Kurt & Brenda Warner to Kick Off Book Tour for "First Things First" on July 1, 2009

CAROL STREAM, IL — Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner and his wife, Brenda, will be kicking off their book tour for First Things First in New Jersey, with additional stops in St. Louis and Phoenix.

Book Tour Schedule*:

New Jersey/New York area:

Wednesday, July 1
Bookends
7:00–9:00 p.m.
232 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-445-0726

St. Louis Signings:

Monday, July 6
Books-A-Million #856
3:00–5:00 p.m.
5555 St. Louis Mills Boulevard
Hazelwood, MO 63042
314-227-5263

Monday, July 6
Costco
6:00–8:00 p.m.
4200 Rusty RoadSt. Louis, MO 63128
314-894-7953

Phoenix Signings:

Tuesday, July 7
Barnes & Noble
3:00–5:00 p.m.
2000 East Rio Salado Parkway #1032
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-894-6954

Tuesday, July 7
Wal-Mart Supercenter #2482
7:00–9:00 p.m.
857 N. Dobson
Mesa, AZ 85201
480-962-0038

Wednesday, July 8
Sam’s Club #4732
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
18501 N. 83rd Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308
623-825-9551

Wednesday, July 8
Barnes & Noble
2:00–4:00 p.m.
10500 N. 90th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
480-391-0048

Wednesday, July 8
Family Christian Store #376
7:00–9:00 p.m.
3547 W. Thunderbird Road
Phoenix, AZ
602-439-1699

*The Warners will only sign copies of their new book, First Things First. No memorabilia will be signed or allowed in the signing line.

In First Things First, Kurt and Brenda talk candidly about their marriage, the values they are working to instill in their seven kids, things they’ve done right, mistakes they’ve made along the way, the importance of giving back, and the lasting legacy they hope to leave behind.

The Warners also discuss how they focus on doing good rather than just looking good, both in their family and in their public roles with their foundation. Also called First Things First, the Warners’ foundation was established in 2001 and is dedicated to promoting Christian values and positively affecting the lives of the less fortunate. Learn more at www.kurtwarner.org.

The Warners will only be signing copies of First Things First, and no posed photos will be permitted.

Tyndale House Publishers has had great success recently with a number of football-related titles. Tony Dungy’s Quiet Strength: The Practices, Principles, and Priorities of a Winning Life (July 2007) reached No. 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List, and with more than 1,000,000 copies in print, it is one of the best-selling sports-related titles in history. Dungy’s latest book, Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance (Jan. 2009), reached No. 2 on the Times’ Advice, How-To & Misc. list. Deanna Favre’s Don’t Bet Against Me! (Sept. 2007) spent 10 consecutive weeks on either the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction primary list (top 15) or expanded list (top 35). Favre is the wife of NFL great Brett Favre. The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life (July 2008), written by Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, reached No. 2 on the Times’ Advice list.

In July 2009, Tyndale will release Game Plan for Life by NFL Hall of Fame coach and NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs; and LT & Me: What Raising a Champion Taught Me about Life, Faith, and Listening to Your Dreams, by Loreane Tomlinson, mother of San Diego Chargers great LaDainian Tomlinson.

Tyndale House Publishers was founded in 1962 by Dr. Kenneth N. Taylor as a means of publishing The Living Bible. It is now one of the premier publishing houses in the industry. Tyndale products include numerous New York Times best sellers, including the popular Left Behind series. Tyndale also publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and many other resources for church and family. Tyndale House Publishers is located in Carol Stream, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago.

For media inquiries related to the book, please contact Todd Starowitz at (630) 784-5397 or at toddstarowitz@tyndale.com or Vicky Lynch at (630) 784-5341 or at vickylynch@tyndale.com. For all other inquiries related to Kurt & Brenda Warner, please contact Rob Lefko or Julie Magrane of Priority Sports & Entertainment at (312) 664-7700.

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