Christian Bestsellers, Best of 2021

Christian Bestsellers, Best of 2021
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List does not include Bibles, Children's, or books under $6
Rank Title Author ISBN Publisher Pub Date List $ Award
1 THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES GARY CHAPMAN 9780802412706 MOODY PUBLISHERS Jan. 2015 $15.99
2 JESUS LISTENS SARAH YOUNG 9781400215584 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Oct. 2021 $19.99
3 FORGIVING WHAT YOU CAN'T FORGET LYSA TERKEURST 9780718039875 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Nov. 2020 $26.99
4 JESUS CALLING SARAH YOUNG 9781591451884 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Oct. 2004 $16.99
5 GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD JENNIE ALLEN 9781601429643 WATERBROOK, an imprint of Penguin Random House Jan. 2020 $23.99
6 TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER CLASSIC EDITION DAVE RAMSEY 9781595555274 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Sep. 2013 $26.99
7 GENTLE AND LOWLY DANE C. ORTLUND 9781433566134 CROSSWAY Apr. 2020 $19.99
8 WINNING THE WAR IN YOUR MIND CRAIG GROESCHEL 9780310362722 ZONDERVAN Feb. 2021 $26.99
9 SEEING BEAUTIFUL AGAIN LYSA TERKEURST 9781400218912 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Mar. 2021 $24.99
10 BOUNDARIES UPDATED AND EXPANDED EDITION HENRY CLOUD AND JOHN TOWNSEND 9780310351801 ZONDERVAN Oct. 2017 $19.99
11 WOMAN EVOLVE SARAH JAKES ROBERTS 9780785235545 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Apr. 2021 $24.99
12 FAULT LINES VODDIE T. BAUCHAM 9781684511808 SALEM BOOKS Apr. 2021 $24.99
13 CRAZY FAITH MICHAEL TODD 9780593239193 WATERBROOK, an imprint of Penguin Random House Sep. 2021 $26.00
14 NEW MORNING MERCIES PAUL DAVID TRIPP 9781433541384 CROSSWAY Oct. 2014 $22.99
15 RELATIONSHIP GOALS MICHAEL TODD 9780593192573 WATERBROOK, an imprint of Penguin Random House Apr. 2020 $23.00
16 THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE RICK WARREN 9780310337508 ZONDERVAN Dec. 2013 $19.99
17 WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? DAVID JEREMIAH 9780785224198 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Oct. 2021 $26.99
18 THE ROAD BACK TO YOU IAN MORGAN CRON AND SUZANNE STABILE 9780830846191 INTERVARSITY PRESS Oct. 2016 $24.00
19 EMBRACED LYSA TERKEURST 9781400310296 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Mar. 2018 $19.99
20 THE RUTHLESS ELIMINATION OF HURRY JOHN MARK COMER 9780525653097 WATERBROOK, an imprint of Penguin Random House Oct. 2019 $23.99
21 THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES OF CHILDREN GARY CHAPMAN AND ROSS CAMPBELL 9780802412850 MOODY PUBLISHERS May. 2016 $15.99
22 REDEEMING LOVE FRANCINE RIVERS 9781590525135 MULTNOMAH, an imprint of Penguin Random House May. 2005 $16.00
23 WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED ERWIN W. LUTZER 9780736981798 HARVEST HOUSE PUBLISHERS Nov. 2020 $17.99
24 DON'T GIVE THE ENEMY A SEAT AT YOUR TABLE LOUIE GIGLIO 9780785247227 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS May. 2021 $22.99
25 IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THIS WAY LYSA TERKEURST 9780718039851 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Nov. 2018 $24.99
26 JESUS CALLING WITH SCRIPTURE REFERENCES SARAH YOUNG 9780718042820 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Nov. 2015 $19.99
27 EMPTY OUT THE NEGATIVE JOEL OSTEEN 9781546015994 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Nov. 2020 $24.00
28 THE HIDING PLACE CORRIE TEN BOOM AND JOHN & ELIZABETH SHERRILL 9780800794057 CHOSEN BOOKS (BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP) Jan. 2006 $13.99
29 WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE CHOSEN? AMANDA JENKINS AND DALLAS JENKINS AND DOUGLAS S. HUFFMAN 9780830782680 DAVID C COOK Jan. 2021 $17.99
30 GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD STUDY GUIDE JENNIE ALLEN 9780310116370 HARPERCHRISTIAN RESOURCES Apr. 2020 $16.99
31 IMAGINE HEAVEN JOHN BURKE 9780801015267 BAKER BOOKS (BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP) Oct. 2015 $16.99
32 CLEANING UP YOUR MENTAL MESS CAROLINE LEAF 9780801093456 BAKER BOOKS (BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP) Mar. 2021 $26.99
33 NO PAIN, NO GAINES CHIP GAINES 9780785237914 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Mar. 2021 $26.99
34 DON'T DROP THE MIC T. D. JAKES 9781455595358 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Apr. 2021 $26.00
35 FORGIVING WHAT YOU CAN'T FORGET STUDY GUIDE LYSA TERKEURST 9780310104865 HARPERCHRISTIAN RESOURCES Nov. 2020 $15.99
36 THE HARBINGER II: THE RETURN JONATHAN CAHN 9781629998916 FRONTLINE (CHARISMA HOUSE) Sep. 2020 $24.99
37 ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING MAX LUCADO 9780718074210 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Oct. 2019 $17.99
38 THE LOVE DARE ALEX KENDRICK AND STEPHEN KENDRICK 9781433679599 B&H PUBLISHING GROUP Jan. 2013 $16.99
39 GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE RACHEL HOLLIS 9781400201655 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Feb. 2018 $24.99
40 BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND JOYCE MEYER 9780446691093 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Oct. 2002 $16.99
41 MAMA BEAR APOLOGETICS HILLARY MORGAN FERRER 9780736976152 HARVEST HOUSE PUBLISHERS Jun. 2019 $16.99
42 WHEN WOMEN PRAY T. D. JAKES 9781546015598 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Sep. 2020 $24.00
43 PEACE FOR EACH DAY BILLY GRAHAM 9781400224111 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Oct. 2020 $24.99
44 WHATEVER IS LOVELY: A COLORING BOOK FOR REFLECTION AND WORSHIP WATERBROOK 9781601429285 WATERBROOK, an imprint of Penguin Random House Dec. 2015 $14.99
45 JESUS CALLING WITH FULL SCRIPTURES SARAH YOUNG 9781400318131 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Sep. 2011 $26.99
46 THE CASE FOR CHRIST LEE STROBEL 9780310345862 ZONDERVAN Sep. 2016 $19.99
47 GOD HEARS HER OUR DAILY BREAD MINISTRIES AND XOCHITL DIXON 9781627078719 OUR DAILY BREAD PUBLISHING Sep. 2017 $15.99
48 IN SEARCH OF WISDOM JOYCE MEYER 9781546017646 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Jan. 2021 $24.00
49 THE WELL-WATERED WOMAN GRETCHEN SAFFLES 9781496445452 TYNDALE MOMENTUM Apr. 2021 $18.99
50 HOLIER THAN THOU JACKIE HILL PERRY 9781535975711 B&H PUBLISHING GROUP Aug. 2021 $17.99
51 LIFE LISA HARPER 9781433691959 B&H PUBLISHING GROUP Feb. 2021 $15.99
52 THE POWER OF A PRAYING WIFE STORMIE OMARTIAN 9780736957496 HARVEST HOUSE PUBLISHERS Feb. 2014 $16.99
53 100 DAYS OF BELIEVING BIGGER MARSHAWN EVANS DANIELS 9781644548110 DAYSPRING Sep. 2020 $16.99
54 PEACEFUL ON PURPOSE JOEL OSTEEN 9781455534395 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. May. 2021 $24.00
55 THE FORGIVENESS JOURNAL LYSA TERKEURST 9781400224388 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Nov. 2020 $19.99
56 JESUS ALWAYS SARAH YOUNG 9780718039509 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Oct. 2016 $16.99
57 STAND STRONG OUR DAILY BREAD MINISTRIES 9781627079006 OUR DAILY BREAD PUBLISHING Oct. 2018 $15.99
58 FERVENT PRISCILLA SHIRER 9781433688676 B&H PUBLISHING GROUP Aug. 2015 $17.99
59 LOVE DOES BOB GOFF 9781400203758 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Apr. 2012 $18.99
60 LIVE IN GRACE, WALK IN LOVE BOB GOFF 9781400203772 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Oct. 2019 $22.99
61 THE 5 LANGUAGES OF APPRECIATION IN THE WORKPLACE GARY CHAPMAN AND PAUL WHITE 9780802418401 MOODY PUBLISHERS Jan. 2019 $16.99
62 JESUS CALLING NOTE-TAKING EDITION SARAH YOUNG 9781400213702 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Oct. 2020 $29.99
63 YOU WERE MADE FOR THIS MOMENT MAX LUCADO 9781400231799 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Sep. 2021 $26.99
64 QUIET TIMES WITH GOD DEVOTIONAL JOYCE MEYER 9781455560288 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Oct. 2020 $17.00
65 YOUR BRAIN IS ALWAYS LISTENING DANIEL G. AMEN 9781496438201 TYNDALE REFRESH Mar. 2021 $25.99
66 YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK JOEL OSTEEN 9781546041764 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Oct. 2021 $26.00
67 THE 40-DAY SUGAR FAST WENDY SPEAKE 9780801094576 BAKER BOOKS (BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP) Nov. 2019 $14.99
68 WOMEN OF THE WORD JEN WILKIN 9781433567148 CROSSWAY Aug. 2019 $12.99
69 RELATIONSHIP GOALS CHALLENGE MICHAEL TODD 9780593192627 WATERBROOK, an imprint of Penguin Random House Dec. 2020 $15.00
70 THE TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER WORKBOOK DAVE RAMSEY 9781400206506 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Jan. 2018 $21.99
71 HOW TO AGE WITHOUT GETTING OLD JOYCE MEYER 9781546026228 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Mar. 2021 $24.00
72 MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST, UPDATED LANGUAGE OSWALD CHAMBERS 9781627078757 OUR DAILY BREAD PUBLISHING AND JAMES REIMANN, EDITOR Jul. 2017 $7.99
73 IS ATHEISM DEAD? ERIC METAXAS 9781684511730 SALEM BOOKS Oct. 2021 $29.99
74 NOW THAT FAITH HAS COME BETH MOORE AND MELISSA MOORE 9781735890906 TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS Jan. 2021 $20.00
75 TRUSTING GOD DAY BY DAY JOYCE MEYER 9780446538589 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Nov. 2012 $17.00
76 THE CHOSEN BOOK ONE AMANDA JENKINS AND DALLAS JENKINS AND KRISTEN HENDRICKS 9781424557851 BROADSTREET PUBLISHING Mar. 2019 $16.99
77 WIN THE DAY MARK BATTERSON 9780593192764 MULTNOMAH, an imprint of Penguin Random House Dec. 2020 $22.00
78 HEAVEN RANDY ALCORN 9780842379427 TYNDALE MOMENTUM Oct. 2004 $25.99
79 THAT SOUNDS FUN ANNIE F. DOWNS 9780800738747 REVELL (BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP) Feb. 2021 $24.99
80 MIDNIGHT MOM DEVOTIONAL BECKY THOMPSON AND SUSAN K. PITTS 9780525654292 WATERBROOK, an imprint of Penguin Random House Mar. 2020 $15.99
81 THE JESUS I KNOW KATHIE LEE GIFFORD 9780785254768 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Nov. 2021 $26.99
82 LOVE AND RESPECT EMERSON EGGERICHS 9781591451877 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Sep. 2004 $29.99
83 ALL ALONG YOU WERE BLOOMING MORGAN HARPER NICHOLS 9780310454076 ZONDERVAN Jan. 2020 $18.99
84 DRAW THE CIRCLE MARK BATTERSON 9780310327127 ZONDERVAN Dec. 2012 $17.99
85 THE BABYLON BEE GUIDE TO WOKENESS BABYLON BEE 9781684512713 SALEM BOOKS Nov. 2021 $19.99
86 THE BIBLE RECAP TARA-LEIGH COBBLE 9780764237034 BETHANY HOUSE (BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP) Nov. 2020 $29.99
87 BEGIN AGAIN MAX LUCADO 9781400226474 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Dec. 2020 $26.99
88 THE MAKING OF BIBLICAL WOMANHOOD BETH ALLISON BARR 9781587434709 BRAZOS PRESS (BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP) Apr. 2021 $19.99
89 THE HARBINGER JONATHAN CAHN 9781616386108 CHARISMA HOUSE Jan. 2012 $16.99
90 POWERFUL THINKING JOYCE MEYER 9781546015987 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Jun. 2021 $10.00
91 LIVE NO LIES JOHN MARK COMER 9780525653127 WATERBROOK, an imprint of Penguin Random House Sep. 2021 $25.00
92 AUTHENTICALLY, UNIQUELY YOU JOYCE MEYER 9781546026341 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Sep. 2021 $26.00
93 UNINVITED LYSA TERKEURST 9781400205875 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Aug. 2016 $18.99
94 STRENGTH FOR EACH DAY JOYCE MEYER 9781546026457 FAITHWORDS, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Oct. 2021 $18.00
95 JESUS CALLING FOR CHRISTMAS SARAH YOUNG 9781400309184 THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS Sep. 2018 $16.99
96 PARENTING PAUL DAVID TRIPP 9781433551932 CROSSWAY Sep. 2016 $22.99
97 THE SHACK WILLIAM PAUL YOUNG 9780964729230 WINDBLOWN MEDIA, in association with Hachette Book Group, Inc. Jul. 2008 $15.99
98 TACTICS, 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION GREGORY KOUKL 9780310101468 ZONDERVAN Nov. 2019 $17.99
99 AWAKEN PRISCILLA SHIRER 9781462776344 B&H PUBLISHING GROUP Aug. 2017 $19.99
100 THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY DUTCH SHEETS 9780764213335 BETHANY HOUSE (BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP) Jan. 2015 $16.99

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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