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Hal Lindsey's book The Late Great Planet Earth. It seemed to open up to popular understanding many prophecies that had been “sealed up” until the end times (Dan. 12:4, 9). Remarkably, it became the number one best seller in the world - with the sole exception of the Bible - for the next ten years!

It seems unlikely that a book on that topic would be THE 1# best seller in the WORLD, for one year let alone ten.

Bestseller on the CHristian list, sure. But not in general, world wide, 10 years, no way. I was 15 in 1970, 25 in 1980, I would have heard of it.

Here's a bestseller list from a library website (I searched for "best sellers 1970")

And the New York Times Best Seller list I do remember Love Story.

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