2018 Christian Book Award® Winner: Book of the Year
Slow down for a moment and hear the call to joy. Jesus longs for you to rest in His presence.
The difficulties of life can often sap the joy out of our hearts, but Jesus longs for us to know His contentment regardless of our circumstances. Jesus Always, a new 365 day devotional by Sarah Young, focuses on joy, a sometimes overlooked fruit of the Spirit, to give readers hope and assurance in the familiar voice they've come to love. Each day's reading offers Scripture references for further reading and encouragement. Features a padded hardcover binding, a presentation page, and a ribbon bookmark, perfect for gift-giving.
2018 Christian Book Award® Winner: Bibles
Winner of the 2018 Christian Book Award for Bible of the Year! The NLT Swindoll Study Bible offers the best of Chuck Swindoll's wit, charm, pastoral insight, and knowledge in the study of God's Word. Informed, practical insights get straight to the heart of the Bible's message for the world today. Reading each part of this study Bible is like hearing Chuck speak God's Word directly to your heart. It will both encourage readers' faith and draw them deeper into the study of God's Word.
- Book Introductions
- Application Articles
- People profiles
- Holy Land Tour- a photo & modern day map alongside background info and a devotional
- Prayer Moments- Prayers recorded by Chuck for help living out the principles of God's Word
- 1,600 study notes
- Bible Reading Plans
- Full-color maps
- Free Swindoll Study Bible App- for iOS & Android. See users guide pg A9 for details.
2018 Christian Book Award® Winner: Bible Reference Works
Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical WorldJosh McDowell, Sean McDowellThomas Nelson / 2017 / Hardcover$19.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 20 Reviews
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In the first edition of Evidence That Demands a Verdict, Josh McDowell armed thoughtful Christians with historical documentation and modern scholarship, bearing witness to the truth of the Bible. Evidence quickly became a resource for millions of believers in defense of Christianity against the harshest of critics. Josh is joined by his son, Sean McDowell, in this exciting new edition with more historical insights to encourage those familiar with Evidence, as well as a new generation of believers, to embrace the truth of Christ in a skeptical culture. This is a book that invites readers to bring their doubts and doesn’t shy away from the tough questions.
2018 Christian Book Award® Winner: Biography & Memoir
I'll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair, HardcoverPatrick Gray, Justin SkeesuckTyndale House / 2017 / Hardcover$16.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
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Many said the 500-mile Camino de Santiago would be impossible in a wheelchair. But best friends Justin and Patrick wouldn't give up. Their six-week trek with its physical challenges, colorful characters, and deep inner battles, would prove to be the most difficult and important journey either of them would ever take. I'll Push You is the real-life story of their incredible pilgrimage--and the friendship that carried them through.
2018 Christian Book Award® Winner: Children
In Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin and Pat Barrett, Tucker is a little bear whose town is in trouble. Tucker seeks help from the King, and plans to bring Him a perfect gift. Along the way he encounters a variety of delightful and funny animals who each know one great thing about the King, but each of the animals has a different view of what makes Him so great. The advice confuses Tucker and he is still unsure of what to give as a gift. What if the King doesn't have time for him and what if He won't help? Just as Tucker is about to give up, the King runs to him offering love, acceptance, and help. A wonderfully illustrated story for young children ages 4 to 8 years, assuring them that God truly is a good, good Father and that they are all loved by Him.
2018 Christian Book Award® Winners: Christian Living
Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian CommunityBrett McCrackenCrossway / 2017 / Trade Paperback$11.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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It's easy to dream about the "perfect" church--a church that sings just the right songs set to just the right music before the pastor preaches just the right sermon to a room filled with just the right mix of people who happen to agree with you on just about everything.
Chances are your church doesn't quite look like that. But what if instead of searching for a church that makes us comfortable, we learned to love our church, even when it's challenging? What if some of the discomfort that we often experience is actually good for us?
This book is a call to embrace the uncomfortable aspects of Christian community, whether that means believing difficult truths, pursuing difficult holiness, or loving difficult people--all for the sake of the gospel, God's glory, and our joy.
God still speaks today. His voice and guidance wasn't only for the saints and prophets of old, but for followers of Jesus now. In Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God, author and pastor Mark Batterson shares seven ways that God communicates with His followers, if they'll stop to listen. Through the tools of Scripture, Doors, Dreams, People, Promptings, and Pain, God weaves divine messages of love, encouragement and insight, into our lives every day. Hardcover.
2018 Christian Book Award® Winner: Devotion & Gift
GraceLaced: Discovering Timeless Truths Through Seasons of the HeartRuth Chou SimonsHarvest House Publishers / 2017 / Hardcover$14.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 102 Reviews
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GraceLaced is about more than pretty florals and fanciful brushwork—it's about flourishing. With carefully crafted intention, this beautiful volume of 32 seasonal devotions from artist and author Ruth Chou Simons encourages readers in any circumstance to become deeply rooted in God's faithful promises. GraceLaced extends a soul-stirring invitation to draw close to God while...
- resting in who He is
- rehearsing the truth He says about you
- responding in faith to those truths
- remembering His provision to sustain you, time and time again
More than 800 individual pieces of art came together in the crafting of this book, including dozens of new, hand-painted Scripture vignettes that Ruth is known for.
Who we are and who God is never changes, even though everything else rarely stays the same. Let this book point you to truth as you journey through the changing seasons of your heart.
2018 Christian Book Award® Winner: Faith & Culture
Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia: Experiencing Dementia-Honoring GodJohn Dunlop MDCrossway / 2017 / Trade Paperback$13.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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A diagnosis of dementia in a loved one can be both frightening and frustrating. Only a biblical foundation fuels a Christian response that both honors the patient and glorifies God. Drawing on years of professional experience working with Alzheimer's patients, Dr. John Dunlop wants to transform the way we think about dementia. Rooting his vision of care in the inherent dignity that stems from the fact that all people are made in the image of God, he explains biblical principles, describes the experience of dementia, and answers common questions about the condition. With a plan for how to care for patients with compassion and respect, Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia helps caregivers, family members, and anyone else affected by dementia honor God as they improve the quality of care to patients.
2018 Christian Book Award® Winner: Ministry Resources
Who Lynched Willie Earle?: Preaching to Confront RacismWilliam H. WillimonAbingdon Press / 2017 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:
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It is imperative for 21st-century American Christians to constructively respond to racism. As a jumping-off point, Willimon retells the story of Pastor Hawley Lynn March's 1947 sermon about a lynching in Greenville, South Carolina. We listen in on black pain, learn to name white complicity, and to critique American exceptionalism. 144 pages, softcover.
2018 Christian Book Award® Winner: New Author
Follow the Cloud: Hearing God's Voice One Next Step at a TimeJohn SticklMultnomah Books / 2017 / Trade Paperback$10.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 35 Reviews
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As much as we'd like to see it, God doesn't always give us the big picture. Our faith journeys often feel more like we're picking up holy breadcrumbs on a long and winding trail. This isn't so different from what the Israelites experienced after being freed from the tyranny and monotony of Egypt. In Follow the Cloud, author and pastor John Stickl shares how God's invitation to follow can lead to a life of freedom. When we learn to love ourselves in order to love others, extend forgiveness so we can be forgiven, and develop an attitude of trust, moving forward one step at a time, we'll draw closer to who Jesus is and what we're created to do.
2018 Christian Book Award® Winners: Young Peoples Literature
The Bible Explorer's Guide: 1,000 Amazing Facts and PhotosNancy I. SandersZonderkidz / 2017 / Hardcover$10.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews Video
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What did Noah's ark really look like? Who was David and whom did he fight? What was daily life like in first-century Jerusalem? What about other ancient civilizations? Invite your curious 8- to 12-year-olds to dig into this kid-friendly, photo-packed resource and find out. Even reluctant readers will be captivated!
The Radical Book for Kids: Exploring the Roots and Shoots of FaithChamp ThorntonNew Growth Press / 2016 / Hardcover$20.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 8 Reviews
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The Radical Book for Kids by Champ Thornton is a vibrantly-illustrated introduction to the roots of your child's faith, including biblical history, theology, fun facts, and encouragements to live out their faith. This book will take children deep into the ancient roots and origins of the Christian faith. Because as children grow up, they should also grow down---letting the Bible sink its roots deep into their lives. Today the word "radical" also means "extreme, drastic, revolutionary." And this book is radical in that sense too! Children will read about men and women who learned to trust Jesus and stand for him even when everything seemed against them. How did they do it? Radical faith. But there is more---while children explore and grow in their radical faith, they will also find that this book is radical---"excellent, cool"---fun. Recommended for ages 8 to 13 years.