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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2017 CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARDS®

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ECPA names 59 books in 11 categories as the year’s best Christian books and Bibles

Four ties and expanded categories represent breadth and excellence produced this year in Christian publishing; with 23 publishers and 73 authors represented

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(PHOENIX, ARIZ., March 31, 2017)The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) named today 59 Finalists for the 2017 Christian Book Award® program. These titles represent the industry’s best books and Bibles of the year in eleven categories, including the newly added categories of Faith & Culture, Biography & Memoir, Young People’s Literature, Ministry Resources, and Bible Study. These additions coincided with ECPA merging the Fiction category with The Christy Award™ program. Christian fiction finalists will be announced this fall.

 

“On behalf of ECPA and its members, I want to congratulate the authors and publishers who produced the59Christian Book Award® finalists for 2017,” said Stan Jantz, ECPA’s executive director. “These finalists emerged from a rigorous judging process and represent the best our industry produced this past year. Even more important is the impact these excellent books, Bibles, and resources are having on the church and wider culture.”

 

The Finalists of the 2017 Christian Book Award® program are:

 

 

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

Colors of Goodbye, September Vaudrey

Tyndale Momentum, 9781496408174

 

Courageous FaithCharles Stanley

Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, 9781501132698

 

Eight Women of FaithMichael A.G. Haykin

Crossway, 9781433548925

 

My Brother's Keeper: Christians Who Risked All to Protect Jewish Targets of the Nazi Holocaust, Rod Gragg
Center Street, a division of Hachette Nashville, 9781455566297

 

The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-JonesSteven J. Lawson

Reformation Trust Publishing (Ligonier), 9781567696387

 


CHRISTIAN LIVING

HappinessRandyAlcorn

Tyndale House Publishers, 9781414389349

 

Parenting: The 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your FamilyPaul David Tripp

Crossway, 9781433551932

 

Searching the ScripturesCharles R. Swindoll

Tyndale House Publishers, 9781414380650

 

Shaken, Tim Tebow

WaterBrook, 9780735289864

 

Zeal Without BurnoutChristopher Ash

The Good Book Company, 9781784980214

 


FAITH & CULTURE

75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know, Terry Glaspey

Baker Books/ Baker Publishing Group, 9780801017100

 

BefriendScott Sauls

Tyndale House Publishers, 9781496400949

 

Impossible People: Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization, Os Guinness

InterVarsity Press, 9780830844654

 

No God but One: Allah or Jesus?Nabeel Qureshi

Zondervan, 9780310522553

 

Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis, Stephan Bauman, Matthew Soerens, and Dr. Issam Smeir

Moody Publishers, 9780802414885

 

You Are What You Love, James K. A. Smith

Brazos Press/ Baker Publishing Group, 9781587433801

 


CHILDREN

Christmas Love Letters from GodGlenys Nellist, Illlustrated by Rachel Clowes

Zondervan, 9780310748243

 

How Big is Love?Amy Parker, Illustrated by Breezy Brookshire

B&H Publishing Group, 9781433690426

 

Jonah and the FishDandi Daley Mackall, Illustrated by Lissy Marlin

Tyndale House Publishers, 9781496411204

 

Spark Story Bible Psalm Book: Prayers and Poems for Kids
Judy Beglau, Micha Boyett, Lisa Marie Brodsky Auter, Jennifer Grant, Carol Hegberg, Cathy M. Kolwey, Claudia Rosemary May, Cathy Skogen-Soldner, Michelle Van Loon, Edited by Naomi J Krueger, Illustrated by Peter Grosshauser

Sparkhouse Family, 9781506417684

 

Would a Worm Go on a Walk?Hannah C. Hall, Illustrated by Bill Bolton

WorthyKids/Ideals, 9780824956776

 


YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE

God and Me 52 Week Devotional for Girls Ages 10-12, Linda Washington, Jeannette Dall, and Kathy Widenhouse

Rose Publishing, 9781584111788

 

The Golden BraidMelanie Dickerson

Thomas Nelson, 9780718026264

 

Kingstone Bible TrilogyRandy Alcorn, Ben Avery, Art Ayris

Kingstone, 9781613281949

 

The Purpose Driven Life Devotional for Kids, Rick Warren

Zondervan, 9780310750468

 

UnblemishedSara Ella

Thomas Nelson, 9780718081010

 

You’re God’s Girl!, Wynter Pitts

Harvest House Publishers, 9780736967365

 

You’re Worth It for GirlsSheila Walsh

Harvest House Publishers, 9780736963879

 


DEVOTION & GIFT

31 Verses to Write on Your Heart, Liz Curtis Higgs

WaterBrook, 9781601428912

 

A Spectacle of GloryJoni Eareckson Tada with Larry Libby

Zondervan, 9780310346777

 

Blessings for WomenSusie Larson

Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group, 9780764218422

 

GraceRandy Alcorn

Harvest House Publishers, 9780736967464

 

Live Original DevotionalSadie Robertson

Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, 9781501126512

 


NEW AUTHOR

A Woman’s PlaceKatelyn Beaty

Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, 9781476794099

 

Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side, Natasha Crain

Harvest House Publishers, 9780736965088

 

Riley Unlikely, Riley Banks-Snyder

Zondervan,Riley Banks-Snyder, 9780310347873

 

UnblemishedSara Ella

Thomas Nelson, 9780718081010

 

Union With ChristRankin Wilbourne

David C Cook, 9781434709387

 


BIBLES

The Complete Jewish Study Bible

Hendrickson Publishers, Messianic Jewish Publishers & Resources, 9781619708679

 

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study BibleCraig S. Keener, John H. Walton, Editors

Zondervan, 9780310431589

 

Girls Life Application Study Bible, NLT

Tyndale House Publishers, 9781414397788

 

Hidden in My Heart Scripture Memory Bible, NLT

Tyndale House Publishers, 9781414381671

 

Inspire Bible NLT: The Bible for Creative Journaling

Tyndale House Publishers, 9781496413741

 


BIBLE REFERENCE WORKS

A History of Western Philosophy and TheologyJohn M. Frame

P&R Publishing Company, 9781629950846

 

Biblical Authority after BabelKevin J. Vanhoozer

Brazos Press/ Baker Publishing Group, 9781587433931

 

Genesis (The Story of God Bible Commentary)Tremper Longman III

Zondervan, 9780310496076

 

The Mind of the SpiritCraig S. Keener

Baker Academic/ Baker Publishing Group, 9780801097768

 

New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Martin Davie, Tim Grass, Stephen R. Holmes, John McDowell and T. A. Noble

InterVarsity Press, 9780830824557

 


BIBLE STUDY

Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn't Say
Adam Hamilton

Abingdon Press, 9781501813870

 

Marriage and the Mystery of the GospelRay Ortlund

Crossway, 9781433546877

 

Messed Up Men of the BibleTina Samples & Dave Samples

Kregel Publications,9780825443831

 

Saving the Bible From Ourselves: Learning to Read and Live the Bible WellGlenn Paauw

InterVarsity Press, 9780830851249

 

Word Writers: PhilippiansDenise J. Hughes

Harvest House Publishers, 9780736968478

 


MINISTRY RESOURCES

Adoptive Youth MinistryChap Clark

Baker Academic/ Baker Publishing Group, 9780801049705

 

Leadership Mosaic: 5 Leadership Principles for Ministry and Everyday Life, Daniel Montgomery with Jared Kennedy

Crossway, 9781433552557

 

Teaching the Next Generations, Terry Linhart

Baker Academic/ Baker Publishing Group, 9780801097614

 

Who Moved My Pulpit?Thom S. Rainer

B&H Publishing Group, 9781433643873

 

The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, and Gospel Assurance—Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters
Sinclair B. Ferguson

Crossway, 9781433548000

 

The Worship Pastor: A Call to Ministry for Worship Leaders and TeamsZac Hicks

Zondervan, 9780310525196

 

 

The Christian Book Award® winners in each category, plus the 2017 Christian Book of the Year®, will be named May 2nd at the ECPA Awards Celebration held during the ECPA Leadership Summit in Colorado Springs.

 

The announcements will coincide with a social media blitz throughThunderclap.Through a quick sign-up, participants allow Thunderclap to send a one-time-only post to their followers on May 2nd, resulting in a huge blitz of awareness for the Christian Book Awards® and #GoodBooks that #FeedYourSoul. Last year’s campaign reached overhalf a million with this important campaign.

 

Anyone with a Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr account is invited to join the

one-time campaign at http://thndr.me/4s7CYp.

 

Christian Book Award finalists and winners will also be promoted through multiple retail and media outlets including media sponsor Christianity Today and the following retailers: AmazonBarnes&NobleChristianBook.comCovenant GroupLifeWay Christian StoresParable Christian Stores, and the Signature Marketing Network.

 

To learn more, visit ChristianBookAwards.com.

 

>>View the 2017 Finalists

>>Join the Thunderclap social media campaign

>>Register for the ECPA Leadership Summit (includes Awards Celebration)

>>Purchase Awards Celebration Dessert tickets (if not already attending Leadership Summit)

 

 

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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. ChristianBookAwards.com @CBAwards #ChristianBookAwards

 

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) is an international non-profit trade organization comprised of member companies that are involved in the publishing and distribution of Christian content worldwide. Since 1974, ECPA has strengthened Christian publishing by building networking, information, and advocacy opportunities within the industry and throughout multiple channels so that our members can more effectively produce and deliver transformational Christian content. For more information about ECPA: info@ecpa.org ECPA.org @ECPA

 

Media contacts:

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

Cindy Carter, ECPA Awards & Recognition Manager, ccarter@ecpa.org, 480-966-3998

 

 

The Christy Award™ is a registered trademark of ECPA.

The Christian Book Award® and Christian Book of the Year® are registered trademarks of ECPA.




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