Launch day for Shelf Life
Many of you have followed our previous blog, A Novel Bookshelf, for the last four years. And we thank you! We’re excited to roll out this new site that will continue to highlight all of the great novels that are to be discovered in the Christian book industry as well as to get a lot of the life-changing nonfiction books in front of you as well.
What is in store for Shelf Life?
All kinds of fun! I’ll be keeping you up to date on all the great new releases that are rolling into LifeWay Christian Stores as well as our promotions and sales. Almost every week we will have an author pop in and share about their new book (insert name dropping here… John Ortberg, Karen Witemeyer, Kristen Welch, Bonnie Gray, Jared C. Wilson, and more). We’ll also continue our ever popular book giveaways and we’ll plan on doing one or two each month.
If you love books as much as I do, then I hope you’ll visit us often. I’ll be posting Monday through Friday and I would love to hear from you! Don’t ever hesitate to leave me a comment about whatever I might be talking about that day or shoot me an idea of an author or topic you would like to learn more about. I aim to please around here!
Oh, and who am I you might be wondering?
I’m the book buyer for LifeWay Christian Stores. I’ve been with LifeWay for 16 years (yes, I started when I was 12). I began as an assistant manager at the Knoxville, TN LifeWay Store (holla!) and then moved to the corporate office in Nashville where I was the Bible buyer. I guess management felt that I could handle The Good Book okay so they traded me to the book team and that’s where I’ve been for the last 10 years.
I read a lot of books and wish I had time to read more (my to be read pile is a monster)! In the fiction world some of my favorite authors include Julie Klassen, Tamera Alexander, Mesu Andrews, and Dani Pettrey. On the nonfiction side I enjoy reading Mark Batterson, Francis Chan, Priscilla Shirer, and Ann Voskamp. I also love talking about books and wandering around bookstores, especially old ones!
I look forward to sharing part of your day with you!