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Family Christian Names The Battle Plan for Prayer and Fervent 2016 Books of the Year


Jan 15th

Family Christian Names The Battle Plan for Prayer and Fervent 2016 Books of the Year
#1 Movie in America inspires first co-“books of the year” award
NYT bestsellers The Battle Plan for Prayer and Fervent offer people a plan for strategic prayer
NASHVILLE, TN – January 15, 2016 – B&H Publishing Group is proud to announce that Family Christian has named two of their New York Times bestselling companion book products for the WAR ROOM film, The Battle Plan for Prayer: From Basic Training to Targeted Strategies by Alex & Stephen Kendrick and Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer by Priscilla Shirer, as its 2016 Books of the Year. Family Christian will be promoting the titles in all of its stores chain-wide, in multiple print catalogs, in various online platforms, and in its network of bloggers for the entire calendar year of 2016.
FerventThis is the first year that Family Christian has named two titles as the recipients of its Book of the Year award.
The Battle Plan for Prayer and Fervent are two must-have titles for readers seeking to strengthen their prayer lives,” said Mike Hoeksema Book Buyer of Family Christian. “We are at war with a very real enemy, and prayer is a powerful weapon that should be our first plan of attack. Priscilla Shirer and Alex & Stephen Kendrick provide readers with the tools to win the battle in these powerful books. We are honored at Family Christian to help share their messages.”
TheBattlePlanForPrayer_FNL_CVRFervent is a hands-on, knees-down, don’t-give-up action guide to practical purposeful praying. Shirer brings her role from the film into the real lives of today’s women, addressing the topics that affect them the most: renewing their passion, refocusing their identity, negotiating family strife, dealing with relentless regrets, navigating impossible schedules, succeeding against temptation, weathering their worst fears, uprooting bitterness, and more.
The Battle Plan for Prayer is designed to help anyone learn how to become a powerful person of prayer. It begins with prayer’s core purpose, its Biblical design and its impact throughout history. Readers are guided scripturally through the fundamentals of how effective prayer works, inspired towards a closer, more intimate relationships with God, and shown how to develop specific prayer strategies for each area of life.
WAR ROOM, the highly anticipated fifth film from Alex & Stephen Kendrick (Fireproof, Courageous, Facing the Giants, Flywheel) debuted in theaters on August 28 from Sony Pictures Entertainment’s TriStar Pictures.  It is a compelling faith drama that explores the power prayer can have on marriages, parenting, careers, friendships and every other area of life.  The film quickly rose to be the #1 movie in America during its second week at the box office and is now topping the charts on DVD, Blu-ray™ and Digital.
The film features New York Times best-selling author and Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer in her film debut. The cast also includes director Alex Kendrick (Moms’ Night Out, Courageous), T.C. Stallings (Courageous), and comedian Michael Jr. WAR ROOM introduces film newcomers Karen Abercrombie as Miss Clara and Alena Pitts as Danielle, and features a cameo by renowned speaker and best-selling B&H Publishing Group author Beth Moore in her first acting role.
WAR ROOM is directed by Alex Kendrick and produced by Stephen Kendrick and Gary Wheeler. Written by Alex & Stephen Kendrick, WAR ROOM was filmed in and around Charlotte, N.C. AFFIRM Films and Provident Films partnered with the Kendricks on the film.