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HarperCollins Takes Ravi Zacharias Books Out of Print After Sexual Misconduct Scandal

The Christian publishing arm of HarperCollins has taken all of Ravi Zacharias’s books out of print after an independent investigation confirmed allegations of sexual misconduct by the evangelical apologist, author and speaker.

“Following the findings in the independent report, the company will immediately take all his publications out of print,” the company said in a statement. “We are deeply saddened, and we mourn for the victims.”

Zacharias was the author, co-author, general editor, or co-general editor for more than 20 titles published by the company’s Thomas Nelson and Zondervan imprints, per a HarperCollins news release issued shortly after his death in May 2020.

His first book with the company, Can A Man Live Without God?, was published in 1994, and his most recent Seeing Jesus From the East: A Fresh Look at History’s Most Influential Figure, co-authored with Abdu Murray, was released in April 2020.

A planned book with Vince Vitale, Jesus for You, will no longer be released by Thomas Nelson, and Zondervan will publish a revised version of Lee Strobel’s book The Case for Faith, which features Zacharias, Christianity Today reported.

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In a news release shortly after Zacharias’ death in May 2020, HarperCollins said his books had been published in 21 different languages and that he had sold more than two million copies in English alone.

HarperCollins Christian Publishing comprises the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups, Olive Tree Bible Software, BibleGateway.com, FaithGateway.com, and ChurchSource.com.

Anne Stych

Anne Stych is a writer in Charlotte, North Carolina.