George Will puts things in perspective:

Christian book sales are booming. "The Rising" by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, the 13th in the astonishing 10-year sequence of Christian novels in the series "Left Behind," was published two months ago and rocketed to the top of Amazon.com‘s best-seller list. Three years ago LaHaye and Jenkins, whose first dozen volumes have sold a combined 62 million copies, joined Tom Clancy, John Grisham and J.K. Rowling as the only authors whose novels have first printings of 2 million, partly because they’re being sold in huge volumes at Wal-Mart and Costco. LaHaye and Jenkins are leaving Clancy, Grisham, et al. in the dust.

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