Three Simple Rules Reaches 100,000 Readers

August 22, 2008

Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living, by Bishop Rueben Job, became a centering point for the United Methodist Church at the 2008 General Conference when it was lifted up in the Episcopal Address by Bishop Sharon Brown Christopher. Since its publication by Abingdon Press, imprint of the UM Publishing House (UMPH), in November of 2007, it has been used for study and reflection by bishops and their cabinets, and in thousands of churches and small groups as UMs revisit and re-engage their spiritual roots by exploring John Wesley’s General Rules.

In early August, sales of the English-language version topped 100,000 copies. Three Simple Rules also has been translated into French, Spanish, Korean and Portuguese. It is available from Cokesbury ( Lenten studies based on Three Simple Rules are being developed for children, youth and adults, and will be available in December.