The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association announced the winners of its 2010 Christian Book Awards on Monday. The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns (Thomas Nelson) took the prize for 2010 Christian book of the year, and Watch Over Me by Christa Parrish (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group) won for fiction.
The winners were announced at the ECPA Awards banquet on May 3, during ECPA’s annual executive leadership summit in Nashville. Other winners were Glo: The Bible for a Digital World by Immersion Digital (Zondervan) for Bible, The New Moody Atlas of the Bible by Barry J. Beitzel (Moody) for bible reference and study, B4UD8--Before You Date by Hayley and Michael DiMarco (Revell/Baker Publishing Group) for children and youth, and Grace Notes by Philip Yancey (Zondervan) for inspiration and gift. The Hole in Our Gospel also won in the Christian life category.
This year, 226 entries (published in the last year) were submitted by 33 ECPA member publishers for review and scoring by 72 judges.
ECPA is partnering with Christianity Today Inc. to promote the winning titles to its consumer base. The association is also receiving support from national retail outlets to create in-store and consumer promotions for the award winners.