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If any of you have ever been blessed in any way by author/speaker/just-plan-great-lady Barbara Johnson, you might be interested to know that several of us (including Barbara’s son David) have decided to collect fond memories, tributes, and thank you’s to let Barbara know what she has meant to us through the years. Whether you know her personally or not, we would love to include your special Barbara Johnson moment in what will definitely be a website ( and very possibly a book as well.

Having recently had the privilege of being a part of the group that gathered to honor Barbara on her 79th birthday at her assisted care living facility, I can assure you that this amazing lady has not lost her sense of humor or her purpose, but she definitely expressed her excitement about leaving this world behind and going home very soon. We hope to have the webpage up and running by late February or early March, in time for this announcement to go out through the Women of Faith conference, but meanwhile we’d like to open it to anyone who would like to contribute.

If you send something, Kathi willkeep you posted onprogress as far as the website and the book. For now, just send it via email ( because, at least for now, she's collecting them until we get to the next point. And be sure to include in your tagline whatever you’d like us to mention about you—current or upcoming books, websites, ministry involvement, etc.

“Expertly done . . . original and touching”- Phil Boatwright, Baptist Press

“A wonderful job” – Paula Parker,

“A Strong Redemptive Theme” – The Dove Foundation


Based On The Best-Selling Novel by Francine Rivers

In Theaters February 16th

CENTURY CITY, Calif.– A young girl begins a journey to seek out the one man who can save her soul in The Last Sin Eater, coming to theaters on February 16, 2007. “Enlightening while entertaining” (Baptist Press), The Last Sin Eater, explores a community in the Appalachians that practice the belief that a human “sin eater” can discharge the dead of their sins and a young girl preoccupied by her own sense of guilt and mortality, driven to uncover the truth behind the long held tradition. Directed by Michael Landon Jr. and starring Academy Award Winner and Emmy Nominee Louise Fletcher and two-time Golden Globe Nominee Henry Thomas, The Last Sin Eater is based on the award winning novel by Francine Rivers. The Last Sin Eater, marketed by Fox Faith and distributed by The Bigger Picture, can be seen in theaters in more than 128 U.S. and Canadian cities, showing on over 500 screens. Locations and theater information are available at

Local CBA retailers including Family Christian Stores, Lifeway Stores, Berean Christian Stores, Mardel and a number of significant Christian retailers are offering specially priced movie tickets, distribution of Bible study guides and other in-store activities. Fox Faith is making discussion guides, clip DVD’s, and other materials available to its network of more than 90,000 churches, ministries, youth groups, and others organizations for grass roots peer-to-peer marketing.

GUIDEPOSTS BOOKS WANTS MIRACLE STORIES: I’m trying to find writer’s who can submit clean, first-person stories of miracles, large and small, for consideration in a book series Guideposts is currently publishing called “When Miracles Happen.” So far we have books on healing, God’s care, prayer, and children. Future volumes already in the works are Miracles and Rescues, Miracles of Renewal, Miracles Everyday, Miracles and Mysterious Visitors, Miracles at Christmas and more. The web site address with guidelines and more info for the series is David Morris, Senior Editor, Guideposts Books and Inspirational Media, 16 E. 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. ph: 212.251.8137, fax: 212.684.6089.,

Communications Inc., the home of Christian screenwriting and the Christian Screenwriters' Newsletter, invites you to enter the 1st Annual Faith and Values Screenwriting Competition, honoring the best in faith-based TV Series Pilots and Feature Length Screenplays. The winners will receive cash and sponsor prizes, and will be considered for representation by WGA agent TERRY PORTER of AGAPE PRODUCTIONS. In addition, the winning scripts will be read by FOX FAITH, JENKINS ENTERTAINMENT, NUMENOREAN FILMS, REVOLUTION MEDIA, DISTILLERY PICTURES, PURE FLIX ENTERTAINMENT, DUSTSTORM PRODUCTIONS, L.A. PICTURES, and SAYLORS BROS. ENTERTAINMENT. To enter the contest, please log on to or email or call 204-292-4095. The deadline for entries is January 15, 2007

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