By Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA TODAY 12/13/2006
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In the beginning was the book.
Long before Christmas became a retail explosion, before Christian-related toys, doodads and décor became a $4.5 billion industry, faithful Protestants needed their Bibles.
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When shoppers read books about religion, here's where they say they're most likely to get them:
A Christian bookstore: 15.9%
A general bookstore such as Barnes & Noble: 14.8%
Borrow from a friend or family: 12.2%
The public library: 9.2%
A church library: 5.6%
Online retailer: such as Amazon.com: 4.4%
Source: Baylor Religion Survey
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