May 23, 2018
The 69th annual Christopher Awards, presented in New York City on May 17, celebrated and honored writers, producers, directors, authors and illustrators whose work “affirms the highest values of the human spirit.” WaterBrook’s CONVICTED: A Crooked Cop, An Innocent Man, and an Unlikely Journey of Forgiveness and Friendship by Jameel McGee and Andrew Collins with Mark Tabb won in the Books for Adults category. Viking Books for Young Readers’ THE RED BANDANNA by Tom Rinaldi won in the Books for Young People category.
Warm congratulations to the authors as well as their editors and publishers.
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Jameel McGee, Campbell Wharton, and Andrew Collins[/caption]
CONVICTED is a remarkable true story about a man who chose to forgive the cop who falsely imprisoned him. As current as today’s headlines, this explosive story reveals how these radically conflicted men chose to let go of fear and a thirst for revenge to pursue reconciliation for themselves, their community, and our racially divided nation.
In the young readers’ adaptation of his New York Times
bestselling Penguin Press
book. THE RED BANDANNA
, award-winning ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi brings Welles Crowther’s inspirational story of selflessness and compassion to life. On a day that changed a nation, one young man found his calling. Welles didn’t see himself as a hero. He was just an ordinary kid who played sports, volunteered for the fire department in his town, and eventually headed off to college and then to Wall Street to start a career. Throughout it all, he always kept a red bandanna in his pocket, a gift from his father when he was little. On September 11, 2001, Welles was at his job on the 104th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center when the Twin Towers were attacked. What he did next would alter the course of many lives. That day, the legend of the Man in the Red Bandanna was born.
View the complete list of 2018 Christopher Awards winners here
The Christophers, a nonprofit founded in 1945 by Maryknoll Father James Keller, is rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition of service to God and humanity. The ancient Chinese proverb—“It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness”— guides its publishing, radio, and awards programs.
September 21, 2017
Author and LA pastor Erwin Raphael McManus spoke to a packed house at his Barnes & Noble book-signing event Wednesday night at The Grove in Los Angeles. His new book, THE LAST ARROW: Save Nothing for the Next Life, published by WaterBrook on September 5, is a bold manifesto for a life of passion, adventure, and hope. As McManus explains through his words and his own life story, everyone is living out their last days—and no one needs to settle for less than all life has to offer. The event kicked off a two-day conference for his church, Mosaic, and was a huge success. The store sold out of the book!
McManus is an artist, entrepreneur, and cultural thought leader known for his integration of creativity and spirituality. He is the founder of Mosaic, a community of faith in Los Angeles. Known for its innovation, creativity, and artistry, Mosaic has been named one of the most influential and innovative churches in America. He is the author of several other books, including Soul Cravings, Chasing Daylight, An Unstoppable Force, and The Barbarian Way. His books have sold more than a million copies worldwide.
May 19, 2016
Tim Tebow, former NFL quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner and popular sports broadcaster, has reached an agreement with WaterBrook, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, to author a new book scheduled for publication on October 25, 2016. SHAKEN: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms combines never-before-told, personal stories from Tebow’s football experience and life with biblical teaching on anchoring identity and self-worth. As part of the agreement, WaterBrook will create a companion video Bible study and other products.
The book deal was announced by Tina Constable
, Senior Vice President, WaterBrook. Alexander Field
, Vice President, Publisher, WaterBrook, acquired world rights to the work in print and digital formats. Bruce Nygren
, Senior Editor, and Andrew Stoddard
, Editor, will serve as editors for the products in the deal.
The very public highs and lows of Tebow’s college and professional football career have given him a unique perspective on what it means to maintain a sense of self when your dreams do not go as
planned. With compelling honesty, Tebow writes about how others have tried to define him by his circumstances and how, through it all, he has used these opportunities to grow in the understanding that identity comes from God alone.
“I am so excited about this book,” said Tebow. “I have the opportunity to share about some highs. But I also have the opportunity to share about some lows, and be vulnerable, and pull back the curtain a little bit. I will be able to give people a glimpse at what happens when you fall short. What happens when you don’t reach your dreams? What do you hold onto? Who do you hold onto?”
Alex Field said, “Tim has such a profound and inspiring message for anyone who has faced any sort of disappointment in their lives—which is every one of us, Because of that, we’re thrilled to launch this new work with Tim this fall. He will share about how he faced everything in his career all while remaining anchored in God. We know this book is going to encourage many, many people!”
Tebow is a two-time NCAA college football national champion and Heisman Trophy winner and was a first round NFL draft pick. In the three years since he departed from the NFL, Tebow has continued to have a prominent public profile. In February 2016, The Tim Tebow Foundation, along with 200 churches across 48 states and in seven countries, hosted “A Night to Shine” giving 32,000 people with special needs and 70,000 volunteers an amazing prom night experience. He is co-hosting the second season of the FOX program Home Freewith home renovation TV Star Mike Holmes (Holmes on Homes®), starting June 16, 2016. In addition, he is a college football analyst for the SEC Network, which launched in August 2014.