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Best-Selling Books of All Time

Antiquarian%20Books.jpgHere's an interesting list of the best-selling books of all time.  Some of these might be a bit of a surprise.  We all know that the number one best-seller is the Bible.  But my guess is that numbers 5, 6, 7, and 33 will come as a pleasant surprise.  Numbers 31 and 34 will not be a surprise--sad to say.  We've been cleaning up after them for years.

One thing is clear, J. K. Rowling must be making a pile of money.

Here's the list.  Click here: List of best-selling books - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Reader Comments (5)

Didja notice the footnote: "The Bible is controversial regarding authorship. While some claim divine inspiration, secular critics, most biblical scholars and most people of different faith traditions do not accept supernatural guidance or authorship."
Of course, no surprise that the (almost exact) same language is given for the Koran and the Book of Mormon.
The entire list is interesting.
May 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSusan
I Thought that Thomas a Kempis'"Imitation of Christ" would have been on this list. Hunh?

I really like Cranmers' translations of the Psalms in the Book of Common Prayer. Although later editions have become pretty shallow and "liberal." The old 1923 edition is still pretty good.

Yeah, J. K. Rowling has to be rolling in the dough! See, I should have been an English major rather than going into seminary. No one wants to buy Theology books anymore. :)
May 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChris Coleman
No Atlas Shrugged, anyway.
May 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
I know their figures for Lord of the Rings are off by a lot. The publisher sold over 100 million in the last 10 years alone. If you ask the publisher today, they will give you a figure of "over 200 million." Also of note Tolkien's orignal deal with the publisher was a split of profits. So the family, to this day, still recieves a percentage of each book sold.
May 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTed Tschopp
Lord of the rings and narnia should be on any top sellers list. Two books not on the list which did suprise me was the purpose driven life and the prayer of jabez. The only reason I thought that they would be on the list is both sold alot in the first year and now warren's book is picking up some steam again as more churches want to use that book with small groups.

Hay Pastor Kim, did we ever use a corney book like this? Probually not too many people would ask for a book burning. I know I would.
May 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commentertiminator

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