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(Nashville, TN)–Since its release in 2004, sales momentum for Jesus Calling continues to build. The devotional that has landed on countless retailer bestseller lists recently surpassed a milestone: Jesus Calling has now sold more than 2.5 million units worldwide.  

In addition, the entire Jesus Calling brand of titles, including Jesus Calling for Kids and the Jesus Calling Devotional Bible, has sold more than 3.5 million units.  

“After Jesus Calling was made available to the public, I was astonished to hear people say, time after time, each day’s reading seems to be written just for me,” recalls author Sarah Young as she reflects on the success of Jesus Calling.  

“What an honor it is to watch God at work, drawing people closer to Him through the pages of this book,” says Laura Minchew, Senior Vice President of Specialty Publishing at Thomas Nelson. “I heard a recent story of a woman so touched by Jesus Calling that she purchased 23 copies to give to every member in her family.”    

Young’s writing continues to impact lives throughout various media. Jesus Calling is now available in a large deluxe edition that features big, black print and Scriptures written out after each devotional entry. Jesus Calling was released as an app in 2011, giving on-the-go readers access to the full-text book with the ability to share quotations or gift the app to friends. More than 18,000 people have “liked” the Jesus Calling Facebook page; these followers receive daily inspirational messages, and they can post positive messages to encourage others in the Jesus Calling community.  

Readers can look forward to the release of Young’s newest devotional Jesus Today: Experience Hope through His Presence, scheduled to release in Fall 2012.

After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down what she believed He was saying to her through Scripture.  Others were blessed as she shared her writings, until people all over the world were using her devotionals.  They are written from the perspective of Jesus speaking to the reader, thus the title Jesus Calling.  It is Sarah’s fervent prayer that our Savior may bless readers with His presence and His peace in ever increasing measure.  

Publisher Laura Minchew is available for interviews.

About the Author:
Sarah Young is quietly leading millions of men and women worldwide on a journey of intimacy with Christ. Sarah and her husband have traveled extensively, planting churches and counseling.  They currently are ministering to a Japanese-speaking community in Perth, Australia.  


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