The 2019 Christian Book Award Finalists!

Christian Book Award 2019The best books of the year have now been announced by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) for the Christian Book Award ®Program!

Presented annually to the finest in Christian publishing since 1978, the Christian Book Award program honors titles in eleven categories: Bibles, Bible Reference Works, Bible Study, Biography & Memoir, Children, Christian Living, Devotion & Gift, Faith & Culture, Ministry Resources, New Author, and Young Peoples Literature.

Here are the 2019 finalists in each award category…

Bibles Finalists

  1. ESV Archaeology Study Bible
  2. ESV Reformation Study Bible
  3. NLT Boys Life Application Study Bible
  4. NLT HelpFinder Bible 
  5. CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible
  6. NKJV Comfort Print Ancient-Modern Bible


Bible Reference Works Finalists

  1. Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique
  2. Theological English: An Advanced ESL Text for Students of Theology
  3. Historias Favoritas de la Biblia (101 Favorite Stories from the Bible)
  4. Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning
  5. Luke: Swindoll’s Living Insights Commentary
  6. Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Gospels


Bible Study Finalists

  1. The Gospel According to God: Rediscovering the Most Remarkable Chapter in the Old Testament
  2. Good News: The Gospel of Jesus Christ
  3. In All Things: A Nine-Week Devotional Bible Study on Unshakeable Joy
  4. Spiritual Gifts: What They Are and Why They Matter
  5. Even Better Than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible’s Story Changes Everything About Your Story


Biography & Memoir Finalists

  1. Becoming Dallas Willard: The Formation of a Philosopher, Teacher, and Christ Follower
  2. I Can Only Imagine: A Memoir
  3. Oswald Chambers – A Life in Pictures
  4. On Pills and Needles
  5. Wurmbrand: Tortured for Christ, The Complete Story


Children Finalists

  1. God’s Big Story For You
  2. I Am Friends with God Journal
  3. BibleForce: The First Heroes Bible
  4. Window on the World: An Operation World Prayer Resource
  5. Who Sang the First Song?


Christian Living Finalists

  1. The Art of Parenting
  2. Didn’t See It Coming: Overcoming the 7 Greatest Challenges That No One Expects and Everyone Experiences
  3. Daring to Hope: Finding God’s Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful
  4. The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World
  5. A Life Beyond Amazing – 9 Decisions That Will Transform Your Life Today
  6. In His Image: 10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character


Devotion & Gift Finalists

Christian Book Award

  1. The Wonder of the Greatest Gift – An Interactive Family Celebration of Advent
  2. Loved Baby: Helping You Grieve and Cherish Your Child After Pregnancy Loss
  3. Embraced: 100 Devotions to Know God is Holding You Close
  4. Good Morning, Lord… Can We Talk? A Year of Spiritual Meditations
  5. Hope Your Heart Needs: 52 Encouraging Reminders of How God Cares For You


Faith & Culture Finalists

Christian Book Award

  1. Faith Across the Multiverse: Parables from Modern Science
  2. The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home
  3. Walking Through Infertility: Biblical, Theological, and Moral Counsel for Those Who Are Struggling
  4. The Apostles’ Creed for Everyone
  5. Last Call for Liberty: How America’s Genius for Freedom Has Become its Greatest Threat


Ministry Resources Finalists

  1. Alongside: Loving Teenagers with the Gospel
  2. Small Church Essentials: Field-Tested Principles for Leading a Healthy Congregation of Under 250
  3. Rooting for Rivals: How Collaboration and Generosity Increase the Impact of Leaders, Charities, and Churches
  4. Expository Exultation: Christian Preaching As Worship
  5. Adoptive Church: Creating an Environment Where Emerging Generations Belong


New Author Finalists

Christian Book Award

  1. Seeing Green: Don’t Let Envy Color Your Joy
  2. For the Love of Discipline: When the Gospel Meets Tantrums and Time-Outs
  3. Redeemed: Devotions for the Longing Soul
  4. Confessions of an Adoptive Parent: Hope and Help from the Trenches of Foster Care and Adoption
  5. Welcome to Adulting: Navigating Faith, Friendship, Finances, and the Future
  6. Faith Across the Multiverse: Parables from Modern Science


Young Peoples Literature Finalists

Christian Book Award

  1. Bible Infographics for Kids: Giants, Ninja Skills, a Talking Donkey, and What’s the Deal with the Tabernacle
  2. Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion, and Purpose
  3. God’s Girl Says Yes: What God Can Do When We Follow Him
  4. True Heart Girls Devotional: God’s Promises for Me!
  5. The Teen’s Guide to Social Media… and Mobile Devices: 21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World


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