Once again, CT’s annual book awards overwhelmingly go to male authors and of those, many of the same old, same old. Very few women in the top slots even though women are the bulk of the Christian reading public.
With Duin and others, we at CT magazine note that the winners of our book awards don’t always reflect the cultural breadth of the body of Christ. Beyond the criteria we use—that a book must be published in a given year, and that it must in some sense reflect beautiful orthodoxy—we are also limited by the author lineups of the publishers who submit their books to us. As such, our awards speak to a bigger and more complex malady—one that we hope the broader church will continue to wrestle with in years to come. —The Editors
I always enjoy seeing @CTmagazine’s annual book awards, but the titles this year are particularly solid and timely.
Congrats to the winners of Christianity Today’s 2016 Book Awards. Thank you for your labor of love and scholarship.
An amazing perspective on the growth of the church in the East.
I wanted to express my appreciation for the article “Where We Stand: Love Doesn’t Stop at Two” by editor Matt Reynolds. I can only imagine the mental and emotional challenge Chinese couples face when being mandated a severe limit of having one child. The allowance to have two children is definitely a wonderful new change in policy, but for a Chinese couple who is following Christ (likely in an underground church), this too may be difficult if their hearts’ desire was to have a larger family.