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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2016 CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARDS®

Tuesday, April 05, 2016  
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ECPA names 35 books in 7 categories as the year’s best Christian books and Bibles

  • Prayer-themed books from War Room film hold four slots on list

  • New Author titles dominated by intriguing and inspirational memoirs

  • Industry-wide Thunderclap campaign announcing winners will introduce viral campaign to share #MyFavoriteGoodBook

 Christian Book Award® Finalists

 

(PHOENIX, ARIZ., April 5, 2016) The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) released today the 35 finalists for the 2016 Christian Book Award® program, considered the industry’s best books and Bibles of the year in seven categories.

 

“Our member publishers submitted more than 250 books in seven categories in this year’s Christian Book Award® program,” said Stan Jantz, ECPA executive director. “These outstanding finalists, selected by 72 independent judges, showcase the variety and power of the books Christian publishers are producing."

 

Winners will be announced at the Industry’s Awards Celebration in Nashville, held the evening of May 3rd during the ECPA Leadership Summit.  The announcement that night will coincide with a “social media blitz” through Thunderclap that announces the winners, and launches a social media campaign to #ReadGoodBooks and share #MyFavoriteGoodBook.  Last year’s campaign reached over half a million (520,909) with the news!

 

Anyone with a Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr account is invited to join the one-time campaign at http://thndr.me/II8Tsa.

 

Through a quick sign-up, participants allow Thunderclap to send a one-time-only post to their followers on May 3rd, resulting in a huge blitz of awareness of the Christian Book Awards® and #GoodBooks to read.

 

ECPA congratulates the following Finalists of the 2016 Christian Book Award® program:

 

BIBLES

 

Action Bible Study Bible ESV, Catherine DeVries, Editor, Illustrated by Sergio Cariello

David C Cook, 9781434708717

 

Dancing in the Desert Devotional Bible NLT, Chris Tiegreen, Editor

Tyndale House Publishers, 9781414381565

 

Illustrated Study Bible NLT

Tyndale House Publishers, 9781496402004

 

NIV Zondervan Study Bible, D. A. Carson, General Editor

Zondervan, 9780310438335

 

Reformation Study Bible (2015) ESV

Reformation Trust Publishing, 9781567694413

 

 

BIBLE REFERENCE

 

A Theology of Mark's Gospel: Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God

David E. Garland

Zondervan, 9780310270881

 

The Great Christ Comet: Revealing the True Star of Bethlehem, Colin R. Nicholl

Crossway, 9781433542138

 

How We Got the Bible, Timothy Paul Jones

Rose Publishing, 9781628622164

 

Literary Introductions to the Books of the Bible, Leland Ryken

Crossway, 9781433542176

 

Matthew (Teach the Text Commentary Series), Jeannine K. Brown

Baker Books/ Baker Publishing Group, 9780801092183

 

 

CHILDREN

 

The Bible is My Best Friend-Family Devotional, Sheila Walsh, Illlustrated by Sarah Horne

B&H Publishing Group, 9781433688041

 

Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers, Max and Denalyn Lucado, Illustrated by Lisa Alderson

Thomas Nelson Publishers, 9780718016319

 

Our Daily Bread for Kids, Crystal Bowman and Teri McKinley, Illustrated by Luke Flowers

Discovery House, 9781627073325

 

Peter's Perfect Prayer Place, Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick, Illustrated by Daniel Fernandez

B&H Publishing Group, 9781433688683

 

PrayerWorks, Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick with Amy Parker

B&H Publishing Group, 9781433688690

 

 

FICTION

 

An Endless Christmas, Cynthia Ruchti

Worthy Publishing, 9781617955877

 

Luther and Katharina, Jody Hedlund

WaterBrook, 9781601427625

 

Maggie Bright, Tracy Groot

Tyndale House Publishers, 9781414383231

 

The Third Target, Joel C. Rosenberg

Tyndale House Publishers, 9781414336275

 

Until the Harvest, Sarah Loudin Thomas

Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group, 9780764212260

 

 

INSPIRATION

 

The Battle Plan for Prayer, Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick

B&H Publishing Group, 9781433688669

 

The Case for Hope: Looking Ahead with Confidence and Courage, Lee Strobel

Zondervan, 9780310339571

 

Every Day in His Presence, Charles Stanley

Thomas Nelson Publishers, 9780718011932

 

Fervent, Priscilla Shirer

B&H Publishing Group, 9781433688676

 

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift, Ann Voskamp

Tyndale House Publishers, 9781414397542

 

 

NEW AUTHOR

 

Behold the King of Glory: A Narrative of the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Russ Ramsey

Crossway, 9781433545085

 

Coming Clean, Seth Haines

Zondervan, 9780310343646

 

Forgiven, Terri Roberts, with Jeanette Windle

Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group, 9780764217326

 

Miracle on Voodoo Mountain, Megan Boudreaux 

W Publishing Group/Thomas Nelson, 9780529110947

 

Through the Eyes of a Lion, Levi Lusko

W Publishing Group/Thomas Nelson, 9780718032142

 

 

NON-FICTION

 

All the Places to Go . . . How Will You Know?, John Ortberg

Tyndale House Publishers, 9781414379005

 

The Case for Grace, Lee Strobel

Zondervan, 9780310259176

 

The Entitlement Cure, John Townsend

Zondervan, 9780310330523

 

Messy Grace, Caleb Kaltenbach

WaterBrook, 9781601427366

 

Where I Am, Billy Graham

W Publishing Group/Thomas Nelson, 9780718042226

 

Christian Book Award finalists and winners will be promoted through multiple retail and media outlets including media sponsor Christianity Today and the following retailers: Amazon, Barnes&Noble, ChristianBook.com, Crossings, Covenant Group, Family Christian, LifeWay Christian Stores, NetGalley, Parable Christian Stores, and the Signature Marketing Network.

 

>> 2016 Finalists

>> Join Thunderclap social media campaign

>> Purchase separate Awards Celebration Dessert tickets for $25

>> Register for Leadership Summit (includes Awards Celebration)

>> More information at ChristianBookAwards.com

 

The Christian Book Award® program has recognized the absolute highest quality in Christian books since 1978. Based on excellence in content, literary quality, design, and impact, the Christian Book Award® program is the oldest and among the most prestigious awards in the religious publishing industry.

 

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) is an international non-profit trade organization, comprised of nearly 200 member companies worldwide, representing a combined revenue of nearly $1.4 billion. Since 1974, ECPA has strengthened Christian publishing by building Networking, Information, and Advocacy opportunities within the industry and across multiple channels so that our members can more effectively produce and deliver transformational Christian content. For more information about ECPA: 480-966-3998, info@ecpa.org, www.ecpa.org.

Contact:  Stan Jantz, ECPA Executive Director, sjantz@ecpa.org  480-966-3998

 

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