|Moody, Jossey-Bass tie for tops in 'Outreach' resource awards|
|Written by Eric Tiansay|
|Monday, 04 March 2013 12:00 AM EST|
Moody Publishers topped Outreach Magazine's 10th Annual Outreach Resource of the Year Awards—honoring the best evangelism books and curriculum.
Announced in the magazine's March/April issue, the awards recognized 22 resources. Moody won in three categories, Compassion and Justice (tie): for The Global Orphan Crisis: Be the Solution—Change Your World by Diane Lynn Elliot; Biography: In the Land of Blue Burqas by Kate McCord; and Children (tie): Just a Minute: In the Heart of a Child, One Moment ... Can Last Forever by Wess Stafford with Dean Merrill.
Jossey-Bass also won in three categories. It won with Church Transfusion by Neil Cole and Phil Helfer in the Leadership category. The publisher also won in the Missional Church category for The Permanent Revolution: Apostolic Imagination and Practice for the 21st Century Church by Alan Hirsch and Tim Catchim and in Cross-Cultural for The Post-Black & Post-White Church: Becoming the Beloved Community in a Multi-ethnic World by Efrem Smith.
The Action Bible Devotional (David C Cook) and Mega Sports Camp: Beyond the Gold (Gospel Publishing) tied for the win in the Children category.
Several publishers won two categories. InterVarsity Press won in the Evangelism category for Telling the Gospel Through Story: Evangelism That Keeps Hearers Wanting More by Christine Dillon and in Global Outreach for The Future of the Global Church: History, Trends and Possibilities by Patrick Johnstone.
Zondervan won in the Leadership category for Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City by Timothy Keller (Zondervan) and in the Small Group Curricula section for Undaunted: Daring to Do What God Calls You to Do by Christine Caine.
Sister company Thomas Nelson won two categories. The publisher won in the Apologetics category for A Shot of Faith to the Head: Be a Confident Believer in an Age of Cranky Atheists by Mitch Stokes. It also won with Empty Promises: The Truth About You, Your Desires, and the Lies You’re Believing by Pete Wilson in the Pass-Along Resources category.
Baker Books/Baker Publishing Group won in the Missional Living category for The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon and in the Youth category for The Jesus Survey: What Christian Teens Really Believe and Why by Mike Nappa.
Publishers and organizations that produced outreach-related resources submitted nearly 160 nominations. The magazine's editorial staff pared the nominees to 111 resources, which were placed into 16 categories. As in the past few years, Outreach did not award one overall Outreach Resource of the Year because of the variety of nominated resources and the subjects they covered.