EW Staff
May 02, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT


The ”glorious appearing of Jesus” is nigh. Are you ready for Armageddon? Fans of a certain series of novels about the Christian apocalypse certainly were — Armaggedon: The Cosmic Battle of the Ages, the 11th book in the hugely popular Left Behind series, ascends to the No. 1 spot in its first week on the chart. Meanwhile, Queen Noor is king of the nonfiction hill; her Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life is crowned No. 1 after four weeks. WEEKS FICTION ON LIST

1 ARMAGEDDON: THE COSMIC BATTLE OF THE AGES 1 Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, Tyndale, $24.99 2 THE GUARDIAN Nicholas Sparks, Warner, $24.95 1 3 THE DA VINCI CODE Dan Brown, Doubleday, $24.95 4 4 LOST LIGHT Michael Connelly, Little, Brown, $25.95 2 5 BIRTHRIGHT Nora Roberts, Putnam, $25.95 2 6 THE KING OF TORTS John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95 10 7 CERULEAN SINS: AN ANITA BLAKE VAMPIRE HUNTER NOVEL 2 Laurell K. Hamilton, Berkley, $22.95 8 THE LOVELY BONES Alice Sebold, Little, Brown, $21.95 41 9 CHILDREN OF THE STORM Elizabeth Peters, Morrow, $25.95 2 10 DEAD AIM Iris Johansen, Bantam, $24.95 2


1 LEAP OF FAITH: MEMOIRS OF AN UNEXPECTED LIFE 4 Queen Noor, Miramax, $25.95 2 WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE? 14 Po Bronson, Random House, $24.95 3 ATKINS FOR LIFE 12 Robert C. Atkins, M.D., St. Martin’s, $24.95 4 THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE 11 Rick Warren, Zondervan, $19.99 5 STUPID WHITE MEN…AND OTHER SORRY EXCUSES FOR THE STATE 41 OF THE NATION Michael Moore, ReganBooks, $24.95 6 JARHEAD: A MARINE’S CHRONICLE OF THE GULF WAR AND OTHER 6 BATTLES Anthony Swofford, Scribner, $24 7 THE SAVAGE NATION: SAVING AMERICA FROM THE LIBERAL ASSAULT 14 ON OUR BORDERS, LANGUAGE, AND CULTURE Michael Savage, WND Books, $24.99 8 DERELICTION OF DUTY 3 Bill Patterson, Regnery, $27.95 9 THE SOUTH BEACH DIET 1 Arthur Agatson, M.D., Rodale, $24.95 10 THE CRISIS OF ISLAM: HOLY WAR AND UNHOLY TERROR 1 Bernard Lewis, Modern Library, $19.95


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