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Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas Wins K-LOVE Fan Award

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Grand Rapids, Mich. — Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than Make Us Happy by Gary Thomas won the Book Impact Award at the K-LOVE Fan Awards held in Nashville this week. The K-LOVE Fan Awards is the first and only Christian music awards show where the fans decide who wins through online voting.

Sacred Marriage has sold over 700,000 copies since it released in 2000. Zondervan released an updated edition in August 2015 where Thomas incorporated years of reader feedback and teaching marriage seminars to bring more focus, clarity and understanding to the contemporary classic.

K-LOVE strives to create a fan experience that celebrates and promotes artists, athletes, authors and entertainers who engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ. Thomas accepted the K-LOVE Fan Award with a video acceptance speech.

Gary Thomas is Writer in Residence (and serves on the teaching team) at Second Baptist Church, Houston, Texas and author of 18 books that have sold over a million copies worldwide and have been translated into a dozen languages. He and his wife Lisa have been married for over 30 years.

Zondervan is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications.  Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, Mich.  For additional information, please visit