The Road Back to You, Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile’s guide to the Enneagram—an ancient personality type system with roots in Christian and Islamic mysticism—lands at #3 on PW’s Religion Nonfiction Bestsellers list. Published in 2016, the book is “a useful tool for ministers and managers and anyone who has to work with diverse personalities,” according to PW’s starred review. IVP promoted The Road Back to You at BookExpo as well as BookCon, and Cron recently appeared on megachurch pastor Andy Stanley’s podcast. Additionally, the book was promoted via ongoing specials with Barnes & Noble.
Debut author Jordan Lee Dooley moved up two spots from last month to #5 with Own Your Everyday, which focuses on overcoming shame, perfectionism, and other pressures. In addition to extending her book tour through the summer, Dooley was interviewed by RELEVANT magazine and Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global. The book was also promoted on Dooley’s The SHE Podcast as well as on Facebook and Instagram, where she has over 500,000 combined followers.
In Fiction, bestselling Amish romance writer Wanda Brunstetter takes #1 with her latest release, The Brides of the Big Valley. Marketing and publicity for the collection of three short stories included a book signing tour in the area of Pennsylvania known as the Big Valley, as well as free e-book samplers ahead of the book’s publication and mailings to Brunstetter’s e-newsletter subscribers and social media followers.