Minneapolis, MN—Grammy Award–winning artist TobyMac teams with Bethany House and Baker Publishing Group to release his first solo book this September. Based on his No. 1 hit single “City on Our Knees,” the book of the same title will have a 200,000 first print run.

“We are very excited to partner with TobyMac on his newest book, “City on our Knees,” said Jim Parrish, Executive Vice President and Director of Bethany House. “After the amazing success of “Jesus Freaks,” which sold over a million and a half copies and inspired a generation to view their faith in a radical new way, we look forward to bringing this new message of faith in action to the huge numbers of people of all ages and backgrounds listening to TobyMac.”

“City on Our Knees” will also be backed by a $200,000 marketing budget, which includes an award-winning cover design team, extensive use of social media, and a six-month radio promotion that will air five times a week on over 500 stations.

“City is about a moment—a moment that we all come together and our differences fall by the wayside, love fills in the cracks, and we turn our attention on what unites us,” said TobyMac. “That’s what I envisioned when I wrote the song. City is about a moment, and that moment could be now.”

About the Author:

TobyMac is a Grammy Award–winning artist, producer, and songwriter. First known as part of the popular group dc Talk throughout the 1990s, he launched a solo career in 2001 and has since won numerous awards, earned three certified gold albums, and had six No. 1 Christian singles. His previous books include “Jesus Freaks” (with dc Talk) and “Under God” (with Michael Tait and WallBuilders). TobyMac is married with five children and makes his home near Nashville, Tennessee.

About the Publisher:

For over 50 years Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group, has been recognized as the pioneer and leader in Christian fiction. Publishing nearly 120 titles annually, Bethany House offers many subjects pertinent to deeper-life living, including historical and contemporary fiction, Christian living, family, devotional, contemporary issues, classics, and theology. Bethany House titles are often found on the Christian bestseller lists.

Baker Publishing Group publishes high-quality writings that serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers. A leader in the Christian publishing industry, Baker Publishing Group is also the first Evangelical publisher to take part of the Green Press Initiative. For more information, please visit www.bakerpublishinggroup.com.


Brett Benson

Director of Publicity

Bethany House Nonfiction / Chosen Books

Divisions of Baker Publishing Group


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