12 December

Zondervan Wins Four 2020 Christianity Today Book Awards

Justification by Michael Horton named Theology/Ethics Book of the Year

(Nashville, Tenn.) December 12, 2019—Zondervan is honored to have four books recognized in the 2020 Christianity Today Book Awards, which were announced on December 10. Annually, Christianity Today chooses books in twelve main categories that are “most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.” 

The following Zondervan titles were recognized:

  • Cultural Apologetics: Renewing the Christian Voice, Conscience, and Imagination in a Disenchanted World by Paul M. Gould – Award of Merit (Apologetics/Evangelism) Zondervan Academic
  • One Big Heart: A Celebration of Being More Alike Than Different by Linsey Davis – Award of Merit (Children and Youth) Zonderkidz
  • Spirit and Sacrament: An Invitation to Eucharismatic Worship by Andrew Wilson – Award of Merit (The Church/Pastoral Leadership) Zondervan Reflective
  • Justification (2 vols.) by Michael Horton – Book of the Year – (Theology/Ethics) Zondervan Academic

“Given the criteria by which Christianity Today selects books for recognition, that three books from the Zondervan Academic and Zondervan Reflective imprints were given either Book of the Year or the Award of Merit recognition testifies to the wisdom and success of our commitment to publish well-researched and well-written works that model irenic discussion, represent a variety of viewpoints, and yet stay within the boundaries of our commitments to the historic doctrines of orthodox Christianity and biblical authority,” said Stan Gundry, senior v-p, Zondervan Academic and Zondervan Reflective publisher. “I would be remiss if I did not also give credit to our authors who earned this recognition—Michael Horton, Andrew Wilson, and Paul Gould.”

“We are delighted for this recognition of Linsey Davis’ One Big Heart, with the big message for children that God’s love connects all of us and makes us more alike than different,” said Laura Minchew, senior v-p, Children’s and Gift Group publisher.

To read the full 2020 Book of the Year Awards announcement from Christianity Today, please click here.


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