It isn’t every day that a Christian book–that is, a book written by a Christian author for a Christian audience and marketed by a Christian publisher–crosses over into the secular market and makes any kind of appearance on best-seller lists or gets noticed by the mainstream press. Rick Warren’s “The Purpose-Driven Life” had been on The New York Times list for almost a year before The Economist discovered him with its November 2003 profile.
About The Author
Lisa Miller is a contributing editor at New York magazine. She is the former religion columnist for the Washington Post, former senior editor of Newsweek magazine, and author of “Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife.” She is a multi-year winner of the New York Newswomen’s Club prize for feature writing and has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award.