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Monday, April 29  6 pm
World Outreach Church | Nashville
1921 New Salem Road, Highway 99, Murfreesboro Tennessee

Featuring Stephen Mansfield ... and announcing the winners of the 2013
Christian Book Awards and recipients of the industry's highest honors

Stephen Mansfield

Christian Book AwardsBruce Ryskamp
World Outreach Church lobby










The Christian Book Awards have honored the year's finest titles in Christian publishing since 1978, recognizing excellence in seven categories:  Fiction, Non-Fiction, Bibles, Bible Reference, Children, Inspiration, and New Author.  Winners in each category -- along with the 2013 Christian Book of the Year -- will be announced and honored this evening.  The prestigious Jordon Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Bruce Ryskamp for his exceptional contributions to the Christian publishing industry. The Gold and Platinum Sales Awards honor titles that have achieved sales milestones of 500,000 and 1 million.


Stephen Mansfield

Stephen Mansfield is a New York Times bestselling author and a popular speaker who is becoming one of this generation’s most respected voices on religion and modern culture. He is also an advisor to leaders around the world, an activist in a variety of social causes and a regular commentator on the FOX and CNN news networks. His first book on Winston Churchill was a Gold Medallion Award Finalist. He also wrote widely-acclaimed biographies of Booker T. Washington and George Whitefield as well as a number of other books on history and leadership. In 1997, the Governor of Tennessee commissioned Mansfield to write the official history of religion in Tennessee for that state’s bicentennial. In 2002, Stephen left the pastorate after twenty fruitful years to write and lecture full-time. Not long afterward, he wrote The Faith of George W. Bush, which spent many weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and won numerous national awards. The book also became a source for Oliver Stone’s acclaimed film, W, which chronicled Bush’s rise to the presidency. This international bestseller led to a string of influential books over the following years. Stephen wrote The Faith of the American Soldier after being embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq. He also wrote about the new Pope in Benedict XVI: His Life and Mission. His book The Faith of Barack Obama was another international bestseller and was often a topic in major media during the presidential campaign of 2008. To answer the crumbling values of portions of American corporate culture, he wrote The Search for God and Guinness and soon found himself speaking to corporate gatherings around the world. Stephen continues to write books about faith and culture—recently on figures as varied as Oprah Winfrey and Abraham Lincoln—but beyond his writing career he has founded The Mansfield Group, a successful consulting and communications firm, as well as Chartwell Literary Group, a firm that creates and manages literary projects. Together with his wife, Beverly, Mansfield has also created The Global Leadership Development Fund, a foundation that sponsors leadership training and networking around the world. In recent years, Stephen’s popularity as a speaker has nearly eclipsed his reputation as a bestselling author. He is often to be found addressing a university gathering, a corporate retreat or a fundraising banquet and stirring his audiences with the humor and cultural analysis that have become his trademark.

This event officially opens the ECPA Leadership Summit, held for industry managers April 29-May 1 at Ingram Headquarters in LaVergne.  Registrants of the Leadership Summit automatically have a reservation at the ECPA Awards Banquet. Transportation will be provided from the event hotel (Embassy Suites Nashville SE Murfreesboro) for Summit attendees.  [More information on ECPA Leadership Summit]
For those not registered for the Leadership Summit, individual tickets can be purchased for the banquet for $59 per person.  To purchase individual tickets, click here.
Business dress is recommended for this event.

The ECPA Awards Banquet is made possible by the generous contributions from the following companies:
in ciite
Thomas Nelson

Program producer:  Chris Thomason and in:ciite
Printing and Design:  Bethany Press
Sponsor of Stephen Mansfield:  Thomas Nelson
 Media sponsor of Christian Book Awards:  Christianity Today
Distribution sponsor of the Christian Book Awards:  Ingram | Spring Arbor

We thank the following sponsors of the ECPA Leadership Summit:


Outreach Media Group
Ministry Risk Management

Brilliance Audio

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