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Thomas Nelson marks ‘Jesus Calling’ brand milestone Print Email
Written by Jeremy Burns   
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 08:35 AM America/New_York

Sarah Young best-selling titles excel in sales, popularity

JesusCallingHCThomas Nelson’s “Jesus Calling” brand has sold more than 10 million units. 

“Each year Jesus Calling sells more than the year before,” said Laura Minchew, senior vice president and publisher of HarperCollins Christian Publishing Gift Books, Tommy Nelson Children’s Books and New Media.

A missionary, Young wrote Jesus Calling as a reflection of what she heard Jesus saying during her prayer time. The original book is now available in 26 languages, and has consistently appeared on multiple best-seller lists, including The New York Times and CBA lists. 

“We often hear of how Jesus Calling has touched someone in a deeply personal way, helping them experience a more loving and peaceful relationship with God,” Minchew added. “It is an honor and privilege to work alongside Sarah on this life-changing book.”

The Jesus Calling: 10th Anniversary Expanded Edition will be released this September. The special edition includes more than 100 additional scriptures selected by Young.

Related title Jesus Today was named the 2013 ECPA Book of the Year.

The line has expanded to other products for adults and children, including e-books, apps, audiobooks, calendars, greeting cards and music.