ECPA's Rush To PressAuthor Adam Hamilton Claims Multiple CBA Top 50 List Placements

Brenda Smotherman
Associate Publicity Manager
Phone: 615-749-6290

(Nashville, TN) – Abingdon Press is pleased to announce that best-selling author and pastor Adam Hamilton has claimed five slots on the March 2014 CBA Best Sellers Top 50 list.
Hamilton’s award-winning Lenten favorite The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus closed out the top ten, with Final Words from the Cross24 Hours that Changed the WorldThe Way: 40 Days of Reflection, and Love to Stay: Sex, Grace, and Commitment rounding out the list.
“Our publishing house has always believed in and championed the writing and ministry of Adam Hamilton, and have enjoyed a long-standing history with him,” stated Tamara Crabtree, Executive Director, Marketing and Sales at Abingdon Press. “We are honored by the support of our retail partners for Adam’s books and resources. Likewise, we are pleased to know that through our partnership with authors such as Adam, we are meeting the needs of customers for life-changing and application books and studies.”
The CBA Best Seller list is compiled from actual sales in Christian stores as reported through CROSS:SCAN. The March list reflects these sales through February 1, 2014.

Adam Hamilton is senior pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, the largest United Methodist church in the United States.  The congregation has been named one of the ten most influential churches in the country.  Hamilton was asked by the White House to preach at the National Prayer Service as part of the presidential inauguration festivities in 2013.  A master at explaining difficult questions of faith in a down-to-earth-fashion, Hamilton is the best-selling and award-winning author of over twenty books published by Abingdon Press including Love to Stay,ForgivenessWhy?, The WayFinal Words24 Hours that Changed the WorldWhen Christians Get It Wrong and Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White. His next trade book with the publisher is slated for the fall of 2014. He can be found online at

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