Lisa Beech, Senior Publicity Manager
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—David C Cook announces the signing of bestselling author and pastor Kyle Idleman to a multiple book deal. The first book in the contract will be a book about the process of true, biblical life transformation jumping off of Jesus’ most famous parable The Prodigal Son, which is planned to release in the spring of 2014.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kyle Idleman to the David C Cook family of content creators,” said Alex Field, deputy publisher at David C Cook. “I resonate so much with Kyle’s heart for ministering to people, changing lives, and helping his readers (and listeners) to know God better. We know that the unique and powerful way that Kyle writes about discipleship and encourages people to follow Jesus will speak to generations of readers for many years to come.”

Kyle Idleman is the Teaching Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, the fourth largest church in America, where he speaks to its more than 30,000 members throughout the year. He is the author of the books Not a Fan, and the recently released, Gods at War. He is also the presenter of the award-winning video curriculum “H2O: A Journey of Faith,” “Gods at War,” “The Easter Experience,” and the “Not a Fan” DVD teaching series. Idleman speaks at regional and national conventions and conferences across the country and regularly teaches at some of America’s largest and most influential churches.

“It is a joy to be working with the folks at David C Cook,” said Kyle Idleman, teaching pastor at Southeast Christian. “I so value their ministry intent, organizational mission and marketplace capability. As we have gotten started on The Prodigal Son book, I appreciate their spirit of partnership; and look forward to honoring God, collaborating on content and impacting lives together.”

Don Gates of The Gates Group serves as the literary agent and ministry partner. There will berobust national marketing and publicity campaignsplanned for Kyle’s book launches.


David C Cook is a leading nonprofit resource provider serving the global Church with life-transforming, Christ-centered materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with offices in Illinois, Canada and the United Kingdom, David C Cook’s resources are published in over 150 languages and distributed in more than 160 countries. Originally founded in 1875 as a curriculum publisher, today David C Cook publishes numerous bestselling fiction and non-fiction books from a variety of award-winning authors. It is also a leading provider of worship music through its Integrity Music label, which produces overone-third of the top 100 praise and worship songs sung around the world.Additional information can be found at