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This year we received 327 nominated titles from 52 publishers. CT staff selected the top five books in each category, and then panels of judges (one panel for each category) determined the winners. In the end, we honor 23 titles that bring understanding to people, events, and ideas that shape evangelical life, thought, and mission. We also include our judges' comments on the winners.


The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God
Lee Strobel (Zondervan)
Explores the arguments for the existence of a personal Creator granted to us by advances in physics, cosmology, astronomy, biology, biochemistry, and other sciences.


The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others
Scot McKnight (Paraclete Press)
In clear, engaging prose, The Jesus Creed offers a broad range of material—from personal anecdote to Jewish prayers—for abundant reflection on Jesus and on practical ways for loving God and others.


Africa and the Bible
Edwin M. Yamauchi (Baker Academic)
Fresh, deep research that challenges many of the excesses of Afrocentrism in U.S. and African biblical interpretation.


The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield, and the Wesleys
Mark A. Noll (IVP)
Destined to be the benchmark for an entire field of inquiry, no other book tells the story of evangelicalism's formative decades with such illuminating attention to the movement's historical antecedents.


The Design Revolution: Answering the Toughest Questions About Intelligent Design William A. Dembski (IVP) Exemplifies the classic way in which ideas are sharpened—through vigorous engagement with the ...

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