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Thomas Nelson Announces New Release by Best-Selling Author Dr. David Jeremiah: Answering the Question What in the World is Going on? With the New Title Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

Contact: Stephanie Newton, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 615-902-2320,  snewton@thomasnelson.com

NASHVILLE, June 11 /Christian Newswire/ -- Never before have we read such jarring headlines, distressing news analyses, or dire predictions for the world -- North Korea, Iran, slumping economies, and ever-rising unemployment numbers.

In October 2008, right at the on-set of the United States' recession, acclaimed author and pastor Dr. David Jeremiah showed readers that the Bible warned of these events centuries ago in his best-selling book What in the Earth is Going On?: 10 Prophetic Clues You Cannot Afford to Ignore. But in the midst of these chaotic events, the question still remains as to how people can continue to live a life of commitment and confidence.

In October 2009, Dr. Jeremiah and Thomas Nelson, Inc. will release a new trade book entitled Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World: What on Earth Should We Do Now? to answer these abounding questions, while offering an optimistic outlook and fostering a return to a morally and spiritually centered life.

Looking through the lens of the same verses that speak of Christ's return, Dr. Jeremiah now points readers to the habits we must establish that will form a pattern for living with certain hope in uncertain times. "The Word of God gives us some imperatives to implement which will produce confidence and assurance, no matter what comes our way."

As a companion to the trade book, Dr. Jeremiah has developed Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World, a DVD-based study. Used for individual reflection or small-group discussion, the study features ten 15-minute sessions and a leader's guide focusing on how to stay centered in Christ, committed to the Word, compassionate towards others, connected to the church, consistent in one's walk, calm in one's heart, certain in His coming, and confident in one's faith. The Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World participant's guide is available separately as an additional tool to promote conversations.

"Books that are bestsellers almost always meet a specific need for the consumer," notes Vice President and Publisher Matt Baugher. "One of the reasons that David Jeremiah's book What in the World is Going On? is approaching a half-million copies in less than a year is because it answered the very question that all of us were asking when the bottom of the economy dropped out from under us. In his newest book, Dr. Jeremiah once again deals with the question of the day -- So, what now? This book couldn't be more timely."

Dr. David Jeremiah is the senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church. He is the author of several best-selling books and his popular syndicated Bible-teaching program, Turning Point, is broadcast internationally.

Please contact Stephanie Newton, snewton@thomasnelson.com, 615.902.2320 for interviews or review copies.