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January 21, 2010

"I'd Like to Thank . . ."

As the new year begins, it’s awards season—and while we don’t want to blow our own horn, get ready for a trumpet solo.

First, Christianity Today has just announced the 2010 Christianity Today Book Awards. Their judges reviewed 472 books from seventy-two publishers and came up with twelve winners—four from IVP, more than any other publisher!

God Is Great, God Is Good, edited by William Lane Craig and Chad Meister, won in Apologetics/Evangelism.

Deep Church by Jim Belcher won in The Church/Pastoral Leadership.

Longing for God by Richard Foster and Gayle D. Beebe won in Spirituality.

The New Shape of World Christianity by Mark A. Noll won in Missions/Global Affairs.

Following close behind are the honors coming from Leadership JournalThe Golden Canon Leadership Book Awards. Four IVP books made their list of the ten most valuable books for church leaders from 2009, again outdistancing any other single publisher.

Longing for God by Richard Foster and Gayle D. Beebe was on their very short list of books for The Leader’s Inner Life.

Deep Church by Jim Belcher was the best of the best for The Leader’s Outer Life.

Love Is an Orientation by Andrew Marin and The Next Evangelicalism by Soong-Chan Rah were both on the short list for The Leader’s Outer Life as well.

Finally, Byron Borger of Hearts & Minds gave his award for Book of the Decade. The Fabric of Faithfulness by Steven Garber took home the bacon. Read Byron’s heartfelt and thoughtful comment on this very influential book.

(Boy, my lips are sore.)

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