Date:    January 10, 2014

Contact:    Andrea Lucado, Publicist
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(Nashville, Tenn.) – Louie Giglio, founder of the Passion Movement, has signed a book deal with W Publishing, an imprint of Thomas Nelson. “Passion: The Bright Light of Glory” (ISBN: 9780529110114) will be published in February 2014. The book will include original content written by Giglio as well as chapters by several current speakers at Passion events, including Francis Chan, John Piper, Beth Moore, Judah Smith and Christine Caine.

Giglio founded Passion in 1997 as a worship gathering of young people ages 18-25. “Passion gatherings have been largely shaped by worship and teaching that puts Jesus center-stage and seeks to inspire a generation to live for the ultimate glory–His fame,” says Giglio. “The release of ‘Passion: The Bright Light of Glory’ gives us a beautiful opportunity to share the broader message of the Passion Movement with people who may have only intersected our journey through an event, Passion worship album or by some other means.”

In 2014, 37,000 will attend Passion in Atlanta (Jan. 17-18) and Houston (Feb. 14-15). “Passion: The Bright Light of Glory” will be available early for attendees of these gatherings before it is made available to the public in late February.

“We feel incredibly honored to be the publisher for this first-ever book release from the popular speakers of Passion,” says Matt Baugher, svp and publisher of W Publishing. “This movement has launched a revolution in young adults who represent the next generation of leaders for Christ in this world. We will be doing all we can to help spread the message and broaden the impact even farther. This passion is for all of us!”

Louie Giglio is Pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Founder of Passion Conferences, a movement gathering collegiate-aged young people since 1997 in events across the U.S. and around the globe. In 2008, Louie and his wife, Shelley, led a team that planted Passion City Church, a local community of faith with the DNA of the Passion movement. Their desire is to inspire this generation to live for what matters most.