Bestselling author Max Lucado introduced his new book, You’ll Get Through This (Sept.), at Nashville’s Loveless Barn on Mar. 4 at a launch event hosted by HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Lucado has published with both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, now combined as HCCP. The event featured a sermon by Lucado, as well as a performance by country music singer Jimmy Wayne.

You’ll Get Through This offers a message of hope from Lucado to his millions of readers, and to the members of his church, Oak Hills in San Antonio, Tex. As a reader, Lucado says he looks for books that provide “aha” moments, and he wrote You’ll Get Through This as a way to reach a larger audience of people struggling to get by. “The e-mails and the phone calls I receive are from people going through hard times,” Lucado told PW at the event. “I’ve wondered, ‘just what do you say to someone going through this,’ and I landed on this little paragraph: You’ll get through this. It’s not going to be quick, it’s not going to be painless, but the big promise is that God will use this for something good.”

As Lucado noted in his sermon at the launch, “Never does God promise the absence of evil, or the absence of people who mean us harm, but page and page and verse and verse all come together to tell us that what is intended for evil, God can take and recycle into something that is good.”

David Moberg, senior v-p and group publisher for HCCP, said, "Almost three decades into his writing career, Max Lucado has hit another home run with You'll Get Through This—maybe his best book yet.”