Tullian Tchividjian, a grandson of Billy Graham, was the pastor of a Florida megachurch when he lost everything in 2015 due to his marital infidelity. When his infidelity surfaced, Tchividjian lost his ministry, and his best-selling book Jesus + Nothing = Everything was taken out of print. Fortress Press plans to release Jesus + Nothing = Everything in Fall 2018, featuring a new introduction from the author, addressing what has happened in his life since the book was originally published and how the message of God's grace has sustained him over the past three years and continues to sustain him daily.
"Just over three years ago, the book was taken out of print by the original publisher because I violated the morality clause in my contract and the rights were returned to me. I never thought it would ever be republished," Tchividjian announced on his website last week.
"Well, not long ago I was approached by Fortress Press about the possibility of putting it back in print - slightly revised, newly designed, with a new introduction from me," he added.
"I'm honored, humbled, and greatly appreciative of Fortress for their support of me, their commitment to the Gospel, and their vision for this book. Of all the books I've written, this is the one that people ask about the most. And while the messenger fell hard, the message remains true and necessary."
"The mission of our organization includes the phrase, 'to communicate the liberating grace of God,' and therefore we believe in second chances," said Tony Jones, senior acquisitions editor at Fortress Press. "None of us is without sin, and Tullian's message of the radical grace of God is more applicable now than ever-he even needs to hear it himself!"
"Jesus + Nothing = Everything is a book I poured my heart and soul into, and it's helped a lot of people, including me," said Tchividjian. "I believe-and need!-the message of this book even more now than when I first wrote it. My wife and I have received hundreds of requests for Jesus + Nothing = Everything, so I'm extremely grateful that Fortress Press is republishing it."