Fortress Equips Progressive Christians

Tony Jones of Fortress Press took world rights from Angela Scheff of the Christopher Ferebee Agency to The Shift: A Survival Guide for Becoming a Progressive Christian by Colby Martin, founder of the Sojourn Grace Collective, a church in San Diego, and the author of Unclobber: Rethinking Our Use of the Bible on Homosexuality (WJK, 2016). The book, which is slated for publication in fall 2019, is geared toward “those who want to move from evangelicalism into progressive Christianity,” according to the publisher. In it, Martin will collect what he has learned from his own departure from evangelicalism.

Whitaker Takes a Prayer Guide

In a world rights deal brokered directly with the author, Whitaker House acquisition editor Don Milam bought Prayers that Strike the Mark by James W. Goll, president of God Encounters Ministries. In it, Goll guides readers through prayer by comparing it to music, writing: “’Pray’ cannot be defined in simple terms, like a single trumpet blast. Prayer is like symphonic music played harmoniously by multiple instruments,” according to the publisher. Prayers that Strike the Mark is due out in May 2019.