ECPA honors Jack Countryman & Brennan Manning with Lifetime Achievement Awards
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Posted by: Sheri Toomb
Media Contact: Mark Kuyper, ECPA President/CEO, 480-966-3998, firstname.lastname@example.org
Colorado Springs, Col., April 28, 2014 -- For their
exceptional contributions to the industry, ECPA President/CEO Mark
Kuyper presented Jack Countryman and Brennan Manning (posthumously)
the industry's highest individual honor of a Jordon Lifetime Achievement
Award on April 28 in Colorado Springs, at the ECPA Awards &
Anniversary Banquet held opening night of the ECPA Leadership Summit at Focus on the Family.
BRENNAN MANNING (1934-2013)
JACK COUNTRYMAN is the founder of JCountryman®
Gift Books, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers. His 30-plus years
in Christian publishing have allowed him the opportunity to help create
and develop bestselling gift books such as God's Promises® for Your Every Need, God's Promises® for Men, God's Promises® for Women, and God Listens.
This year not only marks 20 million books sold, authored by
Countryman, but also the 30th anniversary of the God’s Promises brand.
Presentation Video for Jack Countryman:
BRENNAN MANNING (1934-2013) spent his life
helping others experience the reality of God's love and grace. A
recovering alcoholic and a former Franciscan priest, he walked a
spiritual journey that took him down a variety of paths. He taught
seminarians, spoke to packed arenas, lived in a cave while laboring
with the poor in Spain, and ministered to shrimpers in Alabama. His
unflinching honesty about himself as a ragamuffin, an imposter, and a
man in search of the undeserved love of Jesus has encouraged millions of
Christians who have grown weary along the way. Brennan is best known
as the author of the contemporary classics The Ragamuffin Gospel,
All Is Grace, Abba's Child, Ruthless Trust, The Furious Longing of God,
The Importance of Being Foolish, and Patched Together.
Presentation Video for Brennan Manning:
The Jordon Lifetime Achievement Award is presented by ECPA to an
individual for their exceptional contributions to the Christian
publishing industry and is named in honor of Charles "Kip” Jordon
(1945-1997), beloved Christian publishing veteran of more than 25
years, and former publisher of Word Publishing. Former recipients
include Billy Graham, Joni Eareckson Tada, John Stott, Bruce Ryskamp,
Pat Zondervan, John Perkins, and Muriel Dennis.
For more information, and to view a list of past recipients, visit http://www.ecpa.org/?page=jordon.
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The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA)
is an international non-profit trade organization, comprised of nearly
200 member companies worldwide, representing a combined revenue of
nearly $1.4 billion. Since 1974, ECPA has strengthened Christian
publishing by building Networking, Information, and Advocacy
opportunities within the industry and across multiple channels so that
our members can more effectively produce and deliver transformational
For more information about ECPA: 480-966-3998, email@example.com, www.ecpa.org.