2020 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. The winner in each category will be announced on May 5 in a free online broadcast featuring Stormie Omartian. Sign up to receive information on broadcast here.


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It's Not Supposed to Be This Way

written and narrated by Lysa TerKeurst
produced by Gabe Wicks / Harper Collins Christian
(Thomas Nelson)

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Jesus in Me

written and narrated by Anne Graham Lotz
produced by Penguin Random House Audio
(Multnomah)

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Palau

Paul J. Pastor, narrated by Cástulo Guerra
produced by Gabe Wicks / Harper Collins Christian
(Zondervan)

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Voice Only Audio Bible - New King James Version

narrated by Simon Bubb
produced by David Angus / Harper Collins Christian
(Thomas Nelson)

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Wurmbrand: Tortured for Christ – The Complete Story

The Voice of the Martyrs, narrated by Michael Beck
produced by ONE Audiobooks
(David C Cook)

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CSB Ancient Faith Study Bible

by Holman Bible Staff
(B&H Publishing Group)

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CSB He Reads Truth Bible

by Amanda Bible Williams and Raechel Myers (Editors)
(B&H Publishing Group)

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ESV Prayer Bible

(Crossway)

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NIrV The Illustrated Holy Bible for Kids

(Zondervan)

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NLT Life Application Study Bible, Third Edition

(Tyndale House Publishers)

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NLT Filament Bible: The Print+Digital Bible

(Tyndale House Publishers)

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A Proverb a Day in Biblical Hebrew

by Jonathan G. Kline
(Hendrickson Publishers)

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Introducing Evangelical Theology

by Daniel J. Treier
(Baker Academic/ Baker Publishing Group)

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The Theology of Benedict XVI: A Protestant Appreciation

by Tim Perry (Editor)
(Lexham Press)

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Zondervan Essential Companion to Christian History

by Stephen Backhouse
(Zondervan)

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Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: Romans

by Frank Thielman and Clinton Arnold (General Editors)
(Zondervan)

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Core 52

by Mark E. Moore
(WaterBrook)

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Daniel: Faith Enduring through Adversity

by Jon Nielson
(P&R Publishing Company)

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Final Word: Why We Need the Bible

by John MacArthur
(Reformation Trust Publishing)

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The Jesus Who Surprises

by Dee Brestin
(Multnomah)

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Jonah: Grace for Sinners and Saints

by Iain Duguid
(New Growth Press)

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The Logic of God

by Ravi Zacharias
(Zondervan)

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Becoming C. S. Lewis: A Biography of Young Jack Lewis (1898-1918)

by Harry Lee Poe
(Crossway)

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Devotedly: The Personal Letters and Love Story of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot

by Valerie Elliot Shepard
(B&H Publishing Group)

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God's Hostage

by Andrew Brunson with Craig Borlase
(Baker Books/ Baker Publishing Group)

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Metanoia: A Memoir of a Body, Born Again

by Anna McGahan
(Acorn Press, an imprint of Bible Society Australia)

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What Is a Girl Worth?

by Rachael Denhollander
(Tyndale House Publishers)

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What They Meant for Evil: How a Lost Girl of Sudan Found Healing, Peace, and Purpose in the Midst of Suffering

by Rebecca Deng with Ginger Kolbaba
(FaithWords, a division of Hachette Book Group USA)

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Far From Home

by Sarah Parker Rubio
(Tyndale House Publishers)

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God Gave Us the Bible

by Lisa Tawn Bergren
(WaterBrook)

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Just In Case You Ever Wonder

by Max Lucado, Tommy Nelson / Thomas Nelson
(Zondervan)

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Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids

by Phil Vischer
(Minno Kids)

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Nothing: Nothing Can Separate You From God's Love!

by Natalee Creech, illustrated by Joseph Cowman
(WorthyKids, a division of Hachette Book Group USA)

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Faith for Exiles

by David Kinnaman and Mark Matlock
(Baker Books/ Baker Publishing Group)

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Fearfully and Wonderfully

by Dr. Paul Brand and Philip Yancey
(InterVarsity Press)

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Giving Is the Good Life

by Randy Alcorn
(Tyndale House Publishers)

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Rhythms of Renewal

by Rebekah Lyons
(Zondervan)

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Suffering is Never for Nothing

by Elisabeth Elliot
(B&H Publishing Group)

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Untangling Emotions

by J. Alasdair Groves and Winston T. Smith
(Crossway)

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A Place at the Table

by Kelly Minter with Regina Pinto
(B&H Publishing Group)

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Bulletproof Marriage

by Adam Davis & Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
(BroadStreet Publishing Group)

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Made to Create with All My Heart and Soul

by Lauren Duncan
(Tyndale House Publishers)

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The One Year Book of Amazing Stories

by Robert Petterson
(Tyndale House Publishers)

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Settle My Soul: 100 Quiet Moments to Meet with Jesus

by Ruth Schwenk and Karen Ehman
(Zondervan)

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Between Life and Death: A Gospel-Centered Guide to End-of-Life Medical Care

by Kathryn Butler, MD
(Crossway)

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Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion

by Rebecca McLaughlin
(Crossway)

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Free to Believe

by Luke Goodrich
(WaterBrook)

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In Search of the Common Good

by Jake Meador
(InterVarsity Press)

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Shrewd Samaritan: Faith, Economics, and the Road to Loving our Global Neighbor

by Bruce Wydick
(Thomas Nelson)

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Advocates

by Dhati Lewis
(B&H Publishing Group)

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The Care of Souls: Cultivating a Pastor's Heart

by Harold L. Senkbeil
(Lexham Press)

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Ministry with the Forgotten

by Kenneth L. Carder
(Abingdon Press)

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Servant of All: Reframing Greatness and Leadership through the Teachings of Jesus

by Ralph E. Enlow Jr.
(Lexham Press)

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Unlikely Converts: Improbable Stories of Faith and What They Teach Us About Evangelism

by Randy Newman
(Kregel Publications)

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Can We Trust the Gospels?

by Peter J. Williams
(Crossway)

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The Color of Compromise; The Truth About the American Church's Complicity in Racism

by Jemar Tisby
(Zondervan)

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The Common Rule

by Justin Whitmel Earley
(InterVarsity Press)

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Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion

by Rebecca McLaughlin
(Crossway)

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Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament

by Mark Vroegop
(Crossway)

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BibleForce Devotional: The First Heroes Devotional

by Tama Fortner
(Thomas Nelson)

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I Am Yours

by Wynter Pitts
(Harvest House Publishers)

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Kirby McCook and the Jesus Chronicles

by Stephen Arterburn and M.N. Brotherton
(Tyndale House Publishers)

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Lies Girls Believe

by Dannah Gresh
(Moody Publishers)

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100 Extraordinary Stories for Courageous Girls: Unforgettable Tales of Women of Faith

by Jean Fischer
(Barbour Publishing)

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Show Up for Your Life

by Chrystal Evans Hurst
(Zondervan)

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