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Family Christian highlights prayer with 2016 Books of the Year Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 25 January 2016 10:41 AM America/New_York

battle-plan-for-prayerFamily Christian Stores has named two New York Times best-selling books—The Battle Plan for Prayer: From Basic Training to Targeted Strategies by Alex and Stephen Kendrick and Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer by Priscilla Shirer (both B&H Publishing Group)—as the chain's 2016 Books of the Year. Family Christian will be promoting the War Room companion titles in all of its stores chain-wide, in multiple print catalogs, in online platforms and in its network of bloggers for the calendar year.

This is the first year that Family Christian has named two titles as the recipients of its Book of the Year award. Jennifer Lyell, publisher for B&H, commented on the achievement.

“We are so honored that Family Christian has chosen both The Battle Plan for Prayer and Fervent as its 2016 Books of the Year,” Lyell said. “God has been using these books in tremendous ways, and we are excited and humbled to join together with Family Christian in 2016 to equip readers to go deeper in their prayer lives and develop more intimate relationships with God.”

Mike Hoeksema, a Family Christian book buyer, said both titles were important for the Christian audience.

The Battle Plan for Prayer and Fervent are two must-have titles for readers seeking to strengthen their prayer lives,” Hoeksema said. “We are at war with a very real enemy, and prayer is a powerful weapon that should be our first plan of attack. Priscilla Shirer and Alex and Stephen Kendrick provide readers with the tools to win the battle in these powerful books. We are honored at Family Christian to help share their messages.”