After publishing several books with Simon & Schuster, Joel Osteen has signed a multiple book deal with Hachette Book Group’s FaithWords imprint. The first, as yet unnamed book, will be released in September. The books were acquired by FaithWords president and publishers Rolf Zettersten from Jan Miller of Dupree Miller & Associates.

Hachette published Osteen’s first book, Your Best Life Now and has sold more than 8 million copies of the pastor’s books. His most recent titles, including the holiday title The Christmas Spirit, were published by S&S. “We are thrilled that Pastor Joel Osteen is returning to Hachette,” said Zettersten. “His message offers hope, inspiration and motivation to millions of readers. We intend to serve him with a very aggressive and creative publishing program.”