|Laura Story's 'Blessings' cracks general best-sellers|
|Thursday, 24 May 2012 11:00 PM EDT|
Singer-songwriter Laura Story's What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops? (Worthy Publishing) has landed at No. 20 on the Top 20 General list from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA). Story's No. 1 hit "Blessings" (Fair Trade Services/Provident) was named Top Christian Song during last week's 2012 Billboard Music Awards. The list from ECPA tracks sales for the week ending May 19, according to Pubtrack Christian data.
The Top 20 General best-sellers are: 1. Jesus Calling, Sarah Young, hardcover (Thomas Nelson); 2. Jesus Calling: Deluxe Edition, Young (Thomas Nelson); 3. Heaven Is for Real, Todd Burpo (Thomas Nelson); 4. Jesus Calling: Large Print Deluxe Edition, Young (Thomas Nelson); 5. The Harbinger, Jonathan Cahn (FrontLine/Charisma House Book Group); 6. One Thousand Gifts, Ann Voskamp (Zondervan); 7. The 5 Love Languages, Gary Chapman (Northfield Publishing); 8. Crazy Love, Francis Chan (David C Cook); 9. Not a Fan, Kyle Idleman (Zondervan); 10. The Circle Maker, Mark Batterson (Zondervan); 11. Dear Jesus, Young, hardcover (Thomas Nelson); 12. Loving, "Bailey Flanigan Series," No. 4, Karen Kingsbury (Zondervan); 13. Radical, David Platt (Multnomah Books); 14. The Fiddler, "Home to Hickory Hollow," No. 1, Beverly Lewis (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group); 15. Battlefield of the Mind, Joyce Meyer (FaithWords); 16. Choose Joy, Kay Warren (Revell/Baker Publishing Group); 17. Nearing Home, Billy Graham (Thomas Nelson); 18. Do Yourself a Favor...Forgive, Joyce Meyer (FaithWords); and 19. Bonhoeffer, Eric Metaxas (Thomas Nelson).
The Top 10 Fiction best-sellers are: 1. The Harbinger; 2. Loving, Kingsbury (Zondervan); 3. The Fiddler, Lewis (Bethany House); 4. Illusion, Frank Peretti (Howard Books); 5. The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club, Wanda E. Brunstetter (Barbour Publishing); 6. Downfall, "Intervention," No. 3, Terri Blackstock (Zondervan); 7. Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers (Multnomah Books); 8. Touching the Sky, "Land of the Lone Star Series," No. 2, Tracie Peterson (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group); 9. The Shack, William P. Young (Windblown Media/Hachette Book Group); and 10. The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis (Zondervan).
The top five Bibles are: 1. The Story, hardcover, New International Version (Zondervan); 2. ESV Thinline Value Edition Bible, TruTone, midnight, flame design (Crossway); 3. NIV Thinline Bible, black bonded leather (Zondervan); 4. KJV Giant Print Reference Bible, Personal Size (Thomas Nelson); and 5. NIV Adventure Bible (Zonderkidz).