Christians, Shake Your Heads: Vague Self-Help Book Spends 15 Straight Months Atop Bestseller List

“Hollis isn’t on the bestseller list because her book shares any great insight, wisdom, or truth. It’s because Hollis’s advice is wisdom to the world. It’s the best the world can offer. Here’s some therapy. Here’s a pill. Here’s some pretendy-God-talk. Feel better about yourself.”

(Pulpit & Pen)  Even the BuzzFeed knows this book isn’t Christian.

An “amalgam of stories, tough-love advice from a woman who has been there, and vaguely biblical encouragement,” Girl, Wash Your Face was the 2nd most popular book of 2018 on Amazon. It has now topped the ECPA Christian Bestsellers list for 15 months straight.

Justin Taylor:

For the 15th consecutive month “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Nelson) is the #1 title on ECPA’s Top 50 list of bestselling books.

I would love to see the bestselling Christian books be Christian books.

Christians familiar with their Bibles have begun to wonder: Wouldn’t it be better if the top selling Christian book was actually, you know, Christian?

Tim Challies reviewed the book and concluded it was antithetical to the Bible due to its thesis: “You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are.” View article →


Following is an excerpt from a piece I wrote 10 years ago, Be careful what you buy in Christian bookstores:

Books that put a positive spin on the cults, the occult, New Age spirituality, Eastern mysticism, homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, and what not are available through online Christian outlets as well as in walk-in stores. Here’s a point to ponder: So-called Christian publishing houses are the largest suppliers of outright heresy. Oddly, Christian publishers and outlets are responsible (or should I say irresponsible) for much of the apostasy because they give false teachers a platform for what simply equates to heresy!