Tuesday, July 3, 2007


From Christianity Today. What does a best-seller list like this tell us about American Christians? "Christian books," the article says, "remain remarkably popular."
A bestseller list, compiled by Thomas Nelson president Michael Hyatt and based on data from general market bookstores, Christian retailers, and mass-market outlets, gives an indication of how popular.

On Hyatt's list, 14 of the top 100 books from 2006 were Christian titles. These included Nelson's low-cost paperback of the New King James Version (2), The Purpose-Driven Life (12), Your Best Life Now by Joel Osteen (19), The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis (the Zondervan edition was 26, the Harper Collins edition 47), The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (27), Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge (28), Jerusalem Countdown by John Hagee (43), 90 Minutes in HeavenBattlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer (83), the Fiesta Bible Book (85), Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado (90), Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis (91), and Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller (98). (61),

Most of these books fall into the "Christian living" subcategory, says PW's Garrett. "Basically, it's Christian self-help," Garrett says, "and self-help is huge in the general market."
Christianity Today: Looking for the Next Big Thing

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