Christian Bestsellers, Best of 2020

Christian Bestsellers, Best of 2020
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Rank Title Author ISBN Publisher Pub Date List $ Award
1 THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES GARY CHAPMAN 9780802412706 MOODY PUBLISHERS Jan. 2015 $15.99
2 GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD JENNIE ALLEN 9781601429643 WATERBROOK, an imprint of Penguin Random House Jan. 2020 $23.99
3 RELATIONSHIP GOALS MICHAEL TODD 9780593192573 WATERBROOK, an imprint of Penguin Random House Apr. 2020 $23.00
4 TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER CLASSIC EDITION DAVE RAMSEY 9781595555274 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Sep. 2013 $26.99
5 JESUS CALLING SARAH YOUNG 9781591451884 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Oct. 2004 $16.99
6 FORGIVING WHAT YOU CAN'T FORGET LYSA TERKEURST 9780718039875 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Nov. 2020 $26.99
7 GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE RACHEL HOLLIS 9781400201655 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Feb. 2018 $24.99
8 THE HARBINGER II: THE RETURN JONATHAN CAHN 9781629998916 FRONTLINE (CHARISMA MEDIA) Sep. 2020 $24.99
9 IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THIS WAY LYSA TERKEURST 9780718039851 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Nov. 2018 $24.99
10 LIVE SADIE ROBERTSON HUFF WITH BETH CLARK 9781400213061 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Feb. 2020 $19.99
11 NEW MORNING MERCIES PAUL DAVID TRIPP 9781433541384 CROSSWAY Oct. 2014 $22.99
12 THE ROAD BACK TO YOU IAN MORGAN CRON AND SUZANNE STABILE 9780830846191 INTERVARSITY PRESS Oct. 2016 $24.00
13 BOUNDARIES UPDATED AND EXPANDED EDITION HENRY CLOUD AND JOHN TOWNSEND 9780310351801 ZONDERVAN Oct. 2017 $19.99
14 WHATEVER IS LOVELY: A COLORING BOOK FOR REFLECTION AND WORSHIP WATERBROOK 9781601429285 WATERBROOK, an imprint of Penguin Random House Dec. 2015 $14.99
15 EMBRACED LYSA TERKEURST 9781400310296 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Mar. 2018 $19.99
16 ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING MAX LUCADO 9780718074210 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Oct. 2019 $17.99
17 RELATIONSHIP GOALS STUDY GUIDE MICHAEL TODD 9780593192603 WATERBROOK, an imprint of Penguin Random House Apr. 2020 $10.00
18 JESUS CALLING SMALL, Brown Leather SARAH YOUNG 9780718042820 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Nov. 2015 $19.99
19 LIVE IN GRACE, WALK IN LOVE BOB GOFF 9781400203772 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Oct. 2019 $22.99
20 DREAM BIG BOB GOFF 9781400219490 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Jun. 2020 $26.99
21 THE RUTHLESS ELIMINATION OF HURRY JOHN MARK COMER 9780525653097 WATERBROOK, an imprint of Penguin Random House Oct. 2019 $23.99
22 GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD STUDY GUIDE JENNIE ALLEN 9780310116370 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Apr. 2020 $14.99
23 THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE RICK WARREN 9780310337508 ZONDERVAN Dec. 2013 $19.99
24 DANGEROUS PRAYERS CRAIG GROESCHEL 9780310343127 ZONDERVAN Feb. 2020 $22.99
25 THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES OF CHILDREN GARY CHAPMAN AND ROSS CAMPBELL 9780802412850 MOODY PUBLISHERS May. 2016 $15.99
26 THE MANUAL TO MANHOOD JONATHAN CATHERMAN 9780800722296 REVELL (BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP) Apr. 2014 $15.99
27 BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND JOYCE MEYER 9780446691093 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Oct. 2002 $16.99
28 CHASING VINES BETH MOORE 9781496440822 TYNDALE MOMENTUM Feb. 2020 $26.99
29 WHEN WOMEN PRAY T. D. JAKES 9781546015598 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Sep. 2020 $24.00
30 GENTLE AND LOWLY DANE C. ORTLUND 9781433566134 CROSSWAY Apr. 2020 $19.99
31 LOVE DOES BOB GOFF 9781400203758 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Apr. 2012 $18.99
32 IMAGINE HEAVEN JOHN BURKE 9780801015267 BAKER BOOKS (BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP) Oct. 2015 $16.99
33 FERVENT PRISCILLA SHIRER 9781433688676 B&H PUBLISHING GROUP Aug. 2015 $17.99
34 JESUS POLITICS PHIL ROBERTSON 9781400210060 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Aug. 2020 $26.99
35 FORWARD DAVID JEREMIAH 9780785224020 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Oct. 2020 $26.99
36 TRUSTING GOD DAY BY DAY JOYCE MEYER 9780446538589 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Nov. 2012 $17.00
37 THE TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER WORKBOOK DAVE RAMSEY 9781400206506 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Jan. 2018 $21.99
38 UNINVITED LYSA TERKEURST 9781400205875 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Aug. 2016 $18.99
39 EVERYBODY, ALWAYS BOB GOFF 9780718078133 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Apr. 2018 $18.99
40 REDEEMING LOVE FRANCINE RIVERS 9781590525135 MULTNOMAH, an imprint of Penguin Random House May. 2005 $16.00
41 FIERCE, FREE, AND FULL OF FIRE JEN HATMAKER 9780718088149 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Apr. 2020 $24.99
42 100 DAYS TO BRAVE ANNIE F. DOWNS 9780310089629 ZONDERVAN Oct. 2017 $17.99
43 JESUS ALWAYS SARAH YOUNG 9780718039509 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Oct. 2016 $16.99
44 DO IT AFRAID JOYCE MEYER 9781546026303 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Sep. 2020 $26.00
45 IT'S NEVER TOO LATE KATHIE LEE GIFFORD 9780785236641 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Dec. 2020 $26.99
46 YOU ARE NEVER ALONE MAX LUCADO 9781400217342 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Sep. 2020 $26.99
47 BE THE BRIDGE LATASHA MORRISON 9780525652885 WATERBROOK, an imprint of Penguin Random House Oct. 2019 $17.99
48 THE HARBINGER JONATHAN CAHN 9781616386108 FRONTLINE (CHARISMA MEDIA) Jan. 2012 $16.99
49 MIDNIGHT MOM DEVOTIONAL BECKY THOMPSON AND SUSAN K. PITTS 9780525654292 WATERBROOK, an imprint of Penguin Random House Mar. 2020 $15.99
50 EMPTY OUT THE NEGATIVE JOEL OSTEEN 9781546015994 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Nov. 2020 $24.00
51 ALL ALONG YOU WERE BLOOMING MORGAN HARPER NICHOLS 9780310454076 ZONDERVAN Jan. 2020 $16.99
52 GOD HEARS HER OUR DAILY BREAD MINISTRIES AND XOCHITL DIXON 9781627078719 OUR DAILY BREAD PUBLISHING Sep. 2017 $15.99
53 JESUS CALLING, ENJOYING PEACE IN HIS PRESENCE, WITH FULL SCRIPTURES SARAH YOUNG 9781400215294 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Aug. 2019 $22.99
54 IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THIS WAY STUDY GUIDE LYSA TERKEURST 9780310094340 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Nov. 2018 $14.99
55 THE COLOR OF COMPROMISE JEMAR TISBY 9780310113607 ZONDERVAN Jan. 2020 $19.99
56 THE ORACLE JONATHAN CAHN 9781629996295 FRONTLINE (CHARISMA HOUSE) Sep. 2019 $24.99
57 WOMEN OF THE WORD JEN WILKIN 9781433567148 CROSSWAY Aug. 2019 $12.99
58 THE HIDING PLACE CORRIE TEN BOOM AND JOHN & ELIZABETH SHERRILL 9780800794057 CHOSEN BOOKS (BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP) Jan. 2006 $13.99
59 QUIET TIMES WITH GOD DEVOTIONAL JOYCE MEYER 9781455560288 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Oct. 2020 $17.00
60 EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL: A COLORING BOOK FOR REFLECTION AND INSPIRATION WATERBROOK 9780735289819 WATERBROOK, an imprint of Penguin Random House Oct. 2016 $14.99
61 THE LOVE DARE ALEX KENDRICK AND STEPHEN KENDRICK 9781433679599 B&H PUBLISHING GROUP Jan. 2013 $16.99
62 DRAW THE CIRCLE MARK BATTERSON 9780310327127 ZONDERVAN Dec. 2012 $17.99
63 WILD AT HEART REVISED AND UPDATED JOHN ELDREDGE 9781400200399 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Apr. 2011 $19.99
64 THE 5 LANGUAGES OF APPRECIATION IN THE WORKPLACE GARY CHAPMAN AND PAUL WHITE 9780802418401 MOODY PUBLISHERS Jan. 2019 $16.99
65 THE WEEKLY FAITH PROJECT ZONDERVAN 9780310453321 ZONDERVAN Nov. 2019 $16.99
66 THE WEEKLY PRAYER PROJECT ZONDERVAN 9780310087489 ZONDERVAN Jul. 2017 $16.99
67 THE TONY EVANS BIBLE COMMENTARY TONY EVANS 9780805499421 B&H PUBLISHING GROUP Oct. 2019 $44.99
68 THE FORGIVENESS JOURNAL LYSA TERKEURST 9781400224388 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Nov. 2020 $19.99
69 THE END OF MENTAL ILLNESS DANIEL AMEN 9781496438157 TYNDALE MOMENTUM Mar. 2020 $25.99
70 THE HIDEAWAY LAUREN K. DENTON 9780718084226 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Apr. 2017 $16.99
71 THE 40-DAY SUGAR FAST WENDY SPEAKE 9780801094576 BAKER BOOKS (BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP) Nov. 2019 $14.99
72 THE CASE FOR CHRIST LEE STROBEL 9780310345862 ZONDERVAN Sep. 2016 $19.99
73 I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU JOURNAL CHRISTIAN ART GIFTS 9781432124908 CHRISTIAN ART GIFTS Nov. 2017 $16.99
74 STAND STRONG OUR DAILY BREAD MINISTRIES AND DAVE BRANON 9781627079006 OUR DAILY BREAD PUBLISHING Oct. 2018 $15.99
75 JESUS: THE GOD WHO KNOWS YOUR NAME MAX LUCADO 9781400214693 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Jan. 2020 $24.99
76 BEHOLDING AND BECOMING RUTH CHOU SIMONS 9780736974929 HARVEST HOUSE PUBLISHERS Sep. 2019 $29.99
77 THE POWER OF A PRAYING(R) WIFE STORMIE OMARTIAN 9780736957496 HARVEST HOUSE PUBLISHERS Feb. 2014 $15.99
78 LOVE AND RESPECT EMERSON EGGERICHS 9781591451877 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Sep. 2004 $29.99
79 RHYTHMS OF RENEWAL: TRADING STRESS AND ANXIETY FOR A LIFE OF PEACE AND PURPOSE REBEKAH LYONS 9780310356141 ZONDERVAN Oct. 2019 $25.99
80 KNOWING GOD J. I. PACKER 9780830816507 INTERVARSITY PRESS Jun. 1993 $20.00
81 JESUS CALLING LARGE PRINT SARAH YOUNG 9781400318131 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Sep. 2011 $24.99
82 THE ROAD BACK TO YOU IAN MORGAN CRON AND SUZANNE STABILE 9780830846207 INTERVARSITY PRESS Oct. 2016 $10.00
83 EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY SPIRITUALITY PETER SCAZZERO 9780310348498 ZONDERVAN Apr. 2017 $18.99
84 COZY WHITE COTTAGE LIZ MARIE GALVAN 9781400315321 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Sep. 2019 $26.99
85 HEAVEN RANDY ALCORN 9780842379427 TYNDALE MOMENTUM Oct. 2004 $25.99
86 THE JERUSALEM ASSASSIN JOEL C. ROSENBERG 9781496437846 TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS Mar. 2020 $27.99
87 HABITS OF A GODLY WOMAN JOYCE MEYER 9781546013495 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Jun. 2020 $10.00
88 STRONG LISA BEVERE 9781400213139 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Mar. 2020 $19.99
89 GOD, TRUMP, AND THE 2020 ELECTION STEPHEN E. STRANG 9781629996653 FRONTLINE (CHARISMA HOUSE) Jan. 2020 $23.99
90 THE CROW'S CALL WANDA E. BRUNSTETTER 9781643520216 BARBOUR PUBLISHING Mar. 2020 $15.99
91 AWAKEN PRISCILLA SHIRER 9781462776344 B&H PUBLISHING GROUP Aug. 2017 $19.99
92 THE CONFIDENT WOMAN DEVOTIONAL JOYCE MEYER 9781546009924 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Oct. 2018 $17.00
93 THE POWER OF FAVOR JOEL OSTEEN 9781455534333 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Dec. 2019 $26.00
94 RISEN MOTHERHOOD EMILY JENSEN AND LAURA WIFLER 9780736976220 HARVEST HOUSE PUBLISHERS Sep. 2019 $18.99
95 MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST CHAMBERS, OSWALD AND JAMES REIMANN, EDITOR 9781627078757 OUR DAILY BREAD PUBLISHING Jul. 2017 $7.99
96 WISDOM FOR EACH DAY BILLY GRAHAM 9781400211234 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Nov. 2019 $24.99
97 THE SHACK WILLIAM PAUL YOUNG 9780964729230 WINDBLOWN MEDIA, in association with Hachette Book Group, Inc. Jul. 2008 $15.00
98 GET YOUR LIFE BACK JOHN ELDREDGE 9781400208661 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Feb. 2020 $24.99
99 A SHEPHERD LOOKS AT PSALM 23 W. PHILLIP KELLER 9780310274414 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Apr. 2007 $6.99
100 STRONG & COURAGEOUS CLASSIC JOURNAL Not Specified 9781642720129 CHRISTIAN ART GIFTS Sep. 2018 $19.99

Awards Legend:

Bronze Award Bronze Award (over 100,000 sold)

Gold Award Gold Award (over 500,000 sold)

Platinum Award Platinum Award (1 million sold)

Double Diamond Award Diamond Award (10 million sold)

Christian Book Award® Christian Book Award® winner

Book of the Year Book of the Year winner

Christy Award Christy Award winner

American Christian Fiction Carol Award winner ACFW Carol Award winner


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