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1 posted on 08/09/2006 9:08:26 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Alex Murphy
I'm not surprised this garbage was a cash cow for awhile,
Best Life and Purpose-Driven Life. Both are garbage.

I'd say we're about here:

2Tim.4:3

[3] For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

I'd bet sound doctrine book sales are way off.
2 posted on 08/09/2006 9:33:02 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Alex Murphy
Maybe Christians are finally reading the Bible and not having it slanted and spoon-fed to them.
3 posted on 08/09/2006 9:48:26 PM PDT by ConservativeMind
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From what I have been told by people writing books (and musicians), the CBA (and whomever "governs" Christian music) are very formulaic in their approach to publishing. They look for mass market appeal and little substantive truth. Many go through small, independent publishing houses or start their own.

CC&E

5 posted on 08/10/2006 5:18:10 AM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected (Coming soon: A great new tag line!)
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To: Alex Murphy
BHAAHHAAAAHA! Mercy sakes, some of the satire from this site is not worth taking to an outhouse, but this satire was so hilarious nearly knocked coffee on keyboard!

Keep up the good work!!!!!!

6 posted on 08/10/2006 5:52:38 AM PDT by BikerGold (Blogs Are Destroying Christian/Conservatives)
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To: Alex Murphy
Sturgeon's Law ("90% of everything is crap").

Given what I've heard (White Horse Inn sometimes plays interviews Shane Rosenthal has done at the CBA convention -- it's appalling.) religious publishing could use a good winnowing.

Best Life and Purpose-Driven combined to sell more than 1,274,000 from the beginning of 2005 through week 31 (or this time last year). So far in 2006, the same two titles, which still are the top-selling religious titles, have combined to sell more than 335,000.

Meanwhile, stuff I want to read sells in the thousands of copies, total. [sarcasm]And Kim Riddelbarger is getting rich peddling eschatological sanity on every grocery story book rack, yes-sirree Bob.[/sarcasm]

8 posted on 08/10/2006 8:54:15 AM PDT by Lee N. Field
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It's in trouble for the secular publishers who have "religious studies" imprints. Ask Ignatius Press if they're in trouble...


10 posted on 08/10/2006 9:19:15 AM PDT by Antoninus (Public schools are the madrassas of the American Left. --Ann Coulter, Godless)
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