David Jeremiah, founder of the global broadcast and print ministry Turning Point and senior pastor at Shadow Mountain Community Church—a megachurch in Southern California--takes #1 on PW’s Religion Nonfiction Bestsellers list with The World of the End (Thomas Nelson). The bestselling author of past titles such as Is This The End? and Where Do We Go From here? examines the prophecies and promises of Jesus in his newest book, which was promoted across HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s social platforms as well as those of Jeremiah’s. Ad placement included BibleGateway, Outreach, and other Christian sites, Google keywords, and Facebook.
The World of the End reflects ongoing interest in the End Times and the biblical books of Revelation, Ezekiel, and Daniel.
Also new to the list, The Rational Bible: Deuteronomy by Dennis Prager comes in at #8 (Regnery Faith). The new book by the conservative radio talk show host is a follow up to two prior Rational Bible titles on Genesis and Exodus. Prager promoted the book on his syndicated radio show via Regnery’s parent company, Salem Media, as well as during television and radio interviews.
Debuting on our Religion Nonfiction Bestsellers List at #9, Fostered: One Woman’s Powerful Story of Finding Faith and Family Through Foster Care by Tori Hope Petersen (B&H) depicts the author’s childhood spent in 12 different foster homes as well as her journey toward becoming an advocate for foster parenting. Petersen, who speaks internationally about fostering, promoted the book on her social media platforms, while bestselling authors including Crystal Paine, Suzanne Stabile, and Jamie Ivey offered blurbs.
Ashley Gorman, senior acquisitions editor at B&H, said the publisher is “thrilled” over Petersen’s sales success. “Our hope from the very beginning was that her words would ring out to all Christians—and beyond—inspiring them to care for the vulnerable, get to work in the areas of foster care and adoption, and make space for the voiceless to speak for themselves,” Gorman tells PW. “May her book continue to change the landscape of not just foster care, but the church's overall posture toward the overlooked.”
In a shift away from his bestselling prophecy books, Israeli author Amir Tsarfati’s By Way of Deception (Ten Peaks) takes the top spot on our Religion Fiction Bestsellers List. Written with Steve Yohn and based on real events, the book follows Mossad agents who work to dismantle a plot that would bring weapons of mass destruction to Israel. It is a follow-up to 2021’s Operation Joktan. Drifting two spots from last month, Mitch Albom's Stranger in the Lifeboat comes in at #3.