New Xulon Book Has More than Fifty Fresh Ideas for Devotions From distinguished writer Dr. Ernest C. Hynds comes a book for every believer

MAITLAND, Fla., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Leaders and layman alike will want a copy of Celebrations and Challenges for Christians: A Book of Ideas for Individuals and Devotional Leaders ($15.99, paperback, 9781628393064; $7.99, e-book, 9781628393071), by author Dr. Ernest C. Hynds. It includes more than fifty devotionals covering a range of topics, from celebrations and holidays to challenges like growing in adversity, dealing with failure, and finding the best in life.


"All readers should get a better understanding of Christian concepts such as hope love, joy, peace, grace, and faith," said the author. "Exploring these concepts should help readers appreciate what God has done for them and help them grow as Christians."

Dr. Ernest C. Hynds is an emeritus professor of journalism and mass communication, and former department head in the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Hynds has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Emory University, as well as a Masters in political science and a Doctorate in history from the University of Georgia. Dr. Hynds has served as Sunday school teacher, deacon, committee chairman, moderator and historian in his long-time church home, and has written its history in Always Becoming New, a History of First Baptist Church, Athens, Georgia. He was married to the late Mary Ann Jaynes Hynds, to whom this book is dedicated.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world's largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Celebrations and Challenges for Christians through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

Media Contact: Ernest C. Hynds, Xulon Press, 866-381-2665,

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