Popular Christian satire site, The Babylon Bee, signs book deal with Multnomah
Colorado Springs, Colorado (September 25, 2017)—The founders of The Babylon Bee, a widely popular Christian website known for its satirical take on Christian culture, have signed an agreement with Multnomah, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, to publish How to Be a Perfect Christian: Your Comprehensive Guide to Flawless Spiritual Living, releasing May 1, 2018.
Kendall Davis, Associate Editor at WaterBrook and Multnomah, acquired world rights to the work in print and digital formats from Andrew Wolgemuth of Wolgemuth & Associates.
“The Babylon Bee offers a refreshing and hilarious take on modern, American Christianity,” says Davis. “Getting to partner with the witty, whip-smart team at the Bee is an editorial dream, and we’re so excited to put this funny and important book into the marketplace.”
Originally launched in March 2016, The Babylon Bee has quickly grown to be a favored source of humor for Christians with more than 400,000 social media followers and over 45 million page views in its first year. The site humorously satirizes cultural Christianity in the format of satirical news articles as a means of calling readers back to a more biblically rooted understanding of their faith.
Available for pre-order, How to Be a Perfect Christian will expand on this popular humor through chapters on specific aspects of Western Christianity, covering topics such as looking spiritual online and finding the perfect church. Readers will find the familiar dry, relatable style of the website expanded into essay-style chapters. The trademark voice of The Bee invites readers to laugh at the idiosyncrasies of the modern Christian experience while challenging them to consider problematic aspects of their own faith.
WaterBrook and Multnomah are imprints of The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC Penguin Random House, the world’s largest trade book publisher, is dedicated to its mission of nourishing a universal passion for reading by connecting authors and their writing with readers everywhere. The company, which employs more than 10,000 people globally, was formed on July 1, 2013, by Bertelsmann and Pearson, who own 53 percent and 47 percent, respectively. With nearly 250 independent imprints and brands on five continents, Penguin Random House comprises adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital English- and Spanish-language trade book publishing businesses in more than 20 countries worldwide. With over 15,000 new titles, and close to 800 million print, audio and eBooks sold annually, Penguin Random House’s publishing lists include more than 60 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors.