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.
Time for Truth
Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: Colossians, 1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon
Edited by Peter Gorday and Thomas C. Oden
Death on a Friday Afternoon
Richard John Neuhaus
BASICChristianity and Culture
BAKERChristianity and Culture
Habits of the Mind
James W. Sire
INTERVARSITYThe Church/Pastoral Leadership
Paul: A Novel
Walter Wangerin Jr.
The Smell of Sawdust
Richard J. Mouw
Can Evangelicals Learn from World Religions?
Gerald R. McDermott
Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
Edited by A. Scott Moreau
Reaching for the Invisible God
Renewing the Center
Stanley J. Grenz
Awards of Merit
The Case for Faith
Lee Strobel(ZONDERVAN)Truth Decay
Douglas Groothuis(INTERVARSITY)Biblical Studies
Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude
Edited by Gerald Bray and Thomas C. Oden(INTERVARSITY)Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Edited by David Noel Freedman(EERDMANS)Christianity and Culture
Divided by Faith
Michael O. Emerson & Christian Smith(OXFORD)The Wedge of Truth
Philip E. Johnson(INTERVARSITY)Who Are We?
Jean Bethke Elshtain(EERDMANS)Spirituality
The American Paradox
David G. Myers(YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS)The Best Christian Writing 2000
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