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 Our judging process began with 472 titles submitted by 72 publishers. Christianity Today's editors selected finalists in each category, and our expert judges went to work discovering the best of the bunch from 2009. Here are the 12 winners (including two ties) and 11 notables that best shed light on the people, events, and ideas that shape evangelical life, thought, and mission, with comments from the judges.

Apologetics/Evangelism | Biblical Studies | Christianity & Culture | The Church/Pastoral Leadership | Christian Living | Fiction | History/Biography | Spirituality | Missions/Global Affairs | Theology/Ethics |

Apologetics/Evangelism

Our judges said:

 "Craig and Meister bring together cutting-edge essays that attest powerfully to the massive and growing evidence in favor of theism in general and Christianity in particular. Each essay responds to the charges made by the New Atheists, but this is by no means a polemical book. The writers set a high bar for reasonable, responsible discourse, and they live up to it."

By William Lane Craig: God Is Not Dead Yet | How current philosophers argue for his existence.

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Award of Merit:

Faith at the Edge: A Book for Doubters

Robert N. Wennberg (Eerdmans)

Reviewed by John Wilson

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Biblical Studies

Sin: A History
Gary A. Anderson (Yale University Press)


Our judges said:

"This masterful account of the history of sin pulls together the biblical text, the church fathers, and Anselm of Canterbury. The breadth of sources used and the thoroughness of Anderson's narrative are impressive, particularly given that he is able to accomplish so much in a rather brief amount of space."
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Award of Merit:

The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians (The New International Commentary ...

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