2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: Book of the Year
Embraced: 100 Devotions to Know God Is Holding You CloseLysa TerKeurstThomas Nelson / 2018 / Hardcover$11.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews Video
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Embraced is a beautiful new devotional from Lysa TerKeurst for women at every stage of life's journey! Through these 100 devotions, daily scriptures, and prayer prompts, you'll be reminded daily that God doesn’t pull back from your sharp edges.
Sharing her own struggles and doubts while pointing to the Ultimate Embrace (Jesus opening His arms wide on Calvary so that He could pull us close for eternity), she helps readers understand that because we have been fully embraced by Him, we can spend our lives trusting His ways.
Topics include personal identity, friendship, decluttering, self-worth, parenting, marriage, decision making, and other "sticky statements" from Lysa. Includes a handy topical index.
2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: Bibles
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 designed to bring life to the ancient text of Scripture. With editorial oversight from Dr. John Currid (PhD, University of Chicago) and Dr. David Chapman (PhD, University of Cambridge), the ESV Archaeology Study Bible assembles a range of modern scholarship, helping readers situate themselves in the Bible's historical context by recognizing the truth that the eternal God became flesh entered human history at a specific time and in a specific place.
- Presentation page
- 2,000+ study notes
- 700+ full-color maps and photos
- 4 Timelines
- 15 articles like "The Bible and History," "Archaeology and Preaching," Major Biblical Finds," and "Daily Life in the New Testament Era"
- Book introductions
- Smyth-sewn binding
- Cross references
- Lifetime guarantee (on leather and TruTone)
- 9 point type (Bible text)
- 8 point type (Study notes)
- Black letter text
2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: Bible Reference Works
Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological CritiqueVarious ContributorsCrossway / 2017 / Hardcover$38.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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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, documenting 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
The Gospel According to God: Rediscovering the Most Remarkable Chapter in the Old TestamentJohn MacArthurCrossway / 2018 / Hardcover$17.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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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. Highlighting important connections between Israel's history and the New Testament, MacArthur provides a verse-by-verse exposition of this sometimes misunderstood text---and shows how Isaiah's prophetic words illuminate essential truths for us today. 224 pages, hardcover from Crossway.
2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: Biography & Memoir
Becoming Dallas Willard: The Formation of a Philosopher, Teacher, and Christ FollowerGary MoonInterVarsity Press / 2018 / Hardcover$15.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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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, such as John Ortberg, Richard Foster, James Bryan Smith, Paula Huston, and J. P. Moreland. As a result of these relationships and the books he wrote, he fundamentally altered the way tens of thousands of Christians have understood and experienced the spiritual life.
The life of Dallas Willard deserves attention because he became a person who himself experienced authentic transformation of life and character. Dallas Willard not only taught about spiritual disciplines, he became a different person because of them. He became a grounded person, a spiritually alive person as he put them into practice, finding God, as he often said, "at the end of his rope." Here is a life that gives us all hope.
2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: Children
This whimsically illustrated book begins with God's creation of the world and love for the people He put in it. Then it describes sin's entry into the world, and how God provided a solution to that problem by sending His son, Jesus, as our Savior. The book ends with an affirmation of God's great love, explaining that everyone is a part of His big story
God's Big Story for You is a wonderful way to share the gospel message with kids up to age 8. It emphasizes God's love for everyone--including your child--and lets them know that they are a part of God's big story. 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.
The creative, carefully chosen words will draw children into the story, letting them know that they are loved by God and part of His plan. Whimsical illustrations by artist Steliyana Doneva ignite children's imagination as they see kids like themselves alongside Bible stories characters--further affirming that we are all part of God's big story! This gospel-based picture book is one of the kids' products in a full line of Gospel Here and Now resources from Our Daily Bread Ministries.
2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: Christian Living
You want your children to be safe, happy, and successful but how do you achieve those goals? Focusing on four crucual elements in your children's lives - relationships, character, identity, mission - Dennis and Barbara Rainey offer advice on how to help your kids discover who they are in Christ, live wisely and honorably, foster godly connections, and understand God's purpose for their lives. Includes sidebars and short stories from parents.
2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: Devotion & Gift
The Wonder of the Greatest Gift--An Interactive Family Celebration of AdventAnn VoskampTyndale House / 2017 / Hardcover$21.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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A Family Advent Activity that can be used year after year!
Reclaim the wonder of Christmas as you open up this book and watch the tree pop-up! Every day of December, open the enclosed booklet and read your daily love letter from The Greatest Story ever told, right from our beginning in Genesis to our King's coming under Bethlehem's star. Know that His love has always, always, always been coming for you!
After the day's reading, fling open the one of the 25 advent doors - and discover that day's Biblical ornament to hang on your very own tree that will end up telling the grandest Gospel story, from the Beginning to Bethlehem!
- Beautiful 360°, 14" Pop-Up Tree
- Daily Family Devotional Booklet
- 24 Full-Color Ornaments
- Star-Shaped Tree Topper
2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: Faith & Culture
The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the HomeDr. Russell MooreB&H Books / 2018 / Hardcover$15.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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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. He teaches us why family is so important, and yet so difficult at times.
2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: Ministry Resources
Alongside supports both parents and youth ministry leaders and volunteers to love teenagers well. Drew Hill unpacks the challenges teenagers face and how youth leaders and parents can share the gospel with them at this crucial age. Teenagers want to be chased, and Alongside brings scripture to life and helps parents and those in youth ministry practically connect the life of Jesus to the lives of their adolescent children and friends.
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. How do we start meaningful conversations with our teenage friends? How do we build trust across the dining room table? What would it look like to prayerfully cultivate a group of leaders or parents with a shared goal of seeing Christ transform the lives of teenagers in our communities? Gain practical application and biblical truths to highlight the complexities of relational youth ministry, address the needs real teenagers encounter in their daily lives and engage their hearts rather than just their behavior.
2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: New Author
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 your 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. That something is envy.
What if, in those moments, you were able to turn away from the green glow of envy, and see the spotlight of God's glory shine on your friend? What if your first response was joy?
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 your neighbor as yourself.
2019 Christian Book Award® Winner: Young Peoples Literature
Bible Infographics for Kids: Giants, Ninja Skills, a Talking Donkey, and What's the Deal with the TabernacleHarvest House Publishers / 2018 / Hardcover$9.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews
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The Bible is far from boring, but sometimes it can feel that way to kids. Spark their excitement for God's Word with this craze-mazing collection of infographic spreads designed to make the Bible come alive for kids and adults alike. 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, you and your kids will love playing a Bible timeline board game that folds out from the middle of the book. This game will help your family see God's awesome plan from Genesis to Revelation. Recommended for ages 9 to 12 years.