Welcome once again to Eerdmans All Over, a Friday roundup of all the Eerdmans-related news, reviews, interviews, and other interesting online content we can gather in a given week.
News from Eerdmans . . .
- We welcomed Cornelius Plantinga as a guest to our semiannual sales conference, where he spoke with our editorial and marketing teams about his new book Reading for Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and Journalists (coming in October). Look for more information about this exciting new title — including a video interview with Plantinga — in the coming months.
- We’re offering F&Gs of three forthcoming picture books through LibraryThing Early Reviewers this month. Click to request your copy of Satoe Tone’s The Very Big Carrot, Claudia Rueda’s Is It Big or Is It Little?, or Judi Moreillon and Catherine Stock’s Ready and Waiting for You.
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- Booklist published a starred review of Giovanna Zoboli and Simona Mulazzani’s I Wish I Had . . . , declaring it “a book of big ideas, sparingly told, and full of wonder.” Suzanne Morris of Kid Lit Reviews also wrote on the book, calling it “a whimsical, reflective, celebration children will love.”
- Sarah Hinlicky Wilson reviewed Ellen Charry’s God and the Art of Happiness for Books and Culture.
- On this week’s episode of the Books and Culture podcast, John Wilson and Stan Guthrie opened with a discussion of Lester Ruth’s forthcoming Longing for Jesus, the third volume in The Church at Worship series.
- Matthew Miller featured Rupert Shortt’s Christianophobia on the ChristianBook.com Academics blog Monday, calling it “a book that needs to be read thoroughly and understood well so that the witness of persecuted Christians around the world does not go unacknowledged.”
- Max Bowen profiled new author Joe Lawlor (Bully.com) in his Westwood Press story “Westwood author’s debut book focuses on cyber-bullying.”
- Ardeana Hamlin gave Bangor Daily News readers a behind-the-scenes look at Katie Quirk’s A Girl Called Problem in “Two year in Tanzania informs author’s first book for middle-school readers.”
- Author/illustrator duo Janice and Tom Shefelman wrote about their recent excursion to the Texas Library Association Conference, where they signed copies of I, Vivaldi and donated an original illustration from the book to raise money for the Texas Library Disaster Relief Fund, on Inside Shefelman Books.
- Peter Schakel (The Way into Narnia) was presented the 49th “Hope Outstanding Professor Educator” (H.O.P.E.) Award by Hope College’s graduating class of 2013.
- Anastasia Suen featured Michelle Markel and Amanda Hall’s The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau on Booktalking Sunday.
- Jack Levison (Inspired) celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week with a Huffington Post contribution entitled “What I Learned from a Master Teacher.”
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