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Baker Publishing Group signs bestselling author and pastor Samuel Rodriguez

Bloomington, MN — Chosen Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, has signed a two-book deal with renowned writer, speaker, and pastor Samuel Rodriguez. “It is our great privilege and pleasure to partner in publishing with Pastor Sam Rodriguez,” says Jane Campbell, the Editorial Director for Chosen. “His  gentle  but  soul-searching  touch  helps  us never to mistake what we are going through with where we are going to—and to know in the deepest places of our hearts that God will give us what we need.”

Kim Bangs, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Chosen Books, says, “Having had the privilege to observe Pastor Sam’s ministry and work as he travels the nation and utilizes all forms of social media to offer hope, I have seen people from all walks of life drawn in by his passion to lift up the name of Jesus and to lift the hearts of those listening.”

Rodriguez’s first book with Chosen, Persevere with Power (October 2021), is inspired by the story of Elisha’s faithfulness while exploring the power of persevering with hope amid the dark times in which we live. Unending struggles have left us weary or discouraged, but Rodriguez says it is possible not only to break free but also to discover the assignment, anointing, and authority God has waiting for us. Persevere with Power will simultaneously release in Spanish as Persevera con poder.

“His books are rich with his passion—and, of course, his great one-liners of encouragement. What you hear from the pulpit is what you read on the page—a rare and welcome gift,” says Kim. “We are excited to partner with Pastor Sam to bring his biblical and relevant messages to readers around the world.”

Samuel Rodriguez ( is the President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization with over 42,000 U.S. churches and many additional churches spread throughout the Spanish-speaking diaspora. Rodriguez has been named among the “Top 100 Christian Leaders in America” (Newsmax 2018). He is regularly featured in CNN, Fox News, Univision, PBS, Christianity Today, The New

York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. Rodriguez serves as Senior Pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California, where he resides with his wife, Eva, and their three children.

Focusing on what God is doing around the world, Chosen Books aims to publish well-crafted books that recognize the gifts and ministry of the Holy Spirit and help the reader live a more empowered and effective life for Jesus Christ.

Holly Maxwell,