The Book Sense Category Bestseller List: Christianity

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Based on the last four weeks of sales from over 350 independent bookstores across America.

Thanks to all the stores that report, the new expanded electronic reporting options, and the software our team here has built to sort and slice a ton of data according to BISAC categories, this is the latest of many subject category lists to run in BTW each week. These are intended as inventory checking tools for booksellers, alerts to publishers as to what's selling, and lists that the media can run. (Past Category Bestseller lists are available at

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The Top 25 for the Last Four Weeks

1. Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis (HarperSanFrancisco, $10, 0060652926)
2. Why I Am a Catholic, by Garry Wills (Houghton Mifflin, $26, 0618134298)
3. Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God, by Jack Miles (Vintage, $14, 0679781609)
4. The Battle for God, by Karen Armstrong (Ballantine, $15, 0345391691)
5. A New Christianity for a New World: Why Traditional Faith Is Dying and How a New Faith Is Being Born, by John Shelby Spong (HarperSanFrancisco, $13.95, 0060670630)
6. A Life God Rewards, by Bruce Wilkinson (Multnomah, $10.99, 1576739767)
7. The Purpose-Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?, by Richard Warren (Zondervan, $19.99, 0310205719)
8. Amazing Grace: The Story of America's Most Beloved Song, by Steve Turner (Ecco, $23.95, 0060002182)
9. Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation, by Parker J. Palmer (Jossey-Bass, $18, 0787947350)
10. Wild at Heart: Discovering a Life of Passion, Freedom, and Adventure, by John Eldredge (Thomas Nelson, $19.99, 0785268839)
11. Trinity: A New Living Spirituality, by Joseph F. Girzone (Doubleday, $16.95, 0385504578)
12. A Love Worth Giving: Living in the Overflow of God's Love, by Max Lucado (W Publishing, $22.99, 084991759X)
13. God: A Biography, by Jack Miles (Vintage, $15, 0679743685)
14. The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality in the USA, by Ronald Rolheiser (Doubleday, $21.95, 0385494181)
15. The Little Soul and the Sun: A Children's Parable Adapted From Conversations With God, by Neale Donald Walsch (Young Spirit Books, $17.95, 1571740872)
16. The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming, by Henri J.M. Nouwen (Image Books, $16, 0385473079)
17. Desire of the Everlasting Hills: The World Before and After Jesus, by Thomas Cahill (Nan A. Talese, $14, 0385483724)
18. The Four Loves, by C.S. Lewis (Harvest Books, $12, 0156329301)
19. Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World, by Henri J.M. Nouwen (Crossroad, $14.95, 0824519868)
20. The Vanishings, by Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale, $5.99, 0842321934)
21. The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics, by C.S. Lewis (HarperSanFrancisco, $49.95, 0060506083)
22. Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear, by Max Lucado (W Publishing, $21.99, 0849912970)
23. The Courage to Be Catholic: Crisis, Reform, and the Future of the Church, by George Weigel (Basic, $22, 0465092608)
24. Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus & the Heart of Contemporary Faith, by Marcus J. Borg (HarperSanFrancisco, $13, 0060609176)
25. The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, by Lee Strobel (Zondervan, $12.99, 0310209307)