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So is it impressive that the Bible is the best seller of all times?

October 21 2009 at 5:57 AM
Jackie  (Login BlueJudah)
Sufi

Nucc made the point. Fair does. It is still a massive seller.

Why is this?

Is everyone that owns a Bible a Christian? There is of course the jewish Bible. I had one of those once. I have had other bibles. I now own the cheapest bible I could buy for reference.
That's just me!

Does owning a bible eman anything? It is a book owned by a person. and all people are different.

Also WHAT Bible is the best selling? Or is it a total combination? (I really have no idea on this. Hopefully someone can enlighten?)


So what does it mean that the Bible is still a / THE bestseller?

Is the Bible as controversial as the Koran? I have also owned one of them, especially chosen for me.

How many 'unbelievers' and scholars use the Bible?
Do they really make an impact in the numbers sold?

I have seen the Catholic displays in South America. A MASSIVE amount of Catholics! Each with a bible or two.

I read elsewhere:

"One reason why non-believers might own several copies is because of all the discrepancies and contradictions that needs to be compared."

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090329102129AAakFwc)

Not sure how accurate the following list is. It is from :
http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/21-best-selling-books-of-all-time.htm

Title/Author Copies Sold (millions)

1. The Bible
5,000 - 6,000


2. Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong by Mao Zedong
900


3. The Qur'an
800

4. Xinhua Zidian 400

5. The Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith, Jr. 120

6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
107


7. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
100

8. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien 100


9. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
65

10. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown 65

11. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling 60


12. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger 60


13. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
55




14. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
55

15. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
55

16. Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace
50

17. Heidi's Years of Wandering and Learning by Johanna Spyri
50


18. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
50

19. The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care by Dr. Benjamin Spock
50


20. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
50


21. The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley
50


Nucc seems to be right all right. Bible - massive seller! happy.gif


Love
Jackie
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