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2003 Christianity Today Book Awards

Evangelical leaders in numerous disciplines choose the year's top titles

Nineteen titles receive honors this year for helping readers understand the people, events, and ideas that shape evangelical life, thought, and mission. CT received 300 nominated titles from 46 publishers. This year's awards, chosen by leaders in a variety of disciplines—including academia, the church, and journalism—honor books from well-known evangelical publishers, academic presses, and mainstream houses.

APOLOGETICS/EVANGELISM
16 Nominees
Humble Apologetics: Defending the Faith Today


Stackhouse, the Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology and Culture at Regent College, Vancouver, reflects on how to share Christian faith in a postmodern world.

BIBLICAL STUDIES
36 Nominees
The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language


The prolific author and pastor completes his 12-year project to render the whole of Scripture in modern language—to the acclaim of readers ranging from J. I. Packer to Bono of U2.

CHRISTIANITY AND CULTURE
51 Nominees
The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity


Jenkins, Distinguished Professor of History and Religious Studies at Penn State University, explores how 21st-century Christianity in the Southern Hemisphere will be more vibrant, orthodox, and culturally transforming than it usually is in the Northern Hemisphere.

CHRISTIAN LIVING
40 Nominees
Engaging God's World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living


The president of Calvin Theological Seminary writes on the grand theological themes of Creation, Fall, and Redemption.

THE CHURCH/PASTORAL LEADERSHIP
24 Nominees
The Company of Preachers: Wisdom on Preaching, Augustine to the Present

Lischer, a professor at Duke University Divinity School, gathers insights on one of the highest forms of verbal communication. ...

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