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(June 5, 2014) – The Parable Group, a leading retail and marketing services provider, and CLC USA, an evangelical world missions organization, announced today a re-publishing venture to bring The Parable Group former bestseller, Books That Change Lives, to an expanded global readership.

Books That Change Lives, initially published in 2005, sold 26,000 units exclusively through The Parable Group partner stores. Described as recommended reading lists for Christian readers, Books That Change Lives features highly-endorsed books chosen by Christian authors, Christian retailers and members of The Parable Group for their depth of wisdom and their power to transform hearts.

The revised and updated edition, set to release on August 5, 2014, features an updated personal growth library list, revised pastor recommended reading lists, refreshed topical resource list, and new quotes from noted Christian authors; including Tony Evans, Deanne Gist, Joel Rosenberg, Kyle Idleman, Paul Miller, and Karen Kingsbury. Books That Change Lives will also be made available as an e-book for the first time.

“Next to the Bible, Books That Change Lives may prove to be one of most important resources for us as Christian retailers,” said David Almack, National Director and Publisher of CLC USA. “We have used the original version of Books That Change Lives for all team member training in the USA for years. We intend to distribute Books That Change Lives globally, to over 50+ countries where we work and inspire readers who are spiritually hungry to find their own vibrant relationship with God.”

Steve Potratz, President of The Parable Group, added: “We attribute our partnership with CLC USA to something much bigger than ourselves. God has entrusted us with this great resource for Christianmaturity, and we are humbled by the global reach and impact.”

Advanced reader copies of Books That Change Lives will be available upon request at ICRS in Atlanta at The Parable Group booth 1341 and at the CLC Publications booth 1301 (while supplies last).


For nearly 30 years The Parable Group has helped independent stores buy, promote and sell products using data, technology and marketing expertise in the Christian market. The Parable Group is a leading retail services provider specializing in print and digital marketing for independent Christian stores, and delivering innovative, industry-leading marketing solutions connecting products and services to Christian consumers. For more information, contact Sally Ross ( or visit The Parable Group is based in San Luis Obispo, CA.

CLC USA is an evangelical world missions organization, serving over 58 countries with literature works; including 180 bookshops, 18 distribution centers and 14 publishing houses. Their purpose is to make evangelical Christian literature available to all nations so that people may come to faith and maturity in the Lord Jesus Christ. The 22-acre CLC Headquarters and Mission Campus is located in the Philadelphia suburb of Fort Washington, PA. For more information, contact David Almack ( or visit