As you have seen while reading this book, WordPress comes fully equipped to power a blog with all of its particular requirements of post handling, categorization, chronological display, and so on. However, powering blogs is not WordPress' only purpose. In fact, there are millions of websites out there right now running WordPress, where blogging is not the primary focus of the website. I myself have built many such sites.
Just to give you a general idea of what's possible, here's a list of popular non-blog type websites that you can build and launch using WordPress (we will cover some of them in more detail later in this and the next chapter):