The votes are in and counted. The winners of the 2015 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award have been determined!
About 6,000 Christian book lovers and retailers voted on 126 nominated titles in 13 categories. This year the voting was again very competitive. For the second year in a row, two categories had ties for first place!
Fiction: The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman, Carole Brown, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
Historical Fiction (tie): Rebekah’s Treasure, Sylvia Bambola, Heritage Publishing House, & Chasing the Butterfly, Jayme H. Mansfield, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
Romance: Shenandoah Dreams, Lisa Belcastro, OakTara
Christian Living: The Gospel in Twenty Questions, Paul Ellis, KingsPress
Bible Study / Theology (tie): The Praying Church Handbook – Volume II: Personal and Family Prayer, P. Douglas Small, Editor, Alive Publications, & Paul’s Letters to the Early Church, Trina Bresser Matous, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
Devotional: My Resurrected Heart: A Codependent’s Journey to Healing, Diane M. Jellen
Biography: Bury Me with My Pearls, Jane Jenkins Herlong, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
Relationships / Family: My Beloved and My Friend: How To Be Married To Your Best Friend Without Changing Spouses, Hal and Melanie Young, Great Waters Press
Children’s (age 4 to 8): Nutshell Prayers for Kids, Sue Riger, Brush and Quill Productions
Children’s (age 8 to 12): Corrie ten Boom, Kaylena Radcliff, Christian History Institute
Young Adult (age 12+): Four Years, Two Roads: Finding Eternal Significance in High School, Derek Kim, Concerning Life Publishing
Gift Book: The Prayer Shawl: Wrapped in God’s Love, Susan Fitzsimonds–author, Mary Gregg Byrne– illustrator, Nelson Publishing and Marketing
Christian Education: Their Name is Today, Johann Christoph Arnold, Plough Publishing House
Congratulations to the winners!
Looking for a great book to read next? Try one of the winners of the CSP Book of the Year Award listed here.