Christian Fiction Bestsellers, October 2008

Christian Fiction Bestsellers, October 2008
Compiled and distributed by the
Evangelical Christian Publishers Association
Title Author ISBN Publisher Pub
1 The Shack William P. Young 9780964729230 Windblown Media Dec. 1969 $14.99
2 The Longing Beverly Lews 9780764203121 Bethany / Baker Publishing Group Dec. 1969 $13.99
3 Jessie Lori Wick 9780736920803 Harvest House Publishers Dec. 1969 $13.99
4 Sinner Ted Dekker 9781595540089 Thomas Nelson Publishers Dec. 1969 $24.99
5 Dead Heat Joel C. Rosenberg 9781414311623 Tyndale House Publishers Dec. 1969 $14.99
6 A Promise to Believe In Tracie Peterson 9780764201486 Bethany House Publishers/Baker Publishing Group Dec. 1969 $13.99
7 Where the Heart Leads Kim Vogel Sawyer 9780764202636 Bethany House Publishers/Baker Publishing Group Dec. 1969 $13.99
8 Redeeming Love Francine Rivers 9781590525135 Waterbrook/Multnomah Publishing Group Dec. 1969 $14.99
9 Sunset Karen Kingsbury 9780842387583 Tyndale House Publishers Dec. 1969 $13.99
10 Unexpected Love Judith Miller 9780764203657 Bethany House Publishers/Baker Publishing Group Dec. 1969 $13.99
11 Fireproof Eric Wilson 9781595547163 Thomas Nelson Publishers Dec. 1969 $14.99
12 The Note Angela Hunt 9781595543240 Thomas Nelson Publishers Dec. 1969 $14.99
13 A Sister's Hope Wanda E. Brunstetter 9781597892735 Barbour Publishing Dec. 1969 $10.97
14 The Yada Yada Prayer Group Neta Jackson 9781595544391 Thomas Nelson Publishers Dec. 1969 $14.99
15 The Perfect Life Robin Lee Hatcher 9781595541482 Thomas Nelson Publishers Dec. 1969 $14.99
16 The Forbidden Beverly Lewis 9780764203114 Bethany House Publishers/Baker Publishing Group Dec. 1969 $13.99
17 The Last Jihad Joel C. Rosenberg 9781414312729 Tyndale House Publishers Dec. 1969 $13.99
18 Someday Karen Kingsbury 9780842387491 Tyndale House Publishers Dec. 1969 $13.99
19 When the Soul Mends Cindy Woodsmall 9781400072941 Waterbrook/Multnomah Publishing Group Dec. 1969 $13.99
20 Riven Jerry B. Jenkins 9781414309040 Tyndale House Publishers Dec. 1969 $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.