|'WORLD' honors four titles with Book of the Year award|
|Written by Jeremy Burns|
|Monday, 15 June 2015 03:56 PM America/New_York|
EnGendered: God’s Gift of Gender Difference in Relationship by Sam A. Andreades (Weaver Book Company) has won WORLD Magazine’s 2015 Book of the Year award for the Accessible Theology category. EnGendered aims to offer a winsome theology of gender in an increasingly gender-confused society.
In his former pastorate in New York City, Andreades found himself at a loss while striving to offer helpful counsel to individuals struggling with gender issues. This realization catalyzed a 10-year search for answers to how God directs us in close relationships—and why. This meant getting involved in the messy lives of people he encountered, guided by intense biblical study. Andreades’ new book is the fruit of that 10-year journey.
Andreades is senior pastor of Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Quarryville, Pennsylvania. Previously, he was a pastor for more than 10 years in Greenwich Village, New York City, and is the founder of Higher Ground (originally called GAME: Gender Affirming Ministry Endeavor), a New York City ministry of Christian discipleship serving those with unwanted same-sex attractions. He is a graduate of Yale University (B.S., geology and geophysics), Reformed Theological Seminary (M.Div., pastoral ministry), New York University (M.S., artificial intelligence), and Covenant Theological Seminary (D.Min., urban mission and ministry) where he wrote his dissertation on gender distinction in marriage.
Other 2015 WORLD Book of the Year category winners include The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber (Hogarth) for Fiction; America in Retreat by Bret Stephens (Sentinel) for Current Affairs/Politics; and Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson (Crown) for History/Biography.