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Nashville, TN (March 21, 2013) – America’s highest rated cable television program has generated a national bestselling book. FaithWords, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, is pleased to announce that A STORY OF GOD AND ALL OF US: A NOVEL BASED ON THE EPIC TV MINISERIES “THE BIBLE” by Roma Downey & Mark Burnett has become a national bestseller. The book debuted at #6 on the Publishers Weekly Hardcover Fiction list and will debut at #27 on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction list on March 24.
“We are incrediblyhumbled by the reaction to the series and the books,” said Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. “Working with this sacred text is a once-in-a-lifetime honor. Our hope is that the books will continue to inspire and encourage. First the series becomes a #1 in television, now the book is the on the New York Times bestseller list. God is moving."
"We are ecstatic that Roma’s and Mark’s track record of producing hits has followed them from television to publishing,” said Rolf Zettersten, Senior Vice President & Publisher, Hachette Nashville. “Their books are every bit as magical and successful as their miniseries production."
A novel for adults based on the miniseries, A STORY OF GOD AND ALL OF US brings the Bible’s greatest stories and most compelling characters to life. Readers will revel in this epic saga of warriors, rebels, poets and kings, all called upon by God to reveal his enduring love for mankind. The novel is also available in Spanish, eBook and audio editions.
In addition to the adult novel, Downey & Burnett wrote A STORY OF GOD AND ALL OF US YOUNG READERS EDITION, which contains abridged action-packed versions of the Bible’s most fascinating stories, featuring Moses, David, Daniel, John the Baptist and Jesus. This edition includes an exclusive introduction by Downey and a photo insert with images from the miniseries. The young readers edition is also available in Spanish and eBook formats.
Downey & Burnett also penned A STORY OF GOD AND ALL OF US REFLECTIONS, a devotional that features readings, scripture and daily prayers to inspire and enable the reader to experience the main themes of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The devotional is also available as an eBook.
Millions of viewers tune in to watch THE BIBLE each week, making it the #1 Cable Entertainment Telecast of the Year. THE BIBLE, airing every Sunday on HISTORY, culminates on Easter. It was created and executive produced by renowned producer Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor, The Apprentice, Shark Tank) and Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel). The series, a landmark television event, combines one of the greatest collections of stories ever assembled with live action and state-of-the-art CGI. The series is narrated by Emmy award-winning actor/vocalist Keith David (Mr & Mrs Smith; Platoon; Crash) and features a musical score by the world-renowned Grammy and Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer.
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are a husband-and-wife team. Mark is the executive producer of Survivor, The Voice, Shark Tank, and The Apprentice. He is a four-time Emmy winner. Roma is the Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated star of the hit TV series Touched by an Angel. She is the producer of the children’s faith-based DVD and book series Little Angels.
About Hachette Book Group: Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second-largest trade and educational publisher in the world. HBG publishes under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, Orbit, Hachette Nashville, and Hachette Digital.