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'The Five Love Languages,' 'Jesus Calling,' and  'Heaven is for Real' join seven other titles in industry’s highest sales milestone

Media Contact: Mark Kuyper, ECPA President/CEO, 480-966-3998, mkuyper@ecpa.org

MURFREESBORO, Tenn., May 5, 2015
-- Tonight at the ECPA Awards Banquet, ECPA presented DIAMOND AWARDS to the following three titles for achieving over 10 million in sales:

  • The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (Moody Publishers)
  • Jesus Calling by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson)
  • Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo (Thomas Nelson)

These three titles join seven others in achieving the industry’s highest hallmark in sales – with half the titles joining the Diamond sales ranks in just over the last year.

In addition to the three Diamonds, ECPA presented six PLATINUM Awards (over 1 million sold) and 11 GOLD Awards (over 500,000 sold) to the titles listed below.  The Holman Rainbow Study Bible, KJV reached a triple-Platinum status with over 3 million in sales.

PLATINUM AWARDS (over 1 million sold)

Awesome Good Clean Jokes for Kids
Bob Phillips
HARVEST HOUSE PUBLISHERS

God Gave Us You
Lisa Tawn Bergren
WATERBROOK MULTNOMAH PUBLISHING GROUP

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
Joanna Weaver
WATERBROOK MULTNOMAH PUBLISHING GROUP

Holman Rainbow Study Bible, KJV

STANDARD PUBLISHING AND B&H PUBLISHING GROUP
* Triple Diamond for over 3 million in sales

Spiritual Leadership
J. Oswald Sanders
MOODY PUBLISHERS

The Story, NIV
ZONDERVAN


GOLD AWARDS (over 500,000 sold)

Break Out!
Joel Osteen
FAITHWORDS, A DIVISION OF HACHETTE BOOK GROUP

Four Blood Moons: Something is About to Change
John Hagee
WORTHY PUBLISHING

I am a Church Member
Thom S. Rainer
B&H PUBLISHING GROUP

God Gave Us Christmas

Lisa Tawn Bergren
WATERBROOK MULTNOMAH PUBLISHING GROUP

Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids
Sarah Young
THOMAS NELSON

Jesus Lives
Sarah Young
THOMAS NELSON

Jesus Today
Sarah Young
THOMAS NELSON

Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On

Stormie Omartian
HARVEST HOUSE PUBLISHERS

Love Does
Bob Goff
THOMAS NELSON

The Story of Christmas
Patricia A. Pingry
WORTHY KIDS/ IDEALS PUBLICATIONS

You Can, You Will
Joel Osteen
FAITHWORDS, A DIVISION OF HACHETTE BOOK GROUP

“We are thrilled to celebrate these 20 titles and their profound impact in the marketplace,” states ECPA President/CEO Mark Kuyper. “Their sales achievements represent the demand for content that ‘feeds the soul’ -- which our industry considers their prime mission.”

To view past recipients of the industry’s Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Sales Achievement Award, visit http://christianbookexpo.com/salesawards/

For information on applying for sales awards, visit the ECPA website at http://www.ecpa.org/?page=salesachievement

The ECPA Awards Banquet featured Emmy award-winning journalist and author Hattie Kauffman and included the announcement of the Christian Book Award® winners.

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The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) is an international non-profit trade organization, comprised of nearly 200 member companies worldwide, representing a combined revenue of nearly $1.4 billion. Since 1974, ECPA has strengthened Christian publishing by building Networking, Information, and Advocacy opportunities within the industry and across multiple channels so that our members can more effectively produce and deliver transformational Christian content.  For more information about ECPA: 480-966-3998, info@ecpa.org, www.ecpa.org.


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