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‘The Harbinger’ achieves ‘New York Times’ milestone Jonathan Cahn’s prophetic, warning-to-America novel has sold more than 1 million copies in a year by Eric Tiansay Messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s novel, The Harbinger, marks a milestone in 2012 as the longest-running Christian title on the New York Times Paperback Trade Fiction list. The book has also sold more than 1 million copies. The FrontLine/Charisma House Book Group title has ranked for 55 weeks on the

best-seller list, placing at No. 12 on the Feb. 3 list. Cahn told Christian Retailing that The Harbinger was “a God thing.” “I knew that the story of The Harbinger would go forth,” he said. “What surprised me is how it became a best-seller. The whole phenomenon has amazed me. I’m sure there will be a sequel to The Harbinger. As far as the timing, I’m waiting on the Lord. There’s so much more to tell. Since The

Harbinger came out, what is in the book is coming true.” Released Jan. 3, 2012, the novel has gone to print 17 times. “The success of The Harbinger is not just to be attributed to the efforts of our company or to Jonathan Cahn’s impeccable skills as a communicator and teacher,” said Tessie DeVore, executive vice president, Charisma House, the book group of Charisma Media.

Tessie DeVore of Charisma House presents Jonathan Cahn with a plaque marking the milestone. The prophetic novel that is a warning to America has ranked on USA Today’s BestSelling Books for 54 weeks and was No. 87 on the Jan. 24 list. In the Christian market, the book has placed regularly on the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) Christian Best-sellers list, ranking at No. 1 on the February 2013 Fiction list and at No. 11 on the General list. It was also No. 6 on the latest CBA best-seller list. “Selling more than 1 million copies of The Harbinger is a reflection of the harbinger, page 9

Bridge-Logos acquired by three new owners by Eric Tiansay Bridge-Logos Inc. has announced that three new owners have acquired the Alachua, Fla.-based charismatic publishing company. The former owner was Catherine “Kitty” Morrell, co-founder of the company, who died in 2009. The new owners are: Suzanne Wooldridge, daughter of Guy and Kitty Morrell; Ed Harding, former president of New Wine Ministries in the United Kingdom; and Lloyd Hildebrand, Bridge-Logos’ publisher. The new leadership is “firmly committed to continuing the tradition of excellence that was set forth by the company’s founders,” company officials said. In addition to its “Pure Gold Classics” series featuring titles by Andrew Murray and Charles Spurgeon, Bridge-Logos has also become known for publishing books by evangelist Ray Comfort, Liberty Savard, David Yonggi-Cho, Kathryn Kuhlman, Vinson Synan, Nicky Cruz and Dennis and Rita Bennett. As president and CEO of Bridge-Logos, Hildebrand said that he is “very excited” about the future of the company, which began nearly 45 years ago. “Publishing plans for 2013 are well under way, and we expect God to bless our books and authors as they reach out to people all over the world,” said Hildebrand, author of 2012: Is This the End? and Prayers That Change Things (Bridge-Logos). “Our ownbrdige-logos, page 9

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