The Book Sense World Religion and Religious Inspiration Bestseller List

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Based on the last four weeks of sales from nearly 400 independent bookstores across the United States.

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World Religion and Religious Inspiration Bestsellers
1. Crisis of Islam
Bernard Lewis, Modern Library, $19.95, 0679642811
2. Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
Geraldine Brooks, Anchor, $14, 0385475772
3. Michelangelo & the Pope's Ceiling
Ross King, Walker, $28, 0802713955
4. Abraham
Bruce Feiler, Morrow, $23.95, 0380977761
5. When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
Pema Chodron, Shambhala, $12.95, 1570623449
6. The Witches' Almanac, Spring 2003 to Spring 2004: The Complete Guide to Lunar Harmony
Elizabeth, Pepper (Ed.), Witches Almanac, $8.95, 1881098222
7. The Purpose-Driven Life
Rick Warren, Zondervan, $19.99, 0310205719
8. Golf for Enlightenment: The Seven Lessons for the Game of Life
Deepak Chopra, Harmony, $21, 0609603906
9. The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times
Pema Chodron, Shambhala, $12.95, 1570629218
10. Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama
Daniel Goleman, Bantam, $26.95, 0553801716
11. Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
Anne Lamott, Anchor, $13, 0385496095
12. Walking the Bible
Bruce Feiler, Harper, $14.95, 0380807319
13. Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal
Rachel Naomi Remen, Riverhead, $14, 1573226106
14. The Prophet
Kahlil Gibran, Knopf, $15, 0394404289
15. Turning the Mind Into an Ally
Sakyong Mipham, Riverhead, $23.95, 1573222062
16. Mere Christianity
C.S. Lewis, HarperSanFrancisco, $10, 0060652926
17. Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Thich Nhat Hanh, Bantam, $13.95, 0553351397
18. My Grandfather's Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging
Rachel Naomi Remen, Riverhead, $14, 1573228567
19. The Prayer of Jabez: Breaking Through to the Blessed Life
Bruce Wilkinson, Howard Hendricks, Multnomah, $9.99, 1576737330
20. The Screwtape Letters
C.S. Lewis, HarperSanFrancisco, $10, 0060652934
21. The Soul of Rumi
Jalal al-Din Rumi, Coleman Barks (Trans.), HarperSanFrancisco, $16.95, 0060604522
22. The Jewish Book of Why
Alfred J. Kolatch, Penguin, $13, 0142196193
23. Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings
Pema Chodron, Shambhala, $19.95, 1570629722
24. Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
Dava Sobel, Penguin, $14, 0140280553
25. Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl, Washington Square, $6.99, 0671023373
26. Crossing Over: One Woman's Escape From Amish Life
Ruth Irene Garrett, HarperSanFrancisco, $13.95, 006052992X
27. Bible Code II: The Countdown
Michael Drosnin, Viking Books, $26.95, 0670032107

Living a Life That Matters
Harold S. Kushner, Anchor, $11.95, 0385720947

29. A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Karen Armstrong, Ballantine, $15.95, 0345384563
30. An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life
Dalai Lama, Back Bay, $12.95, 0316930938
31. Confessions of a Pagan Nun
Kate Horsley, Shambhala, $10.95, 1570629137
32. Life Is Short, Pray Hard: More Roadside Church Signs Across America
Mary Katherine Compton, New American, $6.99, 0451207831
33. The Brother of Jesus
Hershel Shanks, Ben Witherington III, HarperSanFrancisco, $24.95, 0060556609
34. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
Sogyal Rinpoche, HarperSanFrancisco, $17.95, 0062508342
35. The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey From Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine
Sue M. Kidd, HarperSanFrancisco, $12.95, 006064589X
36. Islam: A Short History
Karen Armstrong, Modern Library, $10.95, 081296618X
37. In Search of Zarathustra: The First Prophet and the Ideas That Changed the World
Paul Kriwaczek, Knopf, $25, 0375415289
38. The Battle for God
Karen Armstrong, Ballantine, $15.95, 0345391691
39. The Sermon on the Mount: The Key to Success in Life
Emmet Fox, HarperSanFrancisco, $13, 0060628626
40. Beyond Fear: A Toltec Guide to Freedom and Joy
Don Miguel Ruiz, Council Oak, $14.95, 1571780386