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The Public Responds to The American Patriot’s Bible’s Heroes of the Faith Message
(Nashville, Tenn.) Mainstream bestseller lists will often be impacted by influential Christian trade books. However, it is a rare thing to see the bestselling book of all time, the Bible, represented in online rankings. This month that all changed when The American Patriot’s Bible (Thomas Nelson, 978-1-4185-4153-8) hit Amazon.com’s overall Top 100 Books list for five consecutive days—reaching as high as the #5 spot.
On the heels of a Glenn Beck television appearance and mentions on his radio program, the public is responding strongly to The American Patriot’s Bible message. The Thomas Nelson Bible title, which reveals how faith has impacted the overall formation of this country, spent all five days of last workweek on Amazon.com’s overall Top 100 Books list and also hit the top spot on their Bibles & Other Sacred Texts list. It has also seen significant support from online Christian retailers including numerous favorable reviews on Christianbook.com. The online interest has also impacted traffic to the AmericanPatriotsBible.com website that has seen a 300% increase in site visitors, based on Google Analytics reports.
The American Patriot’s Bible gives today’s citizens inspiration to continue the legacy of past heroes of the faith by standing up for their religious freedoms today. The title combines the complete trusted New King James Version (NKJV) Bible text with stories of American heroes, quotations from and articles about many of America’s greatest thinkers, historic photographs, and beautiful illustrations that present the rich heritage and tremendous future of the United States of America.
“Our research and experience tells us that Bible buyers typically prefer to listen to the views of their trusted sources as well as explore the pages of Bibles before they make a purchase,” notes Thomas Nelson’s Senior Vice President & Bible Group Publisher Gary Davidson. “Thomas Nelson Bibles has made a concerted effort to ensure that sampling is available online and that we are developing Bibles and Bible-related products that supporters and customers will want to share with others. Landing in the overall books Top 100 is a great honor as it lets us know that we’re accomplishing this goal, and the Bible is resonating with media influencers and online reviewers.”
The American Patriot’s Bible’s general editor, Dr. Richard G. Lee is the Founding Pastor of First Redeemer Church (Atlanta, GA), speaker for the There’s Hope America ministry, and President of There’s Hope for the Hungry food distribution campaign. He has served as President of the Pastor’s Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention; is a member of the Oxford Roundtable (Oxford, England); a Trustee of Liberty University and Liberty School of Law; and a Board member of the National Religious Broadcasters. He was named "Father of the Year" by the Southeastern Father’s Day Council and received the Ronald Reagan Leadership Award for 2007.
Thomas Nelson, Inc. is a leading provider of Bibles, products, and live events emphasizing Christian, inspirational and family value themes. For more information on the company and titles, visit http://www.thomasnelson.com and http://www.thomasnelsonbibles.com. Page samples and additional details about The American Patriot’s Bible is available at http://www.americanpatriotsbible.com.