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Francis Chan signs multi-book deal
with David C. Cook
Crux: An Essential Point Requiring Resolution to be released in May 2008

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (September 14, 2007) D.C. Jacobson & Associates LLC announced today that pastor and speaker Francis Chan will launch his publishing career with David C. Cook in May 2008 with the release of his first book, Crux: An Essential Point Requiring Resolution. A multi-book deal was signed between Chan and David C. Cook with future projects to be announced at a later date.


Cris Doornbos, David C. Cook president & CEO; Francis Chan; Lisa Chan; Dan Rich, David C. Cook VP & publisher; Don Jacobson, D.C. Jacobson & Associates LLC president; Don Pape, David C. Cook trade book publisher; John Blase, David C. Cook acquisitions/developmental editor.

“I’m thrilled with this publishing partnership. Francis’ message of discipleship is central to who we are at David C. Cook,” said David C. Cook trade book publisher, Don Pape. “It was my college-age son who first introduced me to Francis saying, ‘Dad, you gotta hear this guy!’ I can hardly wait to introduce Francis to a whole new generation of Christ-followers through a variety of fresh media. I am delighted and honored to publish his first book.”

Pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, Calif., and the president of Eternity Bible College, Chan addresses thousands of people annually, both in the US and internationally. Chan’s growing speaking platform includes upcoming engagements at Catalyst, Youth Specialties, Passion Conferences and The Orange Conference.

“It’s clearly a new day at Cook. They’ve put together a very special team, who we believe will have a significant impact on the publishing world,” said Don Jacobson, president of D.C. Jacobson & Associates LLC. “Their embracement of Francis Chan and his message is reflected in their commitment to making sure the world knows about the message of Crux.”

In 2006 Chan created a 15-minute video titled “Just Stop and Think.” This short video presented biblical truths in a fresh and logical way and became the most-watched video on youtube.com the day it aired. Chan is well on his way to becoming a known and trusted leader for the next generation of Christians.

For more information on Francis Chan, visit www.francischan.org or www.cornerstonesimi.com.

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