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‘MORE THAN A CARPENTER’ AUTHOR DOTES ON HIS BELOVED DOTTIE AS SECRET TO LIFETIME OF SUCCESS

Best-Selling Author and International Speaker Josh McDowell Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award at Christian Booksellers Association Annual Conference With Words of Adoration For Dottie, His Wife of 43 Years

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ORLANDO, FL, June 28, 2015 — Behind every great man, there is a great woman. Josh McDowell is no exception to this rule.

Today, McDowell, the best-selling author of “More Than A Carpenter” and “New Evidence That Demands a Verdict” who has penned 142 books in 100 languanges since 1960, praised his wife Dottie as the reason for his ministry success, while being honored with the Christian Bookseller Association’s (CBA) highest honor—the International Lifetime Achievement Award. It was awarded at opening ceremonies at the annual International Christian Retail Show (ICRS), currently being held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, June 28-July 1.

Dottie, McDowell’s beloved wife of 43 years, sat on the front row among a crowd of his industry peers including Duane Zook, Josh McDowell Ministry president. Accepting the plaque from CBA President Curtis Riskey with his name engraved on it, Josh doted on Dottie: “I never knew a woman could love a man so much. God has used my wife, Dottie, to change my life, and I am so grateful!”

In spite of all the honors and awards Josh has received over the years, he consistently tells everyone enthusiastically that his greatest joys and pleasures come from his family. Fittingly, before accepting the award, CBA played a surprise home video produced by and starring McDowell’s four children and 10 grandchildren on the jumbo overhead screen. “God has faithfully allowed my ministry, my family and me to share his God-breathed word for more than 50 years,” Josh added.

“God-Breathed” is McDowell’s most recent book, published by Shiloh Run Press, a division of Barbour Publishing. In conjunction with the launch of “God-Breathed,” McDowell will unveil for booksellers and convention attendees his recent acquisition of ancient Egyptian burial fragments that contain some of the earliest recordings of the Bible, dating back between 1600 to 2200 BC, to underscore the reliability of biblical scripture.

CBA President Curtis Riskey bestowed McDowell with the honor, saying, “We see Josh as a pivotal leader for our industry. We are excited to present this special award to Josh this year for his outstanding service and lifelong accomplishment in creating, distributing, and using Christian resources to achieve ministry and further the Gospel around the world.” Then, he shared a personal story about when Josh planted a seed of faith in his life while speaking at his college. “I am so thankful Josh came to Oshkosh, WI, and how many more million lives has his ministry touched?”

Barbour Publishing President & CEO Tim Martins said of McDowell’s achievement, “We are delighted to partner with Josh McDowell and his ministry during such an important milestone in his prolific ministry. We pray that Josh will continue to touch lives with biblical truth for the Kingdom of God.”

Josh McDowell Ministry President Duane Zook said, “Over the past 34 years of serving alongside Josh, I have seen his consistent enthusiasm and passion for letting everyone in the world hear about Jesus. I am thrilled that Josh has received this Lifetime Achievement Award. And I know that this award will motivate him even more to communicate biblical truth, so that there are true followers of Jesus everywhere who live, defend, and share their faith.”

Well known as an articulate speaker, Josh has addressed more than 25 million people, giving over 27,000 talks in 125 countries. Among his publishing accomplishments, Josh has distributed more than 27 million copies of his popular More Than A Carpenter, and New Evidence That Demands a Verdict was named one of the twentieth century’s top 40 books and one of the thirteen most influential books of the last 50 years on Christian thought by World Magazine. In addition to many other awards, Josh has been nominated 36 times for the Gold Medallion Award and has received that award on four occasions.

As Josh traveled to other countries, he quickly realized that where people were sick, homeless, and hungry, words were not enough. In 1991, Josh founded Operation Carelift, currently known as GAIN, to meet the physical and spiritual needs he discovered in orphanages, hospitals, schools, and prisons in the countries of the former Soviet Union.

As a young man, Josh McDowell considered himself an agnostic. However, when challenged to intellectually examine the claims of Christianity, Josh discovered compelling, overwhelming evidence for the reliability of the Christian faith.

After his conversion, his plans for law school turned instead to plans to tell a doubting world about the truth of Jesus Christ. After studying at Kellogg College, Josh completed his college degree at Wheaton College and then attended Talbot Theological Seminary, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Master of Divinity degree.

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BEST-SELLING AUTHOR IDENTIFIES TEXT IN EGYPTIAN ARTIFACTS THAT REINFORCE POWER AND RELIABILITY OF SCRIPTURE

International Speaker and Author Josh McDowell Releases Most Convincing Apologetic Book, Titled “God-Breathed,” That Reveals Rare Artifacts Confirming Ancient Biblical Texts

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UHRICHSVILLE, OH, February 25, 2015—Best-selling author Josh McDowell literally breaks new ground to offer the church and skeptics alike tangible facts for the accuracy and reliability of the Bible in his latest book, titled God-Breathed—the Undeniable Power and Reliability of Scripture (Shiloh Run Press, April 2015). In one of his most convincing apologetics messages of his five-decade-long ministry, McDowell presents the fascinating and compelling story of how recent archaeological finds—acquired from a long standing private selection of Egyptian artifacts and other objects made from papyrus dating back nearly 2,000 years—underscore the power and reliability of Scripture. For more information and to download a free booklet, visit http://www.readgodbreathed.com/.

In “God-Breathed,” Josh chronicles his recent identification of ancient fragments and a 540-year-old Torah, along with his personal journey to faith as an unbelieving skeptic of Christianity and the Bible, to present a compelling case that God’s Word can be trusted to be undeniably reliable. Meanwhile in the U.S., skepticism about the truth of the Bible continues to rise according to a 2014 Barna Group study. It found the number of those who are skeptical or agnostic toward the Bible—who believe that the Bible is “just another book of teachings written by men that contains stories and advice”—has nearly doubled from 10% to 19% in just three years.

“Each book, each page and each paragraph of Scripture was written through the lens of its human spokesmen, yet it still communicates the exact message God wants us to receive,” McDowell said. “His words were supernaturally guided through his selected human instruments so that his truth would be vivid and relevant to our lives. With God as the author and men as the writers, the sixty-six books of the Bible can rightly be called the Word of God.”

In December of 2013, McDowell assembled a team of international scholars, to identify rare Egyptian cartinage and other ancient artifacts — dating back as far as 1,600 and 2,200 years — in hopes of finding fragments of ancient scriptural writings. Ancient manuscript and language experts extracted and initially analyzed and identified the papyri within these artifacts as six New Testament passages and one Old Testament manuscript fragment—seven treasures in all! While all the manuscripts are yet unpublished and must be further scrutinized to determine the exact content and more precise dating, we do know what passages these are from—Mark 15, John 14, Matthew 6 and 7, 1 John 2, Galatians 4 and Jeremiah 33—and the approximate time period. Scholars say that six of these manuscripts are possibly the earliest known Coptic papyrus of these passages in existence today. Josh has launched the Heroic Truth Experience, a live speaking tour to showcase his ministry’s museum-quality biblical artifacts as irrefutable evidence of the Bible’s reliability.

“My hope is that this God-Breathed book will help people realize not only that the word of God is true, but also that it is alive and powerful. I equally want people to be convinced they can trust the Bible because the evidence is so incredible,” Josh said.

Since his radical conversion to Christianity in college, Josh has been a walking testimony of how ancient fragments of Scripture powerfully drew him to God. Those ancient manuscripts and the evidence of their reliability brought him to the conclusion that they were not only true and reliable, but also that Christ was who he said he was—the Son of God who came to save the world.

In 1961, Josh joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ International. Not long after, he started the Josh McDowell Ministry to reach young people worldwide with the truth and love of Jesus. Well known as an articulate speaker, Josh has addressed more than 25 million people, giving over 27,000 talks in 125 countries. Josh has authored or co-authored 142 books in over one hundred languages including, More Than a Carpenter –over 27 million copies distributed—and New Evidence That Demands a Verdict –named one of the twentieth century’s top 40 books.

Shiloh Run Press is an imprint of Barbour Publishing, Inc. that focuses on Christian living resources by uniquely qualified new and experienced authors with fresh messages for today’s Christian.

 

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10 Ways to Say “I Love You”: Embracing a Love That Lasts

To have and to hold from this day forward, to love and to cherish…

That’s where all the romance novels end, but it’s not the end of your love story. The wedding vows are just the beginning of your marriage. You’ve made the choice to be with your spouse. To maintain a healthy relationship, you’ll need to keep making wise choices…from this day forward.

Author and speaker Josh McDowell has been learning that lesson for more than 40 years, and now he shares the insightful, practical choices that make a marriage thrive. Learn the power of choosing to

  • make your spiritual life a priority
  • resolve conflicts quickly
  • keep your love life fresh
  • master the art of communication
  • become a great listener

This straightforward, concise resource will teach you how to love and cherish your spouse. You’ll never regret investing in your marriage!

  • Retail Price: 12.99
  • Release Date: February 2015
  • Page Count: 192
  • Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • Binding: Trade
  • ISBN: 978-0-7369-5387-0
  • Case Lot Quantity: 64
  • Publisher: Harvest House

Purchase online

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NASCAR and Josh McDowell Team Up to Promote Inspiring, True Movie ‘Undaunted’

www.Josh.org/Undaunted

DALLAS – Oct. 31, 2012 – Supporters are literally racing to help promote the inspiring faith film UNDAUNTED: THE EARLY LIFE OF JOSH McDOWELL, which launched on DVD this month. NASCAR team MacDonald Motorsports; author and film producer Jeff Elliott; and film distributor EchoLight Studios team with Josh McDowell Ministry to highlight the film at Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at the Texas Motor Speedway with on-car promotion, DVD giveaways and special appearances by McDowell with drivers and race fans.

“The opportunity to reach NASCAR’s vast audience with UNDAUNTED’s message of hope and the power of forgiveness is truly awesome,” said McDowell, a world-renown Christian apologist, author and humanitarian. “I know this story of finding faith and God’s love through the most challenging circumstances will resonate and spread word of the film to many who need to hear about it.”

UNDAUNTED: THE EARLY LIFE OF JOSH McDOWELL is an award-winning, “pull no punches” docudrama. A dysfunctional family life, an alcoholic and violent father, and a sexually abusive worker on the family farm contributed to deep scars in McDowell’s life, causing him to deny God’s existence. UNDAUNTED unfolds the dramatic spiritual transformation that occurs when Josh faces his past head-on and puts everything in God’s hands. Produced by Moonlit Pictures, UNDAUNTED is distributed by EchoLight Studios.

The NASCAR opportunity for UNDAUNTED weaves a fascinating story in itself. Many members of the MacDonald Motorsports team have long supported Motor Racing Outreach (MRO), which offers chapel services for NASCAR drivers and teams. Inspired by theUNDAUNTED story, MacDonald Motorsports truly stepped up by making the car available through a sponsorship package to gain awareness for the film, and Josh’s story of God’s love.

Enter Jeff Elliott, a retired Illinois firefighter telling an overcoming faith story of his own. Elliott wrote a book and has now connected to SOUL SURFER producer Dutch Hoffstetter to make HOOVEY, a film about his son miraculously recovering from brain tumor surgery and eventually achieving his dream to play college basketball. Working with EchoLight Studios, which has green lit HOOVEY based on the true story, Elliott learned of UNDAUNTED and the NASCAR opportunity. He immediately felt compelled to help underwrite the cost of the sponsorship.

“A story like Josh’s—of faith winning out over adversity—just touched my heart because in my family we needed that same faith as our son faced brain surgery,” Elliott said. “I’m proud to be a part of bringing Josh and UNDAUNTED to ‘NASCAR nation.’”
With the sponsorship, McDowell gains a rare opportunity to encourage NASCAR teams at the Motor Racing Outreach services this Saturday before the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, part of NASCAR’s Nationwide Series. And in addition to other exposure, McDowell will also lead Sunday’s MRO services before NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500, and be on hand for the race, meeting drivers, teams and fans and encouraging them with his story.

“Being able to take advantage of this NASCAR opportunity—people coming together to inspire and uplift—is exactly the kind of story EchoLight Studios was created to share,” EchoLight Chief Global Strategist Christopher Morrow said. “What a privilege it is to partner in bringing the vital message of UNDAUNTED to NASCAR’s millions of fans.”
UNDAUNTED is available now through such leading online and retail providers as ChristianCinema.com, Amazon.com, CBD, Family Christian Stores and Walmart among many others.

About Josh McDowellSince 1961, Josh McDowell has crisscrossed the world sharing the Good News about Jesus with the Josh McDowell Ministry under the umbrella of Cru (the U.S. division of Campus Crusade for Christ International). He has spoken to more than 25 million people, through 26,000 talks, in 125 countries. Josh has written or co-written more than 138 books including New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, named by Christianity Today as among the most influential Christian books of the past 60 years. In addition, Josh’s humanitarian relief efforts have sent more than $46 million worth of aid to help children in the former Soviet Union. Learn more at Josh.org.

About MacDonald MotorsportsMacDonald Motorsports owner Randy MacDonald has been around NASCAR circles since 1985, when he began his own racing career with the loving support of his father “Doc” and his mother, Pat MacDonald. As a NASCAR driver, Randy was successful in making it all the way to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The MacDonald family became NASCAR team owners in 1986 and have fielded cars in all three of NASCAR’s elite series following faith-based principles.

About EchoLight StudiosEchoLight Studios is the first vertically integrated Christian movie studio to offer production financing, marketing and distribution across all releasing platforms. Based in Dallas, EchoLight produces and distributes high-quality faith and family-friendly entertainment through a full film distribution platform servicing theatrical, home video, digital/VOD and broadcast in both U.S. domestic and international markets.

For interviews, contact:  Michael Conrad  [email protected] 214-616-0320

For more information about:

UNDAUNTED EchoLight.com/undaunted

EchoLight Studios EchoLight.com

MacDonald Motorsports MMS81.com
For film clips and trailer, visit:  http://www.ChristianCinema.com/undaunted       http://www.wingclips.com/movie-clips/undaunted

And visit Lovell-Fairchild.com/pressroom for:

  • UNDAUNTED Press Release
  • UNDAUNTED Backgrounder
  • UNDAUNTED Bios
  • UNDAUNTED FAQs
  • UNDAUNTED Endorsements

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“UNDAUNTED” AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS CROWN AWARDS

‘Undaunted: The Early Life of Josh McDowell’ receives two Crown Awards at the International Christian Visual Media Conference

FLOWER MOUND, TX – July 20, 2012 – Josh McDowell Ministry was honored by the International Christian Visual Media Conference this past week in Orlando, FL with two of its celebrated Crown Awards. “Undaunted: The Early Life of Josh McDowell” won in two categories, one of which was for “Best Evangelistic Film.”

The Crown Awards which recognize excellence in production and content of films and videos that reflect Christian values in a secular world represent an international endorsement of this project and the message it sends to a hurting world.

Josh McDowell had this to say about the award; “We’re honored and humbled with this recognition by the International Christian Visual Media Conference.  It is reflective of what we see God doing with this film around the world in the lives of the hurting and lost.  While people everywhere struggle with similar scars, it is our Heavenly Father who can take the broken pieces and create something beautiful, filled with hope and purpose.”

The film, which is a docudrama, focuses on the early years of Josh McDowell’s life growing up in a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic father and a sexually abusive caregiver. McDowell’s tragic childhood is the foundation that sets him on a path that would turn him from agnostic to evangelist as he searches for truth as a college student.

“We are so excited about this project for several reasons,” says Bobby Downes, President of EchoLight studios.  “Not only has Josh McDowell produced a film of the highest quality, this film represents a ministry tool that will heal the hurting and lead the unsaved to Christ for the next century and beyond, so the recognition by ICVM is just further evidence that God is going to do amazing things with this project.”

Undaunted: The Early Life of Josh McDowell is slated for release in October of 2012 and is being distributed by EchoLight Studios.

About Josh McDowell Ministry

For over 50 years, the Josh McDowell Ministry, a division of Campus Crusade for Christ, International, has focused on serving and equipping churches, pastors, families and people everywhere in raising generations of purpose-driven Christians who know what they believe, why it is true, and how to live out their Christian faith.

About EchoLight

EchoLight Studios is a world-class, 21st century studio producing and distributing high-quality faith and family-friendly entertainment.

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‘MORE THAN A CARPENTER’ AUTHOR DOTES ON HIS BELOVED DOTTIE AS SECRET TO LIFETIME OF SUCCESS

Best-Selling Author and International Speaker Josh McDowell Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award at Christian Booksellers Association Annual Conference With Words of Adoration For Dottie, His Wife of 43 Years

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ORLANDO, FL, June 28, 2015 — Behind every great man, there is a great woman. Josh McDowell is no exception to this rule.

Today, McDowell, the best-selling author of “More Than A Carpenter” and “New Evidence That Demands a Verdict” who has penned 142 books in 100 languanges since 1960, praised his wife Dottie as the reason for his ministry success, while being honored with the Christian Bookseller Association’s (CBA) highest honor—the International Lifetime Achievement Award. It was awarded at opening ceremonies at the annual International Christian Retail Show (ICRS), currently being held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, June 28-July 1.

Dottie, McDowell’s beloved wife of 43 years, sat on the front row among a crowd of his industry peers including Duane Zook, Josh McDowell Ministry president. Accepting the plaque from CBA President Curtis Riskey with his name engraved on it, Josh doted on Dottie: “I never knew a woman could love a man so much. God has used my wife, Dottie, to change my life, and I am so grateful!”

In spite of all the honors and awards Josh has received over the years, he consistently tells everyone enthusiastically that his greatest joys and pleasures come from his family. Fittingly, before accepting the award, CBA played a surprise home video produced by and starring McDowell’s four children and 10 grandchildren on the jumbo overhead screen. “God has faithfully allowed my ministry, my family and me to share his God-breathed word for more than 50 years,” Josh added.

“God-Breathed” is McDowell’s most recent book, published by Shiloh Run Press, a division of Barbour Publishing. In conjunction with the launch of “God-Breathed,” McDowell will unveil for booksellers and convention attendees his recent acquisition of ancient Egyptian burial fragments that contain some of the earliest recordings of the Bible, dating back between 1600 to 2200 BC, to underscore the reliability of biblical scripture.

CBA President Curtis Riskey bestowed McDowell with the honor, saying, “We see Josh as a pivotal leader for our industry. We are excited to present this special award to Josh this year for his outstanding service and lifelong accomplishment in creating, distributing, and using Christian resources to achieve ministry and further the Gospel around the world.” Then, he shared a personal story about when Josh planted a seed of faith in his life while speaking at his college. “I am so thankful Josh came to Oshkosh, WI, and how many more million lives has his ministry touched?”

Barbour Publishing President & CEO Tim Martins said of McDowell’s achievement, “We are delighted to partner with Josh McDowell and his ministry during such an important milestone in his prolific ministry. We pray that Josh will continue to touch lives with biblical truth for the Kingdom of God.”

Josh McDowell Ministry President Duane Zook said, “Over the past 34 years of serving alongside Josh, I have seen his consistent enthusiasm and passion for letting everyone in the world hear about Jesus. I am thrilled that Josh has received this Lifetime Achievement Award. And I know that this award will motivate him even more to communicate biblical truth, so that there are true followers of Jesus everywhere who live, defend, and share their faith.”

Well known as an articulate speaker, Josh has addressed more than 25 million people, giving over 27,000 talks in 125 countries. Among his publishing accomplishments, Josh has distributed more than 27 million copies of his popular More Than A Carpenter, and New Evidence That Demands a Verdict was named one of the twentieth century’s top 40 books and one of the thirteen most influential books of the last 50 years on Christian thought by World Magazine. In addition to many other awards, Josh has been nominated 36 times for the Gold Medallion Award and has received that award on four occasions.

As Josh traveled to other countries, he quickly realized that where people were sick, homeless, and hungry, words were not enough. In 1991, Josh founded Operation Carelift, currently known as GAIN, to meet the physical and spiritual needs he discovered in orphanages, hospitals, schools, and prisons in the countries of the former Soviet Union.

As a young man, Josh McDowell considered himself an agnostic. However, when challenged to intellectually examine the claims of Christianity, Josh discovered compelling, overwhelming evidence for the reliability of the Christian faith.

After his conversion, his plans for law school turned instead to plans to tell a doubting world about the truth of Jesus Christ. After studying at Kellogg College, Josh completed his college degree at Wheaton College and then attended Talbot Theological Seminary, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Master of Divinity degree.

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McDowell Releases Most Convincing Apologetic Book, “God-Breathed” (April ’15)

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BEST-SELLING AUTHOR IDENTIFIES TEXT IN EGYPTIAN ARTIFACTS THAT REINFORCE POWER AND RELIABILITY OF SCRIPTURE

International Speaker and Author Josh McDowell Releases Most Convincing Apologetic Book, Titled “God-Breathed,” That Reveals Rare Artifacts Confirming Ancient Biblical Texts

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UHRICHSVILLE, OH, February 25, 2015—Best-selling author Josh McDowell literally breaks new ground to offer the church and skeptics alike tangible facts for the accuracy and reliability of the Bible in his latest book, titled God-Breathed—the Undeniable Power and Reliability of Scripture (Shiloh Run Press, April 2015). In one of his most convincing apologetics messages of his five-decade-long ministry, McDowell presents the fascinating and compelling story of how recent archaeological finds—acquired from a long standing private selection of Egyptian artifacts and other objects made from papyrus dating back nearly 2,000 years—underscore the power and reliability of Scripture. For more information and to download a free booklet, visit http://www.readgodbreathed.com/.

In “God-Breathed,” Josh chronicles his recent identification of ancient fragments and a 540-year-old Torah, along with his personal journey to faith as an unbelieving skeptic of Christianity and the Bible, to present a compelling case that God’s Word can be trusted to be undeniably reliable. Meanwhile in the U.S., skepticism about the truth of the Bible continues to rise according to a 2014 Barna Group study. It found the number of those who are skeptical or agnostic toward the Bible—who believe that the Bible is “just another book of teachings written by men that contains stories and advice”—has nearly doubled from 10% to 19% in just three years.

“Each book, each page and each paragraph of Scripture was written through the lens of its human spokesmen, yet it still communicates the exact message God wants us to receive,” McDowell said. “His words were supernaturally guided through his selected human instruments so that his truth would be vivid and relevant to our lives. With God as the author and men as the writers, the sixty-six books of the Bible can rightly be called the Word of God.”

In December of 2013, McDowell assembled a team of international scholars, to identify rare Egyptian cartinage and other ancient artifacts — dating back as far as 1,600 and 2,200 years — in hopes of finding fragments of ancient scriptural writings. Ancient manuscript and language experts extracted and initially analyzed and identified the papyri within these artifacts as six New Testament passages and one Old Testament manuscript fragment—seven treasures in all! While all the manuscripts are yet unpublished and must be further scrutinized to determine the exact content and more precise dating, we do know what passages these are from—Mark 15, John 14, Matthew 6 and 7, 1 John 2, Galatians 4 and Jeremiah 33—and the approximate time period. Scholars say that six of these manuscripts are possibly the earliest known Coptic papyrus of these passages in existence today. Josh has launched the Heroic Truth Experience, a live speaking tour to showcase his ministry’s museum-quality biblical artifacts as irrefutable evidence of the Bible’s reliability.

“My hope is that this God-Breathed book will help people realize not only that the word of God is true, but also that it is alive and powerful. I equally want people to be convinced they can trust the Bible because the evidence is so incredible,” Josh said.

Since his radical conversion to Christianity in college, Josh has been a walking testimony of how ancient fragments of Scripture powerfully drew him to God. Those ancient manuscripts and the evidence of their reliability brought him to the conclusion that they were not only true and reliable, but also that Christ was who he said he was—the Son of God who came to save the world.

In 1961, Josh joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ International. Not long after, he started the Josh McDowell Ministry to reach young people worldwide with the truth and love of Jesus. Well known as an articulate speaker, Josh has addressed more than 25 million people, giving over 27,000 talks in 125 countries. Josh has authored or co-authored 142 books in over one hundred languages including, More Than a Carpenter –over 27 million copies distributed—and New Evidence That Demands a Verdict –named one of the twentieth century’s top 40 books.

Shiloh Run Press is an imprint of Barbour Publishing, Inc. that focuses on Christian living resources by uniquely qualified new and experienced authors with fresh messages for today’s Christian.

 

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40+ years of marriage, McDowell shares “10 Ways to Say ‘I Love You'” (Feb ’15)

10 Ways to Say “I Love You”: Embracing a Love That Lasts

To have and to hold from this day forward, to love and to cherish…

That’s where all the romance novels end, but it’s not the end of your love story. The wedding vows are just the beginning of your marriage. You’ve made the choice to be with your spouse. To maintain a healthy relationship, you’ll need to keep making wise choices…from this day forward.

Author and speaker Josh McDowell has been learning that lesson for more than 40 years, and now he shares the insightful, practical choices that make a marriage thrive. Learn the power of choosing to

  • make your spiritual life a priority
  • resolve conflicts quickly
  • keep your love life fresh
  • master the art of communication
  • become a great listener

This straightforward, concise resource will teach you how to love and cherish your spouse. You’ll never regret investing in your marriage!

  • Retail Price: 12.99
  • Release Date: February 2015
  • Page Count: 192
  • Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • Binding: Trade
  • ISBN: 978-0-7369-5387-0
  • Case Lot Quantity: 64
  • Publisher: Harvest House

Purchase online

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NASCAR and Josh McDowell Team Up

NASCAR and Josh McDowell Team Up to Promote Inspiring, True Movie ‘Undaunted’

www.Josh.org/Undaunted

DALLAS – Oct. 31, 2012 – Supporters are literally racing to help promote the inspiring faith film UNDAUNTED: THE EARLY LIFE OF JOSH McDOWELL, which launched on DVD this month. NASCAR team MacDonald Motorsports; author and film producer Jeff Elliott; and film distributor EchoLight Studios team with Josh McDowell Ministry to highlight the film at Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at the Texas Motor Speedway with on-car promotion, DVD giveaways and special appearances by McDowell with drivers and race fans.

“The opportunity to reach NASCAR’s vast audience with UNDAUNTED’s message of hope and the power of forgiveness is truly awesome,” said McDowell, a world-renown Christian apologist, author and humanitarian. “I know this story of finding faith and God’s love through the most challenging circumstances will resonate and spread word of the film to many who need to hear about it.”

UNDAUNTED: THE EARLY LIFE OF JOSH McDOWELL is an award-winning, “pull no punches” docudrama. A dysfunctional family life, an alcoholic and violent father, and a sexually abusive worker on the family farm contributed to deep scars in McDowell’s life, causing him to deny God’s existence. UNDAUNTED unfolds the dramatic spiritual transformation that occurs when Josh faces his past head-on and puts everything in God’s hands. Produced by Moonlit Pictures, UNDAUNTED is distributed by EchoLight Studios.

The NASCAR opportunity for UNDAUNTED weaves a fascinating story in itself. Many members of the MacDonald Motorsports team have long supported Motor Racing Outreach (MRO), which offers chapel services for NASCAR drivers and teams. Inspired by theUNDAUNTED story, MacDonald Motorsports truly stepped up by making the car available through a sponsorship package to gain awareness for the film, and Josh’s story of God’s love.

Enter Jeff Elliott, a retired Illinois firefighter telling an overcoming faith story of his own. Elliott wrote a book and has now connected to SOUL SURFER producer Dutch Hoffstetter to make HOOVEY, a film about his son miraculously recovering from brain tumor surgery and eventually achieving his dream to play college basketball. Working with EchoLight Studios, which has green lit HOOVEY based on the true story, Elliott learned of UNDAUNTED and the NASCAR opportunity. He immediately felt compelled to help underwrite the cost of the sponsorship.

“A story like Josh’s—of faith winning out over adversity—just touched my heart because in my family we needed that same faith as our son faced brain surgery,” Elliott said. “I’m proud to be a part of bringing Josh and UNDAUNTED to ‘NASCAR nation.’”
With the sponsorship, McDowell gains a rare opportunity to encourage NASCAR teams at the Motor Racing Outreach services this Saturday before the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, part of NASCAR’s Nationwide Series. And in addition to other exposure, McDowell will also lead Sunday’s MRO services before NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500, and be on hand for the race, meeting drivers, teams and fans and encouraging them with his story.

“Being able to take advantage of this NASCAR opportunity—people coming together to inspire and uplift—is exactly the kind of story EchoLight Studios was created to share,” EchoLight Chief Global Strategist Christopher Morrow said. “What a privilege it is to partner in bringing the vital message of UNDAUNTED to NASCAR’s millions of fans.”
UNDAUNTED is available now through such leading online and retail providers as ChristianCinema.com, Amazon.com, CBD, Family Christian Stores and Walmart among many others.

About Josh McDowellSince 1961, Josh McDowell has crisscrossed the world sharing the Good News about Jesus with the Josh McDowell Ministry under the umbrella of Cru (the U.S. division of Campus Crusade for Christ International). He has spoken to more than 25 million people, through 26,000 talks, in 125 countries. Josh has written or co-written more than 138 books including New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, named by Christianity Today as among the most influential Christian books of the past 60 years. In addition, Josh’s humanitarian relief efforts have sent more than $46 million worth of aid to help children in the former Soviet Union. Learn more at Josh.org.

About MacDonald MotorsportsMacDonald Motorsports owner Randy MacDonald has been around NASCAR circles since 1985, when he began his own racing career with the loving support of his father “Doc” and his mother, Pat MacDonald. As a NASCAR driver, Randy was successful in making it all the way to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The MacDonald family became NASCAR team owners in 1986 and have fielded cars in all three of NASCAR’s elite series following faith-based principles.

About EchoLight StudiosEchoLight Studios is the first vertically integrated Christian movie studio to offer production financing, marketing and distribution across all releasing platforms. Based in Dallas, EchoLight produces and distributes high-quality faith and family-friendly entertainment through a full film distribution platform servicing theatrical, home video, digital/VOD and broadcast in both U.S. domestic and international markets.

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“UNDAUNTED” Awarded Prestigious Crown Awards

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“UNDAUNTED” AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS CROWN AWARDS

‘Undaunted: The Early Life of Josh McDowell’ receives two Crown Awards at the International Christian Visual Media Conference

FLOWER MOUND, TX – July 20, 2012 – Josh McDowell Ministry was honored by the International Christian Visual Media Conference this past week in Orlando, FL with two of its celebrated Crown Awards. “Undaunted: The Early Life of Josh McDowell” won in two categories, one of which was for “Best Evangelistic Film.”

The Crown Awards which recognize excellence in production and content of films and videos that reflect Christian values in a secular world represent an international endorsement of this project and the message it sends to a hurting world.

Josh McDowell had this to say about the award; “We’re honored and humbled with this recognition by the International Christian Visual Media Conference.  It is reflective of what we see God doing with this film around the world in the lives of the hurting and lost.  While people everywhere struggle with similar scars, it is our Heavenly Father who can take the broken pieces and create something beautiful, filled with hope and purpose.”

The film, which is a docudrama, focuses on the early years of Josh McDowell’s life growing up in a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic father and a sexually abusive caregiver. McDowell’s tragic childhood is the foundation that sets him on a path that would turn him from agnostic to evangelist as he searches for truth as a college student.

“We are so excited about this project for several reasons,” says Bobby Downes, President of EchoLight studios.  “Not only has Josh McDowell produced a film of the highest quality, this film represents a ministry tool that will heal the hurting and lead the unsaved to Christ for the next century and beyond, so the recognition by ICVM is just further evidence that God is going to do amazing things with this project.”

Undaunted: The Early Life of Josh McDowell is slated for release in October of 2012 and is being distributed by EchoLight Studios.

About Josh McDowell Ministry

For over 50 years, the Josh McDowell Ministry, a division of Campus Crusade for Christ, International, has focused on serving and equipping churches, pastors, families and people everywhere in raising generations of purpose-driven Christians who know what they believe, why it is true, and how to live out their Christian faith.

About EchoLight

EchoLight Studios is a world-class, 21st century studio producing and distributing high-quality faith and family-friendly entertainment.

Argentina Shocked and Encouraged by Josh McDowell

Release on: July 17, 2012

Press Release Author: Josh McDowell Ministry

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: PLANO, TX: Argentina Shocked and Encouraged by Josh McDowell.

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Latest Resource With “Mature Content” Warning

Release on: May 24, 2012

Press Release Author: Josh McDowell Ministry

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: PLANO, TX: Latest Resource With “Mature Content” Warning.

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Josh McDowell’s Legacy Collection at OKWU

Release on: February 17, 2012

Press Release Author: Josh McDowell Ministry for Wesleyan Information Network

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: DALLAS, TEXAS: Josh McDowell’s Legacy Collection at OKWU.

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