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Uninvited Debuts at #1 on New York Times Best Seller List

(Nashville, TN)—In our highly filtered, unrealistically edited, social-media-driven world, women are feeling the pains of rejection more than ever before.  That is why Lysa TerKeurst’s brand-new book Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely (ISBN: 9781400205875) has struck a chord with thousands of readers across the country.  Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, is proud to announce that Uninvited will debut at #1 on The New York Times Best Sellers list for the week of August 28, 2016.

“I am delighted to see Uninvited debut at #1—primarily because it is a confirmation from readers that the book is meeting a deep need in their lives,” said Senior Vice President and Publisher Brian Hampton. “Lysa TerKeurst is a gifted author, and working with her on this project has been an inspiring, energizing experience for the Nelson Books team.”

Supported by a robust marketing and publicity campaign that included a valuable pre-order offer, social media engagement, and support from friends like Tim Tebow, YouTube sensation Chelsea Crockett, and fellow New York Times bestselling authors Jefferson Bethke and Bob Goff, Uninvited is poised to be TerKeurst’s most popular title to date.

TerKeurst, a veteran author in the Christian nonfiction genre, has been impacting women with her words for more than a decade. Her previous bestselling titles include The Best YesUnglued, and Made to Crave, but this project holds a very special place in her heart.

“Never has a message personally cost me more. But at the same time never have I sensed a more earth-shaking, heart-transforming chance to take back serious ground from the enemy than this book,” said TerKeurst.

Released on August 9, 2016, Uninvited shows a deeper vulnerability than any of TerKeurst’s previous writings. She shares her innermost struggles, including her father’s abandonment of her at a young age, her feelings of loneliness in a crowded room, and even her perception of being judged by others at the gym. TerKeurst also helps readers embrace God-honoring ways to deal with emotional pain, strengthen their power in prayer, and start believing that “set apart” does not mean “set aside.”

The truth is, rejection affects us all way more than we’d like to admit. And too often the hurts of our past are affecting our present more than we realize. Throughout the pages of Uninvited, TerKeurst encourages readers to “live loved”—to finally see themselves the way God does, as someone who deserves to be safe, forever accepted, completely loved, and always invited in.

The Uninvited trade book and curriculum contract was negotiated by The Fedd Agency.

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About the Author:

Lysa TerKeurst is the New York Times bestselling author of Uninvited and The Best Yes. She is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and writes from her sticky farm table in North Carolina. She still has a crush on her husband, Art, who she’s been married to for twenty-four years. They deeply treasure every minute they can get with their four married kids and one teenager who still keeps them very young. Connect with her at

About Nelson Books and Thomas Nelson:

Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, is a leader in the Christian nonfiction publishing realm. Nelson Books is dedicated to acquiring, developing and promoting authors whose content inspires, informs, and invokes real change. The imprint publishes more than fifty new titles each year in the areas of spiritual growth, inspiration, and practical living with select memoir, biography, history, and culture releases.

Thomas Nelson, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., is a world-leading provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. 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, please visit