Jennie Allen, founder of If: Gathering, a series of conferences for women, comes in at #4 on PW’s Religion Nonfiction bestsellers list with Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts. The book, which encourages Christian women to change their thoughts and feelings “by using their God-given gift to think differently,” released on January 28—10 days before this year's If: Gathering, which drew more than 3,100 attendees in Dallas, Tex. and was streamed to 3,000 additional locations. Pre-order incentives included access to a private Facebook group and coaching sessions with Allen, while online ad placement included Focus on the Family, Christianity Today, Proverbs 31, Facebook, and Instagram.
Laura Barker, v-p and editor-in-chief at WaterBrook, tells PW that Get Out of Your Head “holds the promise of transformative freedom and joy in our current culture of cynicism, fear, and isolation.” Allen is also the author of Nothing to Prove (WaterBrook, 2017), which has sold more than over 101,000 copies in all formats, according to the publisher.
Lysa TerKeurst takes two spots in Religion Fiction. 2018’s bestselling It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way charts at #3, while a newly-released Bible study, Trustworthy, comes in at #7. TerKeurst is the president of Proverbs 31 ministries for women, and the website promoted the new book via its monthly online Bible study in January.
Coming in at #9, Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose by Rebekah Lyons offers readers a “wise account” of actionable items for finding peace and purpose, according to PW’s starred review. The book was promoted via a FaithGateway Online Bible Study as well as advertising on Google and YouTube.
While Jonathan Cahn maintains his #1 perch on PW’s Religion Fiction chart with The Oracle, Lynette Eason’s Collateral Damage debuts at #5. In addition to a blurb from fellow Christian fiction author Susan May Warren, the first release in the new Danger Never Sleeps series was promoted via a raffle giveaway as well as radio interviews, and our review calls the book an “excellently paced, heartening tale.”