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5 Minutes with Jesus by Sheila Walsh
Surpasses 100,000 Units in Eight Months

First book in the 5 Minutes with Jesus series encourages readers
to ‘make today matter’ with daily devotionals

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Stefanie Schroeder, Senior Publicist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 31, 2016) – On Aug. 11, 2015, bestselling author Sheila Walsh’s inspiring book, 5 Minutes with Jesus, hit shelves. In less than eight months following release, the devotional has surpassed more than 100,000 units sold, Thomas Nelson announced today.

“It has been amazing to see how many people have committed to spending time each day to strengthen their faith and focus on what matters most,” said Laura Minchew, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Gift Books, Children’s Books, and New Media at Thomas Nelson.  “Readers appreciate how Sheila is so willing to share her own joys and struggles—even in her vulnerability, she is candid and humorous—that it feels like spending 5 minutes chatting about faith with a friend.”

Readers gravitated toward the promise that spending time with Jesus will make all the difference in their days—and even five minutes can result in a world of change.

The book has hundreds of five-star reviews from customers who indicated that the entries are “lovely and refreshing,” “encouraging,” and “thought-provoking.” Since each entry includes Scripture, a brief devotional thought, and a helpful takeaway, readers were provided with many tools to make the book’s content relevant to their lives.

Walsh’s upcoming books in the 5 Minutes with Jesus series also promise to speak to relevant needs such as peace, joy, quiet time and reflection. Other titles in the series are 5 Minutes with Jesus: Peace for Today (March 2016), 5 Minutes with Jesus: A Fresh Infusion of Joy (Sept. 2016) and 5 Minutes with Jesus: Quiet Time for Your Soul (March 2017).

About Thomas Nelson: Thomas Nelson is a world leading publisher and provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson, is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information visit