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B&H acquires speaker, columnist, podcast host Daniel Darling for book on communication in the social media age


Jul 15th

B&H acquires speaker, columnist, podcast host Daniel Darling for book on communication in the social media age

B&H Publishing is proud to announce its acquisition of prolific speaker, columnist, podcast host and author Daniel Darling for a book outlining a biblical vision for communication in the social media age.

Darling’s forthcoming book, tentatively set for publication in August 2020, will focus on how Christians can better interact online with kindness, civility and love, and use online conversation for good. Darling, who works as the Vice President for Communications for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (ERLC), has written eight books, including “The Dignity Revolution” (August 2018, The Good Book Company) published most recently.

“I’m glad to bring my next book to B&H Publishing. I’ve long admired the commitment B&H has to publish well-written, trustworthy books by leading voices, all designed to equip the worldwide body of Christ,” Darling said. “I look forward to working with their first-class editors and marketing team on this book. Christians today are looking for a biblical approach to communicating online in a digital age, and I hope that this book will help followers of Jesus both apply the gospel to our digital discourse in a way that resists the temptations toward tribal outrage and use these platforms to communicate truth, beauty and goodness.”

“Publishers Weekly” called Darling’s writing style “substantive and punchy,” and his articles have appeared in leading national publications such as “USA Today,” CNN, “Washington Times,” “TIME Magazine,” Huffington Post, “National Review,” “Washington Post,” “Christianity Today” and many others. He is regularly interviewed as an expert commentator on television and radio, has appeared as a commentator on CNN and on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and is the host of a weekly podcast, “The Way Home with Dan Darling.”

Darling’s contract was negotiated by his literary agent, Erik Wolgemuth of Wolgemuth & Associates, with worldwide rights.

“It’s no surprise that our society is divided; our online conversation is both evidence of that division and one of the reasons for it. Unfortunately, Christians haven’t been innocent in this regard, and we’re often tempted to speak unhelpfully online or to abandon the platform altogether,” said Taylor Combs, Associate Publisher of Christian Living and Leadership. “B&H is excited to partner with Dan as he points readers to a third way of using social media and speaking online for good.”

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Daniel Darling is the Vice President for Communications for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (ERLC). Dan is the author of several books, including “Teen People of the Bible,” “Crash Course,” “iFaith”, “Real,” “Activist Faith,” “The Original Jesus,” “The Dignity Revolution” and his forthcoming book, “The Characters of Christmas.” He is a contributing editor to Christianity Today’s CT Pastors, a columnist for HomeLife Magazine, and a regular contributor to In Touch Magazine. He also writes regularly for several leading publications, including Christianity Today and The Gospel Coalition. Dan’s op-eds have appeared in USA Today, CNN, Washington Times, Time, Huffington Post, National Review, Washington Post and First Things. He has appeared on CNN and on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Dan is also a contributor to “The CSB Worldview Study Bible.” Publisher’s Weekly called his writing style “substantive and punchy.”

Dan speaks and preaches around the country and is regularly interviewed on television and radio, including MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and CNN. He is the host of a weekly podcast, “The Way Home.”

Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry from Dayspring Bible College, has studied at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He serves on the board of Let My People Go Ministries, an organization devoted to helping churches fight human trafficking.

Dan has served churches in Illinois and Tennessee. He and his wife Angela have four children and reside in the Nashville area. They attend Green Hill Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, where Dan serves as Pastor of Teaching and Discipleship.