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Baker Publishing Group signs New York Times
bestselling author Jentezen Franklin

Ada, Mich. (January 23, 2018)Chosen Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce that they have signed a new two-book contract with New York Times bestselling author Jentezen Franklin.

Releasing over the next few years, these two new books will focus on two very timely, and very personal, topics for Franklin. In the first book, Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt: Hope, Healing and the Power of an Open Heart, he shares his own story of personal pain and shows readers how to find the strength, courage and motivation to love like they’ve never been hurt. Through biblical and modern-day stories, he discusses different types of relational disappointment and heartache, and answers questions such as Why should I trust again? and How can I ever really forgive?

Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt will release on March 6, 2018 and will be promoted on Jentezen Franklin’s Kingdom Connection broadcast, which reaches as many as 2.3 billion viewers in 249 countries around the world.

Book two is slated for release in Fall 2019.

“Pastor Jentezen Franklin has done it again! His words speak to the heart both literally and metaphorically.  Your life and relationships will change for the better when you read his new book Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt.”—Joel Osteen, pastor; New York Times bestselling author

“Pastor Jentezen has given us the tools to love through our pain. This is an inspired word from God that will enrich your life.”—Mark Batterson, pastor; New York Times bestselling author

“A profound message on the power of unconditional love. A must-read.”—Lisa Bevere, New York Times bestselling author; co-founder, Messenger International

“This could be the most powerful book you read. It will strengthen your faith and renew your hope that you can love again.”—Craig Groeschel, senior pastor, Life.Church; bestselling author

Jentezen Franklin is the senior pastor of Free Chapel, a multi-campus church with a global reach. His messages impact generations through various outreaches and through his televised broadcast, Kingdom Connection. Jentezen Franklin is also a New York Times bestselling author who speaks at conferences worldwide. He and his wife, Cherise, live near Gainesville, Georgia, and have five children. Find out more at

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. Learn more at

Baker Publishing Group publishes high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers.

Contact: Lynnae Lubbers (616)676-9185 x193