Archive for ‘Billy Graham’

March 31, 2017

New Summer Lights Tour To Feature Mercy Me, Jeremy Camp, Natalie Grant, Meredith Andrews and More!

 

 

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – March 30, 2017 – Compassion Productions has announced its first annual summer concert series, Summer Lights 2017, featuring Grammy-nominated headliners MercyMe, along with fellow Grammy nominees Jeremy Camp and Natalie Grant. The summer tour, which also features worship artist Meredith Andrews and newcomer Jimi Cravity, is slated to hit eight major U.S. markets in the month of July including Kansas City, Indianapolis, Detroit, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh before wrapping up in Pittsburgh on July 16.
“Touring is a huge part of our lives, and anytime you can tour with dear friends, life is good,” says MercyMe frontman Bart Millard. “We are so excited to be partnering with Compassion on Summer Lights, and to be on the road with our pals Jeremy Camp, Natalie Grant, Meredith Andrews and Jimi Cravity. Good times will be had by all!”

“Compassion International is excited to launch our newest event, Summer Lights,” adds Compassion Productions Director of Marketing and Promotions Chris Farnsworth. “Part of our goal with this summer concert series is to help those who attend ‘escape the ordinary’ — the day-to-day whirlwind of life — and connect to God in a deep and meaningful way through their favorite artists and music. We couldn’t have asked for a better lineup with artists like MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Natalie Grant, Meredith Andrews and Jimi Cravity, and we are thrilled to have them on board for what we hope will be the first of many Summer Lights events to come.”


Tickets for most Summer Lights events are on sale Friday, March 31, at 10 a.m. local time.  For details and ticket links, visit www.SummerLightsTour.com.

Compassion Productions is a division of Compassion International (www.compassion.com), a Christian child development organization that works to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to lift children out of spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty. Compassion partners with more than 7,000 churches in 26 countries to deliver its holistic child development program to over 1.9 million babies, children and young adults. It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research.
SUMMER LIGHTS 2017
Dates, markets and venues subject to change without notice.
July 6 – TBA
July 7 – Kansas City, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
July 8 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
July 9 – Detroit, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheater
July 13 – Baltimore, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 14 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater
July 15 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
July 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Key Bank Pavilion

 

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March 5, 2013

Billy Graham To Release Brand New Book With Thomas Nelson Called The Reason For My Hope: Salvation

 

 

Thomas Nelson, Inc. announced that in October 2013 world-renowned preacher, evangelist, and author Billy Graham will release his latest major trade book: The Reason for My Hope: Salvation. 

“For over 70 years, Billy Graham has encouraged the world like no other,” says Matt Baugher, SVP and publisher at Thomas Nelson, Inc. “He has always clearly exhibited two remarkable yet simple traits: a walking example of God’s unconditional love toward others and a man saved by grace. It is this platform on which he built his entire ministry, and it is this foundation on which his latest words ring as true as ever. In The Reason for My Hope, Billy Graham once again brings an important message of salvation to the world, with his accessible writing style and words of truth. As his publisher, it is our deep honor to partner with this man who continues to be incredibly strong in mind and spirit.”

In what could be his final book, Billy Graham presents the core message that has guided his life and calling for over 70 years. Filled with new stories and timeless truth, Graham once again calls the world back to its spiritual priority as only he can. The release of The Reason for My Hope coincides with a massive campaign by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association that will mobilize millions of people in the U.S. to invite friends and neighbors into their home to hear the message of Jesus Christ through customized video and a new message from Mr. Graham.

“Who would refuse rescue?” This is the question Billy Graham asks throughout this book. The answer is sometimes surprising because there are actually people who refuse to be saved, even if they are in a hopeless situation. “Why?” Each chapter draws the reader in by posing questions for contemplation using relevant illustrations about what the world thinks in contrast to what the Bible says.

As Mr. Graham has expressed for decades, his purpose is to engage the reader in considering his or her life in light of the here and now and the hereafter. Who would refuse rescue from a plane crash, a sinking boat, an automobile fire, or an assassin’s bullet? True accounts are given that cause the reader to ask what they think and how they would respond to similar experiences that ultimately bring them to life’s most important question.

“Once again Billy Graham will impact the world with a timely message of hope and encouragement for these difficult times,” says David Moberg, SVP and group publisher for Thomas Nelson. “We are pleased that our forthcoming book, The Reason for My Hope, will be the centerpiece of a major media campaign that is spearheaded by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and which will reach millions of people this fall. What a tremendous tribute to Dr. Graham that in his 95th year he is still shaping the culture with the Christian message.”

Thomas Nelson, Inc., (through its acquisition of Word Publishing in 1992) has been Dr. Graham’s trade book publisher since 1975, and has enjoyed numerous million-copy bestsellers with Dr. Graham over those 35 years. His most recent release, Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well, is a New York Times best seller and has sold more than 700,000 copies.

This new major trade release, with a hard street date of Oct. 15, 2013, will be supported by an extensive national marketing campaign, including national advertising, multiple retailer merchandising options, and advance reader’s copy distribution. The Reason for My Hope will be simultaneously released internationally, and in Spanish through Thomas Nelson’s division, Grupo Nelson.

July 25, 2011

Thomas Nelson to release new BILLY GRAHAM book NEARING HOME: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well

Billy Graham

 

Thomas Nelson Publishers announced that in October 2011, renowned and iconic preacher and evangelist Billy Graham will release his first major trade book in more than five years: Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well.

“Billy Graham, by the grace of God, has singlehandedly guided millions to faith,” says Matt Baugher, VP and publisher at Thomas Nelson, Inc. “His legacy as an evangelist is unmatched. Now in his nineties, he is reaching out to help all of us again by picking up the pen one more time, and we at Thomas Nelson could not be more honored to play a part in this eternal message. Nearing Home is hands down one of the most important works that Mr. Graham has ever written and one of his most vulnerable. Time catches up to all of us. At his age, with all that has come before, he is in a unique position to guide all of us on what it means to finish well in this life. God bless Billy Graham.”

In this moving narrative, Billy Graham shares his personal experience of growing older, but also teaches some important lessons on how to view our time here on Earth. He says that the Bible makes it clear that God has a specific reason for keeping us here. So what is His purpose for these years, and how can we align our lives with it? How can we not only learn to cope with the fears and struggles and growing limitations we face but actually grow stronger inwardly in the midst of these difficulties?

“The best way to meet the challenges of old age is to prepare for them now, before they arrive,” says Dr. Graham. “I invite you to explore with me not only the realities of life as we grow older but also the hope and fulfillment—and even joy—that can be ours once we learn to look at these years from God’s point of view and discover His strength to sustain us every day.”

“We have worked with Dr. Graham on the creation of this project for several years. As the content developed, we had a growing sense that this book would be destined to impact literally generations of people. It is perhaps the best guide available on living every day to the fullest,” says SVP and group publisher for Thomas Nelson, David Moberg. Thomas Nelson, Inc., (through its acquisition of Word Publishing in 1992) has been Dr. Graham’s trade book publisher since 1975, and has enjoyed numerous million-copy bestsellers with Dr. Graham over those 35 years.

This major trade release, with a hard street date of Oct. 18, 2011, will be supported by an extensive national marketing campaign. The campaign will include national advertising, multiple retailer merchandising options, and advance reader’s copy distribution. Nearing Home will be simultaneously released internationally, and in Spanish through Thomas Nelson’s division, Grupo Nelson.