How Many Words Make a Book? |

Christian fiction is light-weight by comparison. The grandfather of modern Christian fiction, In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon, is 82,233 words long. The Left Behind Series (original books, not including prequel, 1995-2007) by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins started out strong, and the first volume (Left Behind) had 109,519 words. Over time, the word count diminished and Volume 8 (The Mark) contained only 85,341 words, and the last volume, number 16 (Kingdom Come), dwindled to 77,776 words.

The recently released The Noticer (2009) by Andy Andrews barley breaks the novel...

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