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Charles Colson addresses ECPA publishers upon receiving Christian publishing's highest honor of the Jordon Lifetime Achievement Award in May 2010

ECPA Mourns Passing of Charles Colson 

April 23, 2012 --  Phoenix, AZ -- The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) mourns the passing of Charles "Chuck" Colson and offers heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.  "We have lost one of the most relevant Christian voices of our time,” stated ECPA President/CEO Mark Kuyper. "Chuck's books were intellectually, socially and spiritually challenging, yet very practical and accessible."   The Association honored Colson with the 2010 Jordon Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional contributions to the Christian publishing industry. In 1993, his book The Body was presented with the ECPA Christian Book of the Year.  In addition, nine of Colson’s books won ECPA Gold Medallion Book Awards (now known as the Christian Book Awards).

Gold Medallion Award winners authored by Colson:

 

·      2004  Being the Body, Charles Colson and Ellen Vaughn, W Publishing Group

·      2000  How Now Shall We Live? Charles Colson and Nancy Pearcey, Tyndale House Publishers

·      1994  A Dance With Deception, Charles Colson, Word, Inc.

·      1993  The Body, Charles Colson with Ellen Santilli Vaughn, Word, Inc.

(also awarded the 1993 Christian Book of the Year)

·      1992  Why America Doesn't Work, Charles Colson and Jack Eckerd, Word

·      1990  Against The Night, Charles Colson, Vine Books/Servant Publications

·      1988  Kingdoms In Conflict, Charles W. Colson, Zondervan

·      1984  Loving God, Charles Colson, Zondervan

·      1981  Life Sentence, Charles Colson, Chosen Books

 

Industry News:

>> Zondervan honors Colson’s legacy by donating a portion of the proceeds from Colson’s titles published with Zondervan to Prison Fellowship Ministries.  More
>> WaterBrook Multnomah Offers Condolences on Colson’s Passing  More
>> Official Press Statement

>> Charles Colson Legacy Fund

>> Christianity Today Tribute:  Remembering Charles Colson, A Man Transformed

 

2010 Press Release:

 Charles Colson is 2010 recipient of

ECPA’s Jordon Lifetime Achievement Award

ColsonPhoenix, AZ – The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) will honor Charles Colson – widely known author, speaker, radio commentator -- with the 2010 Jordon Lifetime Achievement Award, at the ECPA Awards Banquet held on opening night of the industry’s Executive Leadership Summit, May 3 in Nashville.

 

"ECPA is pleased to honor Charles Colson’s continuing legacy to impact lives and culture for Christ through the nearly 100 books he has authored and contributed to.  He is considered to be one of the most prolific and relevant Christian authors of our time and we are very pleased to bestow upon him the 2010 Jordon Lifetime Achievement Award,” states ECPA President/CEO Mark Kuyper.  Nine of Colson’s books have won ECPA Gold Medallion Book Awards (now known as the Christian Book Awards).  In 1993, his book The Body was presented with the ECPA Christian Book of the Year

 

A former presidential aide to Richard Nixon and founder of the international ministry Prison Fellowship, Colson’s many books, including Born Again, Loving God, How Now Shall We Live? The Good Life and The Faith— have shaped Christian thinking on a variety of subjects.  His radio broadcast BreakPoint airs daily to two million listeners.   In 1993, Colson was awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion; the one million dollar prize—along with all speaking fees and book royalties—are donated to Prison Fellowship.  In 2008, President Bush conferred on him the second highest civilian award of the U.S. government, the Presidential Citizen Medal for his humanitarian work with Prison Fellowship.   He is a graduate of Brown University and George Washington Law School, receiving his juris doctor with honors.  He served in the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Captain.

 

Gold Medallion Award Winners authored by Colson:

 

·      2004  Being the Body, Charles Colson and Ellen Vaughn, W Publishing Group

·      2000  How Now Shall We Live? Charles Colson and Nancy Pearcey, Tyndale House Publishers

·      1994  A Dance With Deception, Charles Colson, Word, Inc.

·      1993  The Body, Charles Colson with Ellen Santilli Vaughn, Word, Inc.

(also awarded the 1993 Christian Book of the Year)

·      1992  Why America Doesn't Work, Charles Colson and Jack Eckerd, Word

·      1990  Against The Night, Charles Colson, Vine Books/Servant Publications

·      1988  Kingdoms In Conflict, Charles W. Colson, Zondervan

·      1984  Loving God, Charles Colson, Zondervan

·      1981  Life Sentence, Charles Colson, Chosen Books

 

The prestigious Jordon Lifetime Achievement Award is presented by ECPA to an individual for their exceptional contributions to the Christian publishing industry and is named in honor of Charles "Kip” Jordon (1945-1997), beloved Christian publishing veteran of more than 25 years, and former publisher of Word Publishing. Former recipients of the award are:

2008 – Dr. John M. Perkins
2007 – Dr. R.C. Sproul
2006 – Robert K. DeVries
2005 – Barbara Johnson
2004 – Dr. Lloyd J. Ogilvie
2003 – Joni Eareckson Tada
2002 – Dr. Warren Wiersbe
2001 – E. Brandt Gustavson and Dr. William R. "Bill” Bright
2000 – Jarrell McCracken
1999 – Hugh Barbour
1998 – Sam Moore
1997 – Charles R. Swindoll

1996 – J.I. Packer and Leonard LeSourd
1995 – William T. Greig, II
1994 – Ernest E. Owen
1993 – Robert H. Hawkins
1992 – Mrs. Clyde H. (Muriel) Dennis
1991 – Dr. James C. Dobson
1990 – Billy Graham
1989 – Robert L. Kregel
1988 – Floyd Thatcher
1987 – Russell T. Hitt
1986 – Herman Baker, John T. Bass, and Richard C. Halverson
1985 – Peter Kladder Jr., Robert L. Mosier, and Cyrus N. Nelson
1984 – Carl F.H. Henry and Kenneth N. Taylor
1981 – Pat J. Zondervan

 

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