New book, Crazy Love, wins Christian retailer award

CRAZY LOVE WINS 2009 RETAILERS CHOICE AWARDS: Denver, CO–Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan has won the 2009 Retailers Choice Award in the ‘Christian Living’ category. Sponsored by Christian Retailing magazine and given during the International Christian Retail Show in Denver, the 9th Annual Retailers Choice Awards are the only book awards voted on by religious booksellers. Crazy Love, the first book by Chan, is published by David C. Cook and calls Christians to radically respond to God’s love. Since its release in May 2008, Crazy Love has sold more than 350,000 copies. Chan is giving away all of his earned royalties to an international ministry working to stop human trafficking. Chan has been featured on the cover of Ministries Today and Outreach, as well as an upcoming feature article in Christianity Today.

“Francis Chan is getting the message of Crazy Love out to a dry and thirsty world. David C. Cook is privileged to partner with him in that great work. God has blessed Francis with the ability to go deep with young and old alike. His messages are down to earth and he models what he preaches. I believe we are just beginning to learn from this anointed Bible teacher!” says Dan Rich, Senior Vice President & Publisher, David C. Cook.

David C. Cook will be releasing Chan’s second book, Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit, in September 2009. Francis Chan is the founding and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, CA, where he has served for 14 years. He is also Founder and President of Eternity Bible College and serves on the boards of Children’s Hunger Fund and World Impact. He and his wife Lisa live in Southern California with their four children.

Founded in 1875, David C. Cook is a leading nonprofit discipleship resource provider based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more than 130 years, David C. Cook has served the Global Church with life transforming materials from best-selling books and curriculum, to toys and games and small group resources. With additional offices in Elgin, Illinois, as well as Paris, Ontario, Canada and Eastbourne, UK, David C. Cook is a global organization whose resources are published in more than 150 languages, distributed in more than 80 countries, and sold worldwide through retail stores, catalogs, and online. Through David C. Cook’s music division, Kingsway, over 30% of the top 500 praise and worship songs written by Kingsway artists are sung in churches around the world. For more information visit David C. Cook on the Internet at

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