Eichinger to Discuss His New Book, Faith by Numbers, & His Move to New Church Near Los Angeles, California
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 19, 2022) – Eric Eichinger, best-selling author and pastor, will appear live on the Cornerstone Television Network's Hope Today on Wednesday, July 20 at 9:00 a.m. ET to discuss his new book, Faith by Numbers: Deciphering Doctrine with Biblical Numerology (Crosslink Publishing). Released on May 3, 2022, the book takes a deep dive into the hidden meanings of numbers that appear throughout Scripture.

The new book follows Eichinger's No. 1 Amazon best-seller, The Final Race (Tyndale House Publishers), an intriguing biography of Eichinger's own personal and running hero, Eric Liddell (the Olympic champion runner and the basis of the 1981 Oscar-winning film, Chariots of Fire) and Liddell's time as a missionary in China, as well as Eichinger's most recent book, Lord of Legends: Jesus’ Redemption Quest (Concordia Publishing House).

Eichinger's appearance on the Hope Today show will cap off a busy summer for the author and his family.

After serving as the longtime Senior Pastor of Bethel Lutheran Church in Clearwater, Florida, Eichinger moved across the country in June 2022 with his wife Kara and their three children to Arcadia, California, a community near Los Angeles.

Eichinger is now the Senior Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Arcadia, which is home to a large community of Chinese Americans, including many Chinese-speaking citizens.

With Eichinger's background as a missionary to China, his move to Arcadia seems like a natural fit, and he is excited to see what God has in store for him.

"The Los Angeles area, and Arcadia in particular, is full of exciting ministry opportunities," says Eichinger. "I really enjoy the work of building a bridge between the Chinese speaking and English speaking populations of our Church. It's rewarding to put my missionary years in China to work in this way."
Best-selling author and pastor Eric Eichinger will discuss his new book, Faith by Numbers: Deciphering Doctrine with Biblical Numerology,
live on Cornerstone TV's Hope Today on Wednesday, July 20 at 9:00 a.m. ET. Pictured (L to R) at Eichinger's recent installation as Senior Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Arcadia, California: Kara, Lukas, Eric, Isaak, and Elsie Eichinger. (Our Savior Lutheran Church photo)
Eichinger has has been interviewed by national media outlets including The Hollywood Reporter; The Eric Metaxas Show; Chris Fabry Live; The Christian Post; LIFE Today Live with Randy Robison; Bill Martinez Live! (syndicated in over 300 U.S. radio markets); CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ); The Meeting House on Faith Radio; World Christian Broadcasting; The Christian Post's online magazine, Crossmap; Ministry Watch; and MRG Media, among many others.

For more information about Eichinger and Faith by Numbers: Deciphering Doctrine with Biblical Numerology, click here or visit Bulk purchases for churches and small groups can be made here.
About Faith By Numbers:
While Eichinger's most recent book, Lord of Legends, an innovative approach to the Gospel story, is focused on the super-heroism of Jesus Christ, his new book, Faith By Numbers, shares the hope of Christian faith through the vantage point of God’s recurring use of specific numbers throughout the Bible.

From "forty days and forty nights," to "the seventh day of rest," to "the three-in-one God," and "the Messiah who rose on the third day," the Bible is teeming with significant numbers and patterns.

New and seasoned readers of Scripture will be delighted to discover the seldom recognized underlying meanings and theological relevance of this Biblical design.

"Have you ever wondered why people say the third time's the charm, how seven came to be considered lucky, or why scoring a perfect ten matters? What if I told you that God intentionally employs specific numbers in the Bible and He's revealing something about Himself through them?" asks Eichinger. "It just might make you read the Bible differently, in a whole new way, examining the seemingly ordinary, and discovering an extraordinary divine truth, hidden in plain sight."

In Faith by Numbers, Eichinger, a gifted storyteller, takes his readers on a riveting journey. Deciphering the use of numerical patterns in the Bible, he systematically untangles the hidden meanings behind the numbers, helping readers examine and retain great amounts of Scripture, doctrine, and theology in a unique way, while reinforcing the core beliefs of Christianity.
Best-selling author and pastor Eric Eichinger's new book, Faith by Numbers, released on May 3, 2022, through CrossLink Publishing. (Image courtesy of CrossLink Publishing)
"I've long been interested in writing a book about the powerfully significant recurring numbers in the Bible, in a way that actually helps people realize, remember, and reinforce their Christian faith," says Eichinger.

“Numbers matter. They matter on paychecks, scoreboards, medical charts, and speedometers. And Faith by Numbers makes clearthey should matter to Christians. This short book weaves together animated narrative accounts, numeric rhythms of Scripture, and foundational doctrinal truth in an engaging and rewarding way that will benefit every disciple of Christ," says author and seminary professor Rev. Dr. Joel Biermann.
About Eric Eichinger:
Best-selling author and pastor Eric Eichinger, a powerful storyteller, possesses the rare gift of exploring the attributes of those considered heroic to astonishing and gripping effect, as he demonstrated with his No. 1 Amazon best-seller, The Final Race. Inspired by Eichinger's own missionary and running hero, Eric Liddell (the Olympic champion runner and the basis of the 1981 Oscar-winning film, Chariots of Fire), Eichinger chronicled Liddell’s World War II service and sacrifice with riveting detail and captivating charm. His latest books are Lord of Legends: Jesus’ Redemption Quest (Concordia Publishing House) and Faith by Numbers: Deciphering Doctrine with Biblical Numerology (CrossLink Publishing).

Eichinger’s engaging and creative approach to Scripture flows seamlessly from the events of his formative years.

Growing up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Eichinger was raised in a loving family which was actively involved with Zion Lutheran Church.

As a kid, he developed a love of comics, and discovered that he had a talent for running. He became a highly successful student athlete, winning competitions throughout junior and senior high school and college. He also developed a love of acting, and after majoring in theater at Michigan State University, he had his sights set on a possible career as a stand-up comedian. But after serving as a missionary in China, where he taught English for two years, he pledged his life to ministry and attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis.
Best-selling author and pastor Eric Eichinger is the Senior Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Arcadia, California. (Kara Eichinger photo)
While in China, Eichinger had met his future wife and visited the gravesite of his life-long running and missionary inspiration, Eric Liddell. The trek to Liddell’s gravesite would become the impetus for Eichinger’s first major writing project, which would open the door to his writing career. 

In his third year of seminary, he drew upon his missions experience, as well as his theological and theater background, to pen a screenplay sequel to Chariots of Fire, which eventually helped him acquire a literary agent and a publishing deal with Tyndale House Publishers.

Today, in his 15th year behind a pulpit, Eichinger is the Senior Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Arcadia, California. He and his wife Kara rejoice in the blessings God has poured into their lives, not the least of which are their three children—Elsie (13), Lukas (11), and Isaak (6), a jackpot trifecta of youthful delight.
About CrossLink Publishing:
CrossLink Publishing is a Christian publishing company located in Rapid City, South Dakota, and a subsidiary of the CrossLink family of ministries.

We are a member of the Christian Indie Publishing Association (CIPA) and the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), and have a strong reputation for producing quality, award-winning books, with the highest quality glossy covers and crisp interior pages. For more information, visit
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