Rachelle Gardner

New Release Spotlight: Kathi Lipp

Happy release day to author Kathi Lipp!   “The Accidental Homesteader: What I’ve Learned About Chickens, Compost, and Creating Home” hits shelves today.   Kathi shares the hard-won wisdom she’s gained on her homestead journey to help you accomplish more at home, gain fresh perspective, and give yourself grace in the process.   Highly practical,…
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New Release Spotlight: Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes

Congratulations to scholar, theologian, and clinical psychologist Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes on the release of your new book!     “Sacred Self-Care: Daily Practices for Nurturing Our Whole Selves” is a course on nourishing our souls, with daily readings, prompts and prayers on practicing self-compassion, setting boundaries, accessing pleasure and joy, identifying priorities, and establishing routines…
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New Release Spotlight: Leslie Schilling

I am so excited about this book! Dietitian Leslie Schilling offers us insight and tools to recognize the lies of diet culture and to free ourselves from them. I am so excited about this book! Dietitian Leslie Schilling offers us insight and tools to recognize the lies of diet culture and to free ourselves from…
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New Release Spotlight: Amanda Held Opelt

When Amanda first told me she wanted to write a book about the “emotional prosperity gospel,” I couldn’t say YES fast enough! Many Christians deny the prosperity gospel—the idea that God wants you to be healthy and wealthy— but embrace its more subtle spin-off, the emotional prosperity gospel, the belief that happiness and spiritual euphoria…
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New Release Spotlight: Sarah E. Ladd

Congratulations to author Sarah E. Ladd on the release of her latest novel! “In the Shelter of Hollythorne House” is a regency featuring second-chance love and forbidden romance. Happy release day, Sarah!      
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New Release Spotlight: Marcie Alvis Walker

Congratulations to author Marcie Alvis Walker the release of her debut book!   I knew from the first time I read Marcie’s words that she was a writer whose words would be world-changing. A writer I’d be honored and thrilled to walk alongside. The reviews are in and everyone agrees. This is a must-read, gorgeous…
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New Release Spotlight: Lyvonne Briggs

THIS BOOK. Y’all, this book. This one has been needed for so long! In Sensual Faith, Lyvonne Briggs draws on a womanist perspective to exhort Black women to overcome religious shame and love their bodies. It’s time to practice a spirituality that harmonizes our bodies with pleasure and sexuality. The world has made Black women feel…
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New Release Spotlight: Kaitlin B. Curtice

Happy release day to author Kaitlin B. Curtice as this beautiful book hits the shelves!   Katilin’s poetry and stories speak to the soul. Her stirring call to action fills my heart with the courage for resistance. Her approach to belonging and connecting with self and others through everyday practices is exactly what we need…
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Ashley Hong joins Gardner Literary

We’re expanding! Please join me in welcoming former PRH/Convergent editor Ashley Hong to the team as our newest agent.   Previously, Ashley served as editor of the New York Times bestsellers A Rhythm of Prayer by Sarah Bessey and This Here Flesh by Cole Arthur Riley. She was also editor of the critically acclaimed Shoutin’…
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New Release Spotlight: Becca Kinzer

  Congratulations and happy release day to debut novelist Becca Kinzer! This delightful rom-com features mistaken identity, enemies to lovers, sweet romance, and plenty of laughs. Closed-door sizzles throughout! “Dear Henry, Love, Edith” is available now.  
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New Release Spotlight: G. Scott Morris

Congratulations to G. Scott Morris on the release of Care: How People of Faith Can Respond to Our Broken Health System! Our health system doesn’t work for the most vulnerable. This book addresses how people of faith can respond with concrete action to demonstrate God’s love and effect real change. This book calls readers to awareness,…
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New Release Spotlight: Karen González

Congrats to author Karen González!   Karen’s new release, “Beyond Welcome,” is a beautiful invitation for all of us to see immigration in a different way, to see all people as created in the image of God.   It’s a call to dismantle white supremacy and xenophobia in the church. The book equips us to…
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New Release Spotlight: Kelley Nikondeha

Congrats and happy release day to author Kelley Nikondeha!   “The First Advent in Palestine” brings to life the true context of Mary and Joseph on that fateful night in Bethlehem. Rome and Caesar loom, and young Mary’s strength and resolve shine brightly as we begin to truly understand what it meant for her to…
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New Release Spotlight: Amanda Held Opelt

Congrats to debut author Amanda Held Opelt.   This book was a labor of love and sorrow. I’m so grateful for Amanda’s dedication, because “A Hole in the World” is a beautiful, raw, and authentic exploration of grief and how we live with it.   On top of that, it’s truly a compelling read. Whether…
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