ECPA Announces 2021 Christian Book Award® Winners
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.
2021 CHRISTIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR®
With conviction and grace, Latasha Morrison examines the historical complexities of racism. She expertly applies biblical principles, such as lamentation, confession, and forgiveness, to lay the framework for restoration.
Along with prayers, discussion questions, and other resources to enhance group engagement, Be the Bridge presents a compelling vision of what it means for every follower of Jesus to become a bridge builder—committed to pursuing justice and racial unity in light of the gospel.
In Chasing Vines, Beth Moore gives us a new hope, revealing the abundant secrets of a fruitful, Kingdom-building, God-pleasing life. Tracing the images of vinedresser, vine, branch, and fruit through Scripture, and sharing stories from her own journey, Beth shows us how nothing in our lives is wasted.
Is it possible to embrace suffering as a privilege, rather than a punishment? Beloved authors Katherine and Jay Wolf offer listeners the bold invitation to trust a known God with an unknown future, as well as practical insights into surviving anything by redefining how we think about everything.
Set in Zondervan’s exclusive NIV Comfort Print® typeface, this stunning, full-color study Bible answers your pressing questions with just the right amount of information, placed in just the right location.
BIBLE REFERENCE WORKS
The New Testament in Its World by bestselling authors N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird is designed to open readers’ eyes to the larger world of the New Testament. Guiding you in how to think like a first-century Christian, it stands to become the definitive introduction on the topic.
The Way Home: God’s Invitation to New Beginnings
The story of Ruth is a remarkable tale of bravery, calling, and God’s provision, and it will come to life in new ways as you dig deep in this 6-week Bible study. Tessa Afshar, author of award-winning biblical and historical fiction, teaches you how to study the text, discern meaning, pray through it, and live it out. She’ll show you how to draw on the same strength and courage that Ruth did and accept God’s invitation to new beginnings in your own life.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Page-turning medical stories serve as the backdrop for a raw, honest look at how we can remain on solid ground when everything goes wrong and how we can find light in the darkest hours of life.
The Bible is filled with so many incredible women, and it’s time we were introduced to them! Meet Deborah, the only female judge of Israel; Lydia, successful businesswoman and early Christian; Priscilla, skilled tentmaker and determined missionary; and Rahab, quick-thinking, fearless protector of her family. This is only a few of the extraordinary women you can find in the Bible, so let’s go and meet even more and learn how to be as amazing as them!
In Show Me Your Glory: Understanding the Majestic Splendor of God, Dr. Steven Lawson takes us to the mountaintop of divine revelation by distilling the Bible’s teaching about God Himself. Each chapter delves into the depths of God’s awesome attributes, teaching that a deeper knowledge of our Creator can lead us into intimate fellowship with and reverent worship of the One who made us for Himself.
DEVOTION & GIFT
With this science devotional, which is based on Giglio’s well-known “How Great Is Our God” and “Indescribable” messages, children will embark on a journey to discover more about God and His incredible creation. From the pink lake in Senegal to the earth’s trip around the sun to the water-holding frog that can live up to five years without a drink, the wonders of the universe will deepen your kids’ appreciation for God’s wild imagination.
FAITH & CULTURE
Bestselling author Paul David Tripp offers 12 gospel-centered leadership principles for both aspiring leaders and weathered pastors as they navigate the challenging waters of pastoral ministry. This resource shows the vital role that the leadership community plays in molding leaders.
Laughing Through the Ugly Cry is a collection of honest and sometimes raw stories. Dawn shares her personal story to show readers how to find happiness and purpose even in the darkest of days.
YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE
With Praying Girls Devotional, bestselling author Sheila Walsh offers girls ages 11 to 14 the tools to begin a life of prayer.