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2005 Best Sellers
August 24, 2004
In the past few years we have been treated to some of the worst Christian books to ever be published. As the Christian market expands and more and more publishers are bought by secular companies, I have little doubt that upcoming years we bring an even bigger crop of really bad books. Of course the news has not been all drab as we have also seen some wonderful books make it to the special order desks of local Christian bookstores.
Anyways, I would like to present to you my list of anticipated titles for 2005:
The Purpose Driven Presidential Campaign by George W. Bush.
After an overwhelming defeat of John Kerry, George Bush shares the groundbreaking secrets of his success by asking “How on earth do I become President?” He leads Presidential hopefuls on a 40 day journey as he shares five purposes he discovered in the U.S. Constitution that every candidate must know. This book is a blueprint for Presidential campaigning in the 21st century that is sure to set many people on the path to the White House.
I Kissed Celibacy Goodbye by Josh Harris
The long-awaited sequel to I Kissed Dating Goodbye, this book catches up with Harris now that he is a married father of two young children. Having dared Christians to forsake dating and opt instead for courtship, he now shares wisdom on marriage and family life. Take heart, for there is life after celibacy!
The Prayer of Saddam by Bruce Wilkinson
From the author who brought you the bestselling The Prayer of Jabez comes the new highly-anticipated Prayer of Saddam. Moving from one largely insignificant historical figure to another, Wilkinson shares the prayer of yet another selfish man who simply wanted more land. Learn how you too can embark on a quest to fulfill your selfish desires!
The Even Newer Dare To Discipline by James Dobson
Years ago James Dobson brought us Dare to Discipline where he prescribed spanking as an appropriate punishment for disobedient children. Then he brought us the New Dare to Discipline where he took it all back. Now, updated for a new generation of delinquents, Dobson brings his Even Newer Dare To Discipline: Son, Go Cut Daddy A Switch, a book to help parents face the unique disciplinary challenges in our Nintendo generation. The first 10,000 copies will include your choice of either a switch or a paddle autographed by Dobson himself.
Every Man’s Bottle by Stephen Arterburn
After accusing every man of the face of the earth of being an unrepentant, dirty pervert, incapable of purity and even incapable of desiring purity, Arterburn turns his attention to the other struggle men face and the battles they too often lose at the bottom of their empty bottles. He describes alcohol in lascivious detail, first arousing desire and then reprimanding for allowing desire to be aroused. A book that is sure to leave you thirsty for more, you don’t want to miss Every Man’s Bottle!
How To Alienate and Emotionally Starve Your Child God’s Way by Garry Ezzo
Without hundreds of thousands of emotionally distant and physically starved children to his credit, Garry Ezzo shares more tips on raising children that only a parent could love. His groundbreaking chapter on raising children encased in their very own plastic bubbles is sure to inspire a new generation of naï¿½ve Christians.
Child At Heart by John Eldredge
Best known for his mega-sellers The Sacred Romance and Wild at Heart, Eldredge returns with Child at Heart to show how God is best honored in immaturity. The author challenges men to be immature, to return to the sandboxes of their youth, and to be a wild Child at Heart!
A Case of Christ by Lee Strobel
The companion to The Case for Christ, A Case of Christ makes a wonderful gift for that special friend. Each Case of Christ contains an assortment of likenesses of Jesus printed on collectible and tradable cards and packaged in an attractive wooden case. Bearing images ranging from early scratching on the walls of catacombs all the way to the most popular Jesus of all time (Jim Caviezel of The Passion of the Christ), these Jesus trading cards are sure to please. If you order before March you will receive a bonus card from the “pretty white guy” Caucasian Jesus series.