'Christianity Today' Announces 2020 Book Awards

Christianity Today's 2020 Book Awards were announced Tuesday, recognizing 16 books publishing between Nov. 1, 2018 and Oct. 31, 2019 in 14 categories, as well as runners up. The books are the "most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture" in the year to come, the magazine states. 

See a complete list of the winners below. 

Apologetics / Evangelism: Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion by Rebecca McLaughlin (Crossway)

Award of Merit: Cultural Apologetics: Renewing the Christian Voice, Conscience, and Imagination in a Disenchanted World by Paul M. Gould (Zondervan)

Biblical Studies: Christobiography: Memory, History, and the Reliability of the Gospels by Craig Keener (Eerdmans)

Award of Merit: Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes: Honor and Shame in Paul’s Message and Mission by Jackson W. (IVP Academic)

Children and Youth: (tie) Far From Home: A Story of Loss, Refuge, and Hope by Sarah Parker Rubio (Tyndale Kids) and Jesus and the Lions’ Den: A True Story about How Daniel Points Us to Jesus by Alison Mitchell (The Good Book Company)

Award of Merit: One Big Heart: A Celebration of Being More Alike Than Different by Linsey Davis (Zonderkidz)

Christian Living / Discipleship: (tie) The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction by Justin Whitmel Earley (IVP) and Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison (WaterBrook)

Award of Merit: We Too: How the Church Can Respond Redemptively to the Sexual Abuse Crisis by Mary DeMuth (Harvest House)

The Church / Pastoral Leadership: The Care of Souls: Cultivating a Pastor’s Heart by Harold Senkbeil (Lexham Press)

Award of Merit: Spirit and Sacrament: An Invitation to Eucharismatic Worship by Andrew Wilson (Zondervan)

CT Women: What Is a Girl Worth?: My Story of Breaking the Silence and Exposing the Truth About Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics by Rachael Denhollander (Tyndale Momentum)

Award of Merit: His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God by Edited by Kristie Anyabwile (The Good Book Company)

Culture and the Arts: Write Better: A Lifelong Editor on Craft, Art, and Spirituality by Andrew Le Peau (IVP)

Award of Merit: Adorning the Dark: Thoughts on Community, Calling, and the Mystery of Making by Andrew Peterson (B&H)

Fiction: Light from Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker (Revell)

Award of Merit: Throw by Ruben Degollado (Slant)

History/Biography: God in the Rainforest: A Tale of Martyrdom and Redemption in Amazonian Ecuador by Kathryn Long (OUP)

Award of Merit: (tie) Anointed with Oil: How Christianity and Crude Made Modern America by Darren Dochuk (Basic Books) and One Soul at a Time: The Story of Billy Graham by Grant Wacker (Eerdmans)

Missions/Global Church: Women in God’s Mission: Accepting the Invitation to Serve and Lead by Mary Lederleitner (IVP)

Award of Merit: Christian Mission: A Concise Global History by Edward Smither (Lexham Press)

Politics and Public Life: In Search of the Common Good: Christian Fidelity in a Fractured World by Jake Meador (IVP)
Award of Merit: Religious Freedom in Islam: The Fate of a Universal Human Right in the Muslim World Today by Daniel Philpott (OUP)

Spiritual Formation: On the Road with Saint Augustine: A Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts by James K. A. Smith (Brazos)

Award of Merit: As I Recall: Discovering the Place of Memories in Our Spiritual Life by Casey Tygrett (IVP)

Theology/Ethics: Justification (Zondervan Academic)

Award of Merit: For the Life of the World: Theology that Makes a Difference by Miroslav Volf and Matthew Croasmun (Brazos)

The Beautiful Orthodoxy Book of the Year: Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion by Rebecca McLaughlin (Crossway)

Award of Merit: Surprised by Paradox: The Promise of “And” in an Either-Or World by Jen Pollock Michel (IVP)

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