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,

Same Kind of Different As Me Opens Nationwide

October 20, 2017–After years in the making,  Alive Literary Agency is delighted to announce Same Kind of Different As Me opens today in theaters nationwide. Alive agent Lee Hough, despite many rejections, tirelessly championed the remarkable true story of a homeless man and an international art dealer (authors Denver Moore and Ron Hall), and saw it hit

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