‘Love Dare’ Rising on Amazon

Last week, in our roundup of titles new to the USA Today bestsellers list, we noted the following, at #94:

The Love DareStephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick, B&H, pbk, $14.99; The companion volume to the Christian-themed film, Fireproof, which is a surprise box-office success. The star of the movie, Kirk Cameron, who played Mike Seaver on the TV series Growing Painsappeared on the Today Show recently, promoting both the book and the movie. Libraries have not ordered it.

The book is now at #9 on Amazon and the movie was #8 on Variety‘s weekly box office rankings.

On Monday, the NYT ran a story on the movie’s success;

An almost all-volunteer cast and crew, including a star who was an ’80s teen heartthrob, and a plot about a firefighter who saves his marriage by turning to God — it hardly sounds like a recipe for box office success, let alone a best-selling book. But that’s what the film “Fireproof” has spawned.

In addition to The Love Dare, a paperback novelization of the film has been published by Thomas Nelson and an inspirational book by the film’s executive producer.

The Love Dare
Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick

  • Paperback: $14; 224 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Books (September 28, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0805448853
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805448856

 

Fireproof 
Eric Wilson and Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick
#181 on Amazon
  • Paperback: $14.99; 320 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (September 2, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1595547169
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595547163
Fireproof Your Life 
Michael Catt
#1,563 on Amazon
Catt, senior pastor of the Sherwood Baptist Church, is executive producer of the movie. The publisher describes the book this way,
…eight ways we can prepare our lives from the trials that will inevitably come our way. Discussing practical issues such as temptation, marriage and finances, he reminds us that in an eroding culture we are called to stand firm in our faith.
  • Paperback: $12.99; 176 pages
  • Publisher: Christian Literature Crusade (August 15, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0875089844
  • ISBN-13: 978-0875089843

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