The 2019 Christian Book Awards Winners!

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association has spoken… here are the winners of the 2019 Christian Book Awards®! 

The announcements were made at the ECPA Awards Celebration held on April 30th in Chicago at the ECPA Leadership Summit. The night saw the who’s who in Christian publishing come together to celebrate the best in Christian reads. Bestselling author of The Five Love Languages series, Gary Chapman was even there to entertain guests as keynote speaker!

Without further ado, here are the winners from each of the 12 categories… 

2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: Book of the Year

Christian Book Awards - EmbracedEmbraced: 100 Devotions to Know God is Holding You Close

Embraced is the beautiful new devotional from bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst. These 100 devotions have been written for women at every stage of life’s journey, touching on topics such as personal identity, parenting, marriage, self-worth and more. Throughout the devotional TerKeurst shares her own struggles and doubts to help readers understand that because we have been fully embraced by Him, we can spend our lives trusting His ways.


2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: Bibles

Christian Book Awards - ESV Archaeology BibleESV Archaeology Study Bible

The ESV Archaeology Study Bible is a cutting-edge academic resource for those looking to dig deeper into the historical context of the Bible. It features study notes written by field-trained Biblical archaeologists and scholars, color maps, photographs, and drawings. All of this content is designed to bring to life the ancient text of Scripture for readers. With editorial oversight from Dr. John Currid and Dr. David Chapman, the ESV Archaeology Study Bible assembles a range of modern scholarship, helping readers situate themselves in the Bible’s historical context.


2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: Bible Reference Works

Christian Book Awards - Theistic EvolutionTheistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique

Many prominent Christians insist that the church must yield to contemporary evolutionary theory and therefore modify traditional biblical ideas about the creation of life. They argue that God used – albeit in an undetectable way – evolutionary mechanisms to produce all forms of life. Featuring two dozen highly credentialed scientists, philosophers, and theologians from Europe and North America, this volume contests this proposal. It documents evidential, logical, and theological problems with theistic evolution – making it the most comprehensive critique of theistic evolution yet produced.


2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: Bible Study

Christian Book Awards - The Gospel According to GodThe Gospel According to God

Often hailed as one of the greatest chapters in Scripture, Isaiah 53 foretells a critical event in God’s plan for salvation – the crucifixion of Jesus. In The Gospel According to God, MacArthur highlights important connections between Israel’s history and the New Testament, and provides a verse-by-verse exposition of this sometimes misunderstood text. Along the way, MacArthur demonstrates to readers how Isaiah’s prophetic words illuminate essentials truths for us today.


2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: Biography & Memoir

Christian Book Awards - Becoming Dallas WillardBecoming Dallas Willard

Dallas Willard was a personal mentor and inspiration to hundreds of pastors, philosophers, and average churchgoers. His presence and ideas rippled through the lives of many prominent leaders and authors – including, John Ortberg, Richard Foster and more. As a result of these relationships and the books he wrote, he fundamental altered the way tens of thousands of Christians have understood and experience the spiritual life. The life of Dallas Willard deserves attention because he became a person who himself experienced authentic transformation of life and character. Here is a life that gives us all hope.


2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: Children

Christian Book Award - God's Big Story for YouGod’s Big Story for You

This whimsically illustrated book is a wonderful way to share the gospel message with kids up to age 8. It emphasizes God’s love for everyone, and lets children know that they are a part of God’s big story. The creative, carefully chosen words draws children into the story, while the illustrations ignite children’s imagines as they see kids like themselves alongside characters from the Bible. This book is a great tool for parents, grandparents, Sunday school teachers, or anyone else who wants to explain to children why we need a savior.


2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: Christian Living

Christian Book Awards - The Art of ParentingThe Art of Parenting

Dennis and Barbara Rainey have spent decades helping families find biblical help to strengthen and transform family relationships. Now, in The Art of Parenting, they bring insights and expertise gleaned from those years of ministry, as well as from their own personal experience of raising six children. Focusing on four crucial elements in your children’s lives – relationships, character, identity, mission – they offer advice on how to help your kids discover who they are in Christ, and understand God’s purpose for their lives.


2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: Devotion & Gift

Christian Book Awards - The Wonder of the Greatest GiftThe Wonder of the Greatest Gift

Ann Voskamp expands her presentation of the timeless Advent tradition of the Jesse Tree with this beautiful keepsake that can be handed down and enjoyed for generations. Each December, families can celebrate the coming of Jesus by opening the book to see a stunning 13-inch, three-dimensional Jesse Tree pop up from the page. Every day of December, readers open the enclosed booklet to read a daily love letter from The Greatest Story ever told, right from our beginning in Genesis to our King’s coming under Bethlehem’s Star. After the day’s reading, readers can open one of the 25 advent doors and discover that day’s Biblical ornament to hang on their own tree!


2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: Faith & Culture

Christian Book Awards - The Storm-Tossed FamilyThe Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home

In The Storm-Tossed Family, bestselling author Russell Moore teaches readers – every one of whom is in a family in one way or another – that family is an echo of the gospel. Moore explains to readers that family can be the source of some of the most transcendent human joy, but family can also leave us crumpled up on the side of the road. Family can make us who we are, and family can break our hearts. Why would this social arrangement have that much power, for good or for ill, over us? Moore aims to explore this and show readers why it is such important an important part of life, yet oh so difficult at times.


 2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: Ministry Resources

Christian Book Awards - AlongsideAlongside: Loving Teenagers with the Gospel 

Alongside supports both parents and youth ministry leaders and volunteers to love teenagers well. Through Scripture and captivating personal stories from years of experience working in youth ministry, Hill pulls back the curtain and invites readers to step into the unfiltered world of teenagers. Readers gain practical application and biblical truths to highlight the complexities of relational youth ministry, address the needs of real teenagers encounter in their daily lives and engage their hearts rather than just their behavior.


 2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: New Author

Christian Book Awards - Seeing GreenSeeing Green: Don’t Let Envy Color Your Joy

You know that feeling, don’t you? That heart sting when someone else receives the very thing you desire. When your best friend announces her engagement. When you sister says she’s pregnant. When your coworker gets the promotion. You tell yourself you’re happy for her, but you feel a hint of something else. Envy. Join Tilly Dillehay as she uncovers seven common sources of envy and challenges you to change the way you think about God’s glory. In doing so, you will learn to rejoice with others, you will experience greater contentment, and you will discover how to truly love you neighbor.

 2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: Young Peoples Literature

Christian Book Awards - Bible Infographics for KidsBible Infographics for Kids

The Bible is far from boring, but sometimes it can feel that way to kids. Bible Infographics for Kids will help spark their excitement for God’s Word with this craze-mazing collection of infographic spreads. These colorful creations visually depict the key concepts, important people, and most unusual facts from the Bible in a new and exciting way. In addition to the incredible infographics found throughout, readers will love playing a Bible timeline board game that folds out from the middle of the book!


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