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50th Anniversary Ministry Book

This spring we enjoyed working again with Guideposts as we created a book to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Crossroads (Canada's best-known TV ministry.)

We selected 50 stories to include in this volume, edited entries from Crossroad's TV personalities, designed the cover, interior, and completed the page layout. Because we completed the entire package in just a few weeks, we were able to provide a high quality book in time for Crossroads' celebration. The gold foil, embossing, and spot varnish help make this a truly beautiful book.

Samples of the interior layout are below (click to enlarge).

Watch the Crossroads video spot for this book here
find it directly on YouTube.

Author Coaching/Content Development

Moody Publishers has recently announced the Love Languages Devotional Bible with Dr. Gary Chapman, which will be released in the fall of 2012. Our team has been humbled to play a significant role in the concept development, manuscript creation, design, and typesetting of this devotional Bible.

In the last couple of years, we've been privileged to partner with publishers as they create specialty Bibles with Lee Strobel, Gary Chapman, Cloud & Townsend, and President Jimmy Carter.

Because Bibles are so complex, our role has varied with each project. At times our job has been to coach the author through the Bible development process. At other times, we've been called on to do some ghostwriting. No matter our role, our job has been to ensure the manuscript is completed in a way that honors God, respects the Bible, and stays true to the voice of the primary contributor.

Because this work is so specialized, this is where we tend to receive some of our highest praise. Read some of the endorsements we've received here.

Regarding Moody's Love Languages Devotional Bible, the publisher says this about their Bible:

Dr. Gary Chapman has become a trusted expert on relationships. His teaching is based on the timeless wisdom of God's Word. Gary has been described by his readers and listeners as passionate, relevant, hopeful, effective, and practical. He brings this expertise and style to The Love Languages Devotional Bible. Its straightforward approach to reading through Scripture, complemented by brief devotional readings that apply the text to real-life relationships, will deepen couples' understanding of God and of each other. This Bible gathers together in one powerful, life-changing resource all the best of Gary's decades of counseling experience.

The Love Languages Devotional Bible covers numerous topics, including: communication, expectations, roles, sex, conflict, money, children, in-laws, and more.

Learn more about Moody's devotional Bible here.

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NIV Pillars of the Faith

This special edition of the NIV Bible released on May 22 and reminds readers of the unchanging message of God's Word. In addition to the full biblical text, this Bible contains 52 devotions based on the writings of past leaders, thinkers, and pillars of the Christian faith. Readings are drawn from great heroes such as:

* George Fox (d. 1691)
* A.W. Pink (d. 1952)
* Fanny Crosby (d. 1915)
* John Cassian (d. 433)

* Thomas à Kempis (d. 1471)
* D.L. Moody (d. 1899)
* Polycarp (d. 155)
* Martin Luther (d. 1546)
* St. Augustine (d. 430)
* St. Francis of Assisi (d. 1226)
* John Bunyan (d. 1688)
* Catherine of Siena (d. 1380)
* and many, many others.

This diverse collection of writings quickly reminds us of Hebrews 13:8: "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."

Our role on this project was to create the outline, select the content, update the language, deliver a finished manuscript.

You can read more about it or pick up a copy for yourself here.