06 May

HarperCollins Christian Publishing wins six 2022 Christian Book Awards

Thirteen titles across eight categories honored as finalists  

(Nashville, Tenn.) May 6, 2022 — HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) congratulates its authors and publishing teams who were honored with six 2022 Christian Book Awards. These awards are presented annually by the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association (ECPA) and honor the “best of the year” in Christian books and Bibles. This year writtmarked the first in-person awards ceremony since 2020 and was held on May 3, 2022, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The six winning titles from HCCP are:

  • Bible Reference Work – A Theology of Paul and His Letters: The Gift of the New Realm in Christ by Douglas J. Moo – (Zondervan Academic)
  • Children – Where’d My Giggle Go? by Max Lucado, illustrated by Sarah Jennings (Tommy Nelson)
  • Faith and Culture – How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice by Jemar Tisby – (Zondervan Reflective) 
  • Ministry Resources – Emotionally Healthy Discipleship: Moving from Shallow Christianity to Deep Transformation by Peter Scazzero – (Zondervan Reflective)
  • New Author – Becoming All Things: How Small Changes Lead to Lasting Connections Across Cultures by Michelle Ami Reyes – (Zondervan Reflective)
  • Young People’s Literature – Roar Like a Lion: 90 Devotions to a Courageous Faith by Levi Lusko, illustrated by Catherine Pearson – (Tommy Nelson)

In addition to the award-winners, the company had 13 titles named finalists across eight categories.

The 13 HCCP finalists are:

  • Bibles – NIV Grace and Truth Study Bible, General Editor, Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. – (Zondervan)
  • Bibles – NIV Radiant Virtues Bible: A Beautiful Word Collection – (Zondervan)
  • Bibles – NRSVCE Illustrated Catholic Bible – (Catholic Bible Press)
  • Bible Reference Works – Old Testament Use of Old Testament: A Book-by-Book Guide by Gary Edward Schnittjer – (Zondervan Academic)
  • Bible Study – Beautiful Word: Revelation Study Guide by Margaret Feinberg – (HarperChristian Resources)
  • Bible Study – Forgiving What You Can’t Forget Study Guide by Lysa TerKeurst – (HarperChristian Resources)
  • Children – Indescribable for Little Ones by Louie Giglio, illustrated by Nicola Anderson – (Tommy Nelson)
  • Children – Near by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Jago – (Zonderkidz)
  • Christian Living – When Strivings Cease: Replacing the Gospel of Self-Improvement with the Gospel of Life-Transforming Grace by Ruth Chou Simons – (Thomas Nelson)
  • Devotion and Gift – Seeing Beautiful Again: 50 Devotions to Find Redemption in Every Part of Your Story by Lysa TerKeurst – (Thomas Nelson)
  • Ministry Resources – Urban Apologetics: Restoring Black Dignity with the Gospel, General Editor, Eric Mason – (Zondervan Reflective)
  • Young People’s Literature – Anxious for Nothing (Young Readers Edition): Living Above Anxiety and Loneliness by Max Lucado and Andrea Lucado – (Tommy Nelson)
  • Young People’s Literature – Everybody, Always for Kids by Bob Goff and Lindsey Goff Viducic, illustrated by Diane Le Feyer – (Tommy Nelson)

Mark Schoenwald, president and CEO of HCCP commented, “Since 1978, the ECPA Christian Book Awards have served as a hallmark of excellence for Christian books and Bibles. After two years of unprecedented challenges from shutdowns to supply chain issues, it is a testament to the resilience of our teams and authors to have 19 books recognized in the 2022 Christian Book Awards. Congratulations to our authors and publishing teams. This recognition is well-deserved!”

For more information on this year’s winners and finalists please click here.

HarperCollins Christian Publishing

The world’s leading Christian publisher, HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. comprises the Thomas Nelson, Zondervan and HarperChristian Resources publishing groups and imprints, BibleGateway.com, FaithGateway.com, StudyGateway.com and ChurchSource.com. The Company produces bestselling Bibles, inspirational books, academic resources, curriculum, audio and digital content for the Christian market space. Bible Gateway is the world’s largest Christian website with more than 29 million unique visitors each month. HarperCollins Christian Publishing is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. with additional offices in the U.S. and Mexico. For more information visit www.HarperCollinsChristian.com.​

13 May

HarperCollins Christian Publishing wins five 2021 Christian Book Awards

Ten titles honored as finalists

Nashville, Tenn. (May 10, 2021) – HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) today congratulates its five 2021 Christian Book Award winners. These awards have been presented annually since 1978 by the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association (ECPA). In lieu of an in-person event, this year marked the second virtual awards ceremony, which took place on May 6, 2021, to recognize the best Christian products of the year in 12 categories.

The winning titles from HCCP are:

  • Audio – Suffer Strong written andnarrated by Katherine and Jay Wolf produced by Gabe Wicks/HarperCollins Christian Publishing – (Zondervan)
  • Bibles – NIV Study Bible Fully Revised Edition – (Zondervan)
  • Bible Reference Works – The New Testament in its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature and Theology of the First Christians written by N.T. Wright and Michael Bird – (Zondervan Academic)
  • Devotion and Gift – How Great Is Our God: 100 Indescribable Devotions About God and Science written by Louie Giglio – (Tommy Nelson)
  • New Author – Laughing Through the Ugly Cry…and Finding Unstoppable Joy written by Dawn Barton – (Thomas Nelson)

In addition to the five award winners, HCCP had 10 additional titles that were finalists in nine out of 12 categories.

These finalists are:

  • Bibles – NET Full Notes Edition Bible – (Thomas Nelson)
  • Biography and Memoir – I Am Restored written by Lecrae– (Zondervan)
  • Biography and Memoir – The History of Apologetics: A Biographical and Methodological Introduction written by Benjamin K. Forrest, Josh D. Chatraw, Alister E. McGrath – (Zondervan Academic)
  • Christian Living – Dangerous Prayers written by Craig Groeschel – (Zondervan)
  • Devotion and Gift – More Power to You: Declarations to Break Free from Fear and Take Back Your Life written by Margaret Feinberg – (Zondervan)
  • Faith and Culture – The House that Love Built written by Sarah Jackson with Scott Sawyer– (Zondervan)
  • Faith and Culture – White Lies written by Daniel Hill– (Zondervan)
  • New Author – The Fight to Flourish written by Jennie Lusko – (Thomas Nelson)
  • Young People’s Literature – Goliath Must Fall for Young Readers: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants written by Louie Giglio with Laura Fortner – (Tommy Nelson)
  • Young People’s Literature – Loved and Cherished: 100 Devotions for Girls written by Lynn Cowell with Michelle Nietert, M.A., LPC-S CSC– (Zonderkidz)

“We are honored to have 15 titles recognized by the 2021 Christian Book Awards,” said Mark Schoenwald, president and CEO of HCCP. “Since March of last year, our readers have been experiencing the unprecedented challenges facing the world while in lock down – away from churches and community. I believe these books were published for such a time as this – to bring light and hope into a dark year. It is a privilege to have published them.”

In addition to the 2021 Christian Book Award recipients, HCCP also celebrates its longtime international bestselling author, Max Lucado, who was honored with the ECPA Pinnacle Award for his outstanding writing contributions, both to the publishing industry and to society at large. He is only the fourth recipient of this prestigious award.  HCCP has represented Lucado for 31 of his 35-years as an author. He has impacted more than 145 million lives with his books, which are printed in 45 different languages and distributed throughout 80 countries.

For more information on this year’s winners and finalists please click here.

Contact:    Chelsea Taff      

                 Manager, Corporate Communications

                 tel:     615.902.2137

                 web:   [email protected]

07 May

Zondervan wins three 2020 Christian Book Awards

HarperCollins Christian Publishing congratulates the three winners and eleven finalists from Thomas Nelson and Zondervan

Nashville, Tenn. (May 7, 2020) – Zondervan is honored to have three books receive 2020 Christian Book Awards. These awards have been presented annually since 1978 to honor the “best of the year” in 12 categories. The winners in each category are typically awarded at the ECPA Executive Leadership Summit. However, this year’s in-person event was cancelled due to COVID-19, and a virtual celebration was hosted on May 5, 2020 to recognize the recipients of the distinguished awards.

The winning titles from Zondervan are:

  • Audio – Palau by Paul J. Pastor narrated by Cástulo Guerra, produced by Gabe Wicks/HarperCollins Christian Publishing – (Zondervan Books)
  • Bible Study – The Logic of God written by Ravi Zacharias– (Zondervan Gift)
  • Devotion and Gift – Settle My Soul: 100 Quiet Moments to Meet with Jesus written by Ruth Schwenk and Karen Ehman – (Zondervan Gift)

Between Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, HarperCollins Christian Publishing also had 11 titles named finalists in eight out of 12 categories.

  • Audio – It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way written and narrated by Lysa TerKeurst, produced by Gabe Wicks/HarperCollins Christian Publishing – (Thomas Nelson, Nelson Books)
  • Audio – Voice Only Audio Bible – New King James Version narrated by Simon Bubb, produced by David Angus/HarperCollins Christian Publishing – (Thomas Nelson, Thomas Nelson Bibles)
  • Bibles – NIrV The Illustrated Holy Bible for Kids – (Zondervan, Zondervan Bibles)
  • Bible Reference – Zondervan Essential Companion to Christian History written by Stephen Backhouse – (Zondervan, Zondervan Academic)
  • Bible Reference – Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: Romans, General Editors – Frank Thielman and Clinton Arnold – (Zondervan, Zondervan Academic)
  • Children – Just in Case You Ever Wonder written by Max Lucado, illustrated by Eva Tharlet – (Thomas Nelson, Tommy Nelson)
  • Christian Living – Rhythms of Renewal written by Rebekah Lyons – (Zondervan, Zondervan Books)
  • Faith and Culture – Shrewd Samaritan: Faith, Economics, and the Road to Loving our Global Neighbor written by Bruce Wydick – (Thomas Nelson, W Publishing)
  • New Author – The Color of Compromise; The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism written by Jemar Tisby – (Zondervan, Zondervan Reflective)
  • Young People’s Literature – Show Up for Your Life by Chrystal Evans Hurst – (Zondervan, Zonderkidz)
  • Young People’s Literature – BibleForce Devotional: The First Heroes Devotional by Tama Fortner – (Thomas Nelson, Tommy Nelson)

“We are thrilled to have 14 books recognized by the Christian Book Awards this year,” said Mark Schoenwald, president and CEO of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. “When these works were written, our authors never would have guessed the unprecedented struggles our nation would face in 2020. However, the God-honoring content our authors produced is serving people across the globe as they navigate this new normal. I am grateful to see their work celebrated by the Christian book industry. Congratulations to all of the well-deserved winners and finalists.”

For more information on this year’s winners and finalists please click here.

About HarperCollins Christian Publishing: The world’s leading Christian publisher, HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc., comprises both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups in addition to Olive Tree Bible Software.  The Company produces bestselling Bibles, inspirational books, academic resources, curriculum, audio and digital content for the Christian market space.  Also home to BibleGateway.com, the world’s largest Christian website, and FaithGateway.com, an online community dedicated to helping people grow in their faith. HarperCollins Christian Publishing is headquartered in Nashville, TN with additional offices in the U.S., Mexico and Brazil.  For more information visit www.HarperCollinsChristian.com

Contact:    Chelsea Taff

                 Assistant Manager, Corporate Communications

                 tel:     615.902.2137

                 web:   [email protected]