Each winter brings a different sort of blizzard to Christianity Today's offices in the western suburbs of Chicago as publishers deluge us with nominations for our Annual Book Awards. We consider it an honor that so many publishers—from small, family-owned companies to university presses—are vying for the attention of our judges.

No list, however comprehensive, can possibly honor every worthy book published in a given year. Sometimes our judges are so divided that their voting results in a tie, as in two of this year's categories. Other titles receive Awards of Merit because they came so close to the top of the list.

Next year we plan to improve the awards still further by refining categories, adding judges, and assigning judges to their specific areas of interest. Meanwhile, these are the books from 2000 that most captured the imaginations of some of the most engaged readers in evangelicalism.

Apologetics/EvangelismTime for TruthOs GuinnessBAKERBiblical StudiesAncient Christian Commentary on Scripture: Colossians, 1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Timothy, Titus, PhilemonEdited by Peter Gorday and Thomas C. OdenINTERVARSITYChristian LivingDeath on a Friday AfternoonRichard John NeuhausBASICChristianity and CultureBorder CrossingsRodney ClappBAKERChristianity and CultureHabits of the MindJames W. SireINTERVARSITYThe Church/Pastoral LeadershipChurchNextEddie GibbsINTERVARSITYFictionPaul: A NovelWalter Wangerin Jr.ZONDERVANHistory/BiographyThe Smell of SawdustRichard J. MouwZONDERVANMissions/Global AffairsCan Evangelicals Learn from World Religions?Gerald R. McDermottINTERVARSITYMissions/Global AffairsEvangelical Dictionary of World MissionsEdited by A. Scott MoreauBAKERSpiritualityReaching for the Invisible GodPhilip ...
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