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Written by Eric Tiansay   
Monday, 28 January 2013 09:26 AM EST

Sarah Young's 2004 devotional, Jesus Calling (Thomas Nelson), dominated the best-selling Christian books of 2012, according to the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA).

The association's top 50 Christian title listing for last year, exclusively using sales from Christian retailers, also included: 2. Be a Better Dad Today!, Gregory Slayton (Regal ); 3. Heaven Is for Real, Todd Burpo (Thomas Nelson); 4. Jesus Calling, Young, large print deluxe (Thomas Nelson); 5. The Harbinger, Jonathan Cahn (FrontLine/Charisma House Book Group); 6. Jesus Calling, Young, deluxe (Thomas Nelson); 7. Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman (Zondervan); 8. One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp (Zondervan); 9. The Jesus Storybook Bible, Sally Lloyd-Jones (Zondervan); and 10. The 5 Love Languages, Gary Chapman (Northfield Publishing).

The publishers' group also released a top 50 multi-channel best-sellers list, which were: 1. Heaven Is for Real; 2. Jesus Calling; 3. The Harbinger; 4. Not a Fan; 5. One Thousand Gifts; 6. The Jesus Storybook Bible; 7. Jesus Today, Young (Thomas Nelson); 8. Jesus Calling for Kids, Young (Thomas Nelson); 9. The 5 Love Languages; and 10. Heaven Is for Real for Kids, Burpo (Thomas Nelson).

"We congratulate all the authors and publishers on these lists for their tremendous success in the marketplace this past year," said ECPA president and CEO Mark Kuyper. "Nowhere is our mission more evident—to make the transforming Christian message more widely known—than in the sales success of these excellent titles."

Top authors of 2012 were Sarah Young, Max Lucado, Todd Burpo, Karen Kingsbury and Joyce Meyer. The ECPA best-seller lists are compiled using Pubtrack data adult book sales data from retail stores and websites across the U.S.

Click here to see the full ECPA top 50 Christian multi-channel best-sellers list and Christian retailers' top 50 title list.

 
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