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.
By the time he was 17, he was establishing himself as a leader and teacher, speaking at youth events and conferences.
Beginning in 1994, he began publishing , a magazine targeted at fellow homeschoolers, and one that quickly gained a substantial readership.
He was now the second generation of Harris’s to make a mark in homeschool circles.
His influence was about to extend far beyond what was then still a small and close-knit community.
In 1997 Multnomah Publishers released , a book Harris had written when he was just twenty-one years old.
In this book he tells why he rejected dating in favor of courtship, and he calls on his readers to do the same.He believes courtship represents a better and more biblically-faithful model of beginning and building a romantic relationship.Joshua Harris was born in 1974, the first child of Gregg and Sono Harris.His parents were pioneers in the Christian homeschooling movement which was only in its infancy while Josh and his siblings were growing up.Gregg’s book was a foundational text for homeschoolers and a Christian Booksellers Association bestselling title in 1988.Josh grew up outside Portland, Oregon, and professed faith in Christ as a teenager.