Christian Fiction Bestsellers, May 2013

Christian Fiction Bestsellers, May 2013
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Evangelical Christian Publishers Association
Title Author ISBN Publisher Pub
1 The Guardian, Home to Hickory Hollow Series #3 Beverly Lewis 9780764209796 Baker Publishing Group Mar. 2013 $14.99
2 The Harbinger Jonathan Cahn 9781616386108 Charisma Media Jan. 2012 $16.99
3 Damascus Countdown, The Twelfth Imam Series #3 Joel C. Rosenberg 9781414319704 Tyndale House Publishers Mar. 2013 $26.99
4 The Chance Karen Kingsbury 9781451647037 Howard Books a division of Simon & Schuster Mar. 2013 $22.99
5 The Hope of Spring, Discovery Series #3 Wanda E. Brunstetter 9781620291443 Barbour Publishing Apr. 2013 $6.99
6 Truth-Stained Lies, Moonlighter Series #1 Terri Blackstock 9780310283133 Zondervan Mar. 2013 $14.99
7 When Jesus Wept, The Jerusalem Chronicles Series #1 Bodie Thoene, Brock Thoene 9780310335931 Zondervan Mar. 2013 $14.99
8 The Silence of Winter, Discovery Series #2 Wanda E. Brunstetter 9781620291436 Barbour Publishing Mar. 2013 $6.99
9 Goodbye to Yesterday, Discovery Series #1 Wanda E. Brunstetter 9781616260859 Barbour Publishing Feb. 2013 $6.99
10 The Twelfth Imam, The Twelfth Imam Series #1 Joel C. Rosenberg 9781414311647 Tyndale House Publishers Jul. 2011 $14.99
11 The Icecutter's Daughter, Land of Shining Water Series #1 Tracie Peterson 9780764206191 Baker Publishing Group Mar. 2013 $14.99
12 Story of God and All of Us Mark Burnett, Roma Downey 9781455525584 FaithWords a division of Hachette Book Group USA Feb. 2013 $24.99
13 The Winnowing Season, Amish Vines and Orchards Series #2 Cindy Woodsmall 9780307730046 Waterbrook/Multnomah Publishing Group Apr. 2013 $14.99
14 A Place to Belong, Wild West Wind Series #3 Lauraine Snelling 9780764204173 Baker Publishing Group Apr. 2013 $14.99
15 The Shack William Paul Young 9780964729230 Windblown Media Jul. 2008 $14.99
16 The Tehran Initiative Joel C. Rosenberg 9781414319360 Tyndale House Publishers Apr. 2012 $15.99
17 Redeeming Love Francine Rivers 9781590525135 Waterbrook/Multnomah Publishing Group May. 2005 $14.99
18 The Bridesmaid, Home to Hickory Hollow Series #2 Beverly Lewis 9780764209789 Baker Publishing Group Sep. 2012 $14.99
19 The Fiddler, Home to Hickory Hollow Series #1 Beverly Lewis 9780764209772 Baker Publishing Group Apr. 2012 $15.99
20 Cross Roads Young, William Paul 9781455516049 FaithWords a division of Hachette Book Group USA Nov. 2012 $24.99

Awards Legend:

Bronze Award Bronze Award (over 100,000 sold)

Gold Award Gold Award (over 500,000 sold)

Platinum Award Platinum Award (1 million sold)

Double Diamond Award Diamond Award (10 million sold)

Christian Book Award® Christian Book Award® winner

Book of the Year Book of the Year winner

Christy Award Christy Award winner

American Christian Fiction Carol Award winner ACFW Carol Award winner

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The ECPA Bestseller Lists are compiled using adult book sales data from Christian retail stores across the U.S. A book must have sales in at least 20% of reporting stores during at least one week of the represented reporting cycle to be placed on the list. Only Trade Paper, Cloth and Mass Market Paper books are reported, tracts, mini-books or booklets are not included on this list. Only books which are offered to Christian stores at a trade discount from a publisher or wholesaler are featured on the list. Seasonal/holiday books are omitted from this list.