(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.)—Mar. 30, 2010—New Hope Publishers just released a new missional fiction series titled “Extreme Devotion” by author Kathi Macias. Award-winning author Kathi Macias has written nearly 30 books, including Beyond Me, the best-selling devotional A Moment a Day, and the popular “Matthews” mystery novels.


“I’ve known that New Hope would someday extend our mission through fiction that takes readers to where God is at work in our world,” says New Hope’s publisher, Andrea Mullins. “Kathi Macias shares our desire to challenge readers to live out God’s love in the world.”


The first two books in the series are No Greater Love (978-1-59669-277-0, N114126, $14.99) and More than Conquerors (978-1-59669-283-1, N114129, $14.99).


Jerry B. Jenkins, coauthor of the “Left Behind” series, says No Greater Love, set in South Africa, is “a sweeping epic. . . . You’ll feel as if you were there.” When cultures clash in a life-and-death struggle, brought to a head by the imminent overthrow of apartheid, the 16-year-old daughter of a martyred African National Congress (ANC) rebel is forced to choose between violence and revenge—or forgiveness and selfless love.


More than Conquerors takes place in Tijuana and Chiapas, Mexico. With violent crime on the rise and the political climate changing throughout Mexico, Pastor Hector Rodriguez finds himself at odds with his own Christian teachings when murder threatens the sanctity and safety of his own family.


“Writing the ‘Extreme Devotion’ series has long been a dream of mine,” says Kathi Macias. “I have a passion to partner with the persecuted church any way I can; and to help bring their plight and their courage to light through fiction is not only exciting, it’s an honor.”


Kathi Macias is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray at Hartline Literary Agency.


About New Hope Publishers

Representing more than 50 authors and more than 100 individual works, the mission of New Hope Publishers is to provide books that challenge readers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God. New Hope Publishers is the general trade publishing imprint for WMU, a missions auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention. New Hope Publishers is a member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA).


For more information about Kathi Macias or New Hope Publishers, visit www.newhopepublishers.com or www.kathimacias.com.