David C Cook announces author Francis Chan’s, Crazy Love, hits record sales of 2.2 million copies, while it remains on the New York Times Best Sellers list for 83 weeks.
Chan, with his fresh and honest teaching style of the scriptures has ignited a hunger to “love your neighbor as yourself” in a day and age of me, myself and I Christianity.
Chan said this about the news of the sales, “I’m amazed by the book’s popularity. But if it doesn’t lead to concrete action in the readers’ lives, then it was just another book. I pray that it has caused us to truly fall more in love with the One who deserves our best.”
Chan not only talks about “crazy love” he lives it. Chan and his family left the growing church he founded, Cornerstone, in order to serve in the low-income Tenderloin district of San Francisco. His goal is to show the love of Jesus to this neighborhood and meet real needs with the hope to plant a church in every apartment building in the district. The ministry offers meals, clothes, school supplies, and anything else that might be needed. Chan writes “I believe He wants us to love others so much that we go to extremes to help them.”
An internationally sought after speaker, Chan is traveling the world in 2012 continuing to encourage everyone he speaks to, to read the bible, know it and live it. Earlier this year, Chan spoke to over 44,000 university students from around the United States and over 30 other countries — at the Passion 2012 Conference in Atlanta.
“I am blown away at the impact that this book has had reaching so many people. Crazy Love embodies David C Cooks mission, to make and teach disciples who obediently transform today’s generation. We hope it continues to reach new readers in the coming years changing lives forever,” says Don Pape, Vice President Trade Publishing.
Francis Chan is the best-selling author of “Crazy Love,” “Forgotten God,” and “Erasing Hell” which are international bestsellers having all appeared on The New York Times bestseller list. “Crazy Love” was named Family Christian Store’s “Book of the Year” for 2011. His teachings are featured in the BASIC film series along with writing the children’s books “Halfway Herbert,” “The Big Red Tractor” and “The Little Village” and “Ronnie Wilson’s Gift.” Chan’s latest release, “Multiply” will be available in stores November 1, 2012.
Chan is the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California, and is the founder of Eternity Bible College. He sits on the board of directors of Children’s Hunger Fund and World Impact. He lives with his wife Lisa and their five children in Northern California.
David C Cook is a leading nonprofit resource provider serving the global Church with life-transforming, Christ-centered materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with offices in Illinois, Canada and the United Kingdom, David C Cook’s resources are published in over 150 languages and distributed in more than 160 countries. Originally founded in 1875 as a curriculum publisher, today David C Cook publishes numerous bestselling fiction and non-fiction books from a variety of award-winning authors. It is also a leading provider of worship music through its Integrity Music and Kingsway Music labels, which produce over one-third of the top 100 praise and worship songs sung around the world. www.davidccook.com