If you asked most any pastor or ministry leader in 1996 about the state of Christianity in New England he or she would parrot a popular perception—the church is dead in New England. When I took over communication and marketing for the Evangelistic Association of New England I knew that was not true, for I had attended the annual gathering of evangelicals in recent years and seen a vibrant community of faith. Over the next five and a half years I had ample opportunity to disprove it in one God Moment after another.
Seven Secrets to Power Praying, written by Les Stobbe’s client, Jane Glenchur, was one of the sixteen book covers selected as winners of ECPA Top Shelf Book Cover Awards, which celebrate the art and science of good book design.
The last installment introduced the God Moments that transformed Here’s Life Publishers from a money-losing struggle into a profitable publishing house, however, as I will reveal later, the cost was higher than anyone anticipated. But before I reveal the details leading to the sale of Here’s Life Publishers I’ll introduce tools for evangelism and discipleship we published to enhance the ministry of our parent, Campus Crusade for Christ.
Our congratulations to Robert Treskillard for winning silver in the prestigious Independent Publishing 2014 Moonbeam Awards contest in the YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi category.
Every Saturday our small daily, the Tryon Daily Bulletin, features a local person on the cover, with a story inside. Saturday was my turn.
How can God turn an overwhelming debt load at a publishing house into a series of God Moments? At Here’s Life Publishers we were a for profit subsidiary of Campus Crusade for Christ, with the chairman of the Board the executive vice-president of Crusade. What I did not realize when I arrived as editorial director was that Here’s Life Publishers was being kept afloat by regular draws on a “slush fund” at Crusade, that our losses would be half a million on sales of just over two million the year I arrived.
By Ann Sullivan
Ann C. Sullivan has challenged and encouraged thousands of women as an international speaker. In her new book, Ann offers a candid look at the moment her faith and reason collided. Blindsided by doubts, following a 13-year struggle with an undiagnosed panic disorder, Ann learned several valuable lessons. Never shy away from the big questions. Always follow the evidence to its logical conclusion. And genuine truth doesn’t buckle under the bright lights of interrogation.