Monday, January 06, 2014

Best Selling Apologetics Books of 2013

Back in 2011 and in 2012 I published blog posts based on statistics from the previous year's Amazon affiliate links: the Best Selling Apologetics Books of 2011 and the Best Selling Apologetics Books of 2012. This year we're doing it again, with both paper books and Kindle titles. Keep in mind that this list is only for books purchased via Apologetics 315's links.

The best-selling books of 2013 were Greg Koukl's excellent book Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions as well as the Kindle version of On Guard by William Lane Craig. Personally, I think Cold-Case Christianity by J. Warner Wallace deserves to be book of the year.

So here's the list of the 15 top-selling paper books through Apologetics 315 in 2013, based upon those purchased through Ap315's affiliate links:
  1. Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions
  2. Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels
  3. The 10 Most Common Objections to Christianity
  4. On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision
  5. Holman QuickSource Guide to Christian Apologetics (Holman Quicksource Guides)
  6. Is God Just a Human Invention? And Seventeen Other Questions Raised by the New Atheists
  7. They All Can't Be Right: Do All Spiritual Paths Lead to God?
  8. Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics
  9. I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
  10. Why Do You Believe That? A Faith Conversation (Member Book)
  11. God Is Spirit (Volume 1)
  12. How to Stay Christian in College (Th1nk Edition)
  13. The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus
  14. Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids
  15. Love Your God with All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul
And here's the list of the 20 top-selling Kindle books through Apologetics 315 in 2013:
  1. On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision
  2. Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels
  3. Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions
  4. The G. K. Chesterton Collection [34 Books!] (Illustrated Classics)
  5. A To Z With C. S. Lewis
  6. Come Let Us Reason: New Essays in Christian Apologetics
  7. Signature in the Cell
  8. The Grand Weaver: How God Shapes Us Through the Events of Our Lives
  9. Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters
  10. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
  11. Surprised by Hope
  12. If God Is Good: Why Do We Hurt?
  13. The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
  14. Holman QuickSource Guide to Christian Apologetics (Holman Quicksource Guides)
  15. Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis Signature Classics)
  16. What Darwin Didn't Know: A Doctor Dissects the Theory of Evolution
  17. Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers and Skeptics Find Faith
  18. The Rage Against God: How Atheism Led Me to Faith
  19. The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity
  20. Heaven: Biblical Answers to Common Questions (booklet)
It was clear to me that many of the paper book sales were favoring those that may have been purchased in larger quantities for books studies. As for Kindle books, the ones that had been on sale in some way or which were heavily tweeted did very well.

What were your favorite books of 2013?
What are you planning on reading in 2014?

1 comments :

William Brown said...

Suprised not to see Doug Grouthius' apologetics book. I plan to read that next.

--Wm Francis Brown MD
Forest, Virginia, USA

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