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Harry Potter … More Influential than the Bible?

A survey (by Facebook) asked users to rank their most influential books. The results? For those who participated, Harry Potter was mentioned more frequently than the Bible—which ranked sixth (after To Kill a Mockingbird, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and Pride and Prejudice).

Possible Preaching Angle:

We're a little suspicious of the data gathered (since anecdotally, Christians sharing the status via the viral posting studied often assume the Bible is on that list, and exclude it from the list), but it's still an interesting snapshot of what titles are shaping the imagination of our culture.

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