|Christian books honored with Christopher Awards|
|Thursday, 31 May 2012 11:00 PM EDT|
Several Christian books were honored during the 63rd annual Christopher Awards ceremony, held May 24 in New York City.
Among the Books for Adults winners were A Good and Perfect Gift, a memoir by Amy Julia Becker (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group) and An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski and Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis (both Howard Books).
The Christophers, a nonprofit organization founded in 1945 by Maryknoll Father James Keller, is rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition of service to God and humanity. The Christopher Awards "salute media that remind audiences and readers of the inherent potential of TV/cable programming, feature films and books to make a difference and positively influence our world," organizers said.
Elsewhere, A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider, a collection of inspirational writings by editors N.J. Lindquist and Wendy Elaine Nelles (That's Life! Communication) has been nominated for 27 Word Guild Canadian Christian Writing Awards—the most ever for any book. The awards recognize the best in Christian writing during 2011. A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider also recently won the Gift Books category in another competition, the fifth annual Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Awards.
The Word Guild Canadian Christian Writing Awards will be announced June 13 during a gala event at the World Vision headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario.