David C Cook is proud to announce more than 1,000,000 copies of Francis Chan’s Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God have sold since its release in May 2008. Crazy Love is Chan’s first book and has appeared on multiple bestseller lists including USA Today, Publishers Weekly, CBA Marketplace and the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Chan, whose popular first book calls for radical devotion to Jesus, has embodied this message by donating all author royalties for this book (as well as all of his products) to charity since its initial release.
C. Ryan Dunham, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for David C Cook believes Francis Chan’s message and his sales success are a sign of the times: "Francis is a voice for this generation. His passion and authenticity are evident in his writing and speaking. And even though his message of sacrificial and bold living is not easy to follow, Francis continues to show us the way."
Chan has written a second book, Forgotten God: Reversing our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit (David C Cook, September 2009) and appears in a new film series that released its first edition, BASIC Fear God (David C Cook) in July. Both new projects have met with critical acclaim and strong sales. He will be releasing his first two books for children — Halfway Herbert and The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village this fall (also David C Cook). Francis has been featured in a wide variety of media including Outreach Magazine, Christianity Today, HomeLife Magazine, Focus on the Family radio, Thriving Family Magazine, Family Life Today radio, Preaching, Leadership Journal and Ministries Today.
Francis Chan is the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, CA, starting the church in 1994. In May 2010, he left Cornerstone to work directly in mission with the poor locally and internationally. He is also the Chancellor and Founder of Eternity Bible College and serves on the board of directors for Children’s Hunger Fund, an international humanitarian aid foundation to assist the poor, and on the board for World Impact, an inner city missions organization dedicated to planting churches among the urban poor in America. His two books, Crazy Love and Forgotten God, were immediate bestsellers hitting several national bestseller lists. Chan has given all author royalties for Crazy Love to the Isaiah 58 Fund. He and his wife Lisa currently live in Southern California with their four children.
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