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Our judging began with 427 titles submitted by 62 publishers. Christianity Today's editors selected finalists in each category, and our judges determined the books that best offer insights into the people, events, and ideas that shape evangelical life, thought, and mission.

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

Apologetics / Evangelism

"McGrath illustrates how theology transforms our thinking and behavior, and how true apologetics engages not only the mind but also the heart and imagination. His critique of the New Atheism is brilliant."

Review: The Passionate Intellect (Books to Note)

Award of Merit

Belief
Readings on the Reason for Faith

Francis S. Collins (Harperone)

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Spirituality

Practice Resurrection
A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ

Eugene H. Peterson (Eerdmans)

"This capstone to the five-volume spiritual theology 'conversations' series is, fittingly, Eugene Peterson at his best. He reflects on pastoring, family life, theology, and daily church realities; critiques both churchiness gone awry and individualism that leads to a rejection of the church; and cautions about where North American Christianity misses the mark. All this is woven together with warm eloquence."

Award of Merit

Letters from the Land of Cancer
Walter Wangerin Jr. (Zondervan)

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Theology / Ethics

After You Believe
Why Christian Character Matters

N. T. Wright (Harperone)

"This book is vintage Wright, a thoughtful and well-written theological ethics—eloquent and profound—from one of the world's leading biblical theologians."

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