Press Release



Jul 21st

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 21, 2014)— On August 1-2, Lifeway’s Conference for Men known as “The Main Event” will be held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, 10,000 men from around the nation will attend to hear some of the top authors and speakers in the nation. It will be a time for worship, humor, and challenging messages from an amazing group of pastors, leaders, and high achievers- men who have been through the worst and are now at their best.
This is the second Main Event for Lifeway.  Last year it was held at Belmont University’s Curb Center with 4,000 men and featured B&H authors such as Eric Mason and Bobby Bowden and was headlined by Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson.
Lifeway’s President, Dr. Thom Rainer will feature a special guest that will speak about his faith, leadership, and Wounded Warriors. This year’s worship will be led by Michael W. Smith
B&H authors speaking this year include the authors of The Race, NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip, Billy Mauldin, and Kyle Froman, as well as John Croyle author of The Two Minute Drill to Manhood and Raising a Princess. Bobby Bowden, who is launching his new book sharing the story of his faith called The Wisdom of Faith, and his son Tommy Bowden, author of Winning Character, are also speaking at The Main Event. Other speakers include Matt Carter, Derwin Gray, and Major Jeff Streucker (best known from the 1993 conflict in Somalia, commonly referred to as Black Hawk Down).
The Main Event will inspire men to celebrate the One who has rescued them from their sins. They will be encouraged to serve their families and communities as Christ has served them. Men will also be reminded of their weakness, because when we are weak, He makes us strong. And they will be challenged to trust Jesus in all things— relationships, homes, jobs, and churches.
There will be an event exclusive for pastors on Friday afternoon. Over 300 pastors will be in attendance and receive copies of Manhood Restored by Eric Mason, Resolution for Men, and the Men’s Fraternity Bible from B&H.
On Saturday, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the speakers. Each B&H author will be signing their respective books on the concourse of the Bridgestone Arena for attendees.
You can learn more on their website here.
B&H Publishing Group, a division of Lifeway Christian Resources, is a team of mission-minded people with a passion for taking God’s Word to the world. Because we believe Every Word Matters® we seek to provide intentional, Bible-centered content that positively impacts the hearts and minds of people, inspiring them to build a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ. Among our print and digital releases for the trade, church, and academic markets, titles include The New York Times No. 1 best-sellers The Love Dare and The Vow, #1 CBA best-seller I Am a Church Member as well as the award-winning HCSB Study Bible, which features the Holman Christian Standard Bible translation. Follow us on Twitter at @BHPub and on Facebook.
Contact: Dave Schroeder, Dir. of Communications
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