NASHVILLE, Tenn. – March 19, 2012 – Worthy Publishing has announced the signing of Stephen Mansfield to a multi-book deal for both non-fiction and fiction. Mansfield has penned multiple New York Times bestsellers, including The Faith of George W. Bush (Penguin), which was named as one of five books that shaped the national dialogue about religion in American politics in recent decades.
“Mansfield is one of the nation’s most respected voices on religion and culture,” said Byron Williamson, President and CEO of Worthy Publishing. “His most recent book, Where Has Oprah Taken Us? (Thomas Nelson, 2011), is a remarkable example of his objective, yet insightful view of faith as variously expressed in contemporary culture.”
In February 2012, Mansfield was selected as a blogger on religion for the Huffington Post. He appears regularly on CNN, Fox News and other networks as a commentator on religious issues as they impact popular culture.
During his decade as pastor of a Nashville church, Mansfield completed his doctorate and helped lead extensive relief work among the Kurds in Northern Iraq. In 2002, he transitioned to full-time writing and lecturing, and authored best-selling works on George W. Bush, John Paul II, and Barack Obama among others. In 2005 Mansfield was embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq in the process of writing his book The Faith of the American Soldier.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to work with the Worthy publishing team – they get my vision for both non-fiction and fiction and are committed to aggressively marketing and distributing books through traditional and digital channels,” says Mansfield.
Mansfield’s first book with Worthy is The Mormonizing of American: How a Fringe Sect Emerged as a Dominant Force in American Politics, Entertainment and Pop Culture, which releases in the summer of 2012. Mansfield’s analysis will add to the national conversation as America moves toward the presidential nominating conventions in late summer and the election in November 2012.
About Worthy Publishing: Worthy Publishing, a division of Worthy Media, Inc., is a privately held Christian publishing company based in Nashville, Tennessee. Focusing on a select list of new books each season, Worthy publishes a wide variety of categories including fiction, spiritual growth, current events, biography, devotionals, and Bibles.