NEWS FEATURE: Christian devotional books are big sellers

c. 1997 Religion News Service UNDATED _ Take a peek at your local bookstore shelves and you’ll see that devotion is in. Devotion to God, that is. A range of Christian devotional literature _ from tiny gift books to hefty specialized Bibles _ is reaching just about every audience imaginable. From dabblers to the devout, […]

COMMENTARY: Some evangelicals are getting back to basics

c. 1997 Religion News Service (Dale Hanson Bourke is publisher of RNS and author of”Turn Toward the Wind.”) ATLANTA _ For years, Catholics and mainline Protestants have watched with fascination _ and frustration _ as evangelical Christians have grown in number and influence while their own congregations have dwindled. The growth of the evangelical movement […]

Lucado wins second Christian Book of the Year award

c. 1997 Religion News Service UNDATED _ Max Lucado’s”In the Grip of Grace”has won the Gold Medallion Christian Book of the Year Award. The award was jointly presented Saturday (July 12) by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association and the Christian Booksellers Association at the annual Gold Medallion Book Awards banquet in Atlanta. The event was […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 1997 Religion News Service Baptist World Alliance officials schedule racism conference (RNS) Baptist World Alliance officials scheduled an international conference on racism and called for prayer for global evangelism at their recent general council meeting. The council approved an International Conference on Racism and Ethnic Conflict, scheduled for January 1998 in Atlanta, and timed […]