August 2008 Posts

After the Flood: Sowing Charity From Tragedy – Robert Rogers on

Friday, August 29 – 8:50 a.m. ET today featured a cover story about Tyndale author Robert Rogers, who lost his entire family in a flood in Kansas five years ago this week. His book, Into the Deep, tells his remarkable story.

Five years ago this week, Robert and his family got caught in a flash flood driving home from a wedding in Wichita, Kansas. Their minivan was swept off the highway and tragically, Robert lost the five most precious people in his life, making him the sole survivor in his family. Despite this tragedy, he learned to lean on friends and God to help him through the most difficult of times.

Read the full story here:

Thursday, August 28, 2008 – 9:00 a.m.

The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life, the new book by Ohio State head football coach with Chris Fabry, will be No. 14 on the New York Times’ expanded Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous list on Sunday, September 7. It marks its sixth consecutive week on either the Time’s primary or expanded list.

Ohio State opens the season this Saturday vs. Youngstown State in Columbus. Of course, Youngstown State is the school where Jim Tressel won four Division I-AA national championships. While Coach Tressel did his book signing in Youngstown in July, a number of YSU football players actually showed up to the signing in uniform. While they didn’t ask for autographs, it was somewhat strange seeing YSU players at the book signing of the coach whom they will facing in week one.

New Movie Based on the Life Of Billy Graham

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 – 8:45 a.m.

Billy: The Early Years
is an upcoming movie based on the life of Billy Graham. Billy Graham’s son, Franklin, does not endorse the movie.

“The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has not collaborated with nor does it endorse the movie, ‘Billy: The Early Years,’” expressed Franklin Graham in a written response as the organization’s CEO last week. “While the movie covers many aspects of my father’s early years, it depicts events that never happened or are greatly embellished,” he added.

According to the Japanese Times, in an annual survey, 52 percent of 1,812 adult respondents in Japan said last October they did not read a book in the previous month, 14 points above the figure 20 years earlier. Hundreds of small and midsize bookstores have closed in recent years.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 – 3:30 p.m. CT

The Tyndale publicity team (Mavis Sanders, Maggie Rowe, Vicky Lynch, Katie Anderson, Christy Wong, Todd Starowitz) had lunch today with Marcia Nelson, the new Publishers Weekly Religion Reviews Editor. We ate at The Bank Restaurant on Front Street in Wheaton. Our lunch today allowed us to discuss with Marcia, who lives in nearby Aurora, Ill., Tyndale’s key forthcoming titles. It also afforded us the opportunity to learn a little bit more about how Marcia selects the books that she wishes to review. Marcia’s web site, with a link to her blog, is at has study guides for recent Tyndale titles Dogwood, by Chris Fabry, and Unchristian America, by Michael Babcock.

Tyndale author Joel Rosenberg was a guest on Glenn Beck’s radio and television shows yesterday to discuss the Russia/Georgia conflict and did a great job as he always does. Rosenberg’s book Epicenter 2.0 is No. 100 on’s hourly rankings as I write. The link to the radio interview is

Rosenberg on Glenn Beck

Monday, August 25, 2008 – 9:30 a.m. CT

Tyndale author Joel Rosenberg will be on the Glenn Beck radio show today at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss Epicenter 2.0, along with Putin and the crisis in Georgia. He will also be on Glenn’s tv show tonight as well.