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J.D. Greear signs two-book deal with
The Good Book Company

Charlotte, NC, February 2020—The Good Book Company is excited to announce that J.D. Greear, Pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and President of the Southern Baptist Convention, has signed a two-book deal with TGBC.

The first book, titled Searching for Christmas, will be released in October 2020. In the book, Greear will invite seekers and skeptics, as well as Christians, to look behind the events of the first Christmas and see how the baby who lay in the manger is the One who we all are longing for, and desperately need.

The second will be a trade book on prayer, releasing fall 2021. Provisionally titled “Ask,” it will take on questions about the how and why of prayer that Christians often think but don’t like to voice.

Greear commented, “I’m excited to be writing books on two such wonderful subjects—how the incarnation of Jesus literally changes everything for us, and the privilege and possibilities in prayer for the people of God. The Good Book Company is a publisher committed to making profound messages accessible to ordinary people, and I’m looking forward to partnering with them.”

Carl Laferton, Executive Vice President of Publishing at TGBC, said, “J.D. is one of the clearest and most compelling communicators of the gospel today, and I am among countless thousands who’ve been personally impacted by his speaking and writing. We’re absolutely delighted that he’s chosen to publish these two books with The Good Book Company.”

J.D. Greear is the lead pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and the 62nd President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Under his leadership The Summit has become a church of more than 10,000 members and sent out over a thousand missionaries and church planters. J.D. is the author of several books including Gospel (B&H, 2011), Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart (B&H, 2013), and Jesus, Continued (Zondervan, 2014).

Founded in 1991, The Good Book Company (TGBC) is an international Christian publisher. Their Bible studies, books, devotionals, videos, tracts, evangelistic courses, and training materials are used throughout the English-speaking world, and in translation in over 35 languages worldwide. Everyone at TGBC is passionate about the Lord Jesus, His word, His church, and His gospel of grace. They create and publish biblical, relevant, and accessible resources that will encourage Christians to keep going, keep growing, and keep sharing their faith. Find out more at