Former WestBow Title Lauded by Today Show Host

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Kathie Lee Gifford showcases novel, “Sensible Shoes,” on Popular Morning Show, Drives Book to a Top-100 Amazon Ranking

WestBow Press, the strategic self-publishing division of the world’s largest Christian publisher, Thomas Nelson, Inc., is celebrating the success of “Sensible Shoes: A Story about the Spiritual Journey,”—a former WestBow title acquired recently by Intervarsity Press.

Written by pastor and spiritual director Sharon Garlough Brown, the poignant novel tells the story of four women who are looking for what Gifford calls “a new, fresh cup of mercy.” The four women find what they are seeking through ancient spiritual practices.

Since the book’s original release nearly three years ago, it has amassed a growing number of enthusiastic fans, including Kathie Lee Gifford of the “Today” show. This month on the “Today” show, Gifford chose the novel as her “favorite thing,” pushing Brown’s Amazon ranking into the top 100.

“We’re proud of the success that Sharon has had with ‘Sensible Shoes’ and that WestBow Press was able to serve as a launching pad for her book,” said Pete Nikolai, director of publishing services at Thomas Nelson.

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About WestBow Press:
WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance of Thomas Nelson, Inc., the world’s largest Christian publisher, and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), the world leader in the popular self-publishing industry segment. Through this partnership, authors benefit from the rich publishing heritage of Thomas Nelson and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication under the Thomas Nelson imprint. Thomas Nelson, Inc. continues to “inspire the world” with distribution of products in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, or to start publishing today, visit or call (866)-928-1240. Follow us @westbowpress on Twitter for the latest news.

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