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Christian Book Award®

The Christian Book Award® program recognizes the highest quality in Christian books and Bibles and is among the oldest and most prestigious awards program in the religious publishing industry.  Program Rules

Finalists are selected in eleven categories: 

The Christian Book of the Year® is chosen each year from among the Christian Book Award® finalists, representing the highest literary merit and significance.



  • 2017 finalists will be announced on March 23
  • 2017 winners will be announced at ECPA Awards Celebration on May 2 in Colorado Springs
  • ECPA expands Christian Book Award Categories >> press release
  • Fiction nominees to be submitted in Spring program of The Christy Award™ >> press release

Congratulations to the 2016 Christian Book Award® winners:



View all previous winning and finalist titles at


ECPA is currently accepting applications for highly qualified judges. If you're a book geek and avid reader with a penchant for excellent Christian literature and resources, we invite you to apply here.







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