|Todd Starnes to host Christian Retailing’s Best|
|Written by Christine D. Johnson|
|Wednesday, 14 May 2014 08:17 AM America/New_York|
FOX News’ commentator expected to draw interest at Christian retail show event
Winners of the 2014 Christian Retailing’s Best awards will be announced Tuesday, June 24, at the International Christian Retail Show (ICRS) in Atlanta. Todd Starnes, author of God Less America (Charisma House, May) and host of the “FOX News & Commentary” daily radio show, will present the 2014 awards, Tuesday, 9-10 a.m., at the show floor’s Creative Pavilion stage at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Christian Retailing magazine, sponsor of the awards, invites all ICRS attendees to attend the free-of-charge awards presentation and see the outcome of their votes.
Along with his own radio program, Starnes is a regular contributor to TV’s FOX & Friends and Hannity. His FoxNews.com column is read by nearly 4 million people, and his syndicated column appears at TownHall.com and CharismaNews.com. He is also the recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award and an Associated Press Mark Twain Award for storytelling. This year, he was honored to win the National Religious Broadcasters’ Board of Directors award.
B&H Publishing Group led the field in number of finalists with 15. Baker Publishing Group had 14, while Abingdon Press had 12 finalists. Some of the key finalists named were: Happy, Happy, Happy, Phil Robertson (Howard Books) in Auto/Biography; I Am a Church Member, Thom Rainer (B&H Books) in Church and Culture; The Guardian, Beverly Lewis (Baker Publishing Group) in Fiction: Amish; and The Daniel Plan, Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman (Brilliance Publishing) in Audio. See the complete list of 2014 Christian Retailing’s Best finalists online at christianretailingsbest.com.
Those who are part of the Christian products industry were qualified to vote in the awards, and were asked to judge the nominations on their impact, including their ability to speak to people’s hearts and evoke emotion; open people’s minds to new ways of thinking; and encourage and affirm Christ-like living.
Introduced in 2001, the awards sponsored by Christian Retailing have been acknowledged as an important way of recognizing some of the most significant new life-changing products in the Christian retail industry.