Current Bible Translation Bestsellers

February 13, 2009 at 2:53 pm 2 comments

This list is based on actual sales in Christian retail stores in the United States through February 3, 2009 using CROSS:SCAN as the source for the data collection.

1 New International Version
2 New King James Version
3 King James Version
4 New Living Translation
5 English Standard Version
6 Holman Christian Standard Bible
7 Reina Valera 1960 (Spanish)
8 The Message
9 New American Standard Bible update
10 International Children’s Bible

First 9 seem unchanged from the previous list given.

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  • 1. Terry T  |  February 14, 2009 at 5:06 am

    I have been wondering when I see these rankings, do these reflect sales of ALL editions including New Testaments, Gospel of John, Childrens’ bibles or only editions containing the entire Bible?

    Does anyone know of a site where we can see actual numbers? I am curious as to how much market share the CSB is picking up and how close it is to catching the ESV.

    The CSB is my choice for primary translation and so I am wondering.

    VR
    Terry Thomas

  • 2. Joe  |  February 14, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Good question Terry.

    I did find this post which may or may not help With some questions regarding this list. I couldn’t find anything that was more up to date though.

    Industry Insider: Bible Translation Rankings Are Faulty

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