History Of Christian Publishing

According to global information firm Nielsen, religious book sales amounted to 52.4 million units in 2014, representing a 10.5% increase over the previous year’s figures. Conversely, books in the overall book market only grew by 2.4% meaning that the Christian book sales outperformed the rest of the market by a ratio of 4:1. Christian nonfiction sales have been increasing exponentially since 2009, recording a growth of 11.9% as at 2014 while young adult fiction continues to rise in popularity. This portends good news for authors, publishers and retailers of Christian books. In spite of challenges being experienced by the market segment in 2015, including increased Christian family bankruptcies and changing purchasing habits, Christian books continue to sell and the first half of the year showed a growth of 6.4% in adult fiction.

A Brief History of Christian Publishing

d_l_moodyDwight L. Moody was amongst the earliest contributors to Christian publishing. With the help of his brother in law, Fleming Revell, he helped to provide the prototype behind which many Christian publishing houses today are modeled. He also came up with the affordable, paperback books sold presently after noticing that most Christian bookshops at the time stocked and sold texts that were prohibitively expensive. The formation of Moody publishers soon after paved way for many other Christian publishers such as Tyndale, Zondervan, Thomas Nelson and others committed to providing books in Christian living, personal development, marriage and family as well as fiction to a growing number of readers. They have also provided platforms for such authors as CS Lewis, Oswald Chambers, Francine Rivers, Jan Karon and many others to share their writing with the world.

Who Buys Christian Books?

Christian publishing today features a wide range of genres that run the gamut from Amish romances to time traveling adventures. Publishers increasingly have to find titles that appeal to a more sophisticated audience as well as compete with other forms of sedentary leisure activities such as the internet and television. Further, the advent of online stores has meant that more and more people are purchasing eBooks. This has led to the closure of physical bookstores and the opening up of online ones. While 69% of people still preferred to buy print books, an increasing number is choosing to read them on Kindle, Tablets, laptops and other media. At 72%, women make up the largest percentage of Christian fiction book buyers, while 56% of buyers live in households with an annual income of $50,000 and below. More than 51% of fiction buyers are aged 45 years or older. More women than men also purchase nonfiction titles. 59% of nonfiction book buyers are women, 51% live in households with an annual income of less than $50,000 while 51% are aged below 45 years. Bibles still make up a large part of book purchases, along with books on Christian living, devotionals, self development texts, Christian historical romance and books for young adults.

Christian books will continue to grow in popularity as more and more people seek to buy content that is entertaining, spiritually uplifting and provides daily wisdom for living. As publishing companies face off in competition to provide readers with relevant content, readers are likely to gain access to even better and more exciting material.

Christian Books Reading List Part 3

Christian Books and Christian Authors written by: ituru1 Are you fond of reading books? How about Christian book? If you do not have any experience reading Christian books why don’t you try to read one? There are lots of good Christian authors today who write very inspirational books not only for Christians to read, but also for people around the world.

Christian books help you to know more about God’s work and understand the word of God. You cannot find any substitute for the word of God, but you can find lots of Christian books that explain the theme and other topics about the Bible. These books will help you achieve deeper understanding about the word of God. People who are seeking for the word of God can count on to these Christian books to be blessed of the Lord.

If you think these kinds of book are boring, you are wrong. These books are exciting to read because you can surely benefit a lot. A Christian book tells about the reality of life. Majority of Christian authors talk about their lives and how God touches them in a very simple way. If you are looking for inspiration and encouragement, Christian books can be very helpful There are two ways on how you can obtain good Christian books, this is by purchasing online, and the next by is by purchasing in specialized Christian bookstore. Select which way will be much comfortable for you. Among the best Christian authors whose books are powerful are Eric and Leslie Ludy. They are known as best speakers and authors in the biblical societies. Books of Eric and Leslie Ludy have sold millions of copies worldwide and their books are also translated in different languages to reach people around the globe. They have written the following best-selling Christian books:

*When God Writes Your Love Story– this is all about men and women relationships. This book is full of interesting facts about relationship and how God should be the center of every relationship. It also talks about struggles and hardship men and women do encounter. This was published during the year 1998.


*When Dreams come true- this is a love story. It is about dreaming and finding true love with the hands of God.

*God’s Gift to Women- this book is specially made for women. You will find out how to be a virtuous woman in God.

*When God Writes Your Life Story- you will discover the ultimate adventure of life with the help of God. This book talks about how God writes the life story of each individual.

*Teaching True Love- this is for parents to teach their children about true love. This is a great guide for all parents when it comes to raising kids.

*A Perfect Wedding- if you are on your way to your wedding day, it is better for you to read this book. This book will surely eliminate your wedding jitters.

*The First 90 Days of Marriage- this book talks about how couples build a strong foundation for their marriage to last a lifetime.

*Meet Mr. Smith- this books deals on how to think about love, sex, purity and romance in a revolutionize way.

*Wrestling Prayer- This deals on how people can passionately communicate with God.

All of these Christian books will surely make your life perfect especially together with God. You will experience peace and harmony together with your loved ones. Find how beautiful life is together with God by reading some of these Christian books.

Christian Books Reading List Part 2

Many Christian have decided to author Christian books that are aimed at providing Biblical knowledge to the society. Authors who have different story lines have written these Christian books. Every author has an individual theme that is aimed at educating a certain group of people in the society. Some books are aimed at helping us live a holy life, others are aimed at helping us in our prayer life, and others are aimed at enabling us live a successful life. The following is a list of some of the most popular Christians books that are available today.

The Forgiveness Factor: How to Forgive What You Can’t Forget


“The Forgiveness Factor” is a very popular book that was authored by Cherie Hill. It is a Christian book that is primarily aimed at explaining to Christians more about forgiveness. This book can help people in the society to gain the freedom of forgiveness. The book takes you through the Bible, systematically explaining more about Biblical forgiveness. The book gives the reader a fresh comfort and understanding of the Word of God. The primary goal of this book is to show us that we should move on strong after God has forgiven us our sins.

PrayerPoints: Praying God’s Promises at Your Point of Need

“Prayerpoints” is a very powerful prayer book that was authored by Petersen. This is a Christian book that is aimed at enabling you to pray for all your daily needs. This book has integrated many Biblical researches. This book gives you a heart of bible scriptures that will give you a glimpse of what God want you to have by communicating with Him. It is a very new book that was released on 1st November 2015. You should not hesitate when buying this Christian book from your nearest Christian bookstore.

The Mind Connection: How the Thoughts You Choose Affect Your Mood, Behavior, and Decisions – Study Guide

“The Mind Connection “is a very popular book that was authored by Joyce Meyer. This book helps its readers understand the important connections that are between the mind, moods, spirit, mouth, and personal attitudes. When you know these connections, you will be able to overcome all the life challenges that you face in your day-to-day life. You will be able to gain a greater confidence when doing things and live a joyful life when achieving your personal destiny.

The Generosity Bet: Secrets of Risk, Reward, and Real Joy

“The Generosity Bet” is a very good book that mainly focuses on tithes and giving’s. William F. High authored this book. This book has numerous teachings that will make every Christian live a life of joy and success. The book tries to show you that you are a Heavens steward and you should always thank God using your finances through tithing and giving’s.

Globalfire: The 5 Strategic Forces That Are Reshaping Our World Today

Globalfire is a political Christian book that was authored by Soeren Kern. It is book that shows us the warning signs that can cause a new global cataclysm. The book warns us as the Christians to be always ready when this happens.

When Jesus Speaks to a Hurting Heart: Hope and Healing for a Woman’s Soul

“When Jesus Speaks to a Hurting Heart “is a very good book that will be released on 1st December 2015. It is a book that is aimed at helping the reader become more encouraged and inspired. This book has a lot advice that will show you that Jesus has a very Special message for you when you are troubled.

Christian Books Reading List

There are many Christian books that have been authored ion the world today. Many things in the society have motivated the authoring of these Christian books today. These Christian books have different individual themes that target a certain group of people in the society. Some target the youth, others target the sinners, others target the evangelists and others target the elders among others. Some of these books have also been used as directions of praying, preaching, worshiping and tithing among others. The following is a list of the most common Christian books that are available in the Christian market today.

Jesus Calling: Blessings of Devotion

“Jesus Calling” is a very popular Christian book that was authored by a woman missionary, Sarah Young. Sarah is a woman who had a history of writing prayer journals until when she one day decide to author this Christian book. She said that what she was writing was a direct was listening to God with a pen and a book. This Christian book mainly teaches how to stay closer to Christ. The book has many readings that you can read during your day-to-day activities. Sarah Young has written many books in the” Jesus Calling” series of books.

Live Beyond: A True Story


“Live Beyond” is a very popular Christian book that was authored by David Vanderpool. This a very good book that mainly talks about the life of an American man who was living in Haiti with his family who went to Haiti after the Haitian earthquake that killed thousands of people and more than two million Haitians were left homeless and hungry. This is a very aspiring Christian book.

10 Things Great Dads Do.

“10 Things Great Dads Do” is a very popular Christian book that was authored by Rick Johnson. Rick Johnson is a Christian expert who deals with marital challenges. He is more so a fathering expert who decided to share his teachings with other dads in the society. This book mainly shows the men in the society the different ways of becoming a great dad to their sons and daughters in a Christian perspective. “10 things Great Dads Do” is a book that provides all the tools and techniques that can help you become a great dad to your children.

The Most Significant People, Places, and Events in the Bible

“The Most Significant People, Places, and Events in the Bible” is a very famous book that was authored by Christopher D. Hudson. It is a Christian book that uses word and pictures to enable every Christian in the society today understand the Bible. This book has QuickView summaries, QuickGalnce Bible Characters, Quicklook Bible events, and QuickScan Bible Places. The book integrates maps, pictures, lists and other visual aids that will help you understand the bible more. This book will ensure that you get a good understanding of the Bible Books.

A Very Merry Christmas Prayer

“A Very Merry Christmas Prayer” is another Christian book that is very popular in the world today that was authored by Bonnie Rickner Jensen. This comic Christian book aims at helping young Christians in the Christmas celebrations. It is a 24-page book that helps the young Christian children to be more thankful to Jesus.

Fresh Start: The New You Begins Today

“Fresh Start” is another Christian book that was authored by Joel Osteen. This book mainly talks about how God loves to give His people fresh starts. This book also tells the audience what it takes to rise from one Godly honor to another new level of honor and influence. The book was able to achieve its goal by showing the readers some of the Promises that are found in the Bible and how to study the Bible effectively.