Ruth Chou Simons, an artist and the author of 2017’s illustrations-based GraceLaced, debuts on PW’s Religion Nonfiction chart at #3 with her new release, Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Every Day Worship. Marketing and publicity for the book, which features over 850 pieces of artwork, included a ticketed launch event at the author’s home as well as an extensive podcast tour, including Go + Tell, Alli Worthington Podcast, Graceologie, Walk the Walk Podcast, Coffee with Andi, Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey, and Jesus Over Everything. Simons was also a featured speaker at the If: Gathering and If: Lead conferences, and Beholding and Becoming received endorsements from authors Myquillyn Smith, Ann Voskamp, Jennie Allen, and Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.
Bestselling author Max Lucado takes #7 in Religion Nonfiction with his latest, How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations. The author appeared on Dave Ramsey, Extra TV, The Eric Metaxas Show, and Glenn Beck Radio as well as podcast interviews including Jesus Calling, Relevant Podcast, Catalyst Leader, and more. The book was also promoted during a launch event at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. that was attended by authors Mark Batterson and John Maxwell as well as Senator Tim Scott.
In Fiction, Jonathan Cahn comes in at #1 with The Oracle: The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled, which follows events happening today that are traced back to an ancient global mystery. Cahn appeared on Fox News and The Christian Broadcasting Network promoting the book, which boosted his previous titles The Book of Mysteries and The Harbinger to #4 and #7, respectively.