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Zondervan Signs Multi-Book Deal with Guideposts

Robin Barnett
Director of Public Relations
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Kelly Mangold
Senior Vice President, Guideposts
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Grand Rapids, Mich., May 7, 2015 — According to a new deal between Zondervan and Guideposts, Zondervan will bring Guideposts’ bestselling annual devotionals to the retail market. Over the next three years, Zondervan will publish and distribute multiple editions of Daily Guideposts and Morning with Jesus. Guideposts will continue to compile the devotionals and its direct-to-consumer marketing. 

“We are honored to partner with one of the countries most trusted brands,” says David Morris, vice president and publisher. “For over 70 years, Guideposts has inspired readers and brought God’s presence into their everyday lives with powerful story-driven content. We welcome Guideposts into the Zondervan publishing family and look forward to helping them reach new readers with this insightful content.” 

The 2016 editions of Daily Guideposts (9780310346371) and Morning with Jesus (9780310347088) will release from Zondervan on October 27, 2015. Both devotionals feature 366 dated devotionals from the multiple authors. Daily Guideposts’ featured writers include Guideposts magazine editor-in-chief, Edward Grinnan, Guideposts magazine executive editor Rick Hamlin and New York Times best-selling author Debbie Macomber. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, Daily Guideposts has sold more than 20 million copies, making it America’s favorite daily devotional

Daily Guideposts and Mornings with Jesus, Guideposts’ popular devotional books, foster connections in amazing ways—between readers and writers, readers and God, and readers to readers,” says Lenore Lelah Person, vice president and editorial director of Guideposts Books & Inspirational Media. “Because many of the same authors come back year after year, readers tell us they think of them as family and look forward to updates on their families, friends and neighbors and their faith discoveries. We are excited to partner with Zondervan/HarperCollins Christian to bring Daily Guideposts and Mornings with Jesus to a wider audience!” 

Daily Guideposts 2016 centers on the theme Abide in Me from John 15:4, 9, and is filled with brand-new devotions from 49 writers. Each day readers will enjoy a Scripture verse, a true first-person story told in a conversational, informal style, which shares the ways God speaks to us in the ordinary events of life, and a brief prayer to help focus the reader to apply the day’s message. For those who wish for more scriptural depth, “Digging Deeper” provides additional Bible references that relate to the day’s reading.

Mornings with Jesus 2016 offers a fresh perspective of the Healer, Comforter, Good Shepherd and Son of God, and gives a deeper understanding of what that means for us. Ten faith-filled women writers contribute to this devotional, including Tricia Goyer, Erin Keeley Marshall, and Cynthia Ruchti. Readers will enjoy a Scripture verse, reflection on Jesus’s words and a “Faith Step” that inspires and challenges. In just five minutes a day, readers will experience a closer relationship with Jesus. The book is full of spiritual nourishment that fills readers with hope and direction.  

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, MI.  For additional information, please visit

Guideposts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hope, encouragement, and inspiration to millions of people across America and the world. Every day, millions of people are uplifted by Guideposts publications, prayer network, outreach ministries, and vibrant online communities.  The flagship publication Guideposts magazine has a circulation of 1.5 million, its best selling devotional Daily Guideposts is enjoyed by more than 300,000 people each day.  To learn more about Guideposts please visit or join us on Facebook: or to become a part of our vibrant prayer community visit