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With Christian Fiction Market Holding Steady, Publishers Invest More in Faith-based Novels

Publishing Christian fiction can pay, and pay big, but it’s harder than ever to succeed in the category, publishers say. Many companies have abandoned Christian fiction in recent years and others have cut title output, which can make it seem as though the market is contracting. (more…)

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Like Book, Like Movie: ‘The Shack’ Continues to Stir Debate

A fictional and emotionally destroyed Mack Phillips answers a mysterious invitation to a remote, isolated cabin. There he finds a trinity of fatherly love in a woman named "Papa" whose cohorts teach Phillips forgiveness and the faith to run on water -- literally. (more…)

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Actors Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 18, 2014. (PHOTO: REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE)

Reports say Oprah Winfrey and Idris Elba Will Star in Film Adaptation of Christian Novel “The Shack”; Forest Whitaker Will Direct

Reports indicate that Idris Elba has been offered a lead role in THE SHACK, and Oprah Winfrey is also circling to star. The film, already making headlines with Forest Whitaker’s attachment to direct and star, is a Christian novel by Wm. Paul Young that is a NY Times Bestseller. (more…)

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