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By Kent Larsen

Bestsellers: Bestseller Lists See No Change

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- On both the LDS bestseller list and among the Mormon titles on the broader US national bestseller lists, there was little change. The new paperback of LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley's book "Standing for Something" remained a the top of the LDS bestsellers and the three Mormon titles that have been on the national lists for the longest all remained at about the same rank.

The only significant movement on the LDS bestseller list was the introduction of a new gift book, Chad Hawkins' "The First 100 Temples," which features his drawings of many of the Temples.

The current titles on US National bestseller lists are:

Nothing Like it in the World, by Stephen Ambrose

A history of the building of the transcontinental railroad in the US. Ambrose, a highly regarded historian, details the involvement of Mormons in building crucial portions of the road, including the driving of the "golden spike" in the heart of Mormon territory.

Currently on the following bestseller lists:
28 26Barnes &Noble (Apr 19) Top 100
24 28New York Times (Apr 22) Non-Fiction Hardcover
  New York Times [Independents - 14]

Nothing Like It In The World
More about Stephen E. Ambrose's "Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad" at

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey

This ten-year-old personal management classic is still selling strongly.

Currently on the following bestseller lists:
15 (Apr 19) Non-Fiction Paperback
66 65Barnes &Noble (Apr 19) Top 100
125 92USA Today (Apr 19)
5 5Wall Street Journal (Apr 13) Business

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
More about Stephen R. Covey's "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" at

Shadow of the Hegemon, by Orson Scott Card

The second novel in Card's new series about Bean, Ender's shadow. In this novel, Bean is the tactical genius who wins the Earth for Ender's brother, Peter, the Hegemon.

Currently on the following bestseller lists:
22 (Apr 19) Fiction Hardcover

Shadow of the Hegemon
More about Orson Scott Card's "Shadow of the Hegemon" at

Bestsellers in LDS Bookstores:
1 1Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes by Gordon B. Hinckley
Three Rivers Pr
Standing for Something
More about "Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes" by Gordon B. Hinckley at
2 2The Promise of Discipleship by Neal A. Maxwell
Deseret Book
The Promise of Discipleship
More about "The Promise of Discipleship" by Neal A. Maxwell at
3 3GospeLink 2001 Demo Version
Deseret Book
4 4Expressions of Faith by Greg Olsen
Deseret Book
Expressions of Faith
More about "Expressions of Faith" by Greg Olsen at
5 5Women of Destiny (CD)
Deseret Book
6 8Easter Dream (Video)
LDS Church Distribution
7 12The Message by Lance Richardson
American Family Publishing/Origin Book Sales
The Message
More about "The Message" by Lance Richardson at
8 9The Kingdom and the Crown, Vol. 1: Fishers of Men by Gerald N. Lund
Deseret Book
Fishers of Men
More about "Fishers of Men" by Gerald N. Lund at
9 7Stories From My Life by James E. Faust
Deseret Book
Stories From My Life
More about "Stories From My Life" by James E. Faust at
10 6The Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley by Gordon B. Hinckley
Deseret Book
Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley
More about the "The Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley" by Gordon B. Hinckley at
11 10The First Vision by Cary Austin and Greg Newbold
Deseret Book
12 11Happiness: Finders, Keepers by Mary Ellen Edmunds
Deseret Book
Happiness: Finders, Keepers
More about "Happiness: Finders, Keepers" by Mary Ellen Edmunds at
13 - The First 100 Temples by Chad S. Hawkins
Deseret Book
The First 100 Temples
More about "The First 100 Temples" by Chad S. Hawkins at
14 - A Quiet Heart by Patricia T. Holland
Deseret Book
A Quiet Heart
More about Patricia Holland's "A Quiet Heart" at
15 - Between Husband &Wife: Gospel Perspectives on Marital Intimacy by Stephen E. Lamb &Douglas E Brinley
Deseret Book
Between Husband &Wife
More about "Between Husband &Wife" by Stephen E. Lamb &Douglas E Brinley at

LDS Books rankings reflect sales rankings at approximately 50 LDS bookstores, generally in the Western United States. Mormon News is actively seeking to expand both the quality of these rankings and the number of stores participating. Bookstores and other vendors of LDS books are urged to contact Mormon News at to participate.


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