Thomas Nelson Book Garners Jeff Foxworthy Endorsement and Coverage from Associated Press, USA Today, Tennessean, 700 Club, American Family Radio, Bob Dutko Show, Lifeway “The Exchange, “Christian Post, Risen Magazine
Thomas Nelson’s book, “How To Pick Up A Stripper and Other Acts Of Kindness,” has definitely generated a lot of interest, and not because of the unique title, but for the effectiveness of Todd & Erin Stevens’ more practical approach to servant evangelism. The media response has been strong with coverage from such outlets as Associated Press, USA Today, Detroit Free Press, American Family Radio “Today’s Issues”, 700 Club and CBN’s international show, Turning Point, Bob Dutko Radio Show, Christian Post, Risen Magazine. Just in Nashville, TN alone, the Stevens’ story has garnered coverage from several high-profile local media outlets; Tennessean, WTVF/CBS “Talk of the Town” and “Issues of Faith”, WZTV/FOX 17, WKRN/ABC, and WSMV/NBC. Upcoming interviews and events include an interview with Lifeway “The Exchange” and a Lifeway Christian Book Store signing in Mt. Juliet, TN on July 19th.
At the same time, prominent endorsements have come in from comedian and TV personality, Jeff Foxworthy, Founder of XXXChurch.com and the national Strip Church, Craig Gross, and Author/Coach, Kindness.com, Steve Sjogren.
“I believe faith that gets out of the pew and goes out and just loves on hurting and broken people right where they are is the most powerful form of the gospel known to man. It is the exact ministry of Jesus. ‘How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness’ illustrates beautifully this idea in action. This book could change your life and the way you live out what you believe!” – Jeff Foxworthy
“Service, generosity, kindness, outreach, compassion and love are just a few things you will pick up on when reading ‘How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness.’ This book is not a how-to guide to start a stripper outreach, it is a how-to guide on how to live your life every day and see where God might lead you. You will walk away from reading this book with practical and tangible ideas for outreach and service in your local community, and maybe even your local strip club.” – Craig Gross
“How To Pick Up A Stripper and Other Acts Of Kindness” spotlights the ministry at Todd Stevens’ church in Nashville, TN, Friendship Community Church, where he serves as the lead pastor. The congregation is known for bringing creative ways to show God’s love to the community, which can be as simple as buying lunch for the person in line behind you or even starting Nashville Strip Church. Due to Erin Stevens’ outreach, three strippers have left the exotic dance industry with one graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice and getting ready to enter the police academy, another working in the health care industry and studying to become a nurse, and third woman running a daycare for other strippers’ children. All three are attending Friendship Community Church and have given their lives to Christ, while helping Erin with her strip club ministry.
“How To Pick Up A Stripper and Other Acts Of Kindness” is the first book in Thomas Nelson’s Refraction collection, which will candidly speak into the most troubling issues we face today, appealing to believers who want fresh ideas for outreach and spiritual growth, and non-believers who want a deeper meaning in life. Refraction books cross theological boundaries in an open and honest way, through succinct and candid writing for a contemporary, millennial-minded reader. Future topics to be covered include; how Christians often contribute to a problem rather than helping, spiritual tolerance and humble service to others, true spiritual authenticity and doing what is right, aggressively searching for the most important values of God.
For more information on “How To Pick Up A Stripper and Other Acts Of Kindness” and the Refraction book series please visit online: www.refractionbooks.com.
About Thomas Nelson
Thomas Nelson publishers is a world leading provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information visit www.thomasnelson.com.