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‘Purpose-Driven’ stays atop LifeWay bestsellers in Jan.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Rick Warren’s runaway phenomenon “The Purpose-Driven Life” remained the best-seller for hardbacks during January for LifeWay Christian Stores, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources.

The national chain of stores, operated by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, releases a list of best-selling hardbacks, paperbacks, fiction and music based on sales during the previous month.

In other categories, Tim LaHaye’s “Babylon Rising” was No. 1 in fiction and Atlanta-based Casting Crowns reclaimed its top spot in sales for music.

All best-sellers will be featured in the stores at discounted prices through Feb. 28.


1. The Purpose-Driven Life, Rick Warren (Zondervan)

2. Wild At Heart, John Eldridge (Nelson)

3. Waking The Dead, John Eldridge (Nelson)

4. Purpose-Driven Life Journal (Zondervan)

5. Dream Giver, Bruce Wilkinson (Multnomah)

6. Faith of George W. Bush, Stephen Mansfield (Strang)

7. Next Door Savior, Max Lucado (Nelson)

8. Twelve Ordinary Men, John MacArthur (Nelson)

9. Finding Peace, Charles Stanley (Nelson)

10. Beloved Disciple, Beth Moore (Broadman & Holman)


1. Checklist For Life For Teens, (Nelson)

2. Then Sings My Soul, Robert Morgan (Nelson)

3. Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman (Moody Press)

4. Power of a Positive Mom, Karol Ladd (Howard)

5. Power of a Praying Wife, Stormie Omartian (Harvest House)

6. Case For Christ, Lee Strobel (Zondervan)

7. Checklist For Life For Women, (Nelson)

8. Power of a Praying Woman, Stormie Omartian (Harvest House)

9. Power of a Praying Husband, Stormie Omartian (Harvest House)

10. Finding God in the Lord of the Rings, Bruner and Ware (Tyndale)


1. Babylon Rising, Tim F. LaHaye (Doubleday)

2. Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers (Multnomah)

3. Jericho Sanction, Oliver North (B&H)

4. Soon, Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale)

5. And The Shofar Blew, Francine Rivers (Tyndale)

6. Line of Duty, Terri Blackstock (Zondervan)

7. Armageddon, LaHaye and Jenkins (Tyndale)

8. Return, Karen Kingsbury (Tyndale)

9. Betrayal, Beverly Lewis (Baker)

10. Life Support, Robert Whitlow (Nelson)


1. Casting Crowns, Casting Crowns (Provident)

2. WOW Hits 2004, various artists (Chordant)

3. Second Decade, Michael W. Smith (Provident)

4. Almost There, Mercy Me (Word)

5. Who We Are Instead, Jars of Clay (Provident)

6. WOW Worship Yellow, various artists (Provident)

7. Worship and Faith, Randy Travis (Word)

8. Offerings 2 All I Have To Give, Third Day (Provident)

9. iWorship Vol.2, various artists (Word)

10. Spoken For, Mercy Me (Word)

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