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Bestselling Author Sheila Walsh Set to Release New Book, 5 Minutes With Jesus,
& Spark a Nationwide Movement August 11

Sheila Walsh Encourages Readers To Join Max Lucado, Newsboys, Mac Powell, Women of Faith & Others In Pledging Five Minutes Each Day And Investing In What Really Matters

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., (August 2015)— Bestselling author and beloved speaker Sheila Walsh will release 5 Minutes With Jesus: Making Today Matter nationwide August 11, 2015. Walsh, along with publisher Thomas Nelson, is asking readers across the country to pledge to set aside five minutes each day to spend with Jesus and encourage their friends to do the same using an online platform, Thunderclap. 

Thunderclap is the first crowd-speaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together. If a campaign reaches its supporter goal, Thunderclap will blast out a timed Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr post from all of the campaign’s supporters, creating a wave of attention. The original goal for Walsh’s Take 5 with Jesus campaign was 500 people, a goal that has been met and surpassed by more than 1,200 followers. Having surpassed more than 3.2 million social impressions, hopes are high for this to become a trending topic on August 11. 

Thomas Nelson is encouraging readers of all ages to join the Take 5 with Jesus Thunderclap movement by simply going to or projects/27863-take-five-with-jesus?locale=en. Messages will be sent out through supporters’ social media accounts on August 11 at 10 a.m. CST, to coincide with the release of 5 Minutes With Jesus

“These five minutes with Jesus just might become the most peaceful and meaningful moments of your day,” reads the Take 5 with Jesus Thunderclap campaign home page. “We’re making a pledge to set aside just five minutes every day—at breakfast, in the carpool line, before checking emails—to spend time listening to His voice. It might change our lives forever. Join us!”

5 Minutes With Jesus is proof that a moment spent with Him transforms lives. With her signature honesty, vulnerability, and humor, Walsh encourages readers to set aside just five minutes each day to spend in God’s word. 

Sheila Walsh is a powerful Bible teacher and bestselling author from Scotland with nearly five million books sold, including the popular Gigi: God’s Little Princess children’s line as well as trade books such as The Storm Inside and Loved Back to Life. She has been a frequent Women of Faith speaker, focused on transforming women’s lives through the power of God’s Word.  Sheila describes her most recent book, 5 Minutes with Jesus:  Making Today Matter as being the passion of hers for the rest of her life – till the Lord takes her home or He returns.