Christian Book Award Finalists Announced

 2024 Christian Book Award program

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) has named 65 finalists for the 2024 Christian Book Award program. The finalists represent the year's best in Christian publishing among 12 book and Bible categories, and the work of 34 Christian publishers and imprints.  Five ties were announced in the categories of Bibles, Bible Study, Faith & Culture, New Author, and Young People's Literature.

Three books by Lysa TerKeurst placed in three categories:  Good Boundaries and Goodbyes in Audio (HCCP); 30 Days With Jesus in Bible Study (HarperChristian); and You're Going To Make It in Devotion & Gift (Thomas Nelson).

Titles by country music singer Granger Smith (Like A River, W Publishing) and Christian music artist Tasha Layton (Look What You've Done, K-LOVE Books) both placed in two categories:  New Author and Biography & Memoir.

The winners in each category, along with the 2024 Christian Book of the Year®, will be presented at the ECPA Awards & 50th Anniversary Celebration, held Tuesday evening April 30 in Chicago, during the ECPA Leadership Summit amidst an audience of Christian publishing executives, managers, and industry guests.

"It is always a joy to recognize excellence in Christian book publishing through this award program, and this year's finalists represent that very well," stated Jeff Crosby, ECPA president and CEO. "Books like these have the ability to transform lives, to shed light, to build bridges, and to foster faithfulness. We congratulate each of the finalists, their authors and publishers."

The finalists of the 2024 Christian Book Award program are:


Broker of Lies, Steven James; narrated by Kaleo Griffith, produced by ONE Audiobooks, book published by Tyndale House Publishers, B0BZG9KV6B

Good Boundaries and Goodbyes, written and narrated by Lysa TerKeurst, produced by Gabe Wicks, HCCP Audio, book published by Thomas Nelson, B09XJ7LBMW

The Good German Girl, Erica Marie Hogan; narrated by Jenn Pengelly, produced and book published by Elk Lake Publishing, B0BN2H1CCK

Parenting, written and narrated by Andy and Sandra Stanley, produced by Gabe Wicks, HCCP Audio, book published by Zondervan Books, B0B3S82W23

Timothy Keller, Collin Hansen; narrated by: Collin Hansen, Timothy Keller, and full cast, produced by Gabe Wicks, HCCP Audio, book published by Zondervan Reflective, B0B5K2M9J4


CSB Life Counsel Bible, New Growth Press and CSB Bibles by Holman, B&H Publishing Group, 9781087773131

ESV Church History Study Bible, Crossway, 9781433579684

ESV Teen Study Bible, Crossway, 9781433588464

Evangelical Study Bible, NKJV, Thomas Nelson, 9780785227793

The Garden Children's Bible, ICB, Thomas Nelson, 9780785241812

NLT Student Life Application Study Bible, Tyndale House Publishers, 9781496449597


Dictionary of Paul and His Letters, Scot McKnight, Lynn Cohick, Nijay Gupta, IVP Academic, 9780830817856

Greek Interlinear New Testament, CSB Bibles by Holman, B&H Publishing Group, 9781087758206

Into the Heart of Romans, N. T. Wright, Zondervan Academic and SPCK Publishing, 9780310157748

Revelation (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament),Thomas R. Schreiner, Baker Academic/ Baker Publishing Group, 9781540960504

Rose Deluxe Timelines, created by Rose Publishing, Tyndale House Publishers, 9781496481979


30 Days with Jesus, Lysa TerKeurst and Dr. Joel Muddamalle, HarperChristian Resources, 9780310161080

90-Day Bible Reading Challenge: Read the Whole Bible, Change Your Whole LifeMary DeMuth, Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group, 9780764242045

A Walking Tour of the Gospels, John A. Beck, Our Daily Bread Publishing, 9781640701656

Job: Trusting God When Suffering Comes, Lydia Brownback, Crossway, 9781433575396

Luke (A Beautiful Word Bible Study), Lisa Harper, HarperChristian Resources, 9780310141341

Navigating Gospel Truth, Rebecca McLaughlin, Lifeway Christian Resources, 9781087768373


A Day's Journey: Stories of Hope and Death-Defying Joy, Tim Keesee, Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group, 9780764241741

All My Knotted Up Life: A Memoir, Beth Moore, Tyndale Momentum, 9781496472670

Hearts of Fire 2: Twelve Inspiring Stories of Costly Faith from Today's Persecuted Christians, The Voice of the Martyrs, VOM BOOKS, The Publishing Division of The Voice of the Martyrs, 9780882642345

Like a River: Finding the Faith and Strength to Move Forward after Loss and Heartache, Granger Smith, W Publishing, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, 9781400334360

Look What You've Done: The Lies We Believe & the Truth That Sets Us FreeTasha Layton, K-LOVE Books, an imprint of EMF Publishing, 9781954201385


God's Big Promises Bible Storybook, Carl Laferton; illustrated by Jennifer Davison, The Good Book Company, 9781784988128

Our Daily Bread for Kids: 365 Devotions from Genesis to Revelation, Crystal Bowman and Teri McKinley, Our Daily Bread Publishing, 9781640702066

Something: One Small Thing Can Make a Difference, Natalee Creech; illustrated by Pablo Pino, WorthyKids, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc., 9781546002871

When Worry Whispers, Joyce Meyer; illustrated by Marcin Piwowarski, WorthyKids, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc., 9781546012542

Your Brave Song, Ann Voskamp; illustrated Amy Grimes, Tyndale Kids (Tyndale House Publishers), 9781496446541


Closer Than Your Next Breath: Where Is God When You Need Him Most?,Susie Larson, W Publishing, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, 9780785294658

Come, Lord Jesus: Meditations on the Second Coming of Christ, John Piper, Crossway, 9781433584954

God Never Gives Up On You, Max Lucado, Thomas Nelson, 9781400239535

Impossible Christianity: Why Following Jesus Does Not Mean You Have to Change the World, Be an Expert in Everything, Accept Spiritual Failure, and Feel Miserable Pretty Much All the Time, Kevin DeYoung, Crossway, 9781433585340

You Are a Theologian: An Invitation to Know and Love God Well, Jen Wilkin and J.T. English, B&H Publishing, 9781087746425


At Any Cost The Faithful Witness of our Persecuted Christian Family, The Voice of the Martyrs, VOM BOOKS, The Publishing Division of The Voice of the Martyrs, 9780882642093

The Practice of the Presence of Jesus, Joni Eareckson Tada with John Sloan, Multnomah, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 9780593444795

Reflections for the Grieving Soul, Mike Nappa, Zondervan, 9780310463658

Sacred Seasons: A Family Guide to Center Your Year Around Jesus,Danielle Hitchen, Harvest House Publishers, 9780736986175

You're Going to Make It, Lysa TerKeurst, Thomas Nelson, 9781400239085


The Ballot and the Bible: How Scripture Has Been Used and Abused in American Politics and Where We Go from Here, Kaitlyn Schiess, Brazos Press/ Baker Publishing Group, 9781587435966

Color-Courageous Discipleship: Follow Jesus, Dismantle Racism, and Build Beloved Community, Michelle T. Sanchez, WaterBrook, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 9780593193846

Digital Liturgies: Rediscovering Christian Wisdom in an Online Age, Samuel D. James, Crossway, 9781433587139

The Great Dechurching: Who's Leaving, Why Are They Going, and What Will It Take to Bring Them Back, Jim Davis and Michael Graham, Zondervan Reflective, 9780310147435

Loving Disagreement: Fighting for Community Through the Fruit of the Spirit, Kathy Khang and Matt Mikalatos, NavPress, 9781641586153

The New Fight for Life: Roe, Race & a Pro-life Commitment to Justice, Benjamin Watson and Carol Traver, Tyndale Momentum, 9781496481443


40 Questions About Women in Ministry, Sue Edwards and Kelley Mathews; Benjamin L. Merkle, General Editor, Kregel Academic, 9780825447259

Centering Jesus, Derek Vreeland, NavPress, 9781641586191

Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest, Ruth Haley Barton, IVP Formatio, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, 9781514002636

Knowing God's Truth, Jon Nielson, Crossway, 9781433582882

The Weary Leader's Guide to Burnout, Sean Nemecek, Zondervan Reflective, 9780310144502


Dangerous Jesus, Kevin "KB" Burgess, Tyndale Momentum, 9781496459480

Finding God in the Darkness: Hopeful Reflections from the Pits of Depression, Despair, and DisappointmentBradley Gray, 1517 Publishing, 9781956658552

The Gift of the Unexpected: Discovering Who You Were Meant to Be When Life Goes Off Plan, Jillian Benfield, Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group, 9780764240492

Like a River: Finding the Faith and Strength to Move Forward after Loss and Heartache, Granger Smith, W Publishing, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, 9781400334360

Look What You've Done: The Lies We Believe & the Truth That Sets Us Free, Tasha Layton, K-LOVE Books, an imprint of EMF Publishing, 9781954201385

Walking Free: Taking Small Steps to a Big God, Micah Tyler with Robert Noland, K-LOVE Books, an imprint of EMF Publishing, 9781954201415


Beneath The Swirling Sky, Carolyn Leiloglou, WaterBrook, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 9780593579527

Her Story, Her Strength: 50 God-Empowered Women of the Bible, Sarah Parker Rubio, Zonderkidz, 9780310144311

Hotel Oscar Mike Echo, Linda MacKillop, B&H Publishing Group, 9781087770987

Marvel at the Moon, Levi Lusko, Tommy Nelson, 9781400242672

The Songs of a Warrior, Katy Morgan, The Good Book Company, 9781784988173

The Treasure, Marty Machowski, New Growth Press, 9781645073161

The 2024 Christian Book of the Year® will be selected among these finalists and virtually announced by last year's winning author Jennie Allen (FIND YOUR PEOPLE, WaterBrook) at the upcoming ECPA Awards Celebration.  Also honored among the winners that evening will be the 50th anniversaries of ECPA and Harvest House, and the presentation of industry awards for Jesus Callingauthor Sarah Young (Pinnacle Award, posthumously); innovative publisher Henrietta Mears (Lifetime Achievement, posthumously); and industry mentor Ted Terry (Chair Award).

The 2024 finalists and winners will be promoted through multiple retail and media outlets, including media sponsor Christianity Today and retail partners:, Lifeway, Logos, Mardel, The Munce Group/MTL, NetGalley, Christian Retailers Association, and Parable Christian Stores.

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