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January 28, 2009

Christianity Today Book Awards go to Culture Making and Reconciling All Things

I am happy to report that two of Christianity Today’s 2009 book awards went to IVP books: Andy Crouch’s Culture Making in the Christianity and Culture category, and Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice’s Reconciling All Things in the Christian Living category. Here’s what their judges said:

On Reconciling All Things: “I love this book for its range, the weave of the two writers’ voices, its deep appreciation of process, and its combination of spiritual groundedness, accessibility, and ecclesial, psychological, and political awareness. It retrieves the term reconciliation from the buzzword bin, and offers hope and direction at the same time.”

On Culture Making: “An astonishing work that moves from sociological analysis to biblical theology (in story form) to their practical implications. Crouch’s main contribution is to show how Christians can and should do cultural analysis but not stop there: They should proceed boldly and deliberately to creating culture itself. This is a book for the whole church.”

In addition, our Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry and Writings edited by Tremper Longman and Peter Enns received an award of merit in the Biblical Studies category. This book has also been named a finalist for the upcoming 2009 Christian Book Awards in the Bible Reference & Study category, and Gary Haugen’s Just Courage is a finalist in the Christian Life category.

Posted by Al Hsu at January 28, 2009 7:41 AM Bookmark and Share


These books have great titles! I'll have to look into them. They remind me a lot of the articles that Darrow Miller has been writing on his blog about Music shaping culture and also about the larger picture that includes politics. His books and writings have been really instrumental in my biblical worldview and ministry development!

May His Kindgom come on earth as it is in heaven!

Tim Williams at Disciple Nations Alliance

Comment by: Tim Williams at February 24, 2009 3:11 PM

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