2017 Christian Book Award ®: Faith & Culture Finalists

Did you know that some of the greatest artists, musicians, and writers were inspired by their faith? Learn the stories behind 75 of the world's best books, films, music, and paintings in this visually compelling volume! Glaspey discusses masterpieces from the anonymous painters in the catacombs to Rembrandt, from Bach to U2. 352 pages, hardcover from Baker.

  1. BeFriend: Create Belonging in an Age of Judgment, Isolation, and Fear
    BeFriend: Create Belonging in an Age of Judgment, Isolation, and Fear
    Scott Sauls
    Tyndale House / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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In a frightening, violent world, it's difficult to love those who are different from us---and we often withdraw from others to protect ourselves. Inviting us to see and savor how big the love of God is, Sauls explores Jesus' model of a radically different type of friendship that embraces those we consider "outsiders." Foreword by Ann Voskamp. 224 pages, softcover from Tyndale.

  1. Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis
    Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis
    Stephan Bauman, Matthew Sorens, Issam Smeir
    Moody Publishers / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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How should Christians respond to the people seeking refuge on our shores? What will rule our hearts? Fear or compassion? In Seeking Refuge, three experts from World Relief, a global organization serving refugees, offer a practical, well-rounded, well-researched guide on this timely issue. Drawing from history, public policy, psychology, personal stories, and their own unique Christian worldview, the authors offer a nuanced and compelling portrayal of the plight of refugees and the extraordinary opportunity we have to love our neighbors as ourselves.

  1. You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit
    You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit
    James K. A. Smith
    Brazos Press / 2016 / Hardcover
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Christians are called to transform society, but often culture shapes us. How can we shift our focus from secular gods to the One who made us? Using illustrations from film, literature, and music, James K. A. Smith identifies worship as the "imagination station" that redirects our yearnings to concentrate on God's kingdom as we work to stimulate cultural change.

From the best-selling author of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus comes a respectful, in-depth look at the critical differences between Christianity and Islam. Sharing personal stories from converts and followers of both religions, Qureshi addresses controversial topics including jihad, the Crusades, the Trinity, and shari'a law while unveiling fundamental and enduring doctrinal distinctions.

  1. Impossible People: Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization
    Impossible People: Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization
    Os Guinness
    InterVarsity Press / 2016 / Hardcover
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Is it possible for Christ's followers to exhibit both unflinching faithfulness and grace-filled compassion? Best-selling author Os Guinness believes the future of the Western church may depend upon it. Learn how he believes we must respond to the forces of aggressive secularism and radical Islam---and resist the seductive shaping power of advanced modernity.