Best Selling Books In History
Ben Hur A Tale of the Christ 50 million
The first fictional book to be blessed by a Pope Leo XIII, BenHur A Tale of Christ recounts the story of fictional Jewish prince Judah BenHur, enslaved by Roman rulers. Vowing revenge on the Romans, Judah becomes a charioteer and Christian, all while living in Jerusalem where Jesus Christ was emerging at the same time. Lew Wallaces knockout novel, BenHur is known as the most influential Christian book of the 19th century and won 11 Academy Awards in 1960 for its film adaptation.