Top 25 Best Selling Christian Books for September

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  1. annsni

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    1. Jesus Calling - Sarah Young
    2. Heaven is for Real Movie Edition - Todd Burpo
    3. Heaven is for Real paperback - Todd Burpo
    4. The Five Love Languages - Gary Chapman
    5. The Best Yes - Lysa terkeurst
    6. I am a Church Member - Thom Rainer
    7. The Healing Quilt - Wanda Brunstetter
    8. Break Out! - Joel Osteen
    9. Holman Illustrated Bible Handbook
    10. Instinct - T.D. Jakes
    11. The Total Money Makeover Classic Edition - Dave Ramsey
    12. The Family of Jesus - Karen Kingsbury
    13. The Total Money Makeover - Dave Ramsey
    14. Jesus Today - Sarah Young
    15. Boundaries - Henry Cloud
    16. Four Blood Moons - John Hagee
    17. The Harbinger - Jonathan Cahn
    18 - Autopsy of a Deceased Church - Thom Rainer
    19 - Gifted Hands - Ben Carson
    20 - Good Call - Jase Robertson
    21 - The Circle Maker - Mark Batterson
    22. Jesus Calling, Deluxe Leather Edition - Sarah Young
    23. Love Does - Bob Goff
    24. Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study - Richard Wilke
    25. I Declare - Joel Osteen

    Honestly, I find this heartbreaking for so many of these titles to be "top" books.
     
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    I've read the "Five Love Languages".

    I've heard of a few of the others.

    You're right. there's nothing of real substance there.

    I'd bet most could be picked up at Walmart or B+N.

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    Oh and all the "good ones" are on the special display tables, especially Sarah Young and Joel Osteen!
     
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    Slim pickings, indeed.
     
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    Other than probably the Thom Rainer books, don't think I would take the time (if I had it) to read any of them.

    Noticed Dave Ramsey is on there twice, used to listen to him quite a bit but have cooled on him some, he used to recommend the #15 book fairly often on his show.
     
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    Christianity Today

    I will cite some (not all) items from two lists.

    Best books of the year 1967, by Geoffrey W. Bromiley

    Luther's Works :Vol. 5 Lectures in Genesis and Vol. 54 of Table Talk
    Luther, Selected Writings Four Volumes
    Reformers in Profile by B.A. Garrish
    Reformed Dogmatics by Herman Hoeksema *
    Ring of Truth by J.B. Phillips*
    Christian Reflections by C.S. Lewis*

    Choice Evangelical Books of 1967, by Robert L. Cleath

    The Theology of Martin Luther by Paul Althaus
    Evangelicals on the Brink by Carl F. Henry
    Reformed Dogmatics by Herman Hoeksema*
    The New Testament and Criticism by George Ladd
    Christian Reflections by C.S. Lewis*
    Know Why You Believe by Paul Little
    Ring of Truth by J.B. Phillips*
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    * = repeats from both lists.

    I'd say that there were meatier Christian books being devoured by Christians several decades ago. The poor examples given in the OP reminds me of the rather thin gruel that many professing Christians subsist upon these days.
     
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    Were those bestselling or the person's personal list of great books? I know many who have made up a list of their opinion of great books that look quite different from the list I posted.
     
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    I don't know how well they sold back then --probably much better than they would today.

    The original lists were the opinions of the two men --Dr. Bromiley (Best books of the year 1967) and Dr. Cleath (Choice Evangelical Books of 1967).
     

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