|‘Christianity Today’ announces books of the year|
|Written by Eric Tiansay|
|Monday, 31 January 2011 02:46 PM America/New_York|
InterVarsity Press (IVP), Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. and Yale University Press books topped the Christianity Today Book Awards, the magazine announced.
Sixty-two publishers nominated 427 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 11 winners—including one tie—and selecting 10 awards of merit.
IVP was recognized twice, with awards in the Apologetics/Evangelism category for The Passionate Intellect: Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind by Alister McGrath and in the Biblical Studies category for The Historical Jesus: Five Views by James K. Beilby and Paul Rhodes Eddy, editors (InterVarsity Academic).
Eerdmans was also honored twice, once in the Spirituality category for Practice Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ by Eugene H. Peterson and once in the History/Biography category for Hope in a Scattering Time: A Life of Christopher Lasch by Eric Miller.
Yale University Press also was recognized twice, in the Missions/Global Affairs category for Redeemed by Fire: The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China by Lian Xi and in the Biblical Studies category for The Good and Evil Serpent: How a Universal Symbol Became Christianized by James H. Charlesworth.
Other winners in the 23rd annual listing were: Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church by Kenda Creasy Dean (Oxford University Press) in the Church/Pastoral Leadership category; Christians are Hate-Filled Hypocrites ... and Other Lies You've Been Told by Bradley R.E. Wright (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group) in the Christianity and Culture category; Of Love and Evil by Anne Rice (Knopf) in the Fiction category; What Was Lost: A Christian Journey Through Miscarriage by Elise Erikson Barrett (Westminster John Knox) in the Christian Living category; and After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters by N.T. Wright (HarperOne) in the Theology/Ethics category.