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Presenting the 2021 Finalists

Presented annually to the finest in Christian publishing since 1978, the Christian Book Award® program honors the "best of the year" in 12 categories. Five finalists are chosen in each category unless there is a tie. We congratulate the finalists, listed below, for this year’s program!

VIEW 2021 FINALISTS
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Christian Book Awards Winners Webcast

May 6 at 1 pm central

The winner in each category, along with the Christian Book of the Year, will be announced on May 6th in a free webcast. This event will feature bestselling author Max Lucado and other industry honors.

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Born Again This Way

written and narrated by Rachel Gilson
produced by Cory Verner/ ONE Audiobooks
published by The Good Book Company

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Chasing Vines

written and narrated by Beth Moore
produced by Lisa Smith/ Oasis Audio
published by Tyndale House Publishers

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Foundations

written and narrated by Ruth Chou Simons and Troy Simons
produced by Cory Verner/ ONE Audiobooks
published by Harvest House Publishers

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Suffer Strong

written and narrated by Katherine and Jay Wolf
produced by Gabe Wicks/ HarperCollins Christian
published by Zondervan

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Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With

written by Sam Allberry; narrated by Hannibal Hills
produced by Claton Butcher/ Two Words Publishing
published by The Good Book Company

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CSB Holy Land Illustrated Bible

CSB Bibles, B&H Publishing Group

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CSB Tony Evans Study Bible

Dr. Tony Evans, B&H Publishing Group

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ESV Women’s Study Bible

Crossway

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NET Full Notes Edition Bible

Thomas Nelson

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NIV Study Bible Fully Revised Edition

Zondervan

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The Harvest Handbook™ of Bible Lands

by Joseph M. Holden and Steven Collins
(Harvest House Publishers)

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In Stone and Story

by Bruce W. Longenecker
(Baker Academic/ Baker Publishing Group)

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Job: The Faith to Challenge God

by Michael L. Brown
(Hendrickson Publishing Group)

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The New Testament in its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature and Theology of the First Christians

by N.T. Wright and Michael Bird
(Zondervan Academic and SPCK [IVP/UK])

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The Story Retold: A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament

by G. K. Beale and Benjamin L. Gladd
(InterVarsity Press)

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Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament

by Jean E. Jones, Pam Farrel, and Karla Dornacher
(Harvest House Publishers)

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Esther: The Hidden Hand of God

by Lydia Brownback
(Crossway)

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Living for What Really Matters: 7 Weeks in the Book of Philippians (Get Wisdom Studies)

by Teresa Swanstrom Anderson
(NavPress)

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Surprised by the Parables

by Michelle Lee Barnewall
(Lexham Press)

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The Way Home: God's Invitation to New Beginnings

by Tessa Afshar
(Moody Publishers)

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Bavinck

by James Eglinton
(Baker Academic/ Baker Publishing Group)

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Becoming Elisabeth Elliot

by Ellen Vaughn
(B&H Publishing Group)

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Dirt

by Mary Marantz
(Revell/ Baker Publishing Group)

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The History of Apologetics: A Biographical and Methodological Introduction

by Benjamin K. Forrest, Josh D. Chatraw, Alister E. McGrath
(Zondervan Academic)

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I Am Restored

by Lecrae
(Zondervan)

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I've Seen the End of You

by W. Lee Warren, MD
(WaterBrook)

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A to Z Devotions for Brave Boys

by Matt Koceich; illustrated by Kevin Payne
(Barbour Publishing, Inc.)

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Arlo and the Great Big Cover-Up

by Betsy Childs Howard; illustrated by Samara Hardy
(Crossway)

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Different Like Me

by Xochitl Dixon; illustrated by Bonnie Lui
(Our Daily Bread Publishing)

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Extraordinary Women of the Bible

by Michelle Sloan; illustrated by Summer Macon
(SPCK [IVP/UK])

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I Love You to the Stars

by Crystal Bowman and Doug Groothuis; illustrated by Robert Sauber
(Kregel Publications)

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Dangerous Prayers

by Craig Groeschel
(Zondervan)

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Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers

by Dane C. Ortlund
(Crossway)

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Get Out of Your Head

by Jennie Allen
(WaterBrook)

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How to Pray: A Simple Guide for Normal People

by Pete Greig
(NavPress)

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In Want + Plenty

by Meredith McDaniel
(Revell/ Baker Publishing Group)

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Show Me Your Glory: Understanding the Majestic Splendor of God

by Steven J. Lawson
(Ligonier Ministries)

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How Great Is Our God: 100 Indescribable Devotions About God and Science

by Louie Giglio
(Tommy Nelson)

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The Light of His Presence

by Anne Graham Lotz
(Multnomah)

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More Power to You: Declarations to Break Free from Fear and Take Back Your Life

by Margaret Feinberg
(Zondervan)

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Take Heart

by (in)courage
(Revell/ Baker Publishing Group)

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They Call Me Mom

by Michelle Medlock Adams and Bethany Jett
(Kregel Publications)

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What If Jesus Was Serious

by Skye Jethani
(Moody Publishers)

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Be the Bridge

by Latasha Morrison
(WaterBrook)

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Becoming Brave

by Brenda Salter McNeil
(Brazos Press/ Baker Publishing Group)

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The House that Love Built

by Sarah Jackson with Scott Sawyer
(Zondervan)

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Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope

by Esau McCaulley
(InterVarsity Press)

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Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk

by Eugene Cho
(David C Cook)

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Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation

by Mark Vroegop
(Crossway)

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White Lies

by Daniel Hill
(Zondervan)

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A Church Called Tov

by Scot McKnight and Laura Barringer
(Tyndale House Publishers)

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Compassion (&) Conviction: The AND Campaign's Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement

by Justin Giboney, Michael Wear, and Chris Butler
(InterVarsity Press)

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Finding the Right Hills to Die On

by Gavin Ortlund
(Crossway)

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Is It Abuse? A Biblical Guide to Identifying Domestic Abuse and Helping Victims

by Darby A. Strickland
(P&R Publishing Company)

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Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church

by Paul David Tripp
(Crossway)

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When Narcissism Comes to Church: Healing Your Community From Emotional and Spiritual Abuse

by Chuck DeGroat
(InterVarsity Press)

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The Fight to Flourish

by Jennie Lusko
(W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson)

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Held: 31 Biblical Reflections on God's Comfort and Care in the Sorrow of Miscarriage

by Abbey Wedgeworth
(The Good Book Company)

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Laughing Through the Ugly Cry…and Finding Unstoppable Joy

by Dawn Barton
(Thomas Nelson Gift)

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This Life We Share: 52 Reflections on Journeying Well with God and Others

by Maggie Wallem Rowe
(NavPress)

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Try Softer

by Aundi Kolber
(Tyndale House Publishers)

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The Big Book of Bible Questions

by Amy Parker and Doug Powell
(Tyndale House Publishers)

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Goliath Must Fall for Young Readers: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants

by Louie Giglio with Laura Fortner
(Tommy Nelson)

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Loved and Cherished: 100 Devotions for Girls

by Lynn Cowell with Michelle Nietert, M.A., LPC-S CSC
(Zonderkidz)

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Praying Girls Devotional

by Sheila Walsh
(Baker Books/ Baker Publishing Group)

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WonderFull: Ancient Psalms Ever New

by Marty Machowski
(New Growth Press)

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