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‘Jesus Calling,’ ‘Love Languages’ titles reach sales milestones PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 10:09 AM EST

Missionary Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling devotional (Thomas Nelson) has now sold more than 2.5 million units worldwide, and Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell’s The 5 Love Languages of Children (Northfield Publishing/Moody Publishers) has exceeded 1 million copies sold.

In addition, the Jesus Calling brand of titles, including Jesus Calling for Kids and the Jesus Calling Devotional Bible, has sold more than 3.5 million units, reported Thomas Nelson.

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Francesca Battistelli inspired by young cancer patient PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 09 January 2012 08:55 AM EST

A Christian artist whose song received an unexpected boost from a hit YouTube video got to meet the young girl behind the video in a touching live television broadcast on CNN.

The YouTube video features the 7-year-old who was taped by her mother as she performed Battistelli’s “Angel by Your Side” song at the hospital where she was undergoing chemo treatment. The song is featured on the Dove Award-winning singer’s 2011 album, Hundred More Years (Fervent Records/Word Distribution).

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Urgent reprints for new book warning of America’s judgment PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 January 2012 08:44 AM EST

A book warning of God’s impending judgment on America has gone to a second reprint within days of release, to keep up with demand.

Two additional 50,000-copy print runs of The Harbinger have been ordered by Charisma House since the book by Messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn—which ties events since 9/11 to a prophecy in Isaiah 9—came out Tuesday. The book rose to number eight on Amazon’s best-seller list Wednesday after Cahn appeared on CBN’s The 700 Club to tell host Pat Robertson about his message.

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Thomas Nelson takes top three spots in ECPA’s General best-sellers PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 January 2012 08:38 AM EST

Todd Burpo, Sarah Young and Billy Graham have become common names on the weekly Top 20 General best-sellers list from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) with the Thomas Nelson authors topping the list tracking sales for the week ending Dec. 31, according to Pubtrack Christian data.

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Casting Crowns, Newsboys lead big 2011 tours PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 06 January 2012 10:20 AM EST

Casting Crowns is extending its Come to the Well tour into spring with an additional 44 dates, while the Newsboys embark on a 60-plus-stop tour this month. Two multi-artist tours—Winter Jam and the Rock & Worship Roadshow—also launch their nonticketed shows this month.

Multi-Platinum selling Casting Crowns follows up it successful fall tour—which included a string of sold-out performances, playing before more than 155,000 people—with singer/songwriter Matthew West, pop-rockers Royal Tailorand Christian music newcomer Lindsay McCaul,who was also in the fall tour lineup.

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App to broaden digital Bible’s reach PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 January 2012 11:25 AM EST

Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Burnett and his wife, Touched by an Angel star Roma Downey have joined with Glo Bible and Zondervan to launch Bible360, a new app that brings the Bible to life through video, interactive technology and social media.

Preloaded with the New International Version Bible, Bible360 will build upon Glo Bible’s award-winning digital platform—which incorporates 360-degree virtual tours and animated maps—by adding social features and reading plans. Bible360 is free, but a premium upgrade is available with more content and the ability for users to sync across various devices and platforms. The premium upgrade is regularly $49.99 but has a 30%-off introductory offer.

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Strong launch for 9/11 warning book PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 January 2012 12:26 PM EST

A day-of-release television interview boosted sales for a book warning of God’s impending judgment on America.

The Harbinger by Messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn rose to number eight on Amazon’s best-seller list yesterday after he appeared on CBN’s The 700 Club to tell host Pat Robertson about the book’s message, which ties events since 9/11 to a prophecy in Isaiah. 9.

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Thomas Nelson, Zondervan titles top sales list, awards PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Tuesday, 03 January 2012 12:51 PM EST

Media research leader Nielsen ranked Heaven Is for Real (Thomas Nelson) at No. 1 on its Top 10 Print Book Sales: Adult Nonfiction for 2011, while Day of War by Cliff Graham (Zondervan) topped the 2011 Lime Awards in fiction from The Christian Manifesto, an online review site.

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