weekly! https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/religion/article/76316-publishers-get-ready-for-mother-s-day.html

 

Killing the Deep State by Jerome C. Corsi, Ph. D. hits the NY Times Hardcover Nonfiction Best Seller list at #14 and a combined hardcover nonfiction/ebook list of #12! Congratulations Dr. Corsi and Tyndale House Publishers.

 

2018 Christian Book Awards

Congratulations to Marcus Brotherton for being named a finalist for the 2018 Christian Book Awards in the Christian Living Category for his collaborative work on Goliath Must Fall: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants with author Louie Giglio

 

 

Congratulations to Christian T. George for The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon Volume 1 for being named a finalist in the 2018 Christian Book Awards Ministry Resources category.

WordServe News March 2018

As usual, some great things have been happening this month at WordServe Literary!

On the final post of each month you’ll find a list of Water Cooler contributors’ recently released books along with a recap of WordServe client news.

New Releases

New from Mountain Brook Ink and Patricia Lee, Love Calls Her Home, Book 2 in the Mended Hearts Series. Can a hurting boy help two broken people find their way back to love? Lissa Frye returns home from the Navy hoping to find a different future—one which includes a husband, marriage, and a family, until news from her sister impacts Lissa’s personal life and derails her plans.

Congratulations to Kathi Lipp on her re-release from Harvest House Publishers, The Mom Project: 21 Days to a More Connected Family. Do you want to connect with your children outside your regular routine and find ways to understand, enjoy, and learn more about them? This handy guide offers a straightforward, workable plan to do just that! Kathi’s warm, funny, and thought-provoking expertise will give you the tools and confidence you need to connect with your kids. Small efforts can make a big difference in the life of a child…and in the life of a mom!

New from Joe L. Wheeler and Pacific Press, My Favorite Courage Stories the fifth book in Joe L. Wheeler’s Favorite Stories Collection. Desmond remained on top of the cliff until he had lowered every wounded man to safety. During this five-hour ordeal, again and again, Doss prayed, “Just one more, Lord.” The official record would go on to state that 75 men had been save by Desmond Doss, although it was likely closer to 100. Read this incredible story of courage and more in Joe L. Wheeler’s latest collection.

Congratulations Jamie Sumner on her new release from FaithWords, Unbound: Finding Freedom from Unrealistic Expectations of Motherhood.  Unbound gives hope and encouragement to all women whose picture of motherhood is strained by disillusionment, otherness, and even despair. With honesty and vulnerability, Jamie Sumner walks readers through each stage of her own journey to motherhood through infertility and special needs parenting. She pairs her story with those of women in the Bible, offering readers comfort, hope, and companionship rooted in biblical truths.

Debora M. Coty released her companion journal to the Too Blessed to be Stressed series. In the My Prayer Journal, Coty invites readers to spend some quite time in the comforting presence of our heavenly Father, who cares about anything and everything the day may bring our way. This inspiring journal features a collection of prayer starters plus scripture selections and room to record your own personal thoughts and prayers…the perfect complement to our daily routine.

Senator Tim Scott and Congressman Trey Gowdy release Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives U Hope for a Divided Country from Tyndale. Our nation is hungry for unity. Most Americans  would rather celebrate what we have in common than focus on our differences. But the feelings of division are real. In recent years, the very foundation of our melting-pot society has been shaken—ironically, by our differences. We long for a story that will give us a glimpse of how to once again find harmony with our diversity. This is that story.

Also released this month by Senator Tim Scott and Congressman Trey Gowdy in conjunction with Tyndale is The Friendship Challenge: A Six-Week Guide to True Reconciliation — One Friendship at a Time. Do you want to transform your community? Take the Friendship Challenge. In 2016, Scott and Gowdy began hosting a series of community roundtables, bringing together pastors, law enforcement officers, and administrators to discuss community relations. In The Friendship Challenge, they apply the lessons they learned to help promote reconciliation in their communities.

Congratulations to Leslie Leyland Fields and Kregel Publications on her new release The Wonder Years: 40 Women Over 40 On Aging, Faith, Beauty, and Strength. Start embracing the wonder of life after 40. We’re all getting older. How do we make the second half of our lives the best half? Forty incredible women of faith from 40 to 85 tackle aging anxieties head on—and upend them with compelling first-person stories full of humor, sass, and spiritual wisdom.

Contracts

Rick Lawrence signed with Harvest House Publishers for Finding Freedom to be released early 2019.

Cynthia Herron signed a three-book deal with Mountain Brook Ink with a possible book four. The three books will be part of the Welcome to Ruby series. First book in the series, Her Hope Discovered, due for release July 2019.

Kim Kimberling signed with Faith Words for his book Avoiding The Train Wreck Marriage: Keys to Making the Right Connections for a Lifetime, due to publish in early 2019.

Casey Diaz with Mike Yorkey signed with Emanate, an imprint of the Thomas Nelson division of Harper Collins Publishing for The Shot Caller due out Spring 2019.

Laurie Short signed with Bethany House a division of Baker Publishing Group for Hidden Wisdom to be released early 2019.

Jamie Erickson signed with Moody Press for The Unlikely Homeschooler due for release mid 2019.

Lydia Harris signed with Harvest House for her Grandma and Me Cookbook due for release mid 2019.

Sara Varland signed with Love Inspired for books 3 and 4 of the Moose Haven Series, due for release mid and late 2019.

New Clients

Sarah Jackson and Ryan Hendrickson joined WordServe this month. Welcome!

What We’re Celebrating

Congratulations agent Sarah Joy (Freese) Oaklief and family! Welcome to the world sweet Sadie Jayne Anne Oaklief, born March 15. At 6.9 lbs and 19 inches, Sadie Jayne (and mama) are home and doing great!

 

Congratulations to Donald Stratton whose work All the Gallant Men with Ken Gire helped inspire a commercial on PBS which has been nominated for an Emmy! See the commercial here: https://www.facebook.com/ussarizonasurvivor/posts/438281903295828

WordServe News February 2018

Exciting things have been happening this month at WordServe Literary!

On the final post of each month you’ll find a list of Water Cooler contributors’ recently released books along with a recap of WordServe client news.

New Releases

Mary Davis released Courting Her Amish Heart with Love Inspired. A doctor or an Amish wife? She can choose to be only one…This first book of the Prodigal Daughters series has Kathleen Yoder coming home after fourteen years in the Englisher world.

Fred Sievert released Grace Revealed, Finding God’s Strength in Any Crisis with BroadStreet Publishing. Crises are inevitable, will you face them alone or call upon God’s amazing grace for a lasting solution? In Grace Revealed, be inspired and encouraged from real-life stories of others who discover they are not alone when crises arise.

Mindy Ferguson released the latest installment of the Eyewitness to Promise Bible Study Series with Abraham: Developing Unwavering Faith. Through this study, you will watch the budding father of a nation question God’s plans, take matters into his own hands, and, at times, compromise truth. Like us, Abraham and his wife, Sarah, made mistakes along their journey with God, but Abraham learned to trust God more fully from each misstep. Abraham became a great man of faith. Will you?

 

New Contracts 

Martha Bolton signed with BroadStreet Publishing for Forgettable Jokes for Older Folks, due for publication in December 2018.

New Clients

 

What We’re Celebrating

 

WordServe News January 2018

Happy 2018! Exciting things have been happening this month at WordServe Literary.

On the final post of each month you’ll find a list of WordServe authors’ recently released books along with a recap of agency news.

New Releases

Mary Davis’s novella, Holly and Ivy, was released as part of A Bouquet of Brides Collection from Barbour. In this delightful collection, readers meet seven American women who were named for various flowers but struggle to bloom where God planted them. Can love help them grow to their full potential?

Phillip Robinson and Rondol Hammer released Forgiveness in the First Degree with FaithHappenings Publishers. The gun was never supposed to go off. When a drug dealer assured twenty-nine-year-old Ron Hammer and his brother-in-law that they could make some quick easy money, they were intrigued. He promised them that when a local grocer delivered a bag of money to his store to cash Friday paychecks, they only needed to show him a gun and he’d hand over the bag.
But high on meth and dulled by liquor, they ended up in a scuffle with their target, and the gun accidentally fired.

 

Sarah Varland released Mountain Refuge with Love Inspired Suspense. When someone tries to grab Summer Dawson on a secluded mountain path, she escapes—but soon discovers she’s a serial killer’s latest target. Ex-cop Clay Hitchcock, promises she won’t become the next victim, but can Clay and Summer work together to bring down the crazed killer lurking in the wilderness?

New Contracts 

 

New Clients

 

What We’re Celebrating