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Sponsored by HarperCollins Christian Publishing

CPE Summer 2023 is honored to have special guest Lee Strobel as the keynote speaker for Sunday evening’s showcase, in celebration of CPE’s 20th anniversary. Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and is the bestselling author of The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator and The Case for Grace. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee has won four Gold Medallions for publishing excellence and co-authored the Christian Book of the Year. He serves as Professor of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University. To learn more, visit Lee’s website at


Sponsored by Tyndale House Publishers

Monday evening’s keynote speaker, Benjamin Watson, is a former NFL tight end,

as well as a writer, a speaker, and an activist. He is a college football studio analyst

with the SEC Network, and he serves as VP of strategic relationships with the Human Coalition, one of the largest pro-life and pro-woman organizations in the country. Along with his wife, Kirsten, he is the founder of The Watson 7 Foundation, a nonprofit focused on strengthening families. They live in Georgia with their seven children.


Sponsored by Tyndale House Publishers

Come feed your body and soul at CPE Summer 2023! There will be a full breakfast served at the Monday and Tuesday morning devotions. This breakfast is complimentary for retailers who sign up for devotions when they register online.

Tuesday morning’s breakfast and devotions will be sponsored by Tyndale with special guest Ann White. Ann is the overall editor and author of Tyndale’s Courage for Life Study Bible for Women and Men. She also leads the ministry Courage for Life which features the first all-female read audio Bible.

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