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Bestselling author and Passion founder Louie Giglio’s new book “Not Forsaken” to release May 7


Apr 8th

Bestselling author and Passion founder Louie Giglio’s new book “Not Forsaken” to release May 7

Louie Giglio, bestselling author and founder of the Passion movement, will release his highly-anticipated next book “Not Forsaken: Finding Freedom As Sons and Daughters of a Perfect Father” May 7 (B&H Publishing). The book helps readers embrace God as their perfect heavenly Father, regardless of their relationship with or absence of their earthly father.

The release of “Not Forsaken” was first announced at the Passion conference January 2019 in Atlanta, during which several thousands of preorders were placed for the book. The presale campaign continues until May 7, with a few special preorder incentives that will be announced over the next few weeks.

Though every individual has a unique experience with their earthly father, Giglio says what unites is the need woven into every soul, “the need to be loved, and treasured, and noticed and accepted by our father.”

Statistics show that more children than ever live without a father at home and the millennial generation, which Giglio has been reaching for years through Passion, has been called “the fatherless generation.” However, Giglio says this book is for everyonenot just those with “daddy issues”because every Christian needs to discover more of what it means to be a loved son or daughter of the King.

“‘Not Forsaken’ was birthed from a truth that’s transformed my life, and a message I’ve carried for many years: God is not the reflection of your earthly father, He is the perfection of your earthly father,” Giglio said. “No matter how amazing or absent our earthly fathers may be, we can find the utmost freedom in seeing God as our perfect Father.”

Since the first Passion gathering in 1997, Passion events have drawn over a million college students and reached students all over the world. Giglio and his wife Shelley are passionate about calling a generation to leverage their lives for the fame of Jesus, and in addition to the collegiate gatherings of Passion Conferences, they lead the teams at Passion City Church, sixstepsrecords and Passion Global Institute.

“The immediate, overwhelming response to ‘Not Forsaken’ has made it clear that this message is resonating with readers from all walks of life with all types of earthly fathers,” said Jennifer Lyell, V.P. of Book Publishing and Merchandising. “We are excited to see how this momentum continues to build and pray this book will impact the way readers see God, as their perfect heavenly Father.”

“It’s a profound privilege to help carry ‘Not Forsaken,’ one of Louie’s life messages, to the world, and we couldn’t be more excited to be in partnership with B&H and their incredible team,” said Kevin Marks, Managing Director for Passion Publishing.

B&H is working collaboratively with Passion Publishing on a “Not Forsaken” presale campaign, national media tour, in store and online promotions supporting retail partners, promotions through Passion’s extensive social media platforms and multiple interactive media assets.

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Louie Giglio is Pastor of Passion City Church and the Founder of the Passion movement, which exists to call a generation to leverage their lives for the fame of Jesus.

Since 1997, Passion has gathered collegiate-aged young people in events across the US and around the world, and continues to see 18-25 year olds fill venues across the nation in pursuit of lives lived for God’s glory. Most recently, Passion hosted 40,000 college students and their leaders in four venues linked together across three cities at Passion 2019.

In addition to the collegiate gatherings of Passion Conferences, Louie and his wife Shelley lead the teams at Passion City Church, sixstepsrecords and the Passion Global Institute.

Louie is the national-bestselling author of “Not Forsaken,” “Goliath Must Fall, The Comeback, The Air I Breathe, I Am Not But I Know I Am” and “Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God & Science.” As a communicator, Louie speaks at events throughout the U.S. and across the globe. He is widely known for messages like Indescribable and How Great is Our God.

An Atlanta native and graduate of Georgia State University, Louie has done post-graduate work at Baylor University and holds a master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Louie and Shelley make their home in Atlanta.   

Passion Publishing, the book-publishing imprint of Passion Ministries, Inc., is committed to lifting and amplifying the messages of the Passion movement and Passion City Church. Above all else Passion is about glorifying God by calling people to live for what matters most, the name and renown of Jesus. Launched in 2014, Passion Publishing has published notable bestsellers “Goliath Must Fall,” “Indescribable” and “The Comeback” Louie Giglio, “Good Good Father” by Chris Tomlin and Pat Barrett, “Single. Dating. Engaged. Married.” by Ben Stuart and “The Jesus Bible.”