Eugene Peterson Has Completed His Long Obedience

Kate Shellnutt Christianity Today, October 22, 2018 Family says Message author joyfully looked toward heaven as he neared death, saying, “Let’s go.” Eugene Peterson has completed his “long obedience in the same direction.” The Presbyterian pastor, best known for authoring The Message Bible, died today at age 85, a week after entering hospice for complications

30-Year Alive Client, Eugene Peterson, Dies at 85

By Robert D. McFadden The New York Times, Oct. 23, 2018 Rev. Eugene H. Peterson, a Presbyterian minister who challenged the mass marketing of Christian evangelism and wrote a shelf of books on religion – notably The Message, a series that recast the Bible into everyday English – died on Monday at his home in Lakeside,

Producers Named for Kingsbury ‘The Baxters’ Drama Series

January 29, 2018—Colorado Springs, CO—Veteran Hollywood  producers Roma Downey and Emmy-nominated Will Packer (Girls Trip, Straight Outta Compton, Ride Along, Roots) have teamed to produce Karen Kingsbury’s long-awaited “The Baxters” drama series, based on her Baxter family novels about the ups and downs of a large family with six adult children, announced Rick Christian, CEO/Founder of

Behind the Scenes: The Message

By Rick Christian, Founder and CEO of Alive Literary Agency I first encountered Eugene Peterson’s work in a January 1991 article he’d written for Christianity Today, entitled “Listen, Yahweh.” It included some sidebar translations he’d done on a couple of Psalms, and his words rattled around my head for hours. His paragraph bio at the foot

Left Behind Co-author Tim LaHaye Dies at 90

July 25, 2016 – Colorado Springs, CO – Long-time client and #1 NY Times best-selling author, Tim LaHaye, has “graduated to heaven” at the age of 90, announced Alive Literary Agency Founder and CEO, Rick Christian, noting that he suffered a massive stroke while walking to pick up the morning newspaper, dying early Monday in

Behind the Scenes: Left Behind

By Rick Christian, Founder and CEO of Alive Literary Agency I am often asked how the Left Behind series became the phenomenon it did, with sales of nearly 70 million copies and earning co-authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins worldwide fame. These queries increased dramatically following Tim’s death of a stroke July 25, 2016,

Bono and Eugene Peterson Discuss the Psalms in New Film

Pasadena, CA–April 26, 2016 Fuller Theological Seminary today premiered the short film, Bono & Eugene Peterson: The Psalms. This 21-minute documentary highlights the unique relationship between U2 lead singer Bono and Eugene Peterson, renowned author of The Message, and their common appreciation of the Psalms. Bono first endorsed Eugene Peterson’s popular paraphrase of the Bible

Karen Kingsbury’s Third Hallmark Film Premiers Sunday, May 15th

STUDIO CITY, CA – April 12, 2016 “Karen Kingsbury’s A Time To Dance,” an original TV drama based on the #1 New York Times bestseller’s novel, will premiere on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sunday, May 15 at 9pm ET/PT, announced her longtime agent, Rick Christian, President of Alive Literary Agency. “This is Karen’s third Hallmark