Sunday, December 26, 2010

2010 Christan Book Award Winners

I'm taking a break from my usual posts/book reviews to share with you the various Christian book awards for 2010. Also, on January 1st, I will be sharing my favorite reads of this last year.

Today, I am posting the list of the winners of the "2010 Christian Book Awards". Formerly the Gold Medallion Book Awards, the Christian Book Awards have been awarded to Christian authors since 1978. Given out by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA), the awards honor excellence in content, literary quality, design, and significance of contribution in six categories, including Bibles, Fiction, Children & Youth, Inspiration & Gift, Bible Reference & Study, and Christian Life.


Glo: Interactive Bible Software on DVD-ROM

GloGlo is a new interactive Bible that brings God’s Word to life through HD video, photographs, maps, reading plans, 360-degree virtual tours, and a unique zoomable interface for fast, easy, visual navigation on PC computers. Glo unpacks the Bible through 5 main lenses:
Bible —The most read, most trusted NIV translation of the Bible in its natural order, with resources and media related to each verse.

Atlas—See where major stories of the Bible happened geographically alongside map overlays, tours, photos, and HD video.

Timeline—View when the events happened chronologically and visually through a zoomable interface.

Topical—Address major life questions through relevant verses on thousands of subjects from leading pastors, scholars and other experts.

Media—Browse biblical content by media type, including a huge collection of HD video, virtual tours, articles, photos, art, and more.


Watch Over Me
Watch Over Me by Christa Parrish - Deputy Benjamin Patil is the one to find the infant girl--hours old, abandoned in a field. When the mother can't be located, Ben and his wife, Abbi, seem like the perfect couple to serve as foster parents. But the baby's arrival opens old wounds for Abbi and shines a harsh light on how much Ben has changed since a devastating tour in Iraq. Their marriage teeters on the brink and now they must choose to either reclaim what they once had or lose each other forever.  

Children and Youth:

B4UD8 -- Before You Date: 7 Things You Need to Know before Your Next Date

Are your kids ready to dive into the dating pool? This savvy book will keep them afloat! Tackling the seven most important things teens should know before their next date, the DiMarcos help young adults make smart, biblical decisions about love and romance. Discover how to create great dates, recognize red flags, and more. 192 pages, softcover from Revell.

Inspiration and Gift:

Grace Notes: Daily Readings with a Fellow PilgrimGrace Notes: Daily Readings with a Fellow Pilgrim - Philip Yancey - Gathering a year's worth of reflections from the expanse of his writing---and some never-before-published works---Yancey invites you on a journey that reveals his understanding of God, the world, and faith. You'll explore the wonders of God in nature, music, and romantic love; the practice of prayer; the spiritual in unexpected places; and more. 384 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.  

Bible Reference and Study:

The New Moody Atlas of the Bible
The New Moody Atlas of the Bible - Barry J. Beitzel - Add depth and dimension to your sermon preparation or personal study with this indispensable reference! Adding clarity and detail to events in Scripture, Beitzel's evangelical commentary and more than 90 topographical and historical maps of Palestine, the Mediterranean, Near East, Sinai, and Turkey accurately reflect the geography of ancient lands and the teachings of God's Word. 256 pages, hardcover.  

Christian Life:

The Hole in Our Gospel: What does God expect of Us? The Answer that Changed my Life and Might Just Change the WorldThe Hole in Our Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us? - Richard Stearns - The Hole in Our Gospel tells the compelling true story of corporate CEO Richard Stearns, who set aside worldly success for something far more significant, and discovered the full power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to change his own life. He uses his journey to demonstrate how the gospel was always meant to be a world-changing social revolution, a revolution that begins with you.

If you would like to know more about this award and see the list of finalists in each category, go to the website. Or visit the website of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.

Tomorrow: 2010 Christy Awards.

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