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Bestselling Jesus Calling® Brand Celebrates Over 200,000 Apps Sold

Platinum-Selling Devotional Turned Interactive App Hits Sales Milestone

Contact: Katie Powell, Publicist, Thomas Nelson, 615-902-1722, kpowell@thomasnelson.com  

NASHVILLE, Oct. 31, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Thomas Nelson announced today a milestone in interactive media: the bestselling Jesus Calling ® app has sold over 200,000 units! Ranked in the Top 10 bestselling apps for both the iPhone and iPad for two years running, the Jesus Calling app is one of the few bestselling apps that is not a game and priced at $9.99.

"The Jesus Calling app offers a new level of accessibility for this outstanding devotional content," says Laura Minchew, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Specialty Products. "We hear that readers love the ease of sharing content daily through social media and the immediate gift-ability of the app."

Offering an app based on Sarah Young's award-winning devotional has proven popular with audiences of all ages. In 2004, Young's prayer journal writings were compiled into a devotional written from the perspective of Jesus speaking directly to the reader. With more than 9 million copies sold, the 365-day devotional has consistently appeared on multiple bestseller lists.

The Jesus Calling line has been expanded to other products for both adults and children:  devotionals Jesus Today, Jesus Lives, Dear Jesus; a Jesus Calling themed devotional Bible; and for children, the 365-day devotional Jesus Calling For Kids and the Jesus Calling Bible Storybook. The devotional has also inspired a multi-formatted product line that includes eBooks, apps, audio books, calendars, greeting cards and music.

Launched in 2011, the $9.99 app is available for purchase in the iTunes® Store for iPhone, iPad and Droid. Thomas Nelson is proud to offer these apps as a continued path toward convenient, user-friendly gift and inspirational interactive products, providing hope and encouragement to a whole new generation of readers on the go.

Thomas Nelson is a world leading publisher and provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson, is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information visit www.thomasnelson.com.

Sarah Young is quietly leading millions worldwide on a journey of intimacy with Christ. Her devotional books include the #1 bestseller Jesus Calling, the 2013 ECPA Christian Book of the Year Jesus Today, top sellers Jesus Calling for Kids, Jesus Calling Bible Storybook, and Jesus Lives. Sarah and her husband have been missionaries to a Japanese-speaking community in Perth, Australia and are moving back to the US.