Friday, August 24, 2007

Thomas Nelson Partners With Liturgical Press



[Source: Christian Retailing e-newsletter for Thursday, August 23, 2007, on file with Christian Research Service]
 
Thomas Nelson partners with Liturgical Press
Thomas Nelson announced a distribution agreement with Catholic publisher Liturgical Press, known for popular and academic books on topics such as liturgy, theology, ministry and prayer. The new partnership will allow both publishers a chance to expand product offerings to the more than 65 million readers in the Catholic market, they said.

"Distribution of Thomas Nelson titles is important for Liturgical Press because it greatly expands the selection of Bibles and general audience books that we can offer our readers," said Peter Dwyer, director of Liturgical Press.

"We are very enthusiastic about this new opportunity, which will allow us to reach the Catholic community with our books and Bibles," said Michael Hyatt, president and CEO of Thomas Nelson. "We look forward to working with Liturgical Press on future joint projects that will enhance both of our lists."

Paula White Today - Evangelist power couple is splitting up

Paula White Today - Evangelist power couple is splitting up

Web Posted: 08/23/2007 10:51 PM CDT

Source: Abe Levy / Express-News

TV evangelist Paula White, who is a frequent speaker at a San Antonio church where she recently formed a ministry partnership, and her husband, Randy, announced Thursday night that they plan to divorce after a nearly 18-year marriage.
The split was made public during a Thursday evening service for their Tampa, Fla., congregation, Without Walls International Church, which they founded in 1991 and which became one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing churches.
What her forthcoming divorce will mean for Family Praise Center in Northwest San Antonio remains unclear. White plans to keep Tampa as her base and continue preaching there, but she's putting down some roots here. She bought a nearly $700,000 home outside Boerne earlier this month, about the same time she was giving a five-week sermon series at Family Praise Center, founded by Bishop Rick Hawkins.Increasingly, White, Hawkins, his son and the San Antonio church have developed closer links.
White is a rising TV evangelist who has widespread appeal among evangelical Christians, particularly women. Her "Paula White Today" show is broadcast nationally on major networks such as CMT and BET and her Life By Design empowerment conferences, based in New York City, are spreading to cities nationwide.



Idolatry In Their Hearts - Book

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Landmark New Book!! 
IDOLATRY IN THEIR HEARTS 
by Sandy Simpson & Mike Oppenheimer
Does having eternity in your heart mean that you know God and are His child? Could Gentile cultures understand the Gospel from the stars? Did God create man's cultures? Has God always been in the process of redeeming cultures from the time of Babel by placing in them a true revelation of Himself? Is there the worship of YHWH in all cultures and religions through the names of "supreme beings"?  Have all cultures always had a way to make things right between them and God? 
These questions and many more are answered in this book that addresses the teachings of the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People movement.

Endorsements

Idolatry in Their Hearts is the result of Sandy and Mike's tireless, landmark research into one of the most deceptive and heretical movements of our day--the Indigenous People's Movement. Pastors, laymen, and missionaries in foreign countries should strongly consider this book a Must Read for 2007. 

Bud Press, Director  
Christian Research Service 


A timely book! In the plenary session at the Urbana "mission" conference, they had two Pacific Island girls doing a hula dance to a native Hawaiian deity called 'Io. It is time we call this for what it is! 

Jewel Grewe, Director 
Discernment Ministries 


Idolatry In Their Hearts is essential reading for both those involved in Christian missions and those who support Christian missions to tribal peoples at a time when the firm Biblical standards of "I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD YOU SHALL HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME" is under an almost systematic erosion. In light of the current apostate missiological philosophies being propagated by C. Peter Wagner, Danny Lehman & the Youth With A Mission organization, and others ready to wrongly identify the God of the Judeo-Christian scriptures with pagan deities in the name of an unbiblically redefined evangelicism, the message of this book is vital to the contemporary church of Jesus Christ. 

Jacob Prasch 
Moriel Ministries 


Having been greatly benefited by their watchman ministries (http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com ) and particularly through their DVD video series (http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/wcgip.html) exposing the errors of the World Gatherings of Indigenous Peoples I keenly await Sandy Simpson's and Mike Oppenheimer's new book Idolatry in Their Hearts. The title, being a take-off of Don Richardson's Eternity in Their Hearts, implies setting the record straight from a Biblical and Church History perspective. Thankfully others are awakening to the extreme missiological error of the World Christian Gathering On Indigenous People movement as expressed through YWAM and others. For example the New Tribes Mission states: "Those who stress culturally felt needs as the key for understanding and accepting the Gospel are confusing the results and the blessings of the Gospel with the Gospel itself." IDOLATRY IN THEIR HEARTS goes further than this and is a wake up call to the Church at large to return to the pure preaching of the true Gospel. Well done, Sandy and Mike.

Philip Powell 
Christian Witness Ministries