He has stopped short of a full blown apology, however, though he is going to begin studying the religious purity culture that influenced him as a young man, and is re-evaluating the book's impact.
by Joshua Harris originally came out in 1997, when I was ten and Joshua was twenty-three, although I didn’t read it until I was in college because my church considered him far too liberal.
In this series I will look at the history and impact of some of the Christian books that have sold more than a million copies—no small feat when the average Christian books sells only a few thousand.
We will encounter books by a cast of characters ranging from Joshua Harris, Randy Alcorn and David Platt all the way to Joel Osteen, Bruce Wilkinson and William Young.
This morning I am beginning a new Sunday series called “The Bestsellers.” The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association tracks sales of Christian books, and awards the Platinum Book Award for books whose sales exceed one million, and the Diamond Book Award for sales exceeding ten million.
I don't have all the answers yet." In an interview with Slate almost two decade after the book was first published in 1997, Harris said: "What I was writing about was 'Avoid this pain, avoid these mistakes, don't do these things,' "Is that really how we grow as human beings?
" Although he still upholds the traditional evangelical view that sex is only for heterosexual marriage, Harris is questioning some of his assumptions when he wrote the book aged 21.
He was now the second generation of Harris’s to make a mark in homeschool circles.
became something of a generational “bible” for young evangelicals. Joshua Harris: I was publishing a small magazine for home schooled teenagers and speaking to teens and parents at conferences.
At the time, I wanted to write a book and realized people wanted to hear more about this topic. The publisher kept coming back and saying, “We're going to reprint it again.” It became apparent something very different was happening, and different national media outlets began to pay attention. I guess I really hope the film accomplishes this sense of allowing people to hear and seek to understand a variety of perspectives they may not have encountered.