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2023 Christian Book Award® Winners

Christian Book Award®
Winners Archive

The 2023 Christian Book of the Year®

Find Your People: Building Deep Community in a Lonely World
Jennie Allen
WaterBrook, an imprint of Penguin Random House

Book of the Year


Shackled: One Woman’s Dramatic Triumph Over Persecution, Gender Abuse, and a Death Sentence
Written by Mariam Ibraheem with Eugene Bach
Narrated by Zoleka Vundla
Produced by ONE Audiobooks
Published by Whitaker House


Explorer Bible for Kids CSB
CSB Bibles by Holman
Published by B&H Publishing Group

Bible Reference Works

Early New Testament Apocrypha: Ancient Literature for New Testament Studies
J. Christopher Edwards
Published by Zondervan Academic

Bible Study

Blessed: Experiencing the Promise of the Book of Revelation
Nancy Guthrie
Published by Crossway

Biography & Memoir

Seasons of Sorrow: The Pain of Loss and the Comfort of God
Tim Challies
Published by Zondervan Reflective

Children (TIE)

The Biggest Story Bible Storybook
Kevin DeYoung
Illustrated by Don Clark
Published by Crossway

Children (TIE)

Our God is Bigger Than That!
Michelle Medlock Adams and Eva Marie Everson
Illustrated by Anna Jones
Published by End Game Press

Christian Living

How to Inhabit Time: Understanding the Past, Facing the Future, Living Faithfully Now
James K. A. Smith
Published by Brazos Press/ Baker Publishing Group

Devotion & Gift

When You Don't Know What to Pray: 100 Essential Prayers for Enduring Life's Storms
Charles F. Stanley
Published by Zondervan

Faith & Culture

Still Time to Care: What We Can Learn from the Church’s Failed Attempt to Cure Homosexuality
Greg Johnson
Published by Zondervan Reflective

Ministry Resources

A Non-Anxious Presence: How a Changing and Complex World will Create a Remnant of Renewed Christian Leaders
Mark Sayers
Published by Moody Publishers

New Author

Breath as Prayer: Calm Your Anxiety, Focus Your Mind, and Renew Your Soul
Jennifer Tucker
Published by Thomas Nelson Gift

Young People’s Literature

How to Pray: A Guide for Young Explorers
Pete Greig with Gemma Hunt
Published by Hodder & Stoughton and NavPress