Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's novelization of The Bible TV miniseries, The Bible: A Story of God and All of Us, has become a national best-seller.
Released Feb. 26, the novel debuted at No. 6 on the Publishers Weekly Hardcover Fiction list for the week of March 3 and No. 27 on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction list for the week of March 24.
It also debuted at No. 3 on the Fiction best-sellers and at No. 18 on the General best-sellers from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, tracking sales for the week ending March 2, according to Pubtrack Christian data.
"We are incredibly humbled by the reaction to the series and the books," said Burnett, best known for producing the TV shows Survivor, The Voice and The Apprentice, and his actress wife, Roma Downey. "Working with this sacred text is a once-in-a-lifetime honor. Our hope is that the books will continue to inspire and encourage. First the series becomes No. 1 in television, now the book is on the New York Times best-seller list. God is moving."
Rolf Zettersten, senior vice president and publisher of Hachette Nashville FaithWords' parent, added: "We are ecstatic that Roma's and Mark's track record of producing hits has followed them from television to publishing. Their books are every bit as magical and successful as their miniseries production."
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SOURCE: Charisma News