People More Interested in Spiritual Matters

Christians have been encouraged to take heart from the The New York Times best-sellers lists.

With 11 Christian titles on the newspaper's various lists in the April 20 report, it seems that "people are more interested in spiritual things now than ever," observed Thomas Nelson President and CEO Michael Hyatt in his From Where I sit blog.

The apparent rise in interest in spiritual issues is "good news for Christian publishers and for Christian retailers," he wrote. "Despite what we hear through the media, we should take heart. This is a moment in time that I believe is very significant and very unique."

Among the titles making the Times lists Hyatt referenced are Dead Heat by Joel C. Rosenberg, Mistaken Identity by Don and Susie Van Ryn, and Newell, Colleen and Whitney Cerak, with Mark Tabb and 90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper and Cecil Murphey.

Hyatt also referenced the inclusion on the lists of other "spiritual books" that some would not consider evangelical, including Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana by former best-selling vampire novelist Anne Rice.

Hyatt's post prompted a response from Rice, who wrote that everywhere she traveled to promote her new book, she found "believers. We are not a post-Christian nation, not by any means and anyone who thinks so is simply out of touch. People care passionately about their faith and how it informs their lives and their every decision."


To contact us or to submit an article, click here.


Get Charisma's best content delivered right to your inbox! Never miss a big news story again. Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter.

Five ways to deepen your relationship with God, increase your faith and save money!

  • Deepen Your Relationship with God with a FREE eCourse: Click Here to view all of our free e-Courses. Favorite topics include Fear, Forgiveness, Holy Spirit, Supernatural, and How to Hear God.
  • Super Discounts and Close-Out Specials: Click Here to view all our bundles and close-out specials and save up to 86%! Prayer, Holy Spirit, Anointing, the Supernatural and more.
  • God Wants to Anoint Women Now: Rise up and enter the anointing of Deborah, Anna, Esther, Ruth and Hannah. You were called to go higher. Click Here to learn more.
  • Change Your Atmosphere and Circumstances Through Prayer! John Eckhardt's prayer bundle gives you six powerful books to help you pray and change any situation. Click Here.
  • HUGE Bible Sale!: Click Here to save up to 50% off a great selection of Bibles. Plus, get a free gift with each order!

Subscription Special: Subscribe to Charisma for Only $24.97 and get a free gift. With your subscription, you'll receive Born For Significance by best-selling author Bill Johnson. View Offer

Attention Pastors and Leaders: Leadership training and development are crucial for success. Enroll in a FREE 1-hour leadership mini-course by Dr. Mark Rutland. View Details

Charisma News - Informing believers with news from a Spirit-filled perspective