June 2009 Posts

Kurt & Brenda Warner to Kick Off Book Tour for "First Things First" on July 1, 2009

CAROL STREAM, IL — Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner and his wife, Brenda, will be kicking off their book tour for First Things First in New Jersey, with additional stops in St. Louis and Phoenix.

Book Tour Schedule*:

New Jersey/New York area:

Wednesday, July 1
Bookends
7:00–9:00 p.m.
232 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-445-0726

St. Louis Signings:

Monday, July 6
Books-A-Million #856
3:00–5:00 p.m.
5555 St. Louis Mills Boulevard
Hazelwood, MO 63042
314-227-5263

Monday, July 6
Costco
6:00–8:00 p.m.
4200 Rusty RoadSt. Louis, MO 63128
314-894-7953

Phoenix Signings:

Tuesday, July 7
Barnes & Noble
3:00–5:00 p.m.
2000 East Rio Salado Parkway #1032
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-894-6954

Tuesday, July 7
Wal-Mart Supercenter #2482
7:00–9:00 p.m.
857 N. Dobson
Mesa, AZ 85201
480-962-0038

Wednesday, July 8
Sam’s Club #4732
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
18501 N. 83rd Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308
623-825-9551

Wednesday, July 8
Barnes & Noble
2:00–4:00 p.m.
10500 N. 90th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
480-391-0048

Wednesday, July 8
Family Christian Store #376
7:00–9:00 p.m.
3547 W. Thunderbird Road
Phoenix, AZ
602-439-1699

*The Warners will only sign copies of their new book, First Things First. No memorabilia will be signed or allowed in the signing line.

In First Things First, Kurt and Brenda talk candidly about their marriage, the values they are working to instill in their seven kids, things they’ve done right, mistakes they’ve made along the way, the importance of giving back, and the lasting legacy they hope to leave behind.

The Warners also discuss how they focus on doing good rather than just looking good, both in their family and in their public roles with their foundation. Also called First Things First, the Warners’ foundation was established in 2001 and is dedicated to promoting Christian values and positively affecting the lives of the less fortunate. Learn more at www.kurtwarner.org.

The Warners will only be signing copies of First Things First, and no posed photos will be permitted.

Tyndale House Publishers has had great success recently with a number of football-related titles. Tony Dungy’s Quiet Strength: The Practices, Principles, and Priorities of a Winning Life (July 2007) reached No. 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List, and with more than 1,000,000 copies in print, it is one of the best-selling sports-related titles in history. Dungy’s latest book, Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance (Jan. 2009), reached No. 2 on the Times’ Advice, How-To & Misc. list. Deanna Favre’s Don’t Bet Against Me! (Sept. 2007) spent 10 consecutive weeks on either the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction primary list (top 15) or expanded list (top 35). Favre is the wife of NFL great Brett Favre. The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life (July 2008), written by Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, reached No. 2 on the Times’ Advice list.

In July 2009, Tyndale will release Game Plan for Life by NFL Hall of Fame coach and NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs; and LT & Me: What Raising a Champion Taught Me about Life, Faith, and Listening to Your Dreams, by Loreane Tomlinson, mother of San Diego Chargers great LaDainian Tomlinson.

Tyndale House Publishers was founded in 1962 by Dr. Kenneth N. Taylor as a means of publishing The Living Bible. It is now one of the premier publishing houses in the industry. Tyndale products include numerous New York Times best sellers, including the popular Left Behind series. Tyndale also publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and many other resources for church and family. Tyndale House Publishers is located in Carol Stream, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago.

For media inquiries related to the book, please contact Todd Starowitz at (630) 784-5397 or at toddstarowitz@tyndale.com or Vicky Lynch at (630) 784-5341 or at vickylynch@tyndale.com. For all other inquiries related to Kurt & Brenda Warner, please contact Rob Lefko or Julie Magrane of Priority Sports & Entertainment at (312) 664-7700.

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Chat Live with Marilyn Hontz

Tune in to Focus on the Family‘s daily broadcast this Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23 to hear Marilyn Hontz, author of Shame Lifter, share her story.

Then on June 23 from 1-3 PM ET, join Marilyn in an online forum after the broadcast. Submit your questions for Marilyn and be encouraged. Access the forum here.

Sexual, emotional and physical abuse all leave scars on our lives. On Monday June 22 and Tuesday June 23 Marilyn will share about the abuse she experienced as a child and how she found freedom from her past. Also on Tuesday June 23, 1-3 p.m. EDT Marilyn will be online to encourage you to find freedom from your past.

Carey Casey does Father's Day Media this Weekend

Carey Casey, author of Championship Fathering: How to Win at Being a Dad (Tyndale/Focus on the Family) begins a Father’s Day weekend media and events emphasis with a Wednesday, June 17, 2009 appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Sean Hannity Tonight” at approximately 9:45p.m., EDT.

On Saturday, June 20 at 1:30 p.m. Casey speaks at the National Fatherhood Rally to be held on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Led by the National Partnership for Community Leadership, a coalition of organizations including National Center for Fathering for which Carey Casey is CEO, this event and similar ones across the nation, will challenge one million dads to make a commitment to their children. www.fathers.com/rally.

On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, Mr. Casey is the featured guest on the nationally-syndicated “Hour of Power” television program.

Operation Worship Bible Campaign; Target: 500,000 Bibles to Troops by Christmas

Carol Stream, IL – Tyndale is currently releasing four new Operation Worship Bible editions, one for each branch of the United States military. Each edition bears the distinctive camouflage binding of the branch for which it is intended—the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Marine Corps. The Operation Worship Bible, a special NLT edition, features a camouflage inscription page so that a personal encouraging message or prayer can be written in each Bible before it is sent to United States military personnel serving our country in distant lands.

By replicating the strategy that resulted in the successful launch of the 2008 Operation Worship Bible campaign, CBA, Operation Worship, and K-LOVE radio network are offering a new 2009 campaign to bring customers who will continue purchasing Operation Worship Bibles into CBA retail outlets. More than 300,000 Operation Worship Bibles were purchased and distributed in 2008, and the 2009 goal is to provide a total of half a million Operation Worship Bibles for free distribution to our nation’s military by Christmas of 2009. The print run of Operation Worship Bibles has exceeded 600,000 units, and early sales for the new releases indicate that we will again meet or exceed our goal.

“People are looking for ways to make a difference. The Operation Worship campaign captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of people eager to reach out to our nation’s military with the Word of God and to express their appreciation for the sacrifice these young men and women are making on our behalf,” said Blaine Smith, Associate Publisher, Tyndale.

“To all of the Christian bookstores in America who support this endeavor, many thanks for your faithful support,” said Jeff and Patti Hilliard, Founders, Open Window Foundation and Operation Worship, a California-based national not-for-profit ministry whose mission is to enrich the spiritual lives of military personnel.

“Knowing the results of the campaign are eternal, we thank God for the privilege to again work with CBA President Bill Anderson, CBA retailers, Operation Worship, and K-LOVE radio network on this 2009 campaign,” said Blaine Smith.

Once again an exclusive to CBA retailers, they may purchase the Operation Worship Multipack, prepackaged with eight copies of each of the four editions, for $159.68 suggested retail value (ISBN 978-1-4143-3447-9). The Operation Worship Multipack includes easel signage and a display that conveniently becomes a return shipment box. Tyndale also offers free shipping on orders for 32-unit displays and additional quantities. The National Marketing Campaign features radio advertising and promotion, Internet marketing, a church promotion kit, and a local market promotion kit, with free promotional resources available at: www.TyndaleBooksellers.com/OperationWorship.

For complete details, see your Tyndale sales representative or call 1-800-323-9400 for more information.

Tyndale House Publishers was founded in 1962 by Dr. Kenneth N. Taylor as a means of publishing The Living Bible. Now one of the premier publishing houses in the industry, Tyndale products include numerous New York Times best sellers. Tyndale publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), and recently launched the NLT Study Bible. Each NLT Bible sale benefits the worldwide translation work of Wycliffe Bible Translators. Tyndale House Publishers is located in Carol Stream, Illinois.

www.operationworship.com
www.tyndale.com
www.cbaonline.org

Contact:
Mavis Sanders
630-784-5275
mavissanders@tyndale.com

Jim Tressel Book Signing at OSU Bookstore June 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2009
Contact: Todd Starowitz
toddstarowitz@tyndale.com
630-784-5397

Tyndale House Publishers
351 Executive Drive
Carol Stream, IL 60188

JIM TRESSEL TO SIGN THE WINNERS MANUAL
AT BARNES & NOBLE – THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
Ohio State Coach will sign bestselling book from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 13

Carol Stream, Ill. —Tyndale House Publishers today announced that Ohio State University head football coach, Jim Tressel, will sign his bestselling book, The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, at Barnes & Noble – The Ohio State University Bookstore at 1598 North High Street in Columbus. There will be a limited number of books per customer. Please visit ShopOhioState.com or contact the bookstore for wristband distribution information. The book, cowritten with Chris Fabry, released July 15, 2008, and spent eight weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list, reaching as high as No. 3 on the “Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous” list.

For the myriad Ohio State Buckeyes’ fans throughout the country, as well as football fans in general, The Winners Manual provides a rare glimpse into the mind of one of the most respected coaches in college football history and into the huddle of one of the most successful football programs of all time. Coach Tressel shares never-before-published anecdotes about players and games from throughout his storied coaching career at Ohio State and Youngstown State, as well as fundamental lessons he has been imparting to his players and coaching staffs for the past twenty years.

All of Coach Tressel’s proceeds from the sale of The Winners Manual will go to the William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library Renovation Fund on the OSU campus.

The book signings information for The Winners Manual is as follows:
Saturday, June 13 – 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Barnes & Noble – The Ohio State University Bookstore
1598 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-247-2000

Tyndale House Publishers has had great recent success with a number of football-related titles. Tony Dungy’s Quiet Strength: The Practices, Principles, and Priorities of a Winning Life (July 2007) reached No. 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List, and with more than 1,000,000 copies in print, is one of the best-selling sports-related titles in history. Dungy’s most current book (Jan. 2009), Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance, reached No. 2 on the Times’ “Advice, How-To & Misc.” list. Deanna Favre’s Don’t Bet Against Me! (Sept. 2007) spent 10 consecutive weeks on either the New York Times hardcover nonfiction primary list (top 15) or the expanded list (top 35). Favre is the wife of NFL great Brett Favre. In July 2008, Tyndale will release books with Brenda and Kurt Warner (Arizona Cardinals all-pro quarterback), Loreane & LaDainian Tomlinson (San Diego Chargers all-pro running back), and NFL Hall of Fame Coach Joe Gibbs.

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