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Autumn 2013 Foreign Rights Catalog SCM-Verlag

Nicola Vollkommer: Under the Flame Tree


SCM H채nssler


Non-Fiction

God Makes You Happy and other Pious Myths Christians do not lie to people – other than themselves. An obvious conclusion when looking at the Christian scene and at oneself. Markus Spieker shows quite brilliantly how twisted our thinking often is, and how little it has to do with the Gospel. He honestly reports eye-opening experiences that will be gratefully received by some but fervently rejected by others. Rarely does an author hold a mirror up to his readers so successfully. He even tackles the most “sacred cows”. Not easy to swallow, but very readable and bound to get discussions going.

Selling Points A challenge for thinking Christians Precise observations in the world of faith Target group Christians willing to scrutinize their own views

Markus Spieker God Makes You Happy and other Pious Myths Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 176 pages

Dr. Markus Spieker is a correspondent with the ARD Berlin television studio. He was born in Duisburg, Germany, and studied in Gießen and Los Angeles. He has written a number of books and lives in Berlin. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


Biography

I Know that God’s Plan Is Perfect Lydia – a Life Full of Trust God, why? Lydia – a girl full of love for Jesus, for people, for life … How could God allow her death at the age of 28 after a long illness? All her life she showed great willpower. Although she loved the area where she grew up, she went to Stuttgart to become a paediatric nurse. From there God called her to join the Torchbearers in Sweden and to work with street children in El Salvador. While there she had severe pains in her pelvis – a tumor! A long journey of suffering began. But her joy and her faith until death are an example to many today.

Selling Points Dramatic, authentic life story With colour photographs and many diary excerpts Target group Readers of biographies

Eva-Maria Holmer was born in 1957, is a paediatric nurse and works actively in her husband’s church. They have four children, one of whom is in heaven.

Eva-Maria Holmer, Johannes Holmer I Know that God’s Plan Is Perfect Lydia – a Life Full of Trust Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 240 pages

Johannes Holmer was born in 1957, ist the son of bestselling author Uwe Holmer and a vicar in rural Mecklenburg, Germany. He is married to Eva-Maria Holmer.

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Non-Fiction

A Car Filled With Flowers Stories for In Between Life in its vibrant colours – in rain, storm and snow or in sunshine when flowers brighten our days. Elke Ottensmann tells a lot of stories right out of everyday life. About a sunrise missed because of sleeping in; about an old man who could not stop laughing; about all human life in a super market, at the doctors or in the park; and about a rainbow as comfort in difficult times. A whole bunch of stories – realistic, human, humourous and encouraging in faith.

Selling Points Short stories readers can relate to Inspiring for Christians and others Target group Readers of short stories

Elke Ottensmann A Car Filled With Flowers Stories for In Between Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 256 pages

Elke Ottensmann was born in 1968. After finishing school she trained to be a foreign language correspondent for English, French and Spanish. She is married and has three children. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


Non-Fiction

The Way to a Man’s Heart Is Through his Ears Stories from 40 Years With God in India The son of a magician priest escapes the prison of the dark powers. Blind singer Simon falls head over heels in love. And the fatal betrayal of young policeman Asirwadam turns with God’s help into a story of salvation. In their 40 years the workers of “Children’s Homes Nethanja Narsapur/Christian Mission India” have seen many extraordinary things. In these colourful stories Indians and Germans talk about what God can change in the lives of many if some are willing to trust God completely.

Selling Points Encouraging stories from the world of mission Exotic and exciting eye-witness reports Target group All those interested in mission

Heiko Krimmer was born in 1943, is a retired vicar in Germany and chairman of “Children’s Homes Nethanja Narsapur/Christian Mission India e.V.” He is married and has three grown-up sons.

Heiko Krimmer, Reinhold Rückle The Way to a Man’s Heart Is Through his Ears Stories from 40 Years With God in India Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Paperback Extent: 128 pages

Reinhold Rückle is a retired vicar and lives in South Germany with his wife. They have four grown-up children. Reinhold is Managing Director of “Children’s Homes Nethanja Narsapur”.

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Non-Fiction

Where the Whole World Anchors Two Seamen’s Missionaries Tell their Stories They provide us with goods such as new mobile phones and raw materials, e.g. fuel and ore – modern sailors. Guus Peters and Felix Henrichs are used to dealing with them. As missionaries they bring God’s love to cargo ships in the ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp and Gent. To Mical from the Philippines who cannot control his rage; to Azis from Syria who wants to know about Jesus; to a desperate captain whose friend has just died. Pleasure and pain of those old salts, their questions and fears are touching to hear. Come, get on board!

Selling Points Authentic stories from the field of seamen’s mission Exciting: people from all over the world meet Jesus Target group All those interested in mission and seafaring

Felix Henrichs was born in 1980, is a missionary’s child and did a master’s in biblical and theological studies. He lives in the Netherlands with his wife and their two children, working as a pastor in Rotterdam.

Felix Henrichs, Guus Peters Where the Whole World Anchors Two Seamen’s Missionaries Tell their Stories Size: 12 x 19 cm Format: Paperback Extent: 192 pages

Guus Peters was born in 1953, is married to Annemiek and they have five children. He used to be a state employee supervising building companies. Since 2004 he has been working as a seamen’s missionary in Gent and Antwerp, Belgium.

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Fiction

Three Summers Like a Winter An impossible love unites James, the half-orphan from South Africa, and Monica, the daughter from a well-off family. In early 20th century England they have no chance of a future together, which her mother wants to prevent at all costs. When World War I tears them apart, James signs up for the front. For three summers his life is like winter, but in the trenches grows hope: the assurance of a newly found faith and the firm will to fight for his love.

Selling Points 2014: 100th anniversary of World War I Moving love story in difficult times with an encouraging message Target group Readers of historical novels

Iris Muhl Three Summers Like a Winter Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Paperback Extent: 256 pages

Iris Muhl lives in Zürich, is married with her great love, Michel, and has three sons. Iris Muhl writes prose and poetry, nonfiction and fiction, screen-plays and articles, and has won several awards for her writing. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


Fiction

The Vow of the Empress Trier, around the year 1000: For Kunigunde, the resolute daughter of a count, and power hungry Bavarian duke Heinrich it is love at first sight. Together they gain the kingship and then the Emperor’s crown. When their marriage remains childless, Kunigunde finds her calling in politics and takes part in military campaigns. When she falls seriously ill she vows to found a monastery in Kaufungen. But she does not know yet that she will do more than just fulfill a promise … A moving novel about an unusual monarch - in time for the 1000th anniversary of her coronation.

Selling Points Based on a true story With a historical map, paintings etc. Target group Readers of historical novels

Eleonore Dehnerdt The Vow of the Empress Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Paperback Extent: 304 pages

Eleonore Dehnerdt was born 1956 in Southern Germany. She lives in Lower Saxony and has three grown-up sons. Until 2010 she worked as a social worker but is now a freelance writer. This is her fifth biographical novel. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


Fiction

Jack Ross – Salvation Jack Ross is back at the private high school St. Dominic’s. His love for Jenny is put to the test when basket ball star Dylan tries to steal his girlfriend. The Tigers scheme to mob Jack out of their team, and then Jack and Jenny get haunted by disturbing visions again. Something terrible will happen and they can only prevent it together. But what is behind it? And what has Jack’s past have to do with it? Or is it Sam who the visions refer to? What terrible act is the Emo boy planning? Jack faces the most difficult task of his life.

Selling Points Last part of the successful series Current topics: mobbing, emo kids, shootings. Target group Everybody who loves action and suspense, aged 13 years and older

Demetri Betts is an author, speaker and musician. The story of Jack Ross is a joint idea of his wife’s and his.

Damaris Kofmehl, Demetri Betts Jack Ross - Salvation Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 224 pages

Damaris Kofmehl was born in Switzerland and has written more than 30 books, 16 of which are thrillers based on true events. She lives in Germany with her husband Demetri Betts and campaigns for young people in Germany and abroad.

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Non-Fiction

Being in Relationships With Mentally Ill People Maria never stops cleaning, and it is driving her husband mad. Dieter constantly revolves around himself and the fellow members of his home group do not know what to do. Often strange behaviour is caused by a psychological problem. But how can relatives, friends and church members deal with these in a good way? Wilfried Veeser writes about the challenges for those dealing with the mentally ill, using examples from his own practice. He gives helpful advice, but also the permission to draw healthy lines and look after one’s own well-being.

Selling Points Helps understand people with mental illnesses Presents medical information as well as ways to look after one’s own mental health Target group Those dealing with mentally ill people

Wilfried Veeser Being in Relationships With Mentally Ill People Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 272 pages

Wilfried Veeser has been training pastoral counselors and coaches for 25 years. In his own counselling practice he has met hundreds of affected patients and their relatives. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


Non-Fiction

In Love, Engaged, Married, Diverse Marriage is no remake of the 30-year war in a 600 squarefeet apartment. But men and women are so different that “diverse” can very easily turn into “divorced”. Well-known speakers Hanna and Arno Backhaus encourage their readers to recognize and accept the difference between men and women and deal with it in a constructive way. They do that by talking about their own marriage and pointing out how important it is to see one’s partner as a complement. This book is a hundred percent suitable for men, too, as it addresses the subject matter with a great sense of humour.

Selling Points Entertaining food for discussion Modern layout Target group Newly-weds as well as experienced and bogged down married couples

Hanna Backhaus, Arno Backhaus In Love, Engaged, Married, Diverse Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 176 pages

Hanna und Arno Backhaus have been married since 1972, are trained social workers, and have three children and three grandchildren. They have been working freelance for 30 years. Hanna is a popular speaker, Arno is a songwriter, e-fun-gelist and author. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


Non-Fiction

Termination of Pregnancy Facts and Decision Support This explosive subject lets feelings run high. Some defend women’s right of self-determination or point out the plight of under age pregnant girls, others stress the unborn baby’s right to live. It is a subject that polarizes – and it concerns many people, even though it is not often talked about. A gynaecologist and a theologian look at the facts, discuss different points of view and provide a good case for the child’s right to life. With empathy they tackle different situations and provide helpful support for making a decision.

Selling Points Current topic concerning many people Medical, ethical and theological perspectives combined Target group Everybody interested in questions of ethics

Dr. Ute Buth is a gynaecologist, obstetrician and accredited counsellor for sexual issues. She has her own counselling practice, is a consultant to “White Cross” charity and teaches seminars on family matters.

Ute Buth, Thomas Schirrmacher Termination of Pregnancy Facts and Decision Support Size: 12 x 19 cm Format: Paperback Extent: 112 pages

Prof. Dr. mult. Thomas Schirrmacher is a sociologist and theologian, teaching ethics in Romania and India. He is the spokesman for human rights of the world wide Evangelical Alliance and has written books on ethics, politics and religion.

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Non-Fiction

Oppressed Women Violence – Exploitation – Poverty In many countries women are being beaten and exploited. For centuries they have been victims of violence and oppression, to the point of trafficking, rape and genital mutilation. The protection and rights of women are globally still underdeveloped, even though things have changed in the Western world. The authors, who are actively supporting human rights campaigns, take a competent look at the oppression of women around the world, explain causes and present concrete approaches of how to change the situation.

Selling Points A worldwide problem that must not be ignored Very qualified and committed authors Target group Everybody interested in human rights

Prof. Dr. Christine Schirrmacher is a professor of Islamic studies in Bonn and Leuven and chair of the institute for Islamic studies of the Evangelical Alliance. She sits on political panels and has been publishing on “Women and Islam”.

Thomas Schirrmacher, Christine Schirrmacher Oppressed Women Violence – Exploitation – Poverty Size: 12 x 19 cm Format: Paperback Extent: 112 pages

Prof. Dr. mult. Thomas Schirrmacher is the spokesman for human rights of the world wide Evangelical Alliance and a board member of the International Society for Human Rights. He is promoting peace and justice around the world.

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Non-Fiction

You Are a Joy to God Living Faith – Loving Life The overwhelming experience that someone rejoices in us from the bottom of their heart is the basis for our selfconfidence and our own courage to face life. If we can recognize God as this someone who turns towards us and sets the foundation for our life then faith can be renewed and we can love life in a way we have never known before.

Selling Points A wonderful present Helpful for preaching and counselling Target group Readers of all ages

Hans-Joachim Eckstein You Are a Joy to God Living Faith – Loving Life Size: 10.5 x 16.5 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 192 pages

Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Eckstein is a professor of New Testament at Tübingen University and a bestselling author with SCM Hänssler. He is a popular speaker and preacher at conferences and church events. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


Non-Fiction

Under the Flame Tree Where my Soul Had its Nest Africa: That means sounds and smells of childhood that Nicola Vollkommer will never forget, and the story of a family caught in the crossfire of civil war. Vollkommer tells the story of her father who saved the lives of countless Africans; of her mother who inspired her children with joy and faith; and of her biggest trauma: her parting with Africa and life in an English boarding school.

Selling Points The gripping story of an extraordinary family With colour photographs Target group Readers of biographies Readers who are interested in Africa

Nicola Vollkommer Under the Flame Tree Where my Soul Had its Nest Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Paperback Extent: 272 pages

Nicola Vollkommer is English by birth. She is married, has four children and teaches music and English at a free evangelical school in South Germany. She has written and composed plays, musicals and children’s songs. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


Biography

My Father Helmuth Rilling 29 May, 1933. Helmuth Rilling is born the same year that Hitler comes to power. His daughter Sara Maria Rilling looks back, writing an authentic biography about her famous father in which his own words are integrated. The daughter writes about the exciting life of a world-famous conductor who wants to inspire and reconcile people with his music.

Selling Points A very personal biography by a close relative Rilling is a world-famous conductor, who founded many Bach Academies worldwide Target group Readers of biographies, music enthusiasts

Sara Maria Rilling My Father Helmuth Rilling Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 220 pages

Sara Maria Rilling was born in 1974 as the daughter of Helmuth Rilling, started playing the piano and at the age of 12 took up the viola. She lives in Berlin as a freelance artist. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


Non-Fiction

Dying – the Culmination of Life A Medical and Biblical Reflection A loved one is dying. That unsettles many people. What happens when we die? What can I say to someone who is dying? And what about the spiritual dimension and afterlife? This book provides competent answers to those questions. As a physician and pastoral counsellor, Hartmut Maier-Gerber was very experienced in preparing others for the end of their lives. Here the readers receive information from a medical as well as from a spiritual point of view. Including texts that can be read by or to the dying and grieving.

Selling Points A classic dealing with a tabu subject Practical and pastoral help Target group Dying persons, grieving relatives and their counsellors

Hartmut Maier-Gerber Dying – the Culmination of Life A Medical and Biblical Reflection Size: 10.5 x 16.5 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 96 pages

Hartmut Maier-Gerber (1923-2012) established several production firms in the building sector. In 1959 he founded a nondenominational Bible conference centre near Karlsruhe, Germany, where he worked as board member, doctor and counsellor. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


Biography

Not Afraid On the Stage of Life As a child celebrity she was familiar with the stage from an early age. As a teenager she faught for her big dream to become a singer. Is that not a good reason to reduce God to supporting actor? Suddenly Debby van Dooren looses her father, and an unplanned early pregnancy throws her into turmoil. Where is her life going? But then she experiences how God helps her in her situation. A moving portrait.

Selling Points Moving life story about teenage issues with photos and song lyrics Simultaneous release of her solo album Target group Teenage girls who dream of being a star

Debby Van Dooren Not Afraid On the Stage of Life Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 160 pages

Debby van Dooren was on stage when she was only 3, and at age 10 she was the lead singer of the girl group Sista Sista. She has lent her voice to the German versions of “Arielle 2” and “The Lion King”, and has recorded with her four sisters. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


SCM R.Brockhaus


Non-Fiction

Honest Faith Why Christians Tend to Lie so Easily The truth that is often hushed up: Christians do lie. Sometimes deliberately, but more often unknowingly and intuitively. Our mouth lies, our silence lies, our facade lies, and our relationships, networks and churches facilitate untruthfulness, too. Ulrich Eggers analyses why that is, and he shows how we can tear down pious facades. His thesis: Christians have to find a way out of the bondage of a double life with a halo. These 50 very personal texts, all with questions for reflection, reveal what true freedom in Christ can look like.

Selling Points A popular author on his favourite subject Well suited for devotional reading and for home groups Target group All who are aiming for spiritual maturity

Ulrich Eggers Honest Faith Why Christians Tend to Lie so Easily Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 224 pages

Ulrich Eggers is publishing manager of SCM BundesVerlag. With his wife Christel he has four grown-up children and lives in a Christian community in North Germany. He chairs Willow Creek Germany and is on the board of the German Evangelical Alliance. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


Non-Fiction

A Journey With Bonhoeffer Stations on the Way of Discipleship The new Bonhoeffer biography by Eric Metaxas has provided much food for discussion in the past few months, and some readers have gained a new perspective on the famous theologian – one of them is Martin Schramm. He travelled to places where Bonhoeffer worked and tried to understand his significant works such as “Discipleship” and “Life Together” and carry them into his own everyday life. The result is a wonderfully inspiring book that shows how relevant Bonhoeffer’s writing is for our life and faith today.

Selling Points Popular subject: Dietrich Bonhoeffer for the 21st century Spiritual insight and personal experience Target group All those interested in Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Martin Schramm A Journey With Bonhoeffer Stations on the Way of Discipleship Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 240 pages

Martin Schramm was born in 1962, is married and has three sons. He has been working for a management consultancy firm for 20 years, owns three shoe shops and writes in AUFATMEN magazine. He has been studiying Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life since 2011. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


Non-Fiction

Only the Kneeling Can Stand Tall Praying With a New Perspective Does Prayer mean we are trying to move God to do something? No! Christoph Schrodt is convinced it is all about God moving us and getting us involved in his plans. He does that with his Holy Spirit who leads us in prayer. This book invites readers to rediscover this dimension, because it holds the real chance of overcoming frustration in prayer. The author shares his personal experience and practical prayer exercises to show how we can have friendship with God and draw closer to his loving fatherly heart.

Selling Points Theological context explained in easy language Useful guide for the quiet time Target group Christians who are looking for a richer prayer life

Christoph Schrodt Only the Kneeling Can Stand Tall Praying With a New Perspective Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 208 pages

Christoph Schrodt was born in 1966, is married and the father of five children, one of whom is in heaven, and foster parent to one child. He is a pastor in the Free Evangelical Church and loves classical music, books, good films and nature. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


Non-Fiction

The Prayer of Prayers Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer Everywhere in the world countless Christians pray it every day, every hour, alone or with others: the Lord’s Prayer. It is the prayer that Jesus gave to mankind so we have words for God even when we are speechless. The Lutheran bishop looks at the individual petitions and shows which treasure they hold. Reference to our everyday life and the author’s personal experience complement the biblical exegesis. Thus the Lord’s Prayer comes to life again and can make our prayer life richer.

Selling Points Reflections on one of the most famous scripture texts Brings the Lord’s Prayer to new life Target group Christians of all denominations

Frank Otfried July The Prayer of Prayers Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer Size: 11 x 18 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 120 pages

Dr. Frank Otfried July has been bishop of the Evangelical Church in South-West Germany since 2005, and in 2010 has taken on the role of vice president of the Council of the Lutheran World Federation for Middle and Western Europe. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


Non-Fiction

Healing What We Can Believe and Count On Throughout the history of the church until today Christians have wondered whether they can count on God’s healing intervention - and if so, what are the requirements. Carsten “Stork” Schmelzer gives an overview of the theology, history and medical aspects of healing. But mostly he is concerned with the practical implications of this issue. Testimonials of healings and other personal reports add to this very readable, balanced and profound book.

Selling Points Controversial subject, balanced discussion Well researched including medical information Target group All those yearning for healing Pastors, counsellors

Carsten “Storch” Schmelzer Healing What We Can Believe and Count On Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 240 pages

Carsten “Storch” Schmelzer is happily married to Alex and lives as a pastor, musician, preacher and Jesus Freak in Remscheid, Germany. In his spare time you will find him reading, playing foosball, praying or making music and generally lost in thought. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


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Love, Light and Lightness My First 40 Days With God Christina Brudereck has written a book for women who are getting to know the Christian faith for the first time or trying to reconnect with their faith. She addresses a variety of subjects: Reconciliation, notions of God, creation, change, blessing, comfort and others, and describes different ways of shaping this new or newly found faith through prayer, Bible reading, music, fasting, celebration and silence.

Selling Points Great evangelistic tool Well-known author and musician Target group Women who want to give faith a try

Christina Brudereck Love, Light and Lightness My First 40 Days With God Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 112 pages

Christina Brudereck talks and rhymes, travels and writes, combining theology, poetry, spirituality, culture and human rights issues. Together with pianist Benjamin Seipel she gives concerts. Christina lives in a Christian community in Essen, Germany. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


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Communicative Preaching A Case For and a Guide To Exegetical Sermons Helge Stadelmann’s homiletics have influenced generations of students. For this relaunch the author has added a chapter: “The significance of exegesis of biblical texts in current homiletic concepts”. The new title of the book stresses what the author’s passion is: a sermon that is deeply rooted in scripture and makes sense in the lives of those listening.

Selling Points Long selling title Renowned author Target group Students of theology and preachers

Helge Stadelmann Communicative Preaching A Case For and a Guide To Exegetical Sermons Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Paperback Extent: 312 pages

Helge Stadelmann was born in 1952, is the dean of the Free Theological Academy Gießen, Germany, and a guest lecturer for practical theology in Leuven, Belgium. He is the author of more than 150 publications. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


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Children’s Books 6 years and up

One Portion of Courage, Please! Five-Minute Stories to Read to Children Every child knows it: this funny feeling in the stomach. Unfamiliar situations and unpleasant encounters trigger fear: be it a doctor’s visit, a move or staying over night with a friend for the first time ... Bettina Wendland knows the environment children live in and in her stories she points out solutions for scary situations with courage and a trust in God. The stories are unconnected and can be read in any order, depending on the issue that the little listeners are dealing with at the time. Every child can do with a portion of courage!

Selling Points Great present for starting school Ideal for a quick read Target group Children aged 6 and older

Bettina Wendland, Guido Apel (Illustr.) One Portion of Courage, Please! Five-Minute Stories to Read to Children Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 128 pages

Bettina Wendland is the editor of FAMILY magazine. She lives in Bochum, Germany, is married and has two children aged 7 and 10. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


Children’s Books 8 years and up

Wimm and the Mysterious Juggler Finally former farm boy Wimm who has been promoted to hunting assistant by Knight Konrad can be a proper footboy! But soon he finds the regulated life at the castle boring. When he meets juggler girl Gwendolina who can travel through the country without duties or cares and seems to be having one adventure after the next, he is thrilled. Suddenly he sees his most fervent wish, to be a knight of the Lion throne, in a different light. Will he overcome his doubts and hold on to his great ambition?

Selling Points Volume 5 of the gripping knight saga Favourite subject matter for many children Target group Children aged 8 and older

Monika Dockter Wimm and the Mysterious Juggler Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 160 pages

Monika Dockter discovered her passion for writing a few years ago. Since then she has published seven children’s books and one novel. Together with her husband, who is a balloon artist, she holds readings for children. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


Children’s Books 9 years and up

Tick Off, Fill In, Lock Up My Diary Diaries with boxes to tick are the latest trend. But this one offers even more: on every left hand page there are questions that need a short answer or the ticking of a box, and the right hand page leaves room for writing. Special topical pages and Bible quotes add to this great diary for beginners. But it can be a nice change also for more experienced chronists. It has a pretty design with fun illustrations and a lock to protect any secret thoughts from prying eyes.

Selling Points Lots of pages with fun illustrations With questions about faith Target group Children aged 9 and older

Anita Schalk has found her dream job as children’s book editor with SCM Publishing. She has been writing and editing children’s stories and devotions for several years. With her husband and their two children she lives in Wetter, Germany.

Anita Schalk, Guido Apel (Illustr.) Tick Off, Fill In, Lock Up My Diary Size: 18 x 18 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 240 pages

Guido Apel was born in Münnerstadt, Germany, in 1970. After training as a lithographer he worked as a designer for a mailorder company for 10 years. Since May 2000 he has been working as a freelance designer, illustrator, photographer and musician.

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Children’s Books 10 years and up

Fanny and the Muffin Gang Save the Petrol Station Fanny and her friends have put a lot of effort into turning the old petrol station into a youth club. It is ideal as a rehearsal room for the band “The Fearless” and for meeting with the muffin gang. But their good luck is running out, as the church wants to cancel the rental contract to save money. The young people are desperately trying to prevent this and come up with some great ideas. But can their creativity overcome the financial reality? Will the gang manage to bring the parish council round and save their petrol station?

Selling Points Topics: sticking together and fighting for a goal The author is in close contact with her audience through blogging Target group Girls aged 10 and older

Sonja Kientsch Fanny and the Muffin Gang Save the Petrol Station Size: 12 x 18 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 160 pages

Sonja Kientsch was born in 1976 in Hongkong. After training as a paediatric nurse she studied public management and is now responsible for the PR of the city of Maulbronn, where she lives with her husband and their three children. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


Children’s Books 10 years and up

The Last Chance for Gan The land of Gan and therefore the whole world is in danger! The black albs are gaining power and the first consequences can already be felt on earth: extreme natural desasters and economic crises. The amulet bearers travel to Gan to fight against the evil power behind those who are threatening the hidden world. After an eventful journey they encounter a dark creature. The situation seems hopeless for the amulet bearers. Can good still triumph in the end?

Selling Points Christian fantasy series Exciting symbolism with biblical themes Target group Children aged 10 and older

Uwe Buß The Last Chance for Gan Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 240 pages

Uwe Buß was born in 1967, studied theology in Marburg and London and was a trainee pastor in Gießen. With his wife Conny and their three children he lives in Rimbach, Odenwald, where he is the local vicar. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


Children’s Books 12 years and up

Louis of Mortville The Vanished Candleholder The valuable candleholder of the Templars has vanished without a trace. Louis who is guarding the secret key – the cross of the Templars – comes under suspicion. He has a feeling that there must be a traitor in their own ranks. But he is always one step behind and his enemies are also watching him closely. There is nothing for him except the flight forward. Trusting almost nobody at all, he and his friend Kaspar investigate on their own. Will Louis be able to redeem his reputation and recover the candleholder?

Selling Points Action-packed story Christian values are being addressed Target group Children aged 12 and older

Elke Pfesdorf Louis of Mortville The Vanished Candleholder Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm Format: Hardcover Extent: 272 pages

Elke Pfesdorf is a trained educator and paediatric nurse. She has been writing children’s books for several years and lives in West Germany with her husband and two sons. She loves everything to do with letters. SCM-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG • Contact: Ioana Schöffend Phone: +49 (0)7031 7414 452 • Fax: +49 (0)7031 7414 259 E-Mail: schoeffend@scm-verlag.de • Web: www.scm-haenssler.de/foreign-rights


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Heidrun Kuhlmann The Beer Smells of the Keg 95 x Luther for the Daily Life Format: Hardcover Extent: 224 pages

Alexander Egger Hope that Goes Under the Skin Finally Free from Neurodermatitis Format: Hardcover Extent: 160 pages

Damaris Kofmehl The Dealer The Story of Rico Sotelo Format: Paperback Extent: 304 pages

Eva Breunig The Tour Format: Paperback Extent: 240 pages

Johannes Gerloff Cursed and Separated from Christ Israel and the Gentiles. A Study of Romans 9-11 Format: Hardcover Extent: 192 pages

Richard Rommel, Hans-Dieter Frauer Signals at the Front The Secret Diary of Radio Operator Richard Rommel Format: Hardcover Extent: 192 pages

Anke Weidinger The Nightingale of Derbyshire Format: Paperback Extent: 352 pages

Svenja Lange Mia – A Dream Comes True Format: Paperback Extent: 240 pages

Rolf Scheffbuch Nothing but Jesus Christ and Him Crucified Format: Hardcover Extent: 160 pages

Andrea Schneider Actually Healthy Living Courageously with Obstacles Format: Hardcover Extent: 192 pages

Claire Hölig The White She-Wolf and the Admiral Format: Paperback Extent: 384 pages

Brigitte Schorr Highly Sensitive Mothers Format: Paperback Extent: 208 pages

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Willy Weber Discover the Child in You – and Grow Up Steps to a Mature Personality Format: Paperback Extent: 192 pages

Volker Kauder Persecuted Christians A Plea for Religious Freedom Format: Hardcover Extent: 256 pages

Dr. Klaus Eickhoff On the Road I Found My Way Home A gripping life journey Format: Paperback Extent: 272 pages

Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Eckstein You Are a Wish that God Has Fulfilled for Himself Format: Hardcover Extent: 176 pages

Bianka Bleier, Martin Gundlach Flourishing in the Middle of Life Discovering What Really Counts Format: Hardcover Extent: 112 pages

Theo Volland There Is No DIY-Store in Daressalam How God Calls People Today Format: Paperback Extent: 224 pages

Johannes Stocker Eleven Days in March As Officer-in-Charge in Winnenden Format: Paperback Extent: 144 pages

Timo Braun The Guards of Enruah Format: Paperback Extent: 352 pages

Cornelia Mack Siblings How They Shape Our Life Format: Hardcover Extent: 224 pages

Damaris Kofmehl Knight of the Ku Klux Klan The Story of Richard C. Harris Format: Paperback Extent: 320 pages

Doro Zachmann With the Voice of the Heart My First Years with Jonas Format: Hardcover Extent: 192 pages

Heike Malisic, Beate Nordstrand Live Lighter for Busy People Format: Foldant Cover Extent: 168 pages

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Dr. Ute Buth Being a Woman Sexuality with Body and Soul Format: Hardcover Extent: 240 pages

Matthias Burhenne Being a Man Sexuality with Character Format: Hardcover Extent: 240 pages

Eva Breunig The Concert Format: Paperback Extent: 256 pages

Dr. Martina Steinkühler The Island Camp Format: Foldant Cover Extent: 160 pages

Dr. med. Samuel Pfeifer The Sensitive Person Life Between Talent and Vulnerability Format: Hardcover Extent: 320 pages

Dr. Ulrich Giesekus Healthy Faith How to Be a Liberated Christian Format: Paperback Extent: 128 pages

Inken Weiand Concerts, Kisses, Catastrophies Bea’s Diary Format: Paperback Extent: 176 pages

Iris Muhl In Every Breath I Feel Your Love Love Stories of Famous Women Format: Hardcover Extent: 224 pages

Cornelia Mack The Trap of Comparing Format: Hardcover Extent: 144 pages

Dr. Ulrich Giesekus, Rebecca Geil, Anna Birgit Haigis Patchwork Kids Format: Paperback Extent: 224 pages

Daniel Harter Riot Quiet 40 Questions for Waking up Format: Paperback Extent: 208 pages

Elke Ottensmann From Granny’s Sewing Basket and Granddads Violin Case Humourous and other stories Format: Hardcover Extent: 176 pages

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Johannes Friedrich The Song of the Good Shepherd Format: Hardcover Extent: 118 pages

Eckhard Schaefer You Have Touched Me Encounters with Jesus. Biblical Contemplations Format: Hardcover Extent: 208 pages

Arndt E. Schnepper Convincing Moderating Skills How to Lead Well through a Worship Service Format: Paperback Extent: 112 pages

Elke Werner, Klaus-Günter Pache Survival Energy Sources for a Living Faith Format: Hardcover Extent: 208 pages

Sarah Boller Rain of Blessings God’s Promises for You Format: Hardcover Extent: 304 pages

Daniela Oelke Daniel Harter Word Clouds Discoveries in the Bible Format: Hardcover Extent: 70 pages

Klaus-Günter Pache The First 40 Days with God Format: Hardcover Extent: 128 pages

Mirjam Puppe, Anke Wiedekind Survival Workbook for Small Groups Format: Paperback Extent: 40 pages

Beate M. Weingardt Friendship Makes Happy Why We Need Companions Format: Hardcover Extent: 96 pages

Ulrich Wendel Seven Words for Life A Companion for the Seven Weeks of Lent Format: Hardcover Extent: 224 pages

Jürgen Spieß Jesus for Sceptics Format: Hardcover Extent: 128 pages

Sarah K. Merz, Tobias Schöll Hello Daily Routine 40 Letters with Survival Tips Format: Hardcover Extent: 176 pages

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Carsten “Storch” Schmelzer Hell A Look into the Abyss Format: Hardcover Extent: 256 pages

Tom Sommer The Book of Peace Format: Hardcover Extent: 224 pages

Sarah Josefine Reuter, Judith Arndt (Illustr.) My Very First Bible Verses Format: Cardboard Extent: 48 pages

Bettina Wendland, Guido Apel (Illustr.) The Pony on the Playground Lots of Cool School Stories Format: Hardcover Extent: 128 pages

Cornelia Mack, Ulrich Mack Treasure of the Times Discovering the Riches of the Liturgical Year Format: Hardcover Extent: 200 pages

Peter Höhn Believe from the Heart - Live with a Meaning Living Out of God’s Friendship Format: Hardcover Extent: 160 pages

Sarah Josefine Reuter, Bill Bolton (Illustr.) Princess Minnie Does not Want to Be Little Anymore Format: Hardcover Extent: 32 pages

Harry Voß, Jörg Peter (Illustr.) The Slob - Sorry, Mrs. Rosenbaum Format: Stapled Extent: 48 pages

Beate Weidkamp Letters From the Depth The Art of Sabotaging a Church Format: Hardcover Extent: 96 pages

Christina Grube (Illustr.), Sarah Josefine Reuter God’s Blessing for You Extent: 32 pages

Bärbel Löffel-Schröder, Sven Gerhardt (Illustr.) Where Does God actually Live? Stories about Faith Format: Hardcover Extent: 144 pages

Eckart zur Nieden, Ingrid and Dieter Schubert (Illustr.) The Children’s Bible Format: Hardcover Extent: 424 pages

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Sonja Kientsch Fanny and the Muffin Gang Format: Hardcover Extent: 160 pages

Sarah Josefine Reuter Laura Schade (Illustr.) My Treasure Book For Writing, Sticking and Keeping Format: Hardcover Extent: 78 pages

Elke Pfesdorf Louis of Mortville The Blade of Power Format: Hardcover Extent: 272 pages

Anke Kallauch, Amelia Rosato (Illustr.) Does God Know Who I Am? The Big Book of Faith Questions Format: Hardcover Extent: 64 pages

Monika Dockter Wimm and the Burning City Format: Hardcover Extent: 160 pages

Anni E. Lindner Franzi and the Medallion of Castle Rosenfels Format: Hardcover Extent: 240 pages

E. Axel Wolf (Illustr.) My Magnetic Advent Calendar

Elke Broska (Illustr.) My Colour-In Advent Calendar 24 Set Up Die-Cuts

Rahel Träger Rikki and the Treasure of the Lions Format: Hardcover Extent: 160 pages

Stefanie Georg-Helmus Christiane Henrich My Bible Handicraft Scribble Book Format: Paperback Extent: 96 pages

Carolin Hartmann, Sonja Spaltenstein (Illustr.) Fridolin, the Smelly Buffalo Format: Hardcover Extent: 24 pages

Simon Schild Tobi and the Story Hatching Machine Format: Hardcover Extent: 192 pages

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Monika Dockter Wimm and the Kingdom of Gemstones Format: Hardcover Extent: 160 pages

Anni E. Lindner Franzi saves Castle Rosenfels Format: Hardcover Extent: 256 pages

Uwe Buß Darkness Over Gan Format: Hardcover Extent: 240 pages

Elke Pfesdorf Louis of Mortville The Legacy of the Temple Knights Format: Hardcover Extent: 240 pages

Daniel Kallauch, Victor Geist (Illustr.) The Treasure Bible Explorer stories from the Old and New Testaments Format: Hardcover Extent: 272 pages

Astrid Röhrig, Daniel Fernández (Illustr.) How the Lion Got its Mane Format: Hardcover Extent: 32 pages

Anja Schäfer, Nina Dulleck (Illustr.) The Angel Who Didn’t Want to Sing A Christmas Story Format: Hardcover Extent: 25 pages

Sandra Binder, Daniel Fernández (Illustr.) I Can’t Wait for Christmas Day The Story of the First Advent Calendar Format: Hardcover Extent: 32 pages

Hannelore Risch God Gives Comfort The Strength to Overcome Grief Format: Paperback Extent: 200 pages

Timo Plutschinski Office with a View Living Your Faith at the Workplace Format: Hardcover Extent: 160 pages

Siegfried Wittwer The Smile of the Tanner’s Daughter Format: Paperback

Damaris Kofmehl, Demetri Betts Jack Ross Deception Format: Hardcover Extent: 224 pages

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