The Christy Award™ Archives

FIRST NOVEL

2017

Winner

Stars in the Grass

Ann Marie Stewart
Barbour Publishing
Finalist

Counted with the Stars

Connilyn Cossette
Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group
Finalist

Like a River from Its Course

Kelli Stuart
Kregel Publications

2016

The Choosing
Finalist

The Choosing

Rachelle Dekker
Tyndale House Publishers
Irish Meadows
Finalist

Irish Meadows

Susan Anne Mason
Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group
A Noble Masquerade
Finalist

A Noble Masquerade

Kristi Ann Hunter
Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group

2015

Feast for Thieves
Winner

Feast for Thieves

Marcus Brotherton
RiverNorth, an imprint of Moody Publishing
For Such A Time
Finalist

For Such A Time

Kate Breslin
Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group
House of Living Stones
Finalist

House of Living Stones

Kate Schuermann
Concordia Publishing House

2014

Burning Sky
Winner

Burning Sky

Lori Benton
WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
A Cast of Stones
Finalist

A Cast of Stones

Patrick W. Carr
Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group
Dear Mr. Knightly
Finalist

Dear Mr. Knightly

Katherine Reay
Thomas Nelson, Harper Collins Christian Publishing

2013

Into the Free
Winner

Into the Free

Julie Cantrell
David C Cook
Tangled Ashes
Finalist

Tangled Ashes

Michèle Phoenix
Tyndale House Publishers
Wedded to War
Finalist

Wedded to War

Jocelyn Green
RiverNorth, an imprint of Moody Publishing

2012

Words
Winner

Words

Ginny Yttrup
B&H Publishing Group
An Eye for Glory
Finalist

An Eye for Glory

Karl Bacon
Zondervan
Southern Fried Sushi
Finalist

Southern Fried Sushi

Jennifer Rogers Spinola
Barbour Publishing

2011

Heartless
Winner

Heartless

Anne Elisabeth Stengl
Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group
Crossing Oceans
Finalist

Crossing Oceans

Gina Holmes
Tyndale House Publishers
A Season of Miracles
Finalist

A Season of Miracles

Rusty Whitener
Kregel Publications

2010

Fireflies in December
Winner

Fireflies in December

Jennifer Erin Valent
Tyndale House Publishers
The Familiar Stranger
Finalist

The Familiar Stranger

Christina Berry
Moody Publishers
Scared
Finalist

Scared

Tom Davis
David C Cook

2009

Winner

Blue Hole Back Home 

Joy Jordan-Lake
David C. Cook
Finalist

Rain Song

Alice J. Wisler
Bethany House Publishers
Finalist

Safe at Home

Richard Doster
David C. Cook

2008

Winner

The Stones Cry Out

Sibella Giorello
Revell, a division of Baker
Finalist

Auralia's Colors

Jeffrey Overstreet
WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
Finalist

Demon: A Memoir

Tosca Lee
NavPress Publishing Group

2007

Winner

Where Mercy Flows by Karen Harter

Karen Harter
Center Street
Finalist

Watching the Tree Limbs

Mary DeMuth
NavPress
Finalist

William Henry Is a Fine Name

Cathy Gohlke
Moody Press

2006

Winner

This Heavy Silence

Nicole Mazzarella
Paraclete Press
Finalist

Like a Watered Garden

Patti Hill
Bethany House Publishers
Finalist

The Road Home

Vanessa Del Fabbro
Steeple Hill

2005

Winner

The Mending String by Cliff Coon

Moody Publishers
Finalist

The Dead Don't Dance

Charles Martin
Thomas Nelson
Finalist

There is a Wideness

Mark McAllister
RiverOak

2004

Winner

Welcome to Fred

Brad Whittington
Broadman & Holman Publishers
Finalist

Flabbergasted

Ray Blackston
Revell
Finalist

The Yada Yada Prayer Group

Neta Jackson
Integrity Publishers

2003

Winner

A Place Called Wiregrass

Michael Morris
RiverOak Publishing
Finalist

Daughter of China

C. Hope Flinchbaugh
Bethany House Publishers
Finalist

Yucatan Deep

Tom Morrisey
Zondervan

2002

Winner

Ezekiel’s Shadow

David Long
Bethany House Publishers
Finalist

Go Down to Silence

Greg Belliveau
Multnomah Publishers
Finalist

Sea of Glory

Ken Wales and David Poling
Broadman & Holman Publishers

2001

Winner

Passing by Samaria

Sharon Ewell Foster
Multnomah Publishers
Finalist

Refiner's Fire

Sylvia Bambola
Multnomah Publishers
Finalist

Winter Passing

Cindy McCormick Martinusen
Tyndale House Publishers