“In a 2002 Washington Post article by Clive Thompson, Chip McGrath, editor of the New York Times Book Review said, ‘I don’t think we’re missing the boat on popular books. We’re missing the boat, calculatedly so, on things like religious books. I don’t think we have to apologize for that.'”
– The Bulletin of the SFWA, Fall 2003, p. 13
Just so we’re clear. The New York Times Book Review intentionally ignores best-selling books in constructing its bestseller lists. Why? My guess is that they wish to establish Christian and other non-secular points of view as being outside the mainstream, which, as defined by the New York Times, bears only superficial resemblance to the actual mainstream of American public opinion.