Random House Launches Third Christian Book Imprint

Random House, one of the “Big Six” U.S. publishers, has announced they are launching a third Christian book imprint, to be called Convergent Books. Random House already publishes Christian books under their WaterBrook and Multnomah imprints. Like Waterbrook and Multnomah, Convergent will be part of the Crown Books division of Random House.

Stephen W. Cobb, who publishes the imprints, said, “The audience for Convergent Books represents a growing movement of consumers. These readers typically don’t see themselves as either liberal or conservative, evangelical or mainline. Yet they frame their spiritual journey in Christian terms, and they’re absolutely passionate about what theologian Brian McLaren has called, ‘the sacred endeavor of loving God and neighbor, stranger, alien, outsider, outcast and enemy.’”

The debut list in fall 2013, by authors Cobb calls “writers who offer fresh perspectives in this important contemporary dialogue,” includes Losing Your Faith, Finding Your Soul by David Anderson; The Quaker Way by Philip Gulley; A Necessary Rebellion by Elizabeth Esther; Good God, Lousy World and Me by Holly Burkhalter; and Who’s There by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. Eight to ten books per year are planned.

Published on: Nov 16, 2012

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