Majors reups with Multnomah
Karen Yates at Yates & Yates negotiated a universal treaty Laura Baerkervp and editor for Multnomah, for two non-fiction books and a devotional Katie Davis Majors (Courage to hope, kisses from Katie). The first, Safe all the time, is tentatively scheduled for spring 2023 and will “equip readers to experience the peace that comes from trusting God in turbulent times,” according to the publisher. The untitled devotional is planned for autumn 2023, with the second non-fiction book TBD.
Revell takes a trilogy
Rachel McRae world rights acquired from Revell Janet Kobobel Grant of Books & Such Literary Management to the novelist’s The Suitcase Sisters trilogy Robin Jones Gunn. The novels follow three midlife best friends who discover God while traveling the world. the first book, Tea for elephantsis set in Kenya and will be released in cinemas in November 2023. Details on the second and third novels, due out in May and October 2024, are yet to be determined.
IVP extends the FNV Bible translation
InterVarsity Press is planning a 2021 sequel First Nations Version: An Indigenous Translation of the New Testament (FNV) through Terry M. Wildman. The First Nations Version is a new translation that, according to the publisher, aims to “capture the simplicity, clarity and beauty of Aboriginal storytellers in English, while staying true to the original language of the Scriptures.” the new book, First Nations Version: Psalms and Proverbs Release is planned for 2024. According to the VP, it will contain songs and words from the Wisdomkeepers. Wildman receives input from the First Nations Version Translation Council and from local reviewers. English-speaking world rights were negotiated with the help of Rain Ministries, the non-profit organization Wildman founded to focus on culturally significant ways for indigenous peoples to worship Jesus Christ.
Brazos prepares for battle
Robert Hosacksenior acquisitions editor at Brazos Press, acquired the worldwide rights to Fight like Jesus through Michael Guelker. Chris Ferebee along with The Christopher Ferebee Agency represented Gulker, an ordained Mennonite pastor and founder and president of the Colossian Forum, which provides a space for churches to engage with today’s cultural issues. The book, scheduled for publication in spring 2024, will present a theological framework for conflict transformation that demonstrates the power of the Christian doctrine of reconciliation.
Good Deeds land at Broadleaf
Broadleaf Editor-in-Chief Adrian Ingrum bought worldwide English language rights The Art of Good Deeds: The Joy of Giving directly from the author Dwayne Ashley, a philanthropist who has raised more than $1 billion to support black and brown communities. He also recently received the NAACP Pride Without Prejudice Award. The new book is an adaptation of Ashley’s The Art of Good Deeds Philanthropy Cards: 52 cards to guide giving and volunteering. It will be a four color illustrated gift book with a good deed on each page. The art of good deeds Release is planned for spring 2024.