December 2011 Posts

The Devil in Pew Number Seven Earns National Attention {+Giveaway!}

Although The Devil in Pew Number Seven by Rebecca Nichols Alonzo released in August 2010, this true crime memoir became a New York Times bestseller and recently received national media attention. If you’ve never heard Rebecca’s story before, you can learn more in the trailer below:

In September 2011, CNN ran a four-part series on Rebecca’s story, which included in-depth interviews with neighbors, family members, and the man who shot her parents. This led to an invitation for Rebecca and her brother Daniel to come on the Dr. Phil Show to face Harris Williams, the man who shot their parents, for the first time in over 30 years. You can watch the power of forgiveness at work in the episode, which aired December 9, here.

Some may wonder how Rebecca and Daniel could forgive the “devil” who terrorized their family and Harris, who shot their parents and killed their mother. It wasn’t easy, but Rebecca and Daniel spoke the language of forgiveness that their parents taught them since a young age. We want to give you the opportunity to read Rebecca’s incredible story. We’re giving away 50 copies of The Devil in Pew Number Seven!

Here’s how you can win a copy of this amazing book:

– Share this giveaway with your friends. Each place you share about this giveaway counts as an entry, the more you share the better your chances.

– Fill out the form below to enter.


Merry Christmas from Tyndale and the New Living Translation Team!

Experience something fresher than your average fruit cake.

Eight leading artists.  One unchanging message.

It’s our gift to you this Christmas.

Merry Christmas from your friends on the New Living Translation team!

PS: We encourage you to REGIFT the video, not the fruitcake.


More December Free E-books and Deals

Let’s get straight to the point, we have more free e-books and e-book deals starting this week.  Here’s your list!

E-book Deal

Forever by Karen Kingsbury

Amazon – $2.99

Sony – $2.99

Free E-books

Game Plan for Life by Joe Gibbs


Barnes & Noble


Christian Book Distributors



Money, Possessions, and Eternity by Randy Alcorn


Barnes & Noble


Christian Book Distributors

iKnow Heaven App Now Avaiable in the iTunes Store!

Heaven is a hot topic. Books about Heaven appear on bestsellers lists. National media feature stories about Heaven. Individuals have recently shared their encounters with Heaven, bringing further attention to the subject.

Bestselling author and biblical scholar Randy Alcorn has studied and written about Heaven for many years. In 2004, Tyndale House released Alcorn’s comprehensive book Heaven, and seven years later, this book regularly appears on bestsellers lists.

Due to the success of Heaven and the related products, Tyndale House Publishers created a mobile media tie-in to Alcorn’s Heaven book. The related item is a free downloadable “I Know Heaven” application for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPod which features content from Randy Alcorn. Now available on the iTunes App Store, the “I Know Heaven App” both entertains and educates in order to increase biblical knowledge about what Christians can expect in Heaven. The “I Know Heaven App” includes a brief video from Randy Alcorn, as well as a list of the entire Heaven product line, available wherever books are sold. Information may be obtained at, including a link to the iTunes store where the app can be downloaded.

“The ‘I Know Heaven App’ gives users an interesting quiz which tests one’s knowledge on questions about Heaven,” said Maria Eriksen, Marketing Director. “Many people are not aware that the Bible gives us many hints as to what awaits Christians after death. We hope this unique resource will encourage many users to consider Randy Alcorn’s helpful writings on what the Bible tells us about Heaven; it can also serve as an interesting tool for evangelism.”

“Heaven is really something to get excited about,” says Randy Alcorn. “May your imagination soar and your heart rejoice as you meditate on the Bible’s truths about Heaven.”

Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM). Prior to 1990, when he started EPM, he served as a pastor for 14 years. He has spoken around the world and has taught on the adjunct faculties of Multnomah Bible College and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of more than 35 fiction and nonfiction books, including Heaven and other bestsellers. His novel Safely Home (Tyndale, 2001) received ECPA’s Gold Medallion for Fiction.


December Free E-books and Deals

December is an exciting month for e-books at Tyndale! If you didn’t already know we’re giving away an e-reading welcome basket to celebrate the launch of our new E-book Extra e-newsletter you can sign up by clicking here, the giveaway ends on December 16th.

And now here are your e-book deals for December, you’ll notice the first book is on sale and the rest are free. Check back next week because we’ll be adding a few more to the list.


A Great Deal – $2.99 (And Lower!)

The Touch by Randall Wallace

Amazon ($2.99)

Barnes & Noble ($2.99)

Christian Book Distributors ($2.39)

Sony ($2.99)


Free Ebooks

Victorian Christmas by Catherine Palmer


Barnes & Noble

Christian Book Distributors


 Holiness of God by R.C.Sproul



Strategy of Satan by Warren Wiersbe


Barnes & Noble

Christian Book Distributors