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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

March Bible rankings

The CBA (Christian Booksellers Association) has released their March figures for sales of Bibles in their stores during January. Their Bible sales ranked as:
1 King James Version
2 New International Version
3 New Century Version
4 New King James Version
5 New Living Translation
6 English Standard Version
7 Holman Christian Standard Bible
8 New American Standard Bible update
9 The Message Eugene Peterson
10 Reina Valera 1960 (Spanish)
HT: This Lamp, where Rick's post gives more details and comments on the rankings.

5 Comments:

At Thu Mar 01, 04:43:00 AM, Blogger ElShaddai Edwards said...

Nice to see the HCSB back on the list even if it's because of the horridly designed Illustrated Study Bible. I would be interested to see more discussion of this translation on the BBB considering the passionate TNIV/ESV "debates" that flare up here and the number of other translations -- e.g. REB, HCSB, NRSV, NLTse -- that seem to take similar middle-ground approaches. Hopefully we are not decamping into ESV or TNIV "only" communities. Though as a fan of the NEB/REB, I'm used to being on the fringe... :)

 
At Thu Mar 01, 08:58:00 AM, Blogger Wayne Leman said...

I would be interested to see more discussion of this translation on the BBB considering the passionate TNIV/ESV "debates" that flare up here and the number of other translations -- e.g. REB, HCSB, NRSV, NLTse -- that seem to take similar middle-ground approaches.

Your wish is our command, sir! I'll try to post more about the HCSB. In the meantime, you might want to read the posts we already have put up about the HCSB:

Try these URLs to see some:

del.icio.us tags

HCSB entry, including HCSB Links

technorati tags

 
At Thu Mar 01, 09:02:00 AM, Blogger Wayne Leman said...

You will also want to read our post titled Comparing the ESV and HCSB.

Also, as you can for any Blogger blog, type in a keyword (such as "HCSB") in the search window in the upper left of this blog, then click on "Search Blog."

 
At Thu Mar 01, 07:19:00 PM, Blogger ElShaddai Edwards said...

Thank you, Wayne, for the links and article regarding the ESV comparison. I certainly did not mean to imply that BBB was ignoring the HCSB -- more that every review I've read seems to be quite positive on the translation, so I was curious why it doesn't seem to be part of the vernacular in the main section of this blog.

 
At Fri Mar 02, 12:38:00 PM, Blogger PeterinScotland said...

Where can one find some meaningful UK rankings?

 

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