|Monday, 26 September 2011 10:44 AM EDT|
A new weekly best-sellers report to help stores stay on top of trends is being introduced by Christian Retailing magazine in association with the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA).
From Sept. 26, the latest timely data on general sales, fiction and Bibles will be made available through Christian Retailing’s Monday Christian Retailing Update. Drawing from the ECPA’s national Pubtrack Christian store data, the lists track sales through Sept. 17.
Tyndale House Publishers populates half the fiction Top 10 list, with Randy Alcorn’s novelization of Courageous—the Sherwood Pictures movie to premiere later this week—at No. 3.
The rest of the fiction Top 10 is: 1. The Mercy (“Rose Trilogy,” No. 3) by Beverly Lewis (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group), 2. The Healing (“Kentucky Brothers,” No. 2) by Wanda E. Brunstetter (Barbour Publishing), 4. The Crossing by Serita Ann Jakes (WaterBrook Press), 5. Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee (FaithWords), 6. Learning (“Bailey Flanigan,” No. 2) by Karen Kingsbury (Zondervan), 7. Fatal Convictions by Randy Singer (Tyndale House Publishers), 8. Code Triage (“Mercy Hospital,” No. 3) by Candace Calvert (Tyndale House Publishers), 9. Still House Pond (“Copper Brown,” No. 2) by Jan Watson (Tyndale House Publishers), 10. The Brotherhood (“Precinct 11,” No. 1) by Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale House Publishers).
General Top 20: 1. Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson), 2. Jesus Calling (hardcover) by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson), 3. Crazy Love by Francis Chan (David C. Cook), 4. The Mercy, 5. Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman (Zondervan), 6. Radical by David Platt (Multnomah Publishers), 7. The Promise of God’s Name by A.L. Gill and Joyce Gill (Whitaker House), 8. The Well by Mark Hall with Tim Luke (Zondervan), 9. KJV Standard Lesson Commentary 2011-2012 (Standard Publishing), 10. Every Day a Friday by Joel Osteen (FaithWords), 11. One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp (Zondervan), 12. Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst (Zondervan), 13. Boundaries (softcover) by Henry Cloud and John Townsend (Zondervan), 14. Living Beyond Your Feelings by Joyce Meyer (FaithWords), 15. One Call Away by Brenda Warner with Jennifer Schuchmann (Thomas Nelson), 16. The Healing 17. Jesus Calling (deluxe edition), 18. The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman (Northfield Publishing), 19. Courageous, 20. Weird by Craig Groeschel (Zondervan).
Top Five Bibles: NIV Adventure Bible, hardcover (Zondervan), 2. The Story, NIV, hardcover (Zondervan), 3. NIV Church Bible, navy, hardcover (Zondervan), 4. NIV Teen Study Bible, hardcover (Zondervan), 5. The Story: Teen Edition, NIV, softcover (Zondervan).