Nashville, TN- One of Christian publishing’s most loved authors, Max Lucado, has reached another milestone in his career—30 years of inspiring readers through his bestselling published works. HarperCollins Christian Publishing celebrated this momentous occasion with Lucado at a breakfast event in his honor. Lucado spoke to more than one hundred company employees in the Nashville offices at an employee chapel service.
Max began his writing career with the release of “On the Anvil” (Tyndale) in 1985, and since then has published 31 additional trade books. His unique storytelling style has also produced numerous fiction, children’s and gift books. His books have landed on bestseller lists such as The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, ECPA, and Christian Bookseller’s Association. He’s sold more than 120 million products around the world in more than 50 languages.
“Few modern writers can claim the impact and influence that Max Lucado has had on the Christian culture,” says David Moberg, SVP and group publisher for HarperCollins Christian Publishing. “During the last 30 years he has encouraged and inspired hundreds of millions of readers around the world, and it is an honor to publish more than thirty of his bestselling books. We wish him many congratulations on this special anniversary.”
Lucado’s newest title, Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now (Thomas Nelson) released in October to critical acclaim. Max’s powerful message of God’s unconditional love continues to inspire readers around the world. At the very heart of his message is this reminder: God loves you. Let him.
At the HarperCollins Christian Publishing celebration, the Company honored Lucado and his contribution to the Church and Christian publishing with a monetary donation to World Vision, a global Christian humanitarian organization of which Max has been a long-time advocate and supporter. The Company’s president and CEO Mark Schoenwald, said,“It is a true honor to be able to celebrate the impact that Max has had on readers coming to know Christ. At HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Max isn’t just a bestselling author. He is our friend. We congratulate him, his accomplishments, and his steadfast commitment to inspiring the world.”