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

“Heaven Is For Real” TV Series In Works at NBC

New York City, NY—October 29, 2015—NBC and Sony Pictures TV have inked a development deal for a weekly one-hour drama series based on the sequel to the runaway #1 New York Times bestseller, Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent, according to Rick Christian, president of Colorado Springs-based Alive Literary Agency, which represents

Tworkowski’s If You Feel Too Much Debuts at #6 on NYT Best Seller List

If You Feel Too Much is a celebration of hope, wonder, and what it means to be human. From personal stories of struggling on days most people celebrate to offering words of strength and encouragement in moments of loss, the essays in this book invite readers to believe that it’s okay to admit to pain and it’s okay to ask for help.

Karen Kingsbury Surprised Once More by Rod Stewart’s Kindness

New York City--May 14, 2015-- #1 New York Times bestselling Alive author Karen Kingsbury is known for being America's top inspirational story teller. On the Godwink segment of NBC's TODAY show this morning, Karen got to tell a story on herself about a crazy "chance" encounter that happened to her not long ago. Click on