Heaven is for Real sits at No. 1 on the Top 20 General best-sellers list, while Beverly Lewis’ final installment of “The Rose” trilogy, The Mercy, heads the Top 10 Fiction list in the new weekly best-sellers introduced by Christian Retailing in association with the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA). In addition, Zondervan took all five spots in Top Five Bibles, with the hardcover NIV Adventure Bible leading the list.
The Mercy also stands at No. 8 on the General list, while Francis Chan sees three titles (all David C. Cook) posted this week, Crazy Love at No. 4, Forgotten God at No. 18 and Erasing Hell, co-written with Preston Sprinkle, at No. 19.
Courageous, Randy Alcorn’s Tyndale House-published novelization of the new Sherwood Pictures’ movie, sits second to Lewis’ Amish fiction and at No. 17 on the General list. B&H Books’ The Resolution for Men by Stephen and Alex Kendrick is at No. 18.
In full, the Top 20 General list is as follows: Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo (Thomas Nelson); Every Day a Friday, Joel Osteen (FaithWords); Jesus Calling, hardcover, Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson); Crazy Love; Radical, David Platt (Multnomah Publishers); Not a Fan, Kyle Idleman (Zondervan); The Mercy (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group); One Thousand Gifts, Ann Voskamp (Zondervan); The Well, Mark Hall with Tim Luke (Zondervan); Expecting to See Jesus, Anne Graham Lotz (Zondervan); One-Year Women’s Devotional (NavPress); Jesus Calling, deluxe, Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson); Empowered Evangelicals, Rich Nathan and Ken Wilson (Ampelon Publishing); KJV Standard Lesson Commentary 2011-2012 (Standard Publishing); The 5 Love Languages, Gary Chapman (Northfield Publishing); The Resolution for Men; Courageous; Forgotten God; Erasing Hell; and Living Beyond Your Feelings, Joyce Meyer (FaithWords).
Top 10 Fiction: The Mercy (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group); Courageous; The Healing, Wanda E. Brunstetter (Barbour Publishing); The Crossing, Serita Ann Jakes (); Forbidden, Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee (Center Street); The Judgment, Lewis (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group); Fatal Convictions, Randy Singer (Tyndale House Publishers); Learning, Karen Kingsbury (Zondervan); Code Triage, Candace Calvert (Tyndale); and A Lineage of Grace, Francine Rivers (Tyndale).
Top Five Bibles: NIV Adventure Bible, hardcover; NIV Church Bible, navy, large print; NIV Teen Study Bible, hardcover; The Story, NIV, hardcover; and The Journey, NIV, softcover.
Drawn from the ECPA’s national Pubtrack Christian store data, the lists track sales for the week ending Sept. 24.