21 April

The Jesus Calling Podcast Celebrates 10 Million Downloads

(Nashville, Tenn.) —The Jesus Calling Podcast has officially surpassed ten million downloads, Thomas Nelson announced today. Today’s episode – the podcast’s 300th – features athlete, author, and broadcaster Tim Tebow, soul and gospel singer Merry Clayton, and actor Dean Cain. 

Tim Tebow is a former American professional baseball player, former professional football player, three-time New York Times bestselling author, international speaker, and ESPN sports broadcaster. The first player to win the Heisman Trophy as a college sophomore, Tim is also a two-time BCS National Champion. In the NFL, Tim played for the Denver Broncos, the New York Jets, the New England Patriots, and the Philadelphia Eagles.

“As someone who respects the impact Jesus Calling has had all around the world through books and resources, I’m honored to appear on the 300th episode of the Jesus Calling Podcast,” said Tim Tebow.  “The podcast is an encouraging platform with stories of real people living out their God-given mission. From successes to setbacks, I believe listeners will be inspired by the people who are trying to make their life count.” 

The Jesus Calling Podcast was launched in 2016 to celebrate the deep connection readers feel to the content in the bestselling daily devotional Jesus Calling. Each weekly podcast episode features two guests — business leaders, actors, church leaders, musicians, authors, and everyday readers — who share personal stories of faith. Recent guests include Will Smith, Amy Grant, Patti LaBelle, Kristin Chenoweth, Reba McEntire, Kathie Lee Gifford, T.D. Jakes, Rita Wilson, and Melinda Gates.

“We’re humbled by the growth of the Jesus Calling podcast,” said Michael Aulisio, Vice President and Publisher of the Jesus Calling brand at Thomas Nelson. “It’s an honor to provide inspiration, faith, and hope to listeners, particularly in these trying times. While the true impact of Jesus Calling is impossible to quantify, these incredible download numbers do signify the tremendous and increasing reach of the Jesus Calling message.”   

The Jesus Calling Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart, Facebook, YouTube, and more. In addition to the weekly podcast, monthly bonus episodes feature multiple guests sharing thoughts on a single subject, such as “The Pursuit of Peace” and “Coping with Loss.” The podcast has expanded to include a quarterly print and digital Jesus Calling magazine and a weekly Jesus Calling:  Stories of Faith television program currently on the country lifestyle network Circle (reaching a monthly audience of nearly 150 million viewers).

Jesus Calling has sold more than 35 million units across more than 30 languages since its 2004 publication. The Jesus Calling brand includes children’s devotionals, Bible storybooks, journals, seasonal books, and an app available on both Apple and Android platforms. Jesus Calling for Moms (Thomas Nelson, March 29) is the newest book in the Jesus Calling line and features devotions celebrating mothers and their love, comfort, and strength. For additional information visit JesusCalling.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, 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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