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Jack Countryman’s Graduation Books Surpass One Million Sold

Popular gift book series continues to be a bestseller for the graduation season, year after year


Stefanie Schroeder, senior publicist

(Nashville, Tenn.) April 21, 2015–Thomas Nelson announced today that the bestselling gift books, God’s Promises for Graduates and God’s Answers for the Graduate™ together have surpassed one million copies sold worldwide. 

Year after year, these books continue to be inspirational bestsellers during the graduation season, helping high school and college graduates stay in step with God. Each book covers major touchstones that graduates will encounter throughout their lives, including character, integrity, loyalty, focus, respect, and perseverance.

“It is a great privilege to watch these books bless graduates at such a pivotal time in their lives,” said Laura Minchew, senior vice president and publisher of gift books, Tommy Nelson®, and new media at Thomas Nelson. “God’s Promises for Graduates and God’s Answers for the Graduate  continue to provide God’s guidance and encouragement to more than 100,000 students each year. Having a strong foundation in Scripture will serve graduates well throughout their lives.”

For more than 30 years, the God’s Promises® book line-with more than 15 million copies sold-has been guiding and comforting people through topically arranged Scriptures addressing many facets of life. God’s Promises for Graduates originally released in 2008 and God’s Answers for the Graduate released in 2012.  

Jack Countryman is the founder of JCountryman®Gift Booksand the recipient of the ECPA Jordan Lifetime Achievement Award. Over the past 30 years he has developed bestselling gift books such as God’s Promises for Your Every Need, God’s Promises for MenGod’s Promises for Women, and God Listens. Countryman’s books have sold more than 20 million copies.

Thomas Nelson is a world leading publisher and provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson, is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information visit