The 2016 Book of the Year Award Winners

The votes are in and counted. The winners of the 2016 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award have been determined!

Book Award 1Christian book lovers and retailers voted on 123 nominated titles in 14 categories. The winners in each of the 14 categories are:

Fiction
489: A Short Story About Forgiveness, Beyr Reyes, ShadeTree Publishing

Historical Fiction
Wilted Dandelions, Catherine Ulrich Brakefield, CrossRiver Media Group

Romance
His Last Hope: A Contemporary Christian Romance, M. A. Malcolm

Christian Living
Despite Your Circumstances, Candida Sullivan, ShadeTree Publishing

Bible Study / Theology
Songs from the Heart: Meeting with God in the Psalms, Tim Riordan, GreenTree Publishers

Devotional
For You My Husband, Melissa Moxley, CrossLink Publishing

Biography / Memoir
Out of the Darkroom, Into the Light, Tracey Casciano

Relationships / Family
The Talks, Barrett Johnson, INFO for Families Resources

 Children’s (age 4 to 8)
What do you see? What does God see?, Denise D. Brown, db Word Gallery

Children’s (age 8 to 12)
Picture Imperfect, Susan Thogerson Maas, Ashberry Lane

Young Adult (age 12+)
Edging Through the Darkness, D.L. Koontz, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas

Gift Book
Hungry for God … Starving for Time, 5-Minute Devotions for Busy Women, Lori Hatcher, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas

Christian Education
Dreams Revealed: Handbook for Biblical Dream Interpretation, Terri Meredith, ShadeTree Publishing

eBook Exclusive
The Royal Couple, Nicole Taylor

Congratulations to the winners! Thank you to everyone who voted!

Book Award 2The Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award is sponsored by Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA).

Looking for a great book to read next? Try one of the winners of the CSP Book of the Year Award listed here.

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The 2014 Book of the Year Award Winners!

The votes are in and counted. The winners of the 2014 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award have been determined!

Over 3,100 Christian book lovers and retailers voted on 108 nominated titles in 12 categories. This year the voting was very competitive. Two categories had ties for first place—a first for the Book of the Year Award.

Award 1The winners in each of the 12 categories are:

FictionThirty Days to Glory, Kathy Nickerson, CrossRiver Media Group

RomanceShenandoah Nights, Lisa Belcastro, OakTara

Christian Living (tie)A Bead and a Prayer, Kristen E. Vincent, Upper Room Books &
Life’s A Pain: Journeying By Faith When Every Step Hurts, Todd Rettberg, CrossLink Publishing

Bible Study / Theology: The Epic of God, Michael Whitworth, Start2Finish Books

Devotional:  This I Know, Toby Holsinger, CrossRiver Media Group

Biography (tie):  SuperGal vs. GOD, Lori Hynson, Broken Shoe Press &
Crossfire: The Life of Chuck Svoboda, a Foot-Soldier in God’s Army, David J. Bauer, Grace Acres Press

Relationships / Family:  25 Ways to Communicate Respect to Your Husband, Jennifer L Flanders, Prescott Publishing

Children’s (age 4 to 8):  The Potter, Cindy Starr Stewart, Carpenter’s Son

Children’s (age 8 to 12):  Where the River Rises, Rosie Boom, Boom Tree Publishing

Young Adult (age 12+):  A Cry From Egypt, Hope Auer, Great Waters Press

Gift Book:  101 Surprises! Sayings with Scriptures You Didn’t See Coming, Wilma Shepard Caraway, Fruitbearer Publishing LLC

eBook Exclusive:  Subject Your Flesh, Beyr Reyes, ShadeTree Publishing

Award 2

Congratulations to the winners!

The Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award is sponsored by Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA).

Looking for a great book to read next? Try one of the winners of the CSP Book of the Year Award listed here.

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The 2012 Book of the Year Award Winners!

The votes are in and counted. The winners of the 2012 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award have been determined!

Over 3,500 book lovers and retailers selling Christian products voted on 94 nominated titles in 12 categories.

The winners in each of the 12 categories are:

Fiction  –  Yahshua’s Bridge, Sandi Rog, DeWard Publishing Company

Romance  –  Hearts Communion, Marianne Evans, White Rose Publishing

Christian Living  –  Walking in Broken Shoes, Susan Magnuson Walsh, Grace Acres Press

Bible Study / Theology  –  The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved, J. Phillips, TheDiscipleWhomJesusLoved.com

Devotional  –  Just Honor God, Dr. Rick Metrick, ShadeTree Publishing

Biography  –  Mr. Awana, Art Rorheim, Grace Acres Press

Relationships / Family  –  Deliver Me: Help, Hope, & Healing through True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy, Dianne E. Butts, Connections Press

Children’s (age 4 to 8)  –  Today I Found God, Greg Long, author; Nathan Wondrak, illustrator; Halo Publishing International

Children’s (age 8 to 12)  –  What Do Heroes Wear?, Gary Bower, author; Jan Bower, illustrator; Storybook Meadow Publishing

Young Adult (age 12+)  –  Purity’s Big Payoff / Premarital Sex is a Big Rip-Off, Donna Lee Schillinger, Editor; The Quilldriver

Gift Book  –  A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider, N.J. Lindquist & Wendy E. Nelles, Editors; That’s Life! Communication

eBook Exclusive  –  Keyboarding for the Christian School, Elementary Edition, Leanne Beitel, Christian Keyboarding

Congratulations to the winners!

The Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award is sponsored by Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA).

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Call for Nominations

Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award honors books produced by small publishers each year for outstanding contribution to Christian life. This year, nominations will be accepted in eight categories. Nominations must be received by November 15, 2010.

Any small publisher can nominate books for the award. Nominations are accepted in the following categories: Fiction, Biography, Christian Living, Relationships/Family, Bible Study/Theology, Children’s Book 4-8 years, Children’s Book 8-12 years, and Young Adult (12+ years). Books must be published in 2009 or 2010 by a publisher with annual revenues of $400,000 or less. Nominated books must be Christian in nature and intended for the Christian marketplace. All nominated books must be printed in English and for sale in the United States.

Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA) is the sponsor of this book award. CSPA will invite Christian retailers and book readers to vote on the nominated titles in February and March 2011. The winners of the award will be the books that receive the most votes. Christian retailers are encouraged to highlight the books they vote for in their stores during Small Press Month of March.

Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award was established in 2007 by CSPA to bring recognition to quality Christian books by small publishers. CSPA has over 90 member publishers producing materials for the Christian marketplace and is a supplier member of CBA.

For more information on the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award including guidelines, eligibility, and nomination form, click here.

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