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Kingsbury series takes three best-seller spots Print Email
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 05 March 2012 09:07 AM America/New_York

Novelist Karen Kingsbury’s “Bailey Flanigan” series appeared three times on the weekly Top 20 Fiction best-sellers list from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) ahead of the March release of the fourth installment, Loving. Books one through three were on the list for the week ending Feb. 25, according to Pubtrack Christian data.

In books, the Top 20 General best-sellers are: 1. Jesus Calling, Sarah Young, hardcover (Thomas Nelson); 2. Heaven Is for Real, Todd Burpo (Thomas Nelson); 3. The 5 Love Languages, Gary Chapman (Northfield Publishing); 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 Resolution for Men, Stephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick, Randy Alcorn (B&H Books); 8. Jesus Calling: Deluxe Edition, Young (Thomas Nelson); 9. Crazy Love, Francis Chan (David C Cook); 10. The Resolution for Women, Priscilla Shirer (B&H Books); 11. The Necessity of an Enemy, Ron Carpenter Jr. (WaterBrook Press); 12. Not a Fan, Kyle Idleman (Zondervan); 13. Battlefield of the Mind, Joyce Meyer (FaithWords); 14. Love & Respect, Emerson Eggerichs (Thomas Nelson); 15. Bonhoeffer, Eric Metaxas, softcover (Thomas Nelson); 16. Through My Eyes, Tim Tebow with Nathan Whitaker, hardcover (Harper); 17. Made to Crave, Lysa TerKeurst (Zondervan); 18. Nearing Home, Billy Graham (Thomas Nelson); 19. Jesus Lives devotional, Young, leatherflex (Thomas Nelson); and 20. The Love Dare, Stephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick (B&H Books).

The Top 10 Fiction best-sellers are: 1. The Harbinger, Jonathan Cahn (FrontLine/Charisma House Book Group); 2. Courageous (B&H Books); 3. The Tehran Initiative, Joel C. Rosenberg (Tyndale); 4. My Foolish Heart, “Deep Haven,” No. 4, Susan May Warren (Tyndale House Publishers); 5. Longing, “Bailey Flanigan Series,” No. 3, Karen Kingsbury (Zondervan); 6. Leaving, “Bailey Flanigan Series,” No. 1, Karen Kingsbury (Zondervan); 7. Desert Gift, “Side Roads,” No. 2, Sally John (Tyndale); 8. Almost Heaven, Chris Fabry (Tyndale); 9. Springtime of the Spirit, Maureen Lang, “The Great War,” No. 2 (Tyndale); and 10. Learning, “Bailey Flanigan Series,” No. 2, Karen Kingsbury (Zondervan).

The top five Bibles are: 1. The Story, NIV, hardcover (Zondervan); 2. NIV Adventure Bible, hardcover (Zondervan); 3. ESV Value Thinline Bible, TruTone, midnight, flame design (Crossway); 4. NIV Church Bible, New International Version (NIV), hardcover, navy (Zondervan); and 5. The Message with Topical Concordance, numbered edition, personal size, hardcover (NavPress).