Christian Book Award® Finalists for 2017

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announces the Finalists for the 2017 Christian Book Award® Program

Presented annually to the finest in Christian publishing since 1978, the Christian Book Award® program honors the "best of the year" in 11 categories. Five finalists are chosen in each category unless there is a tie. Winners will be announced at the ECPA Awards Celebration held at the industry's Leadership Summit on May 2nd in Colorado Springs..

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Biography & Memoir Category

Colors of Goodbye
Tyndale House Publishers
September Vaudrey
Courageous Faith
Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster
Charles Stanley
Eight Women of Faith
Michael A.G. Haykin
My Brother's Keeper: Christians Who Risked All to Protect Jewish Targets of the Nazi Holocaust
Center Street, a division of Hachette Nashville
Rod Gragg
The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Reformation Trust Publishing (Ligonier)
Steven J. Lawson

Christian Living Category

Tyndale House Publishers
Randy Alcorn
Parenting: The 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family
Paul David Tripp
Searching the Scriptures
Tyndale House Publishers
Charles R. Swindoll
Tim Tebow
Zeal Without Burnout
The Good Book Company
Christopher Ash

Faith & Culture Category

75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know
Baker Books/ Baker Publishing Group
Terry Glaspey
Tyndale House Publishers
Scott Sauls
Impossible People: Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization
InterVarsity Press
Os Guinness
No God but One: Allah or Jesus?
Nabeel Qureshi
Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis
Moody Publishers
Stephan Bauman, Matthew Soerens, and Dr. Issam Smeir
You Are What You Love
Brazos Press/ Baker Publishing Group
James K. A. Smith

Children Category

Christmas Love Letters from God
Glenys Nellist, Illlustrated by Rachel Clowes
How Big is Love?
B&H Publishing Group
Amy Parker, Illustrated by Breezy Brookshire
Jonah and the Fish
Tyndale House Publishers
Dandi Daley Mackall, Illustrated by Lissy Marlin
Spark Story Bible Psalm Book: Prayers and Poems for Kids
Sparkhouse Family
Judy Beglau, Edited by Naomi J Krueger, Illustrated by Peter Grosshauser
Would a Worm Go on a Walk?
Hannah C. Hall, Illustrated by Bill Bolton

Young People's Literature Category

God and Me 52 Week Devotional for Girls Ages 10-12
Rose Publishing
Linda Washington, Jeannette Dall, and Kathy Widenhouse
The Golden Braid
Thomas Nelson
Melanie Dickerson
Kingstone Bible Trilogy
Randy Alcorn, Ben Avery, Art Ayris
The Purpose Driven Life Devotional for Kids
Rick Warren
Thomas Nelson
Sara Ella
You're God's Girl!
Harvest House Publishers
Wynter Pitts
You're Worth It for Girls
Harvest House Publishers
Sheila Walsh

Devotion & Gift Category

31 Verses to Write on Your Heart
Liz Curtis Higgs
A Spectacle of Glory
Joni Eareckson Tada with Larry Libby
Blessings for Women
Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group
Susie Larson
Harvest House Publishers
Randy Alcorn
Live Original Devotional
Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster
Sadie Robertson

Bibles Category

The Complete Jewish Study Bible
Hendrickson Publishers
Messianic Jewish Publishers & Resources
NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible
Craig S. Keener, John H. Walton, Editors Zondervan
Girls Life Application Study Bible, NLT
Tyndale House Publishers
Hidden in My Heart Scripture Memory Bible, NLT
Tyndale House Publishers
Inspire Bible NLT: The Bible for Creative Journaling
Tyndale House Publishers

New Author Category

A Woman's Place
Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster
Katelyn Beaty
Keeping Your Kids on God's Side
Harvest House Publishers
Natasha Crain
Riley Unlikely
Riley Banks-Snyder
Thomas Nelson
Sara Ella
Union With Christ
David C Cook
Rankin Wilbourne

Ministry Resources Category

Adoptive Youth Ministry
Baker Academic/ Baker Publishing Group
Chap Clark
Leadership Mosaic: 5 Leadership Principles for Ministry and Everyday Life
Daniel Montgomery with Jared Kennedy
Teaching the Next Generations
Baker Academic/ Baker Publishing Group
Terry Linhart
Who Moved My Pulpit?
B&H Publishing Group
Thom S. Rainer
The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, and Gospel Assurance-Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters
Sinclair B. Ferguson
The Worship Pastor: A Call to Ministry for Worship Leaders and Teams
Zac Hicks

Bible Reference Works Category

A History of Western Philosophy and Theology
P&R Publishing Company
John M. Frame
Biblical Authority after Babel
Brazos Press/ Baker Publishing Group
Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Genesis (The Story of God Bible Commentary)
Tremper Longman III
The Mind of the Spirit
Baker Academic/ Baker Publishing Group
Craig S. Keener
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
InterVarsity Press
Martin Davie, Tim Grass, Stephen R. Holmes, John McDowell and T. A. Noble

Bible Study Category

Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn't Say
Abingdon Press
Adam Hamilton
Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel
Ray Ortlund
Messed Up Men of the Bible
Kregel Publications
Tina Samples & Dave Samples
Saving the Bible From Ourselves: Learning to Read and Live the Bible Well
InterVarsity Press
Glenn Paauw
Word Writers: Philippians
Harvest House Publishers
Denise J. Hughes

Christian Book Award® Media Partner

Christianity Today International

Christian Book Award® Retail Partners

Net Galley: Feed Your Readers

Parable Christian Stores

LifeWay Christian Stores

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Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Christian Book Award® Distribution Partner and Program Sponsor
Spring Arbor


Christmas Bestsellers Bestsellers of 2017

Christian Manuscript Submissions