2018 Finalists

Presented annually to the finest in Christian publishing since 1978, the Christian Book Award® program honors the "best of the year" in 11 categories. Five finalists are chosen in each category unless there is a tie.


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NIrV Adventures in Odyssey Bible

(Focus on the Family Publishing)

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Christian Basics Bible NLT

(Tyndale House Publishers)

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Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible NIV

(Lexham Press, Zondervan)

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Kids' Visual Study Bible NIV

(Zonderkidz)

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The Swindoll Study Bible NLT

by Charles R. Swindoll
(Tyndale House Publishers)

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Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth

by John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue
(Crossway)

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Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity: Complete in One Volume

by Edwin M. Yamauchi and Marvin R. Wilson
(Hendrickson Publishers)

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Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions

by Timothy J. Wengert
(Baker Academic/Baker Publishing Group)

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Evidence That Demands a Verdict (completely updated and expanded)

by Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell, PhD
(Thomas Nelson)

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How to Understand and Apply the New Testament

by Andrew David Naselli
(P&R Publishing)

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Adorned

by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
(Moody Publishers)

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Asking the Right Questions: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Applying the Bible

by Matthew S. Harmon
(Crossway)

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The Gospel According to Paul

by John MacArthur
(Thomas Nelson)

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Learning to Love the Psalms

by W. Robert Godfrey
(Reformation Trust Publishing)

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The Women of Easter

by Liz Curtis Higgs
(WaterBrook)

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Dream with Me

by John M. Perkins
(BakerBooks/Baker Publishing Group)

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Fire Road

by Kim Phuc Phan Thi
(Tyndale House Publishers)

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I'll Push You

by Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck
(Tyndale House Publishers)

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Katharina and Martin Luther

by Michelle DeRusha
(BakerBooks/Baker Publishing Group)

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Martin Luther

by Volker Leppin
(Baker Academic/Baker Publishing Group)

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Struck: One Christian's Reflections on Encountering Death

by Russ Ramsey
(InterVarsity Press)

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The Action StoryBook Bible

by Catherine DeVries, Illustrated by Sergio Cariello
(David C Cook)

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Farmer Herman and the Flooding Barn

by Jason Weber, Illustrated by Kaylinn Strock
(BroadStreet Publishing Group)

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God's Great Love for You

by Rick Warren, Illustrated by Chris Saunders
(Zonderkidz)

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Good Good Father

by Chris Tomlin and Pat Barrett, Illustrated by Lorna Hussey
(Thomas Nelson)

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The Story Travelers Bible

by Tracey Madder, Illustrated by Tim Crecelius
(Tyndale House Publishers)

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'Twas the Evening of Christmas

by Glenys Nellist, Illustrated by Elena Selivanova
(Zonderkidz)

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A Little Book on the Christian Life

by Translated and Edited by Aaron Denlinger and Burk Parsons
(Reformation Trust Publishing)

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Goliath Must Fall

by Louis Giglio
(W Publishing)

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The Tech-Wise Family

by Andy Crouch
(BakerBooks/Baker Publishing Group)

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Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community

by Brett McCracken
(Crossway)

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Whisper

by Mark Batterson
(Multnomah)

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ESV Devotional Psalter

(Crossway)

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GraceLaced

by Ruth Chou Simons
(Harvest House Publishers)

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He Holds My Hand

by Carol Kent
(Tyndale House Publishers)

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Jesus Always

by Sarah Young
(Thomas Nelson)

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On the Go Family Devotions: Journeying Together

by Matt Guevara and Noel Guevara
(Rose Publishing)

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Adam and the Genome

by Dennis R. Venema and Scot McKnight
(Brazos Press/Baker Publishing Group)

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Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia

by John Dunlop, MD
(Crossway)

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The Last Christians: Stories of Persecution, Flight, and Resilience in the Middle East

by Andreas Knapp
(Plough Publishing)

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Standing in the Fire

by Tom Doyle
(W Publishing)

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The Story of Reality

by Greg Koukl
(Zondervan)

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Why Does God Allow Evil?

by Clay Jones
(Harvest House Publishers)

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The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon Volume I

by Christian T. George
(B&H Publishing Group)

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Rose Guide to Discipleship

by Len Woods
(Rose Publishing)

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Sacred Privilege

by Kay Warren
(Revell/Baker Publishing Group)

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Sing! How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family, and Church

by Keith and Kristyn Getty
(B&H Publishing Group)

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Who Lynched Willie Earle? Preaching to Confront Racism

by William H. Willimon
(Abingdon Press)

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Follow the Cloud

by John Stickl
(Multnomah)

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Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline

by Catherine McNiel
(NavPress)

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The Marvelous Mud House

by April Graney
(B&H Publishing Group)

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No Easy Jesus

by Jason Mitchell
(Tyndale House Publishers)

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Sing! How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family, and Church

by Keith and Kristyn Getty
(B&H Publishing Group)

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The Bible Explorers Guide

by Nancy I. Sanders
(Zonderkidz)

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Cold Case Christianity for Kids: Investigate Jesus with a Real Detective

by J. Warner Wallace and Susie Wallace with David Suggs
(David C Cook)

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40 Answers to Teens' Top Questions

by Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D. and Gregg Jantz Jr. with Ann McMurray
(Rose Publishing)

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Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters

by Tim Tebow
(WaterBrook)

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The Radical Book for Kids: Exploring the Roots and Shoots of Faith

by Champ Thornton
(New Growth Press)

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