ECPA Announces 2021 Christian Book Award® Winners

0 comments Posted on May 10, 2021

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®

Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation
Latasha Morrison
Waterbrook
ISBN: 9780525652885

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.

 

 

 

AUDIO

Chasing Vines
written and narrated by Beth Moore, produced by Lisa Smith/ Oasis Audio
Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN: 9781640913714

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.

 

 

Suffer Strong
written and narrated by Katherine and Jay Wolf, produced by Gabe Wicks/
HarperCollins Christian
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310358190

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.

 

 

 

 

BIBLES

NIV Study Bible Fully Revised Edition
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310448945

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: An Introduction to the History, Literature and Theology of the First Christians
N.T. Wright and Michael Bird
Zondervan Academic and SPCK
ISBN: 9780310499305

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.

 

 

 

 

BIBLE STUDY

The Way Home: God’s Invitation to New Beginnings
Tessa Afshar
Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802419835

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

I’ve Seen the End of You: A Neurosurgeon’s Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know
W. Lee Warren, MD
WaterBrook
ISBN: 9780525653219

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.

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN

Extraordinary Women of the Bible
Michelle Sloan, illustrated by Summer Macon
SPCK (IVP/UK)
ISBN: 9780281081233

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!

 

 

 

 

CHRISTIAN LIVING

Show Me Your Glory: Understanding the Majestic Splendor of God
Steven J. Lawson
Ligonier Ministries
ISBN: 9781642892635

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

How Great Is Our God: 100 Indescribable Devotions About God and Science
Louie Giglio
Tommy Nelson
ISBN: 9781400215522

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

Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation
Latasha Morrison
WaterBrook
ISBN: 9780525652885

 

 

 

 

MINISTRY RESOURCES

Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church
Paul David Tripp
Crossway
ISBN: 9781433567636

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.

 

 

 

 

NEW AUTHOR

Laughing Through the Ugly Cry…and Finding Unstoppable Joy
Dawn Barton
Thomas Nelson Gift
ISBN: 9781400217762

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

Praying Girls Devotional
Sheila Walsh
Baker Books/ Baker Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781540900678

With Praying Girls Devotional, bestselling author Sheila Walsh offers girls ages 11 to 14 the tools to begin a life of prayer.

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