Sarah Young maintains her #1 perch in Religion Nonfiction with her 2004 devotional Jesus Calling, joined by additional Religion Nonfiction mainstays Jennie Allen and Lysa TerKeurst, who round out the top five spots on the August list.
New to the list, host of the That Sounds Fun podcast and author of past books such as 100 Days to Brave, Annie F. Downs takes #10 on our Religion Nonfiction Bestsellers list with Chase the Fun: 100 Days to Discover Fun Right Where You Are (Revell). Beginning on August 15, the author invited readers to an interactive 100-day Chase The Fun group where participants are tagging her in pictures of their shopping outings at Target and Walmart alongside their copy of Chase the Fun. Downs also shopped and posted from her local Walmart and Target during the week, while sharing reflections and encouragement. She will lead a celebration on Tuesday, November 22 when the group reaches Day 100 together.
In Religion Fiction, Mitch Albom’s reign at the top continues with The Stranger in the Lifeboat. Following 1983’s The Greatest Salesman in the World, Wanda Brunstetter takes #3 with The Apple Creek Announcement, the final installment to her Creektown Discoveries series. Barbour promoted the book on its website as well as on social media, while the popular author of Amish romance novels conducted a book tour with stops throughout Ohio from late July to mid-August. The tour includes additional stops through October.