The Code book series by GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins has sold more than one million copies since the publication of “The Joshua Code: 52 Scripture Verses Every Believer Should Know” in 2012 — and is expected to soon pass 1.5 million copies sold. All author royalties and proceeds from the sale of the books benefit the ministry of Mission:Dignity.
Jack Countryman, the founder of the JCountryman gift books division of Thomas Nelson, and Laura Minchew, senior vice president and publisher of children and gift books at Thomas Nelson, presented Hawkins last week with a commemorative clock and small plaque marking the milestone.
“O.S. Hawkins’ heart through the Code series is evident and is such a blessing to so many,” Countryman said. “The books meet people at their point of need and help make Scripture come alive — which makes them easy to sell and market. For our customers to know that the author proceeds benefit such a worthy ministry like Mission:Dignity, it makes selling a great series of books even more rewarding. We’re thankful for the partnership we have together with O.S. and Susie Hawkins and with Mission:Dignity.”
The books, according to GuideStone, have been used by hundreds of churches of all sizes in small group settings, as churchwide emphases and in evangelistic efforts with each book containing the plan of salvation at the end. Many business leaders have also provided copies of the books to their employees.
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Source: Baptist Press