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Boundaries Sets Rare Mark Becoming a New York Times Bestseller after 23 Years in Print 

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Grand Rapids, Mich., March 12, 2015 – Boundaries (Zondervan, 9780310247456) recently set a rare mark by becoming a New York Times bestseller after 23 years in print. Published in 1992 by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend, the book has been a perennial backlist title that has sold more than 3 million copies and changed countless lives. The book hit #7 on the March Religion, Spirituality & Faith list.

After receiving the news, Dr. John Townsend said, “Henry Cloud and I are humbled and thrilled to receive such a prestigious honor. We’re grateful to everyone who has read Boundaries and allowed the book to influence their life, leadership, and relationships. Knowing when to say yes and how to say no is a key to any kind of success.”

“I think the message of Boundaries lives on for a simple reason: we all need it,” says Dr. Henry Cloud. “All of us are always having to figure out when to say ‘yes,’ when to say ‘no,’ and working through the difficulties that other people can create for us in that process. I revisit it regularly.”

Although Boundaries has been a bestseller in the Christian marketplace since its release, there is a renewed interest due to the timeless message of the book focusing on how having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. For the past year, Zondervan has brought in Rob Eager with Wildfire Marketing to build a newly updated online community with a wealth of resources for the new generation of Boundaries fans.  

Boundaries represents a life-changing message that has helped millions of people around the world,” said David Morris, Vice President and Publisher of Trade Books at Zondervan. “It’s one of those ‘big ideas’ that is right for the time we live in.” 

Boundaries is known as the go-to resource for learning when to say yes and how to say no in key relationships. The popular book series includes Boundaries, Boundaries with Kids, Boundaries in Marriage, Boundaries in Dating, Boundaries with Teens, Beyond Boundaries, and Boundaries for Leaders. To date, more than 5 million copies of “Boundaries” products have been sold. Learn more at:


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