|Oxford tops 'Christianity Today' books of the year|
|Written by Eric Tiansay|
|Wednesday, 02 January 2013 11:23 AM EST|
Oxford University Press books has topped the Christianity Today Book Awards, the magazine announced.
Sixty-eight publishers nominated 455 titles published last year for the publication's annual list of best books. Christianity Today selected the top books in each category, with panels of judges then choosing 10 winners and selecting nine awards of merit.
Oxford University Press was recognized three times, with awards in the Apologetics/Evangelism category for Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism by Alvin Plantinga; the Missions/Global Affairs category for Just and Unjust Peace: An Ethic of Political Reconciliation by Daniel Philpott; and the Theology/Ethics category for The Theology of Jonathan Edwards by Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott.
Other winners in the 24th annual listing were: A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New by G. K. Beale (Baker Academic/Baker Publishing Group) in Biblical Studies; Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics by Ross Douthat (Free Press) in Christianity and Culture; Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good by Amy L. Sherman (InterVarsity Press) in Christian Living; Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry In Your City by Timothy Keller (Zondervan) in Church/Pastoral Leadership; Evangellyfish by Douglas Wilson (Canon Press) in Fiction; Summoned from the Margin: Homecoming of an African by Lamin Sanneh in History/Biography; and Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis by Lauren F. Winner (HarperOne) in Spirituality.