Shout! Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine
Shout! Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine helps readers make connections between their outdoor lifestyle interests and the Christian faith. It is published 6 times per year beginning with the January/February issue and finishing with the November/December issue. It is published on the internet at www.shoutlifestyle.com and is promoted via a monthly newsletter as well as periodic posts and updated through social media (www.twitter.com/shoutlifestyle and www.facebook.com/shoutlifestyle.)
Brad Bloom is the publisher of Shout! Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine and Faith & Fitness Magazine the premier source of information, ideas and networking for those pursuing an active physical and spiritual life. He speaks to organizations and churches fueling the passion of members so they can move beyond the cliché concepts of “body, mind, spirit” and become innovative communities. His concepts are defining new directions for the lifestyle industry. A communicator and media producer, Brad is president of Lifestyle Media Group. He lives with his wife and children in the Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia. E-mail: [email protected]
Matt Evans is the editor of Shout! Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine. As a lifetime writer, he knows that life is really just a patch-work of stories, and he firmly believes that the more stories that we are exposed to, the richer and more meaningful our lives can be. As a former Air Force fighter pilot, he also knows how quickly life can zoom by, and if we’re not careful our greatest stories will never be told. His aim now is to play a part in creating, coordinating, and communicating those experiences that impact people in a profound way as they journey toward finding and deepening their faith. He wants to see in print the most powerful narratives ever told from every kind of outdoor activity possible. He pursues his own outdoor adventures in Alaska where he lives with his wife and three children. E-mail: [email protected].
More About Shout! Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine
This magazine targets a broad range of people who have a zeal for life, a passion for the outdoors, and an interest to see how God fits into both. This is a group that pursues a deeper understanding of their faith through their interaction with nature and wild places. They engage the outdoors through hiking, skiing, climbing, paddling, surfing, biking and running just to name a few. They desire to understand the power that draws them out there. They want to define their experience by finding out how their adventures bring them closer to God. Shout! Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine builds on that by offering stories of adventure, ideas on where to go, tips on how to pursue their outdoor passions, and discussions on the gear they need to do it. More importantly, it unwraps ideas and mines the depths of what we can learn through God’s creation.
Each issue is laid out in a simple, clear style with vibrant prose, colorful pictures and exciting video to fully engage the reader. Readers are transported to exciting destinations and challenged to try new things as each author describes, illustrates, and discusses their experiences in one or more of the many outdoor pursuits focused on in each issue. Articles are organized into departments primarily by activity. Each department includes feature stories, inspirational essays, trip reports, interviews with experts in the field, how-to tips, and of course gear reviews. The departments illustrate this magazine’s broad readership potential and are organized as follows:
Hike, Camp & Climb (Mountains): Provides stories of hiking, backpacking, and trekking while also celebrating the pursuit of high places: alpine style mountain climbing, traditional rock climbing, and vertical ice climbing.
Boat, Surf, & Snorkel (Oceans): Examines all that the ocean has to offer an outdoor lover. From sailing the high seas to surfing the big waves, here we wring out the thrills of life on top of the water while at the same time diving below the surface to discover the riches and mystery in the underwater world of snorkeling and scuba.
Paddle, Row & Raft (Rivers & Lakes): Celebrates the thrill of the whitewater and the serenity of the lake. Whether running Class V rapids, paddling a canoe through the Boundary Waters, or rafting on a week-long adventure in the Brooks Range, writers un-pack the challenges, joys, and experiences that pursuing recreation on rivers and lakes reveals.
Pedal, Race, & Run (Roads & Trails): Investigates the world of self-propelled speed on the roads, tracks, and trails of the land. Tearing down the mountain, burning up the track, or staying ahead of the pack, this place offers insights and inspiration for the mountain biker, road racer, marathoner, and trail runner.
The X Factor (Off The Beaten Path): From skateboarding to wakeboarding to skydiving, this is where the extreme outdoor enthusiasts find their passion. If there are thrills, chills, and adrenaline to be experienced, this department brings our readers close to the action and explores what it means to push the edge of the physical and spiritual envelope
Hunt, Fish, & Sustain (Animals & Environment): Explores the excitement and adventure in all aspects of hunting and fishing, from trip prep to meal prep, while examining the importance of sustained practices and conservation to preserve and manage God’s creation in all its forms. Intertwined throughout this department will be discussion about how we care for the wild lands, life-sustaining waters, and amazing creatures to ensure a sustainable future.