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Thomas Nelson Establishes Exclusive Agreement with Passion Publishing
“The Comeback” by Louie Giglio to release on October 20, 2015 

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(Nashville, Tenn.)
 – Thomas Nelson is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with Passion Publishing, part of the Passion movement led by Louie Giglio. The venture will include multiple trade releases through the W Publishing Group imprint from Louie Giglio and others from the current and future Passion family, as well as curriculum, gift, and Bible products. 

“We couldn’t be more excited about this new publishing partnership with some of the finest people in the book space,” says Giglio. “W Publishing Group and Thomas Nelson have extraordinary potential to help us in our continuing mission to make Jesus famous in this generation.” 

The decision to enter into the publishing space follows Passion’s highly successful launch of sixstepsrecords in 2000, which now features some of the most well known worship artists in the world, including Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill, and Passion Band. 

The same collaborative approach will be taken in the development of Passion Publishing and will be led by Matt Baugher, SVP of W Publishing Group, and by Kevin Marks, Managing Director of the newly formed Passion Publishing. Marks was a longtime executive at Multnomah Publishers and recently relocated to Atlanta to assist Louie and Shelley Giglio launch this new publishing venture. 

The first release for Passion Publishing will be The Comeback: It’s Not Too Late and You’re Never Too Far by Louie Giglio, set for an on sale date of October 20, 2015. 

“For close to 20 years Passion’s call has been singular—to point people to what matters most, the name and renown of Jesus Christ,” says Marks. “And, it’s an amazing privilege to now carry the messages reverberating from the Passion Movement to the world in printed and digital formats. We’re thankful to be in partnership with the experienced and talented Thomas Nelson team, and believe they are uniquely positioned to help us amplify our messages globally.” 

“We couldn’t be more excited about this new venture,” said Baugher. “The Passion team has lead some of the biggest growth of the last 15 years on the music side, and they are now bringing that same creative focus to book publishing. We look forward to a great success.” 

Louie Giglio is the pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and founder of Passion Conferences – a global movement of college-aged people living for the fame of Jesus Christ. A dynamic and effective communicator, Louie holds a master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Shelley, reside in Atlanta. 

For more information about Passion City Church, visit, and Passion Conferences, visit Twitter: @LouieGiglio Instragram: LouieGiglio 

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