22 January

The Rock, the Road and the Rabbi by Kathie Lee Gifford with Rabbi Jason Sobel tops 500,000 copies sold

(Nashville, Tenn.)W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, today announced The Rock, the Road and the Rabbi: My Journey into the Heart of Scriptural Faith and the Land Where It All Began by Kathie Lee Gifford with Rabbi Jason Sobel, has sold more than 500,000 copies in print, audio and digital formats.

“The journey of faith Kathie Lee Gifford shares in The Rock, the Road and the Rabbi and the revelatory insight into Hebrew language, culture, and heritage shared by Rabbi Jason Sobel have opened many readers’ eyes to a deeper understanding of God and the Bible,” said Damon Reiss, vice president and publisher of W Publishing Group. “It’s fantastic to see this story continue to resonate and inspire new readers every day.”

The Rock, the Road and the Rabbi, released in March 2018 was an instant New York Times bestseller. As a lifelong student of Scripture, Gifford has always desired a deeper understanding of God’s Word and a deeper knowledge of God Himself. But it wasn’t until she began studying the biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek—along with actually hiking the ancient paths of Israel, guided by Rabbi Jason Sobel—that she found the fulfillment of those desires. The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi chronicles this journey through Israel.

“It’s deeply humbling to see this book get into the hands of those who may have never been to the Holy Land and who may never get a chance to walk where Jesus walked,” said Gifford. “I pray this book continues to ignite readers to start their own Rabbinical studies of the Bible.”

“I am honored to have written this book with Kathie Lee and humbled that so many people have been impacted by it,” said Rabbi Sobel. “My hope for those who have or will read The Rock, the Road, & the Rabbi is that by seeing the Bible in HD, they would fall more in love with Jesus and the Bible. I also hope that seeing the amazing connections between the Old and New Testament will spark a deeper hunger for the Word and a desire to delve deeper into the Hebraic roots of our faith.”

W Publishing Group released Kathie Lee Gifford’s most recent book, It’s Never Too Late: Make the Next Act of Your Life the Best Act of Your Life in December 2020. The imprint will release Rabbi Jason Sobel’s Mysteries of the Messiah: Unveiling Divine Connections from Genesis to Today in March.

Thomas Nelson is a world leading publisher and 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.

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