The long-awaited fourth installment of James Redfield's million-selling "Celestine" series is expected next year.
"The Twelfth Insight" will be Redfield's first "Celestine" novel since 1999. The author says it "describes a new wave of religious tolerance and integrity."
The author made the announcement in a statement released Thursday by Grand Central Publishing. The division of Hachette Book Group tentatively plans to release "Twelfth Insight" in early 2011.
In 1992, Redfield self-published "The Celestine Prophecy." It became so popular that Warner Books — now Grand Central — acquired it. "The Celestine Prophecy" film, based on the book, was directed by Armand Mastroianni and came out in 2006. Other "Celestine" books include "The Tenth Insight" and "The Secret of Shambhala."
"The Celestine Prophecy" novel has sold more than 23 million copies worldwide since its publication, making it one of the best-selling books of all time.