ECPA Announces 2020 Christian Book Award® Winners

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The Christian Book Award® program recognizes the highest quality in Christian books and Bibles and is among the oldest and most prestigious awards program in the religious publishing industry. Presented annually to the finest in Christian publishing since 1978, the Christian Book Award® program honors the “best of the year” in 12 categories.

2020 CHRISTIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR®

Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament
Mark Vroegop
Crossway
ISBN: 9781433561481

Lament is how we bring our sorrow to God—but it is a neglected dimension of the Christian life for many Christians today. We need to recover the practice of honest spiritual struggle that gives us permission to vocalize our pain and wrestle with our sorrow. Lament avoids trite answers and quick solutions, progressively moving us toward deeper worship and trust.

Exploring how the Bible—through the psalms of lament and the book of Lamentations—gives voice to our pain, this book invites us to grieve, struggle, and tap into the rich reservoir of grace and mercy God offers in the darkest moments of our lives.

 

AUDIO
Palau
Paul J. Pastor, narrated by Cástulo Guerra, produced by Gabe Wicks
HarperCollins Christian
ISBN: 9780310354079

Palau: A Life on Fire is a deeply spiritual and intimate interview with a man who knows life is drawing to an end, but is only seeing the light grow. This collection of guiding principles from one of the most respected evangelists of our day, Luis Palau, will spark in you a fiery faith to live out the good news of Jesus Christ.

 

 

BIBLES
CSB Ancient Faith Study Bible
B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781535940474

The CSB Ancient Faith Study Bible features study notes and commentary from the writings of the church fathers from the patristic era of the second, third, and fourth centuries to help you understand how they interpreted the Bible and how to apply their insights to your life today.

 

 

 

NLT Life Application Study Bible, Third Edition
Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN: 9781496439284

Trusted and treasured by millions of readers for over 30 years, today’s #1–selling study Bible has been thoroughly updated and expanded, offering even more relevant insights for understanding and applying God’s Word to everyday life in today’s world.

 

 

 

BIBLE REFERENCE WORKS
Introducing Evangelical Theology
Daniel J. Treier
Baker Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780801097690

Evangelical theology has become more academically engaged, aware of global Christianity, and interested in the Great Tradition, yet is increasingly fragmented. This introductory textbook for evangelical colleges, universities, and seminaries offers students a biblically rich, creedally structured, ecumenically evangelical, and ethically engaged introduction to Christian theology.

 

 

BIBLE STUDY
The Logic of God
Ravi Zacharias
HarperCollins Christian
ISBN: 9780310454038

Wondering if the Bible still matters or whether God is truly loving and personal? We all have these questions, and apologist Ravi Zacharias has the answers: in his latest release, The Logic of God, he offers 52 profound readings that explain how and why Christianity, the Bible, and God are still relevant, essential, and life-altering.

 

 

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Devotedly: The Personal Letters and Love Story of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot
Valerie Elliot Shepard
B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781433651564

The follow up to the perennial bestseller, Passion and Purity, Devotedly is the real-life love story of Jim and Elizabeth Elliot, told by their daughter Valerie, along with dozens of never before published letters chronicling their story.

 

 

CHILDREN
Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids
Phil Vischer, Minno Kids
ISBN: 9781546011958

Written by VeggieTales® creator Phil Vischer, this family Bible is more than a children’s Bible storybook . . . it’s a deep, engaging, laugh-out-loud gospel experience. The Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids will guide readers from Genesis to Revelation, retelling beloved Bible stories AND tackling tricky questions like “What is sin?” and “What is the Trinity?”

 

 

CHRISTIAN LIVING
Untangling Emotions
J. Alasdair Groves and Winston T. Smith
Crossway
ISBN: 978143355782

Exploring how God designed emotions for our good, this book shows us how to properly engage with our emotions—even the more difficult ones like fear, anger, shame, guilt, and sorrow—so we can better understand what they reveal about our hearts and handle them wisely in everyday moments.

 

 

DEVOTION & GIFT
Settle My Soul: 100 Quiet Moments to Meet with Jesus
Ruth Schwenk and Karen Ehman
HarperCollins Christian
ISBN: 9780310095408

Are your days full? Are you tired and craving quiet for your soul? You’re not alone. In Settle My Soul, authors Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk invite you to carve out a few moments in your day to deepen your relationship with the Lord through 100 encouraging devotions.

 

 

FAITH & CULTURE
Free to Believe
Luke Goodrich
Multnomah
ISBN: 9780525652908

A leading religious freedom attorney, the veteran of several Supreme Court battles, helps people of faith understand religious liberty in our rapidly changing culture—why it matters, how it is threatened, and how to respond with confidence and grace.

 

 

MINISTRY RESOURCES
The Care of Souls: Cultivating a Pastor’s Heart
Harold L. Senkbeil
Lexham Press
ISBN: 9781683593010

In a time when many churches have lost sight of the real purpose of the church, The Care of Souls invites a new generation of pastors to form the godly habits and practical wisdom needed to minister to the hearts and souls of those committed to their care.

 

 

NEW AUTHOR
Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament
Mark Vroegop
Crossway
ISBN: 9781433561481

 

 

 

 

YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE
Kirby McCook and the Jesus Chronicles
Stephen Arterburn and M.N. Brotherton
Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN: 9781496429773

What happens when a room full of kids find themselves without a junior-church teacher? They choose one of their own crowd to take her place, of course! Twelve-year-old Kirby McCook, mentored by his grandfather, leads his rambunctious friends through the Bible in this creative and fun Bible storybook.

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