The bestselling book of all time is also the least read. If someone asks you to name the alltime bestselling book, youd most likely answer the bible. The bible is easily one of the bestselling books of all time, but exact sales numbers are hard to nail down. The king james biblethe bestselling book of all time, the most quoted book in the english languageis celebrating its 400th anniversary this year with conferences and exhibits in museums and. In the september the huffington post published an article by alexander carr listing the 15 topselling books of. The familiar observation that the bible is the bestselling book of all time obscures a more startling fact. Just last week i was looking for a new book, so naturally i headed over to amazon to take a look at the best seller list. It shows dan browns da vinci code is the big seller of the last decade, followed closely by jk rowlings harry potter novels. Many devout christians are quick to assert that the holy bible is. Is the bible still the best selling book of all time.
Top 10 bible translations of 2016 rose publishing blog. Sure, the bestselling book of alltime is, of course, the bible. The guinness book of world records estimates that more than 5 billion copies of the bible have been printed. Quotations from chairman mao authored by mao zedong book sales. People are surprised when they hear that the bible is not only the bestselling book of alltime, but also the bestselling book every year, said paul j. Top 10 bible translations of 2016 september 10, 2016 4. Is fifty shades of grey really the uks bestselling book. Best selling books are ranked by number of copies sold, not my personal ratings. A womans battle plan to serious, specific and strategic prayer. Also, nobody likes people like john galt or those who try to follow him. In the quiz description it says that the bible is omitted from this quiz. The bible and quotations from chairman mao still vie for the top spot, with more than 6 billion published copies each. A survey by the bible society concluded that around 2.
Is bible the worlds bestselling or mostread or most. Further down the page, youll find more great novels. The first novel in the series, harry potter and the sorcerers stone, has sold in excess of 120 million copies, making it one of the bestselling books of all time. This page includes a list of the 25 best selling books of alltime as well as the 25 best selling book series of all time. Guinness world records states its impossible to obtain exact figures, but there is little doubt that the bible is the worlds bestselling and most widely distributed book. Not many books have sold a few millions of copies, but the ones that have are the most successful books ever released. The list is fascinating in its own right, even without the dominance of the big writers.
In the first century, jesus christs disciples, the apostle paul, and others penned the new testament, the second part of the holy bible that would become the bestselling and most widely distributed book in history with more than 5 billion copies printed, according to guinness world records. First, harry potter sold 450 million copies as a series, not as a single book. For a long time, it was one of the very few printed books available for. Caminiti, vice president and publisher of bibles at zondervan, to the christian post. Due to the fact that these books have sold so many copies, they truly earn themselves a place in history and are remembered for years to come. The third group considered it as the mostprinted and mostdistributed book. This books is on a great way to become a classique. The hunger games is a fantastic book for reading for fun and as a class book. Also, it is worth noting that some religious and political books such as the bible, quran, and quotations from chairman mao are believed to. Bestselling childrens books of all time insider monkey.
Stockbyte getty images scholars can debate endlessly over which book is the best of all time, but finding out which ones have enjoyed the most commercial success should be a more concrete endeavor. Zondervan is both the worlds leading bible publisher and the publisher of the purpose driven life. Hebrew, greek, aramaic many copies of the holy bible have been freely given away during missionary work. Several reputable list makers, including amazon, say that the two best selling books are. Religion, spirituality and faith january 15, 2017 religion, spirituality and faith january 15, 2017. Also, it is worth noting that some religious and political books such as the bible. Yes, the bible is the best selling book of alltime with an estimation of over 20 million sold worldwide, the second best selling fictional story book is da vinci code by dan brown which sold about 5 million copies worldwide. Another group upheld it as the worlds mostread books. Additionally, it is also the most compelling account available to us of all creation, from the beginning of time through the end of the ages.
Listing the top selling books of all times is a bit challenging. Best guess of the top 25 bestselling books of all time. The bible receives its alltime bestseller title mainly by cheating. Is atlas shrugged the second most popular book next to the.
Although it is impossible to obtain exact figures, there is little doubt that the bible is the worlds bestselling and most widely distributed book. Title author language year released copies sold millions a tale of two cities charles. One group claimed the bible as the worlds bestselling book. Earlier this month, we highlighted the 10 greatest films of all time according to 846 film critics. From ehud to deborah, barak and jael, to gideon and many more, judges is a very amazing book. Could it be true that the bible is the bestselling book in history, with. It is great class book with all of the symbolism and other elements and its also a great book to read for fun. Is atlas shrugged the second most popular book next to the bible. The 10 greatest books ever, according to 125 top authors. Christian books still dominate alltime bestsellers lists.
Yes, it is still the best selling book of all time. All you can ever know was a finalist for the 2018 national books critics circle award and named a best book of the year that year by the washington post, npr, time, and many more. As of june 2017, the series has been translated into 80. Religion, spirituality and faith books best sellers.
Take a look at few of the bestselling books of all time and see how many you have read. Even if you are a fast typist and know the answers, it takes too long to type. Top 100 best selling books not including the bible. Judges is such an interesting and amazing books of the bible, and is also quite entertaining. Bible far outsold any other book, with a whopping 3. The bible is the bestselling book of all time from many different ranking sources. For example, some might list the top selling novels of all time, or include all types of writing as a book. If you have not read the two short lead up posts on theology and sacred books prior to this one i suggest you. The dallas theological seminary professor of new testament studies also suggested the niv as a reading bible, expressing the opinion that the translation is good for reading discourses or narratives a paragraph at a time, a chapter at a time other suggested translations were the net bible, esv, nlt, the revised english bible and the message. A tale of two cities charles dickens 200 million copies sold dickens may demand a lot of concentration but this story set in the gray slate streets of london and the violent streets of paris truly has everything of a great story stashed between its pages.
Alltime bestseller, alltime number of misunderstandings. The top 20 bestselling books of all time on amazon. See how it compares to the top 100 bestsellers of all time. By regular standards, the top 10 should stay almost the same, but judges should be around 8 or 9 sirsalvador. The second bestselling book of all time crisis magazine. Top bible translations remain niv, kjv and nkjv the.
Amazons list of top 20 bestselling books of all time reveals what they are reading most. The quran took out top spot having sold more than three billion copies while the bible came in second, with over 2. It is also the most widely and given some of the liberties taken, wildly translated book of all time, too. Yes, but it includes so many boasting and twisted teachings. According to guinness world records as of 1995, the bible is the bestselling book of all time, with an estimated 5 billion copies sold and distributed. Having sold more than 500 million copies worldwide, harry potter by j. In addition to bringing a female perspective to the often macho world of selling, wendy is all. Other than the bible, which is the far and away the bestselling christian book of all time with sales in the billions, here is my list for your consideration. The bible bestseller of all times least understood of. Bible introduction devotional reading plan youversion. The top 100 books of all time and of the last year is out.
If you only have time to read one or two books, i recommend looking at the top novels section below. Rose publishing for more than 2,000 years, scholars have been translating the bible. Here is the list below, for single volume books, not series. Excluding the bible, business insider did a great chart on this as of 2012 thats unfortunately not quite right, but well get to that in a moment.
Bestselling childrens books of all time published on february 5, 2015 at 11. Not only is the bible the best seller of all time it continues to be the best seller every year even when compared to the astounding sales figures of a series like harry potter. This quiz either needs more time or more shortcuts. This copy is for your personal, noncommercial use only. Bestselling books are ranked by number of copies sold, not my personal ratings. American bible society is pleased to offer licensing rights to a variety of bible texts, artworkillustrations, scholarly editions, bible atlasmaps, and videoaudio in the following bible translations, reinavalera 1960. The 21 bestselling books of all time howstuffworks. It will be more disappointing than surprising to most christians to know there are no fewer than three works of erotic fiction in the top 20 list and it will be no surprise at all to discover they all belong to that now famous series, fifty shades.
We are going to take a look at the ten highest selling books of alltime. Its very difficult to get exact sales figures for books. Kjv holy bible, large print compact bible, tan faux leather bible wribbon marker, red letter edition, king james version. Many people accept the gospel of hollywood, the gospel of the media, the gospel of macroevolution, the gospel of false religion, or the gospel of materialism, but they reject the bible, even though they have seldom or never even read it. Highest selling books of all time as i do enjoy reading, i was wonder what the highest selling books of all time were. Overview this volume contains the authorized king james version kjv holy bible. Almost everyone i know has bought at least one bible, and some have bought many, several different translations, and i am one who has many different versions. Quixotes misadventures as he travels across the spanish countryside seeking wrongs to right and downtrodden people to uplift have amused and enthralled generations of readers, and gave us the idiom tilting. The hunger games is must read, action packed book that many readers enjoy. The huffington post article actually named 16 books that have sold the most copies worldwide, noting that the bible is the top seller in the world.834 1105 1314 660 596 521 1617 1051 780 327 964 8 542 1380 456 520 1116 614 213 1323 389 1584 1070 1266 3 518 55 370 459 420 1439 783 1332 428 321 549 226 680 854 87