Thomas Nelson Publishers decided to tally up the 100 bestselling Christian books of 2010 (they used proprietary software; don’t try this at home). While Thomas Hyatt, TN’s chairman and CEO, posted the entire list at his website, we’re going to take you up to only number 11 here because we’re a little fascinated with the videos used to promote it (here and here).
If you were being Born Again in the 1980s (or heading to a monastery in the 380s), the message in David Platt’s Radical will ring familiar. Give up everything and follow God; you can’t do His work from your comfortable, middle class suburb. With more Americans losing middle-class status from loss of jobs, homes and cars, I wonder if the message will sell as well as the book?
|1||Sarah Young||Jesus Calling||Thomas Nelson|
|2||William P. Young||The Shack||Hachette|
|3||Francis Chan||Crazy Love||David C. Cook|
|4||Gary Chapman||The Five Love Languages||Moody|
|5||Dave Ramsey||The Total Money Makeover||Thomas Nelson|
and Alex Kendrick
|The Love Dare||B&H|
|7||Ron Hall and
|Same Kind of Different As Me||Thomas Nelson|
|8||Beth Moore||So Long Insecurity||Tyndale|
|9||Francis Chan||Forgotten God||David C. Cook|
|10||Don Piper||90 Minutes in Heaven||Revell|
(h/t Galleycat, Adam Becker)