2019 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 April 30 at the ECPA Awards Celebration in Chicago.


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Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: Third Edition with Bonus Content, New Reflections

by Nabeel Qureshi, Foreword by Lee Strobel
Narrated by Nabeel Qureshi, Michelle Qureshi, Mark Mittelberg, Lee Strobel
(HCCP / Producer: Gabe Wicks)

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The Gospel Comes with a House Key

by Rosaria Butterfield
Narrated by Rosaria Butterfield
(christianaudio)

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Courage, Dear Heart

by Rebecca K. Reynolds
Narrated by Rebecca K. Reynolds
(Oasis Audio)

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Gay Girl, Good God

by Jackie Hill Perry
Narrated by Jackie Hill Perry
(christianaudio)

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The Read-Aloud Family

by Sarah Mackenzie
Narrated by Sarah Mackenzie
(HCCP / Producer: Lyssa Browne)

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Theistic Evolution

by J. P. Moreland, Stephen C. Meyer, Christopher Shaw, Ann K. Gauger, and Wayne Grudem
(Crossway)

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Theological English: An Advanced ESL Text for Students of Theology

by Pierce Taylor Hibbs with Megan Reiley
(P&R Publishing Company)

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Keep Up Your Biblical Greek in Two Minutes a Day, Volume 1: 365 Selections for Easy Review

by Jonathan G. Kline
(Hendrickson Publishers)

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Christian Ethics

by Wayne Grudem
(Crossway)

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Swindoll's Living Insights New Testament Commentary: Luke

by Charles R. Swindoll
(Tyndale House Publishers)

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Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Gospels

by Barry J. Beitzel (editor)
(Lexham Press / FaithLife)

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The Gospel according to God

by John MacArthur
(Crossway)

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Good News: The Gospel of Jesus Christ

by John MacArthur
(Ligonier Ministries / Reformation Trust Publishing)

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In All Things

by Melissa B. Kruger
(Multnomah)

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Spiritual Gifts: What They Are and Why They Matter

by Thomas R. Schreiner
(B&H Publishing Group)

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Even Better than Eden

by Nancy Guthrie
(Crossway)

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ESV Archaeology Study Bible

(Crossway)

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ESV Reformation Study Bible, Condensed Edition - Black, Genuine Leather (Gift)

(Ligonier Ministries / Reformation Trust Publishing)

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Boys Life Application Study Bible NLT

(Tyndale House Publishers)

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HelpFinder Bible NLT

(Tyndale House Publishers)

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CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible

(B&H Publishing Group)

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NKJV, Ancient-Modern Bible, Hardcover, Comfort Print

(Thomas Nelson)

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On Pills and Needles

by Rick Van Warner
(Baker Books / Baker Publishing Group)

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Wurmbrand: Tortured for Christ—The Complete Story

by The Voice of the Martyrs
(David C Cook)

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Oswald Chambers: A Life in Pictures

by Paul Kent
(Discovery House / Our Daily Bread Ministries)

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I Can Only Imagine

by Bart Millard with Robert Noland
(Thomas Nelson)

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Becoming Dallas Willard: The Formation of a Philosopher, Teacher, and Christ Follower

by Gary W. Moon
(InterVarsity Press)

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God’s Big Story for You

by Our Daily Bread Ministries
illustrated by Steliyana Doneva
(Discovery House / Our Daily Bread Ministries)

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I Am Friends With God Journal

by Jeff White
illustrated by David Harrington
(Lifetree by Group)

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BibleForce: The First Heroes Bible

by Thomas Nelson
(Thomas Nelson)

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Window on the World: An Operation World Prayer Resource

by Edited by Molly Wall and Jason Mandryk
(InterVarsity Press)

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Who Sang the First Song?

by Ellie Holcomb; illustrated by Kayla Harren
(B&H Publishing Group)

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The Art of Parenting

by Dennis Rainey and Barbara Rainey, Dave Boehi
(Bethany House / Baker Publishing Group)

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The Gospel Comes with a House Key

by Rosaria Butterfield
(Crossway)

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In His Image

by Jen Wilkin
(Crossway)

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A Life Beyond Amazing

by Dr. David Jeremiah
(Thomas Nelson)

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Didn't See It Coming

by Carey Nieuwhof
(WaterBrook)

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Daring to Hope

by Katie Davis Majors
(Multnomah)

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The Wonder of the Greatest Gift

by Ann Voskamp
(Tyndale House Publishers)

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Loved Baby: 31 Devotions Helping You Grieve and Cherish Your Child after Pregnancy Loss

by Sarah Philpott, PhD
(BroadStreet Publishing Group)

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Embraced: 100 Devotions to Know God Is Holding You Close

by Lysa TerKeurst
(Thomas Nelson)

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Good Morning, Lord...Can We Talk?

by Charles R. Swindoll
(Tyndale Momentum)

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Hope Your Heart Needs

by Holley Gerth
(Revell / Baker Publishing Group)

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Faith across the Multiverse: Parables from Modern Science

by Andy Walsh
(Hendrickson Publishers)

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The Storm-Tossed Family

by Russell Moore
(B&H Publishing Group)

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Walking through Infertility

by Matthew Arbo
(Crossway)

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The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism

by Ben Myers
(Lexham Press / FaithLife)

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Last Call for Liberty: How America's Genius for Freedom Has Become Its Greatest Threat

by Os Guinness
(InterVarsity Press)

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Alongside

by Drew Hill
(New Growth Press)

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Small Church Essentials

by Karl Vaters
(Moody Publishers)

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Rooting for Rivals

by Peter Greer and Chris Horst, Jill Heisey
(Bethany House / Baker Publishing Group)

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Expository Exultation

by John Piper
(Crossway)

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Adoptive Church

by Chap Clark
(Baker Academic / Baker Publishing Group)

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Seeing Green

by Tilly Dillehay
(Harvest House Publishers)

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For the Love of Discipline: When the Gospel Meets Tantrums and Time-Outs

by Sara Wallace
(P&R Publishing Company)

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Redeemed: Devotions for the Longing Soul

by Will Graham
(Thomas Nelson)

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Confessions of an Adoptive Parent

by Mike Berry
(Harvest House Publishers)

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Welcome to Adulting

by Jonathan Pokluda with Kevin McConaghy
(Baker Books / Baker Publishing Group)

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Faith across the Multiverse: Parables from Modern Science

by Andy Walsh
(Hendrickson Publishers)

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Bible Infographics for Kids

by Harvest House Publishers
(Harvest House Publishers)

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Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion, and Purpose

by Sadie Robertson
(Thomas Nelson)

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God's Girl Says Yes

by Wynter Pitts
(Harvest House Publishers)

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True Heart Girls Devotional: God’s Promises for Me!

by Sherry Kyle
(RoseKidz)

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The Teen's Guide to Social Media...& Mobile Devices 

by Jonathan McKee
(Barbour Publishing)

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