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Warren, Smith remain atop LifeWay’s best-seller list

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Rick Warren’s “Purpose Driven Life” remains at number one for the second month on LifeWay’s best sellers list. Also topping the music chart for the second month is Michael W. Smith’s “Worship Again,” while Oliver North’s “Mission Compromised” moves from number two to the top of the fiction list.

The national chain of stores, operated by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, releases a list of each month’s best-selling hardbacks, paperbacks, fiction and music, based on sales during the previous month. All best sellers will be featured in the stores at discounted prices throughout January.


1. Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren (Zondervan)

2. Love Worth Giving, Max Lucado (Nelson)

3. Wild At Heart, John Eldredge (Nelson)

4. Let’s Roll, Lisa Beamer (Tyndale)

5. Bringing Up Boys, James Dobson (Tyndale)

6. Life God Rewards, Bruce Wilkinson (Multnomah)

7. Praying God’s Word, Beth Moore (Broadman & Holman, LifeWay’s trade books division)

8. Twelve Ordinary Men, John MacArthur (Nelson)

9. Jesus the One and Only, Beth Moore (B&H)

10. Night Light for Parents, Shirley and James Dobson (Multnomah)


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

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

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

4. Checklist For Life for Teens (Nelson)

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

6. Checklist For Life For Women (Nelson)

7. Beyond Belief to Convictions, Josh McDowell (Tyndale)

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

9. Praying God’s will for Your Life, Lee Roberts (Nelson)

10. Jesus Freaks Vol. II, DC Talk (Appalachian)


1. Mission Compromised, Oliver North (B&H)

2. Remnant, LaHaye/Jenkins (Tyndale)

3. Covenant, Lewis (Bethany House)

4. Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers (Multnomah)

5. Rescue, Lori Wick (Harvest House)

6. Season of Blessing, Beverly LaHaye (Zondervan)

7. True Honor, Dee Henderson (Multnomah)

8. Cape Refuge, Terri Blackstock (Zondervan)

9. Time To Embrace, Karen Kingsbury (Nelson)

10. Healer, Dee Henderson (Multnomah)


1. Worship Again, Michael W. Smith (Provident)

2. Wow Hits 2003, various artists (Chordant)

3. Spoken For, Mercy Me (Word)

4. iWorship, various artists (Word)

5. Worship, Michael W. Smith (Provident)

6. Almost There, Mercy Me (Word)

7. All The Time In The World, Jump 5 (Chordant)

8. Woven and Spun, Nicole Nordeman (Chordant)

9. Come Together, Third Day (Provident)

10. By Surprise, Joy Williams (Provident)

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