Bestselling Jesus Calling® Brand Celebrates Over 150,000 Apps Sold

Platinum Selling Devotional Made More Accessible Through Interactive App  

Jesus-Calling-AppThomas Nelson Specialty Group is excited to announce a milestone in interactive media and the Jesus Calling® brand – over 150,000 apps have been sold! This news comes just as the brand was named #1 on the Wall Street Journal Non Fiction Bestseller List, surpassed eight million in sales and ranked #1 iPhone app on iTunes.

“The Jesus Calling app offers a new level of accessibility for this outstanding devotional content and we are thrilled to see the mounting success,” says Laura Minchew, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Specialty Products at Thomas Nelson.  “I especially love the ease of sharing content daily via Facebook or Twitter and the immediate giftability of the app.”

Offering an app based on Sarah Young’s award-winning devotional has opened a whole new way for people to connect with Jesus Calling and has proven popular with audiences of all ages. The 365-day devotional has since appeared consistently on the Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today, and ECPA bestseller lists. Young’s bestselling title has also been featured in USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Christianity Today – just to name a few.

The Jesus Calling® brand is a world-recognized inspirational line that has now sold over eight million products. Jesus Calling has been translated into 18 languages and has inspired products in multiple formats: eBooks, apps, audio books, calendars and CD’s. Young’s other works include Jesus Today, Jesus Lives and Dear Jesus, children’s 365 day devotional Jesus Calling for Kids, the Jesus Calling Devotional Bible, and a Spanish translation of the original devotional book, Jesus Te Llama.

The $9.99 app is available for purchase in the iTunes® Store for iPhone, iPad, and Droid. Thomas Nelson is proud to offer these apps as a continued path toward convenient and user-friendly gift and inspirational interactive product offerings, providing hope and encouragement to a whole new generation of readers on the go.

Sarah Young is quietly leading millions worldwide on a journey of intimacy with Christ. Her devotional books include the #1 bestseller Jesus Calling, the 2013 ECPA Christian Book of the Year Jesus Today, top sellers Jesus Calling for Kids, Jesus Calling Bible Storybook, and Jesus Lives. Sarah and her husband are currently ministering to a Japanese-speaking community in Perth, Australia.

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Katie Powell

Publicist

615-902-1722

kpowell@thomasnelson.com