Hodder Faith will publish Bear Grylls' new daily devotional book this summer as the explorer shares how his Christian faith has shaped him.
Hodder Faith publishing director Andy Lyon acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (including translation) to Soul Fuel: A Daily Devotional from Caroline Michel at Peters Fraser and Dunlop. The book, comprised of 365 daily readings, will be published on 25th July 2019.
"Nature has taught Bear some hard-earned insights into life and spirituality, often painfully learnt, and behind every feat is a story of grit, determination and strength – rooted in faith," said Hodder Faith. "In Soul Fuel, Bear shares the backstories behind many of his most daring expeditions and how his Christian faith has given him the backbone and resources to never give up. These are set out in 365 daily devotions in which he explores themes of hope, courage, risk, failure, friendship and more. Soul Fuel is perfect for anyone looking for spiritual tools to empower and help them to survive in a complex world. Soul Fuel is all about positive life encouragement and is inspired by Grylls’ ‘in the wild’ experiences. Most of Bear’s Soul Fuel readings were written on his phone out in nature."
Grylls, a Christian and ambassador for the Alpha course, best known for his TV shows about surviving in the wilderness, said: "This is all about making spirituality attainable. This is the stuff that I try and read every morning quietly. Words, truths and stories that will strengthen me and bring peace and power into my day. This has really come about because so many people have said over the years that they know I have a faith and have wondered what tools I use and how faith impacts my life."
Lyon added: "It is extremely exciting to be able to bring Bear Grylls to Hodder Faith. Everyone knows him as the nation’s favourite adventurer, but he is also a man of deep faith, and by spending a year in his company readers will learn how he has the strength to withstand the toughest of life’s challenges – and how each of us can build resilience to move forward on the adventure of life."
Grylls, who has written a string of survival and children's adventure books, has sold 1.3 million books for £10m, according to Nielsen BookScan. Mud, Sweat and Tears (Channel 4/First Edition) is his bestseller at 199,255 copies sold in paperback and 109,626 sold in hardback.