COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Mar. 17, 2011)—With a national unemployment rate of 8.9% and a rising consumer price index, the U.S. economy is a top concern for many Americans. As a result, more and more readers are turning to financial expert and author Matt Bell to learn how to control spending, reduce debt, and create a personal financial plan.

Bell’s Money and Marriage (NavPress) released in both book and digital formats on March 15 and quickly reached the top 20 on three Amazon bestseller lists: Christian Stewardship, Money & Values, and Christian Business.

“There clearly is a need for Matt Bell’s timely financial messages,” says NavPress President Mike Miller. “He offers a fresh perspective on what the Bible has to say about money and priorities, and people are eager to receive it.”

In Money and Marriage, Matt encourages couples to learn to use money in a way that minimizes disputes, contributes to marital happiness, and gives each partner a deep sense of joy and satisfaction. This new release has received national media attention with Matt doing recent interviews on UNI News, Chris Fabry Live, Campus Crusade for Christ Radio, and for articles in the Chicago Tribune, Woman’s Day, and AOL’s Daily Finance.

In addition to Money and Marriage‘s popularity, on March 17 Bell’s first book, Money, Purpose, Joy (2008), soared to No. 1 on three Amazon bestseller lists: Christian Stewardship, Stewardship, and Money & Values.

NavPress’ dual release of Money and Marriage in book and digital formats affirms reports from the American Association of Publishers that eBook sales are soaring. 

“As we continue to understand how digital and print books work together, we are excited to see our collaborative efforts getting Matt’s important message to readers of both formats,” said NavPress Sales Director Eric Helus. “We are committed to serving our customers by providing our books in the format they prefer.”

About NavPress:

Since its founding in 1975, NavPress has become known as a trusted ministry leader in discipleship development. The Navigators, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is an interdenominational, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people navigate spiritually. 


For more information:
Lora Schrock
Public Relations & Communications Manager
3820 N. 30th St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
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