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Crossway title wins ECPA’s 2014 Christian Book of the Year award Print Email
Written by Jeremy Burns   
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 08:34 AM America/New_York

First-ever Quadruple Diamond sales award conferred on Tyndale House Publishers’ ‘The Living Bible’

CrazyBusyThe Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announced eight winners for the 2014 Christian Book Award program, honoring Christian publishing’s best book and Bible releases of the year—and one top book winner. The awards were presented at the ECPA Awards & Anniversary banquet April 28, held the opening night of the ECPA Leadership Summit at Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Crossway’s Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book About a (Really) Big Problem by Kevin DeYoung received the Christian Book of the Year, the industry’s highest book honor bestowed upon one title from all the finalists, which takes into account  the book’s overall impact in the marketplace.

Category winners were Bibles: The MacArthur Study Bible NIV (Thomas Nelson); Bible Reference: Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Second Edition (InterVarsity Press); Children: The Sparkle Box, Jill Hardie, Christine Kornacki (Ideals Publications); Fiction: Iscariot: A Novel of Judas, Tosca Lee (Howard Books); Inspiration: He Walks Among Us: Encounters With Christ in a Broken World, Richard and Renee Stearns (Thomas Nelson); New Author: Falling Into Place, Hattie Kauffman (Baker Books/Baker Publishing Group); and Nonfiction: C.S. Lewis–A Life, Alister McGrath (Tyndale House Publishers).

At the ceremony, ECPA also presented Diamond Awards to two Tyndale House Publishers Bibles, including the first-ever Quadruple Diamond designation.

Tyndale’s The Living Bible received the Quadruple Diamond Award for selling more than 40 million copies. The New Living Translation Bible received a Triple Diamond designation for surpassing more than 30 million copies sold, only the second title in history to do so. The Diamond Award is given to books or Bibles that sell at least 10 million copies.

In addition, seven Platinum Awards (for more than 1 million sold) and 10 Gold Awards (more than 500,000 sold) were presented at the banquet.