12 August

Study Gateway debuts fall lineup of new video Bible studies 

Available in over 100 countries and accessible through Online Streaming and the Study Gateway App on Mobile Devices and Smart TVs 

(Nashville, Tenn.) August 10, 2022— Study Gateway, a leading video Bible study streaming service, today revealed its fall 2022 schedule of studies from Harper Christian Resources, the curriculum imprint of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. This inspiring group of bestselling Christian authors, pastors and Bible teachers are debuting more than 50 new videos from eight different study series by Max Lucado, Megan Fate Marshman, John Eldredge, Anne Graham Lotz, Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright, Sarah Jakes Roberts, Lysa TerKeurst, Kathie Lee Gifford, Rabbi Jason Sobel, and Shauna Niequist. 

“We’re honored that the best lineup of authors and Bible teachers from Harper Christian Resources is coming to Study Gateway. These are their most anticipated video studies of the new season.” said John Raymond, v-p and publisher of Harper Christian Resources

Kate Johnson, senior v-p of direct-to-consumer at HarperCollins Christian Publishing added, “We’re thrilled to give people worldwide a sneak peek of Study Gateway’s newest studies. Every subscriber can experience these new releases thirty days before the in-store on-sale date—Study Gateway is only place where people get this early access.” 

Study Gateway’s study streaming subscription service provides unique pricing levels and subscriptions plans starting at just $7.95 per month—all with a seven-day free trial.  

The complete lineup of new video Bible studies making their debut on Study Gateway this fall: 

  • Max Lucado’s Help is Here: Finding Fresh Strength and Purpose in the Power of the Holy Spirit (Aug. 17 release). Watch trailer here
  • Megan Fate Marshman’s John: A Beautiful Word Bible Study (Aug. 31 release). Watch trailer here. 
  • John Eldredge’s Resilient: Restoring Your Weary Soul in these Turbulent Times (Sept. 14 release). Watch trailer here
  • Anne Graham Lotz and Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright’s Jesus Followers: Real-Life Lessons for Igniting Faith in the Next Generation (Sept. 21 release). Watch trailer here
  • Sarah Jakes Roberts’ Woman Evolve: Break Up with Your Fears and Revolutionize Your Life (Sept. 28 release). Watch trailer here
  • Lysa TerKeurst’s Good Boundaries and Goodbyes (Oct. 19 release). Watch trailer here
  • Kathie Lee Gifford and Rabbi Jason Sobel’s The God of the How and When (Nov. 2 release). Learn more here. 
  • Shauna Niequist’s I Guess I Haven’t Learned That Yet (Nov. 16 release). Learn more here. 

For more information and to view Study Gateway’s expanding list of available studies, visit StudyGateway.com and see the full list of supported devices. 

Study Gateway is the dedicated direct-to-consumer streaming service from HarperCollins Christian Publishing and is the streaming home for video Bible studies produced by Harper Christian Resources. The subscription service offers commercial-free streaming of exclusive original studies, plus a growing library of children’s videos, Christian events and webinars, and other short-form content. 

Media Contact: 

Jaime Guthals 
Senior Director, Marketing 
FaithGateway & StudyGateway 

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14 March

FaithGateway to Recognize John 3:16 Day

March 16 will be celebrated by sharing the love of God through the most famous verse in the Bible

(Nashville, Tenn.) March 14, 2022— Text it. Post it. Tweet it. Say it to someone today. It’s #John316 day!

For more than a decade, March 16th has been a day for many Christians to share with people around the world the good news declared in the Bible in John 3:16.

The well-known verse reads, “For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (NIV)

The origin of the celebration is unknown, but some media outlets trace it as far back to 2011 when a K-LOVE radio station listener suggested that the day, March 16, should be “John 3:16 Day,” in honor of the biblical verse that affirms the hope we have because of Jesus.

This year, popular Christian websites FaithGateway.com and BibleGateway.com are partnering with the nation’s pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado, and K-LOVE Radio, to encourage Christians to spread the John 3:16 message by simply posting the verse to social media, texting contacts, or sharing the verse in some creative way!

Max Lucado is also inviting people around the world to join a 3:16 Online Bible Study of the verse starting March 21, 2022. Registration is free and information can be found at faithgateway.com/316 or KLOVE.com.

Lucado’s 3:16 Study is based on his book, 3:16 The Numbers of Hope, which has sold more than one million copies worldwide and translated into 25 languages. The study has been entirely rewritten and re-filmed for 2022 with a more focused and deeply personal study of the most-loved verse in the Bible—John 3:16.

When 3:16 released in 2007, we had no idea it would be so well received… Numerous bookstores, church denominations, and congregations spent focused time examining this life-giving promise. Prisons. Small groups. Personal studies. Stories came from readers around the world who found faith in this “twenty-six-word parade of hope,” whose words have been framed, T-shirted, tattooed, monogrammed, and bannered,” writes Max Lucado in the book’s introduction. 

Every time I recall these words, they are as fresh and as stunning as my first encounter with them. The mind-bending awareness of God’s limitless love, his incalculable sacrifice, and the priceless teaching at the core. How can we not review it again and again? I want this generation, and all who come after, to look closely at the key promise of God and choose the gift beyond all gifts,” says Lucado.

The Bible verse John 3:16 is the most-searched for Scripture in the Bible of the last decade, according to BibleGateway.com, the most visited Christian website in the world.  In an interview with BibleGateway, Lucado reflected on the importance of the verse in his life:

“John 3:16 has meant a lot to me in my life because it’s so concise. It’s one of those Scriptures that summarizes all the core doctrines of the Christian faith…. Taking a deeper look at John 3:16 allows us to fall in love with it and appreciate how brilliantly these 26-words articulate the big ideas of the Bible. I think that’s why it has meant so much to me all these years.”

“We’re grateful for this opportunity to come alongside Max and help share the truth of John 3:16 with millions throughout the U.S. and around the globe,” said K-LOVE CEO, Bill Reeves.  “Partnering with Max on this study enables us to give our audiences yet another way to go deeper into God’s Word and promises.”

Max Lucado’s 3:16 Online Bible Study, sponsored by K-LOVE, FaithGateway, and BibleGateway, is open for registration and begins March 21, 2022.

About FaithGateway

FaithGateway™ is an online Christian community dedicated to helping people grow and share their faith and is owned and operated by HarperCollins Christian Publishing. 

About Bible Gateway

As the Internet’s largest Christian website, BibleGateway.com seeks to encourage Bible reading and scriptural understanding among Bible readers everywhere. Celebrating 20 years online, Bible Gateway offers free access to the Bible in more than 80 languages and 200 different translations.

About K-LOVE

K-LOVE creates compelling media designed to inspire and encourage audiences to have a meaningful relationship with Christ. K-LOVE is listener supported and delivers positive and encouraging music and messages through nearly 600 signals across all 50 states, the K-LOVE App, smart devices, klove.com, and K-LOVE On Demand. For more information on K-LOVE, please visit klove.com.

13 May

HarperCollins Christian Publishing wins five 2021 Christian Book Awards

Ten titles honored as finalists

Nashville, Tenn. (May 10, 2021) – HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) today congratulates its five 2021 Christian Book Award winners. These awards have been presented annually since 1978 by the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association (ECPA). In lieu of an in-person event, this year marked the second virtual awards ceremony, which took place on May 6, 2021, to recognize the best Christian products of the year in 12 categories.

The winning titles from HCCP are:

  • Audio – Suffer Strong written andnarrated by Katherine and Jay Wolf produced by Gabe Wicks/HarperCollins Christian Publishing – (Zondervan)
  • Bibles – NIV Study Bible Fully Revised Edition – (Zondervan)
  • Bible Reference Works – The New Testament in its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature and Theology of the First Christians written by N.T. Wright and Michael Bird – (Zondervan Academic)
  • Devotion and Gift – How Great Is Our God: 100 Indescribable Devotions About God and Science written by Louie Giglio – (Tommy Nelson)
  • New Author – Laughing Through the Ugly Cry…and Finding Unstoppable Joy written by Dawn Barton – (Thomas Nelson)

In addition to the five award winners, HCCP had 10 additional titles that were finalists in nine out of 12 categories.

These finalists are:

  • Bibles – NET Full Notes Edition Bible – (Thomas Nelson)
  • Biography and Memoir – I Am Restored written by Lecrae– (Zondervan)
  • Biography and Memoir – The History of Apologetics: A Biographical and Methodological Introduction written by Benjamin K. Forrest, Josh D. Chatraw, Alister E. McGrath – (Zondervan Academic)
  • Christian Living – Dangerous Prayers written by Craig Groeschel – (Zondervan)
  • Devotion and Gift – More Power to You: Declarations to Break Free from Fear and Take Back Your Life written by Margaret Feinberg – (Zondervan)
  • Faith and Culture – The House that Love Built written by Sarah Jackson with Scott Sawyer– (Zondervan)
  • Faith and Culture – White Lies written by Daniel Hill– (Zondervan)
  • New Author – The Fight to Flourish written by Jennie Lusko – (Thomas Nelson)
  • Young People’s Literature – Goliath Must Fall for Young Readers: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants written by Louie Giglio with Laura Fortner – (Tommy Nelson)
  • Young People’s Literature – Loved and Cherished: 100 Devotions for Girls written by Lynn Cowell with Michelle Nietert, M.A., LPC-S CSC– (Zonderkidz)

“We are honored to have 15 titles recognized by the 2021 Christian Book Awards,” said Mark Schoenwald, president and CEO of HCCP. “Since March of last year, our readers have been experiencing the unprecedented challenges facing the world while in lock down – away from churches and community. I believe these books were published for such a time as this – to bring light and hope into a dark year. It is a privilege to have published them.”

In addition to the 2021 Christian Book Award recipients, HCCP also celebrates its longtime international bestselling author, Max Lucado, who was honored with the ECPA Pinnacle Award for his outstanding writing contributions, both to the publishing industry and to society at large. He is only the fourth recipient of this prestigious award.  HCCP has represented Lucado for 31 of his 35-years as an author. He has impacted more than 145 million lives with his books, which are printed in 45 different languages and distributed throughout 80 countries.

For more information on this year’s winners and finalists please click here.

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                 Manager, Corporate Communications

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07 May

Max Lucado Receives the 2021 ECPA Pinnacle Award Honoring 35 Years Of Publishing With More Than 145 Million Products In Print

Lucado’s books are distributed in 80 countries and translated into 45 languages worldwide

(Nashville, TN) May 6, 2021—Bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado was awarded the 2021 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) Pinnacle Award today for the outstanding contribution of his writing, both to the publishing industry and to society at large. 

Lucado is only the fourth recipient of this honor from ECPA, that recognizes the outstanding contribution by an author or book. It was presented at the ECPA Awards Celebration on May 6 at 1:00 pm CST, via webinar at the conclusion of the ECPA Leadership Summit.

Max Lucado‘s career highlights are unprecedented in Christian publishing. Lucado’s products have exceeded sales of more than 145 million. His books are printed in 45 languages and distributed throughout 80 countries worldwide (including the United States). He published On the Anvil, his first trade book, in 1985. His forthcoming title, You Were Made for This Moment, will release in September 2021 from Thomas Nelson. Lucado’s books regularly appear on bestseller lists, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. His writing has also been featured in Bible studies, Bible commentaries, songs, greeting cards, feature films, and even plush toys. Twenty-three of his titles have sold more than 1 million copies.

“It is an honor for HarperCollins Christian Publishing to represent Max and his collection of life-changing, God-centered works for the past 31 years,” says Mark Schoenwald, president and CEO. “God’s grace, mercy, and unconditional love has been discovered by millions of people because of Max’s devotion and love for his Lord and Savior. I join my colleagues at HCCP and the publishing industry in offering our sincerest thanks for his many contributions and congratulations on this amazing recognition.”

As both an author with more than 35 years of published material and a pastor who has been in full-time ministry since 1977, Max decided to turn his years of content into an encouraging ministry during the COVID-19 crisis. In March 2020, Lucado started daily video “check-ins” to pastor people during the pandemic. These videos have been viewed more than 45 million times and were the catalyst for launching “The Max Lucado Encouraging Word Podcast” with more than 1.6 million downloads in the first ten months.

ECPA has presented a total of 43 additional industry awards to Max Lucado titles — including 16 Christian Book Awards® (including Gold Medallion), 9 Platinum Sales Awards (for over 1 million sold), and 18 Gold Sales Awards (for over 500,000 sold). He has won the ECPA Christian Book of the Year three times.

“It is such an honor for ECPA to present the Pinnacle Award to Max Lucado,” said ECPA president Stan Jantz. “I was a bookseller in 1985, and I clearly remember when our store received On the Anvil for the first timeThe accessibility of the writing, and the clear expression of the heart of someone who loved Jesus more than anything, were early indicators that this was a special author.”

Past recipients of the ECPA Pinnacle Award include in 2020 Stormie Omartian (Power of a Praying® series). Other recipients include Dr. Gary Chapman (The 5 Love Languages® series) and Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye (Left Behind® series).

Max Lucado is a pastor, speaker, and bestselling author with more than 145 million products in print that have been translated in 45 languages and distributed in 80 countries worldwide. Max entered the ministry in 1978. As a writer, Max is known for combining poetic storytelling and homespun humor with the heart of a pastor.

Max’s love for everyday people began during his childhood in the small town of Andrews, Texas. His father was an oilfield mechanic, his mother was a nurse. Max grew rebellious in his teenage years, and after one specific drunken night, he began to wonder if there was more to life than parties and chasing girls. He now believes that if Jesus hadn’t found him and changed his heart, alcoholism would have been in his future. After high school, Max attended Abilene Christian University and graduated with two degrees and a heart for following Jesus and helping others learn about him, too. He moved to Miami, Florida, and took a position as an associate pastor at a small church, where Max started writing about Jesus for the first time in the church’s monthly newsletter. Florida was also where Max met his wife, Denalyn. Together, they lived first in Miami and then spent several years in Rio de Janeiro, helping plant churches. The newsletters Max wrote to family and friends while in Rio, along with the newsletters he wrote at his church in Miami, eventually formed the manuscript of his first book, On the Anvil. He’s been dubbed “America’s Pastor” by Christianity Today, and “The Best Preacher in America” by Reader’s Digest. Max currently serves as Teaching Minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. Max and Denalyn live nearby in Central Texas. They have three grown daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren. Visit his website at www.MaxLucado.com.






The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) is an international non-profit trade organization comprised of member companies that are involved in the publishing and distribution of Christian content worldwide. Since 1974, ECPA has strengthened Christian publishing by building networking, information, and advocacy opportunities within the industry and throughout multiple channels so that our members can more effectively produce and deliver transformational Christian content. For more information about ECPA: [email protected] ECPA.org 

HarperCollins Christian Publishing

The world’s leading Christian publisher, HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. comprises the Thomas Nelson, Zondervan and HarperChristian Resources publishing groups and imprint, BibleGateway.com, FaithGateway.com, StudyGateway.com and ChurchSource.com. The Company produces bestselling Bibles, inspirational books, academic resources, curriculum, audio and digital content for the Christian market space. Bible Gateway is the world’s largest Christian website with more than 20 million unique visitors each month. HarperCollins Christian Publishing is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. with additional offices in the U.S. and Mexico. For more information visit www.HarperCollinsChristian.com.​

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27 April

HarperCollins Christian Publishing launches new imprint HarperChristian Resources

(Nashville, TN) April 27, 2021 — HarperCollins Christian Publishing today announced the launch of HarperChristian Resources, a new imprint that will realign the company’s curriculum and study-based publishing strategy. The initiative will bring together all curriculum products previously published under Thomas Nelson or Zondervan under the new HarperChristian Resources imprint encompassing all church curriculum and small-group study resources in order to streamline and strengthen HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s position in the Bible study market among ministries and churches.

Creating resources based off of book content published by Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, as well as other Christian trade book publishers, HarperChristian Resources will publish video Bible studies, Bible study guides, small group study guides, ministry programs, and church campaigns in both print and digital formats. HarperChristian Resources will also acquire original projects from leading Bible teachers.

John Raymond, vice president and publisher for HarperChristian Resources, commented, “We want to equip people to better understand the Scriptures, cultivate spiritual growth, and live an inspired faith with Bible study and video resources from today’s most trusted voices. Whether it is a video study based on a trade book or a study on a book of the Bible, we design our content to be used by individuals, small groups, or adult Sunday classes to enrich people who are seeking more biblical knowledge. We will partner with retailers and distributors, relying on our highly sought-after content, to create a consumer promise of exceptional, trustworthy resources that are based on the teachings of Jesus Christ.”

HarperChristian Resources will officially launch this summer. Curriculum products previously published under Thomas Nelson or Zondervan will be rebranded with HarperChristian Resources at reprinting. The imprint will feature familiar Christian teachers, pastors, and leaders such as Max Lucado, Lysa TerKeurst, Andy Stanley, Jennie Allen, Peter Scazzero, and Ann Voskamp, among others. 

In addition, HarperChristianResources will release an innovative approach to video Bible study access. With many new print study guides, purchasers will receive access to video streaming on any device, reducing the dependency on group leaders who generally purchase the video content and share it with study group members. This approach will begin with new titles including I Am Restored Video and Study Guide by Lecrae (July 2021), Nothing to Prove Video and Study Guide by Jennie Allen (July 2021), and Spiritual Warfare Is Real Video and Study Guide by Jim Cymbala (July 2021). 

“Our curriculum titles are published with the most influential, life-changing content and done so with the highest quality,” said Don Jacobson, senior vice president and group publisher of Trade Books for HarperCollins Christian Publishing. “By aggregating all of our curriculum under one imprint within HCCP, we are better positioned to be highly competitive in retail spaces—both online and in brick and mortar stores.”

HarperChristianResources.com will serve as the marketing hub for the brand, with information about our Bible study teachers, titles, and topics. The site will also feature articles, tips, and encouragement for small group and Bible study leaders, powered by the ChurchSource blog and eCommerce platform.

For more information please visit www.harperchristianresources.com.

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                 Senior Director, Corporate Communications

                 tel:       615.902.1109

                 email:   [email protected]

17 July


The Max Lucado Encouraging Word Podcast Starts July 20

Nashville, TN — “America’s Pastor” and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado is launching a new podcast on July 20, 2020, called The Max Lucado Encouraging Word Podcast. The new podcastwill be distributed across all major platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Pandora, TuneIn, and Alexa.

The Max Lucado Encouraging Word Podcast features Max Lucado, and episodes will be derived from the exceedingly popular video “check-ins” Max began sharing online as the Coronavirus pandemic first hit the United States. Max’s videos – and now his podcast – point listeners to the comfort and truth of scripture and offer pastoral encouragement as well as poignant stories.

Since March 11, Lucado’s check-in videos have been viewed more than 22 million times. Thousands of viewers respond to the check-ins by submitting prayer requests online. Their requests are personally prayed over by Max, his wife Denalyn, and leaders of their church, Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, TX.

“In early March, when news about the pandemic was reaching fever pitch, God reminded me of the story of Joseph in the Old Testament,” recalls Max Lucado. “Under the direction of Joseph, Egypt had collected seven years’ worth of grain that could be distributed during a time of famine. God reminded me that I have 30 years’ worth of publishing, three decades of messages. I sensed a divine call to begin distributing this ‘grain’ during this challenging season.” 

Each episode of The Max Lucado Encouraging Word Podcast is an inspiring message from Max Lucado, typically recorded from his home in San Antonio. Episodes will initially release several times a week, drawing from the storehouse of content generated over four months of recording the video check-ins. Future podcast episodes will debut original messages from Lucado’s forthcoming book, You Are Never Alone: Trust in the Miracle of God’s Presence and Power (September 2020). The format of the podcast will be flexible, allowing Max to share new messages in response to breaking news, international crises, and the leading of God’s Spirit.

“We quickly realized Max had created a new avenue for sharing inspiration and encouragement. Each new video tallied thousands upon thousands of views within hours of posting,” says Mark Glesne, Marketing Director at HarperCollins Christian Publishing. “Max is the voice of calm, comfort and perspective that people need and appreciate during this time of uncertainty.”

Lucado has also shared messages online via free online Bible studies hosted by FaithGateway.com. This year alone, these studies have featured several of Lucado’s bestselling books: Jesus, Anxious for Nothing, You’ll Get Through This and Facing Your Giants. More than 370,000 individuals participated in the online studies in the Spring 2020. In addition, Max was featured in multiple national media outlets during March and April 2020 offering pastoral guidance. Outlets included Fox & Friends, Newsmax TV, Trinity Broadcasting Network, CBN The 700 Club, Fox News @ Night, The Fish Radio, New Life Live, Moody Radio, Salem Radio Network, FoxNews.com, HLN TV, and more.  

Adds Glesne: “Lives are being changed as Max speaks from his heart and from his home. As he has leaned into his God-given pastoral abilities, Max’s online ministry has grown dramatically during a very difficult season. His video check-ins and online Bible studies have substantially increased his reach, allowing Max to tell even more people about God’s love. As his long time publishing partner, the Thomas Nelson team is thrilled to come alongside him on this podcast launch.”

Max Lucado is the leading inspirational author in the United States with more than 140 million books in print in over 54 languages. His writings have been shaped into bestselling books, videos, devotionals, songs, greeting cards, booklets, Bible studies, commentaries, and theatrically-released movies. According to a LifeWay national survey, 1 in 6 Americans are familiar with Max Lucado and 1 in 7 Americans have read a Lucado book. During the 2020 Coronavirus, Lucado has had more than 22 million views of his daily online video “check-ins” and online church services. Lucado has been featured on countless national media outlets including The TODAY Show, Good Morning America, Huckabee, and Fox & Friends. Max and Denalyn, his wife of 39 years in August 2020, call San Antonio, Texas, home. Max has served the people of Oak Hills Church since 1988. www.maxlucado.com

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[email protected], 832-247-9308

11 May


“You Are Stronger Than You Think Because God Is Nearer Than You Know”

Nashville, TN — According to a 2020 article in The New York Times[i], loneliness before the COVID pandemic was already troublesome, as damaging to one’s health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Now after weeks of sheltering at home and social distancing, loneliness is reaching epidemic proportions. Before the pandemic, 61% – 3 out of 5 – of all adults 18 years or older reported they were lonely. The young are  not immune to loneliness – 71% of young adults ages 18-22 years describe themselves as significantly lonely.

“America’s Pastor” and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado offers a way out of the new tsnumani of loneliness in his newest book, You Are Never Alone: Trust in the Miracle of God’s Presence and Power (September 2020, Nelson). Lucado addresses the unprecedented isolation in our culture with a pastor’s heart of compassion, diving into the miracles of Jesus found in John’s gospel for specific examples of how God’s loving character offers hope and respite for society’s loneliness.

“The hope of John, the hope of this book,” Lucado explains, “indeed the hope of God, is that we would believe, not in our power, not in humanity’s ability to help itself, not in tarot cards or good fortune, not in good looks or good luck. But that we would believe in Jesus. Jesus as the Christ, the Messiah, the Anointed One. Jesus as the Son of God.”

Although You Are Never Alone was in the works long before COVID-19, it was in final edits when millions of people were hunkered down and uncertain of the future. This crisis has exacerbated an already rampant epidemic of isolation and depression. Max offers practical application and unchanging truth readers can hold onto in the midst of their loneliness. “The message of the miracles is the Miracle Worker himself. He wants you to know you are never alone. You are never without help, hope, or strength. You are stronger than you think because God is nearer than you might imagine.”

Specific miracles of Jesus addressed include:

• How the water to wine miracle reveals that Jesus can restore what life has taken.

• How the faith of the nobleman asking for his son’s healing underscores that Jesus hears our prayers even when we think he doesn’t.

• How the miracle of the lame man who took up his mat or the blind man who washed the mud from his eyes illuminates a Jesus who sees a new version of us and gives new vision to us.

• How the miracles of walking on water, feeding the thousands, and raising the dead offer evidance of a God that still calms the storms of life, still solves the problems of life, and still brings the dead to life.

Filled with his endearing humor and poetic storytelling, Lucado makes the truth of the gospel easy to grasp for readers wherever they are on their spiritual journey. A six-session study guide and video curriculum will also be available with this new title.

Max Lucado is the leading inspirational author in the United States with more than 140 million books in print in over 54 languages. His writings have been shaped into bestselling books, videos, devotionals, songs, greeting cards, booklets, Bible studies, commentaries and theatrically-released movies. According to a LifeWay national survey, 1 in 6 Americans are familiar with Max Lucado and 1 in 7 Americans have read a Lucado book. During the first 45 days of the Coronavirus, Lucado has had more than 10 million views of his daily online video “check-ins” and online church services. Lucado has been featured on countless national media outlets including The TODAY Show, Good Morning America, Huckabee, and Fox & Friends. Max and his wife of 39 years in August 2020, Denalyn, call San Antonio, Texas, home. Max has served the people of Oak Hills Church since 1988. www.maxlucado.com

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 and translated into more than 65 different languages. Thomas Nelson is committed to one central mission: inspiring the world by meeting the needs of people with content that promotes biblical principles and honors Jesus Christ. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. For additional information visit www.thomasnelson.com.

You Are Never Alone:

Trust in the Miracle of God’s Presence and Power

By Max Lucado

Available from: Thomas Nelson

Release date: September 2020

Price: U.S. $26.99

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 240

ISBN-13: 978-1400217342

BISAC category: Religion / Christian Life

Review copies, reprint permission and interviews are available.

Contact Jana Muntsinger, McClure Muntsinger Public Relations,

832-247-9308 or [email protected]

[i] “How to Manage Your Loneliness,” The New York Times, April 20, 2020 (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/20/smarter-living/how-to-manage-your-loneliness.html?campaign_id=9&emc=edit_NN_p_20200421&instance_id=17817&nl=morning-briefing&regi_id=38974712&section=aBreak&segment_id=25631&te=1&user_id=f5c75c0cce21ea5b59d89f48da2dc919

16 March

Pastor Max Lucado Offers Online Church and Bible Study

“America’s Pastor” and bestselling author Max Lucado has announced an international online church on Sundays at 8:30 am CDT via Facebook through April 26. Max will be leading prayers and reading Scripture to provide a place of support and encouragement during this global crisis.  https://www.facebook.com/maxlucado/

In addition, Max will be leading a free online Bible study starting Sunday, March 22. The five-week study is based on his NYT bestselling book Anxious for Nothing, a study of the most underlined verse in the Bible. All information about the free online Bible study can be found at www.faithgateway.com/anxious-for-nothing-obs-registration.

Talking points for Max Lucado on the COVID-19 for media interviews include:

  1. Pray Not Panic
  2. Think About What You Think About
  3. Presence of Problems Does Not Mean the Absence of God

Says Max: “We know that many will be unable to worship with their local congregation, either because of the need to remain at home, or because their church is taking a hiatus from regular in-person gathering. Or maybe you just need some extra support from a community of faith. We’d like to be there for you.”

For more information and resources, visit https://www.maxlucado.com.

Max Lucado has been ministering to the congregation at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio since 1988. His publishing and social media statistics include:

Pastor Max Lucado Stats:

  • 1.3 million followers on Twitter (@MaxLucado)
  • 1.86 million likes on Facebook (1,869,448) 1,87 Million followers on Facebook (1,875,989) (Facebook/MaxLucado)
  • 196,000 followers on Instagram (@MaxLucado)
  • 140 million Max Lucado products in print
  • 92 million books in print (in 56 languages)
  • 1 in 6 Americans are familiar with Max Lucado and 1 in 7 Americans have read a Lucado book
  • Served Oak Hills Church in San Antonio as pastor since 1988

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21 June

Bestselling The Jesus Bible to reach more readers in new editions— exclusive NIV Comfort Print® typeface, and NVI and ESV translations

Grand Rapids, Mich., June 21, 2018 — After a phenomenal first year, placing high both in Amazon and ECPA rankings, Zondervan is delighted to announce that The Jesus Bible will be available in new editions in late 2018 and early 2019.

In 2017, The Jesus Bible was Zondervan’s bestselling NIV study Bible and was one of the Evangelical Christian Publisher Association’s (ECPA) bestselling study Bibles, as well as #11 overall for ECPA Bibles. More than 140,000 copies of The Jesus Bible have entered circulation since its launch at Passion Conference in January 2017.

Over the following year, the ministry of The Jesus Bible will be extended in three ways. First, in October 2018, The Jesus Bible will be released with new covers and in Zondervan’s exclusive NIV Comfort Print® typeface, making it more readable than ever. It will also be available for the first time in indexed editions.

In February 2019, The Jesus Bible will be published by Editorial Vida, Zondervan’s Spanish division, in the Nueva Versión Internacional, reaching Spanish readers in the United States, Latin America, and Spain.

Finally, just in time for Easter, The Jesus Bible will be published by Zondervan in March 2019 in the English Standard Version (ESV). “In its first eighteen months of publication, The Jesus Bible, NIV Edition has been a massive success, reaching readers of all ages, including those in the increasingly influential 18 to 36-year-old market,” says Kevin Marks, managing director, Passion Publishing. “We are grateful to HarperCollins Christian Publishing for everything they are doing to lift this incredible resource—the launch in November of The Jesus Bible in their exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print® is a significant investment in the future success of the NIV edition. And we believe that expanding the impact by offering The Jesus Bible in both Spanish language editions and the ESV is a powerful step towards making The Jesus Bible accessible to the fullness of the Church and the global Passion Movement.”

The Jesus Bible, which features essays from general editor Louie Giglio as well as Max Lucado, John Piper, Ravi Zacharias, and Randy Alcorn, helps readers follow the thread of Jesus from cover to cover. The Jesus Bible features 66 book introductions and over 1,000 articles, which help readers discover a new depth to the Bible’s meaning as they see Jesus in every chapter of the story.

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About Louie Giglio:

Louie Giglio is Pastor of Passion City Church and the Founder of the Passion movement, which exists to call a generation to leverage their lives for the fame of Jesus.

Since 1997, Passion has gathered collegiate-aged young people in events across the US and around the world. Notably, in 2017, more than 55,000 students gathered for Passion 2017 in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome for one of the largest Jesus-focused collegiate events in history. Each year, Passion continues to see 18-25 year olds fill venues across the nation in pursuit of lives lived for God’s glory.

In addition to the collegiate gatherings of Passion Conferences, Louie and his wife, Shelley, lead the teams at Passion City Church, sixstepsrecords, Passion Publishing, and the Passion Global Institute.

Louie is the national-bestselling author of Goliath Must Fall, Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God & Science, The Comeback, The Air I Breathe, and I Am Not But I Know I Am.

Louie and Shelley make their home in Atlanta, Georgia.

About Passion Publishing:

Passion Publishing is a book publishing imprint committed to lifting and amplifying the messages of the Passion Movement and Passion City Church. As a movement, Passion is focused on glorifying God through a winsome life leveraged for the name and renown of Jesus. Launched in 2014, Passion Publishing has published notable bestsellers The Comeback and Waiting Here for You (Louie Giglio), and Good Good Father picture book (Chris Tomlin and Pat Barrett). The imprint partners with HarperCollins Christian Publishing.

About the NIV:

The New International Version (NIV) is the world’s bestselling modern-English Bible translation—accurate, readable, and clear, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages. The NIV is the result of over 50 years of work by the Committee on Bible Translation, who oversee the efforts of many contributing scholars. Representing the spectrum of evangelicalism, the translators come from a wide range of denominations and various countries and continually review new research in order to ensure the NIV remains at the forefront of accessibility, relevance, and authority. Every NIV Bible that is purchased helps Biblica, a nonprofit ministry organization, translate and give Bibles to people in need around the world. To learn more, visit www.thenivbible.com.

About Comfort Print®:

Read on! Settle in and spend more time in the Bible without eyestrain. Comfort Print® is an exclusive new family of fonts expertly designed to allow your eyes to relax as they flow smoothly along the lines of text. Learn more at www.ComfortPrintBibles.com.

About Editorial Vida:

Editorial Vida, the Spanish division of Zondervan, publishes Spanish Bibles, books, devotionals, and other resources that promote a faithful relationship with Jesus. Vida maintains the largest catalog of Christian products and resources in the Hispanic culture—U.S., Latin America, and abroad. Vida holds the exclusive distribution rights of the NVI (Nueva Versión Internacional)—New International Version of the Bible in Spanish. Vida’s offices are located in Miami, Fl. www.editorialvida.com.

About Zondervan:

Zondervan is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, Mich. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.