Tyndale Scores Football Fable from Tony Dungy
Tyndale has signed Hall of Fame football coach Tony Dungy to write a leadership fable, The Soul of a Team (Tyndale Momentum, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-1376-5). Dungy will do a national book signing and media tour when it’s released in early 2019. His writing collaborator is Nathan Whitaker. D.J. Snell, president of Legacy, LLC, is the literary agent in the deal. Sales of Dungy’s 2007 memoir, two sports-related books and a devotional, all with Tyndale, have sold more than three million copies, according to Jan Long Harris, executive publisher of nonfiction.
Ethan McCarthy Signs Volume on Global Health for InterVarsity
Cathleen Falsani and Jenny E. Dyer are coediting a collection of history, data and first-person narratives from theologians, scientists, artists, and activists, and other experts addressing hunger and malnutrition. Acquiring editor Ethan McCarthy signed world rights for the volume, tentatively titled The End of Hunger. There was no agent for the book, which releases in fall 2019.
Zondervan’s Reflective Books Signs Jemar Tisby
Acquisitions editor Ryan Pazdur, Zondervan associate publisher and executive editor, signed world rights for The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism). A look at what Christians must do to build a future of equity and justice, it’s a debut book, releasing in January 2019, for author Jemar Tisby. He’s president and co-founder of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective and co-host of the Pass The Mic podcast. The agent was Erik S. Wolgemuth of Wolgemuth Associates, Inc.
Fortress Press to Delve into ‘America’s Obsessions’
Cultural critic David Zahl, founder of Mockingbird Ministries and Christian/Reformation Blog Mockingbird, has signed world rights with Fortress Press for Seculosity: Where to Turn when Religion Is Everywhere. Zahl looks at how Americans who deserted religion fill the void by obsessing over everyday activities such as parenting, eating, voting, or dating. His answer to the hunger for “enoughness:” Return to the grace of God. Senior acquiring editor was Tony Jones and Alex Field of The Bindery was the agent for the book, which releases in January 2019.