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2011 Christian Book Awards

Christian Awards

2011 Christian Book Awards

Based on excellence in content, literary quality, design and impact, the Christian Book Awards --- established in 1978 --- are the oldest, and among the most prestigious, in the religious publishing industry. On May 2nd, the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association announced the winners of the 2011 Christian Book Awards at a banquet held during the annual Executive Leadership Summit in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The five winners, including the Christian Book of the Year, were selected from hundreds of entry titles.

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy written by Eric Metaxas, foreword by Timothy J. Keller - Christian

2011 Christian Book of the Year & Non-Fiction Category Winner

From the New York Times bestselling author of Amazing Grace, a groundbreaking biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the greatest heroes of the twentieth century, the man who stood up to Hitler.

A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism.

HCSB Study Bible by Holman Bible Editorial Staff - Christian

2011 Christian Book Award Winner, Bible Category

The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) is the work of one hundred men and women representing 17 different denominations and reflecting the very best in updated Bible translation scholarship. You will notice the attention to both accuracy and readability—how greater word precision makes for a tighter translation that clarifies the meaning from verse to verse. Above all, each contributor involved honors the Bible as God's inspired and inerrant Word. And that's why the text of Scripture itself is the uppermost feature throughout the pages of the 

Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry - Christian, Fiction
The Action Bible Edited by Doug Mauss, illustrated by Sergio Cariello - Children's, Christian

2011 Christian Book Award Winner, Children Category

Here’s the most complete picture Bible ever! And it features a captivating, up-to-date artwork style—making it the perfect Bible for today’s visually focused culture.

The Action Bible presents 215 fast-paced narratives in chronological order, making it easier to follow the Bible’s historical flow—and reinforcing the build-up to its thrilling climax.

You Changed My Life: Stories of Real People with Remarkable Hearts by Max Lucado - Christian

2011 Christian Book Award Winner, Inspiration Category

If someone has changed your life for the good, now is the time to celebrate by letting them know how much they matter.

Oftentimes true heroes of faith don't stand out in the world, but they have made a lasting difference in someone's life-they're a hero to someone. This gift book celebrates their story by first providing a dedication beginning with "You changed my life by___" to be written in detail by the giver to the recipient. To follow are stories told by Max about others who have answered the call of their convictions and took steps of faith (both big and small) resulting in lasting change in the lives around them. It's a message that honors the person who receives the book, and inspires us all to see that real people with remarkable hearts can change lives.

Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary Old Testament, 5 Volumes by John H. Walton - Christian

2011 Christian Book Award Winner, Bible Reference Category

Many today find the Old Testament a closed book. The cultural issues seem insurmountable and we are easily baffled by that which seems obscure. Furthermore, without knowledge of the ancient culture we can easily impose our own culture on the text, potentially distorting it. This series invites you to enter the Old Testament with a company of guides, experts that will give new insights into these cherished writings. Features include * Over 2000 photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams and charts provide a visual feast that breathes fresh life into the text. * Passage-by-passage commentary presents archaeological findings, historical explanations, geographic insights, notes on manners and customs, and more. * Analysis into the literature of the ancient Near East will open your eyes to new depths of understanding both familiar and unfamiliar passages. * Written by an international team of 30 specialists, all top scholars in background studies.