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Max Lucado celebrates 30 years of published work
HarperCollins Christian Publishing honors long-time author and friend

Casey Harrell
Director, Corporate Communications
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Nashville, TN– One of Christian publishing’s most loved authors, Max Lucado, has reached another milestone in his career—30 years of inspiring readers through his bestselling published works.   HarperCollins Christian Publishing celebrated this momentous occasion with Lucado at a breakfast event in his honor.   Lucado spoke to more than one hundred company employees in the Nashville offices at an employee chapel service.

Max began his writing career with the release of “On the Anvil” (Tyndale) in 1985, and since then has published 31 additional trade books. His unique storytelling style has also produced numerous fiction, children’s and gift books. His books have landed on bestseller lists such as The New York TimesUSA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s WeeklyECPA, and Christian Bookseller’s Association. He’s sold more than 120 million products around the world in more than 50 languages.

“Few modern writers can claim the impact and influence that Max Lucado has had on the Christian culture,” says David Moberg, SVP and group publisher for HarperCollins Christian Publishing. “During the last 30 years he has encouraged and inspired hundreds of millions of readers around the world, and it is an honor to publish more than thirty of his bestselling books. We wish him many congratulations on this special anniversary.”

Lucado’s newest title, Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now (Thomas Nelson)  released in October to critical acclaim.  Max’s powerful message of God’s unconditional love continues to inspire readers around the world. At the very heart of his message is this reminder: God loves you. Let him.

At the HarperCollins Christian Publishing celebration, the Company honored Lucado and his contribution to the Church and Christian publishing with a monetary donation to World Vision, a global Christian humanitarian organization of which Max has been a long-time advocate and supporter.  The Company’s president and CEO Mark Schoenwald, said,“It is a true honor to be able to celebrate the impact that Max has had on readers coming to know Christ. At HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Max isn’t just a bestselling author. He is our friend. We congratulate him, his accomplishments, and his steadfast commitment to inspiring the world.”

About Max Lucado

Max Lucado is the leading inspirational author in the United States. His writings have been shaped into bestselling books, videos, devotionals, songs, greeting cards, booklets, Bible studies, commentaries and theatrically-released movies. More than 120 million Lucado products have been printed in 54 languages, including 92 million books to date. According to a LifeWay national survey, 1 in 6 Americans are familiar with Max Lucado and 1 in 7 Americans have read a Lucado book. Lucado has been featured on countless national media outlets including The TODAY Show, Good Morning America, Huckabee, and Fox & Friends. Max and his wife of more than 30 years, Denalyn, call San Antonio, Texas, home. Max has served the people of Oak Hills Church for 25 years.

About Thomas Nelson

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

About HarperCollins Christian Publishing

The world’s leading Christian publisher, HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc., comprises both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups in addition to Olive Tree Bible Software.  The Company produces bestselling Bibles, inspirational books, academic resources, curriculum, audio and digital content for the Christian market space.  Also home to, the world’s largest Christian website, and, an online community dedicated to helping people grow in their faith. HarperCollins Christian Publishing is headquartered in Nashville, TN with additional offices in the U.S., Mexico and Brazil.  For more information visit