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The Christian Book Awards

2008 WINNERS

The winners of the 2008 Christian Book Awards were announced on July 13th, during the CBA & ECPA Celebration held in Orlando, FL.

The 2008 Christian Book Awards Winners include:

2008 Christian Book of The Year
THE WORD OF PROMISE: New Testament Audio Bible, NKJV produced by Carl Amari (Thomas Nelson, Inc.)

BIBLES
DISCOVER GOD STUDY BIBLE NLT, edited by Robert F. Barnes, David P. Barrett, Brenda Josee (Tyndale House Publishers)

BIBLE & REFERENCE STUDY
AN OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY by Bruce K. Waltke (Zondervan)

CHILDREN & YOUTH
TEEN VIRTUE: Confidential by Vicki Courtney (B&H Publishing)

CHRISTIAN LIFE
WHEN THE GAME IS OVER, IT ALL GOES BACK IN THE BOX by John Ortberg (Zondervan)

FICTION
IN SEARCH OF EDEN by Linda Nichols (Bethany House Publishers/ Baker Publishing Group)

INSPIRATION & GIFT
STEP INTO THE BIBLE by Ruth Graham (Zondervan)

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2008 FINALISTS

BIBLES
THE APOLOGETICS STUDY BIBLE (B&H Publishing)
ASPIRE: The New Women of Color Study Bible (Zondervan)
DAD'S BIBLE: The Father's Plan, NCV, edited by Robert Wolgemuth (Thomas Nelson, Inc.)
DISCOVER GOD STUDY BIBLE NLT, edited by Robert F. Barnes, David P. Barrett, Brenda Josee (Tyndale House Publishers)
THE WORD OF PROMISE™ NEW TESTAMENT AUDIO BIBLE NKJV, produced by Carl Amari (Thomas Nelson, Inc.)

BIBLE & REFERENCE STUDY
ACTS by Darrell L. Bock (Baker Academic/ Baker Publishing Group)
AN OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY by Bruce K. Waltke (Zondervan)
COMMENTARY ON THE NEW TESTAMENT USE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT edited by G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson (Baker Academic/ Baker Publishing Group)
DICTIONARY OF MAJOR BIBLICAL INTERPRETERS by Donald K. McKim (IVP Academic)
WIERSBE BIBLE COMMENTARY 2 Volume Set with CD Rom by Warren W. Wiersbe (David C. Cook)

CHILDREN & YOUTH
MY ADOPTED CHILD, THERE'S NO ONE LIKE YOU by Dr. Kevin Leman and Kevin Leman II (Revell/ Baker Publishing Group)
READ AND SHARE BIBLE by Gwen Ellis (Thomas Nelson, Inc.)
SCARS THAT WOUND: SCARS THAT HEAL by Jan Kern (Standard Publishing)
TEEN VIRTUE: Confidential by Vicki Courtney (B&H Publishing)
WAIT UNTIL THEN by Randy Alcorn (Tyndale House Publishers)

CHRISTIAN LIFE
FAITH IN THE HALLS OF POWER by D. Michael Lindsay (Oxford University Press, Inc.)
THE GRAND WEAVER by Ravi Zacharias (Zondervan)
JOHN NEWTON: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace by Jonathan Aitken (Crossway Books & Bibles)
UNCHRISTIAN by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons (Baker Books/ Baker Publishing Group)
WHEN THE GAME IS OVER, IT ALL GOES BACK IN THE BOX by John Ortberg (Zondervan)
WHO STOLE MY CHURCH by Gordon MacDonald (Thomas Nelson, Inc.)

FICTION
BETWEEN SUNDAYS by Karen Kingsbury (Zondervan)
CHASING FIREFLIES by Charles Martin (Thomas Nelson, Inc.)
DECEPTION by Randy Alcorn (Multnomah Books)
IN SEARCH OF EDEN by Linda Nichols (Bethany House Publishers/ Baker Publishing Group)
QUAKER SUMMER by Lisa Samson (Thomas Nelson, Inc.)
SUMMER OF LIGHT by W. Dale Cramer (Bethany House Publishers/ Baker Publishing Group)

INSPIRATION & GIFT
HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Kristin Armstrong (FaithWords)
THE MESSAGE/REMIX: Solo by Eugene H. Peterson (NavPress)
MOMENTS WITH YOU by Dennis and Barbara Rainey (Regal Books)
PRECIOUS LORD, TAKE MY HAND by Shelly Beach (Discovery House Publishers)
STEP INTO THE BIBLE by Ruth Graham (Zondervan)

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2007 WINNERS

The 2007 Christian Book of the Year
EVER AFTER by Karen Kingsbury (Zondervan)

Bibles
ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDY BIBLE NIV (Zondervan)

Bible Reference & Study
THE IVP ATLAS OF BIBLE HISTORY by Paul Lawrence (IVP Academic)

Children & Youth
SEXY GIRLS by Hayley DiMarco (Revell)

Christian Life
WHAT JESUS DEMANDS FROM THE WORLD by John Piper (Crossway Books)

Fiction
WHEN CRICKETS CRY by Charles Martin (Thomas Nelson)

Inspiration & Gift
PEARLS OF GREAT PRICE by Joni Eareckson Tada (Zondervan)

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2007 FINALISTS

Bibles
ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDY BIBLE NIV (Zondervan)
FAMILY FOUNDATIONS STUDY BIBLE (Thomas Nelson)
NEW WOMEN'S DEVOTIONAL BIBLE NIV, Zondervan with Livingstone Corporation (Zondervan)
THE ENGLISH-GREEK REVERSE INTERLINEAR NEW TESTAMENT: English Standard Version, ESV, edited by John Schwandt and C. John Collins (Crossway Books)
TNIV STUDY BIBLE (Zondervan)

Bible Reference & Study
MOUNCE'S COMPLETE EXPOSITORY DICTIONARY OF OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT WORDS by William D. Mounce (Zondervan)
PREACHING by Calvin Miller (Baker Books)
PROVERBS by Tremper Longman III (Baker Academic)
PSALMS, Volume 1: PSALMS 1-41 by John Goldingay (Baker Academic)
THE IVP ATLAS OF BIBLE HISTORY by Paul Lawrence (IVP Academic)

Children & Youth
A YOUNG WOMAN'S WALK WITH GOD by Elizabeth George (Harvest House Publishers)
HEAVEN FOR KIDS by Randy Alcorn (Tyndale House Publishers)
SEXY GIRLS by Hayley DiMarco (Revell / Baker)
TECHNICAL VIRGIN by Hayley DiMarco (Revell / Baker)
YOUR SPECIAL GIFT by Max Lucado (Crossway Books)

Christian Life
CAPTURED BY GRACE by David Jeremiah (Thomas Nelson)
FINDING GOD BEYOND HARVARD: The Quest for Veritas by Kelly Monroe Kullberg (InterVarsity Press)
JUST WALK ACROSS THE ROOM by Bill Hybels (Zondervan)
PRAYER: Does It Make Any Difference? by Philip Yancey (Zondervan)
THE PAPA PRAYER by Larry Crabb (Thomas Nelson, 9781591454243)
WHAT JESUS DEMANDS FROM THE WORLD by John Piper (Crossway Books)

Fiction
EVER AFTER by Karen Kingsbury (Zondervan)
MAGDALENE by Angela Hunt (Tyndale House Publishers)
THE NATIVITY STORY: A Novelization by Angela Hunt [based on motion picture written by Mike Rich], (Tyndale House Publishers)
WHEN CRICKETS CRY by Charles Martin (Thomas Nelson)
WHEN THE HEART CRIES by Cindy Woodsmall (WaterBrook Press, 9781400072927)

Inspiration & Gift
BATTLEFIELDS AND BLESSINGS: Stories of Faith and Courage from the Civil War by Terry Tuley (Living Ink Books / AMG Publishers)
PEARLS OF GREAT PRICE by Joni Eareckson Tada (Zondervan)
PRAYING: Finding Our Way Through Duty to Delight by J.I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom (InterVarsity Press)
THE NATIVITY STORY by New Line Cinema, photographs by Jaimie Trueblood (Tyndale House Publishers)
THROUGH THE BIBLE by John Stott (Baker Books)

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2006 WINNERS

Bibles
THE MESSAGE: NUMBERED EDITION by Eugene H. Peterson (NavPress)

Bible Reference & Study
DICTIONARY FOR THEOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE BIBLE by Kevin J. Vanhoozer, General Editor (Baker Academic - A Division of Baker Publishing Group)

Children & Youth
TEEN VIRTUE by Vicki Courtney (Broadman & Holman Publishers)

Christian Life
A SACRED SORROW by Michael Card (NavPress)

Fiction
THE EZEKIEL OPTION by Joel Rosenberg (Tyndale House Publishers)

Inspiration & Gift
COACH WOODEN'S PYRAMID OF SUCCESS by John Wooden & Jay Carty (Regal)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Bob DeVries

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2006 FINALISTS

Bibles
FAITH IN ACTION STUDY BIBLE by Terry Muck (Zondervan)
NIRV KIDS' QUEST STUDY BIBLE by Lightwave and Livingstone Corporation (Zondervan)
THE MESSAGE: NUMBERED EDITION by Eugene H. Peterson (NavPress)
THE MINISTER'S BIBLE (Broadman & Holman Publishers)
THE REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE - ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION by Dr. R. C. Sproul, General Editor (Ligonier Ministries)

Bible Reference & Study
A PROFOUND WEAKNESS: CHRISTIANS & KITSCH by Betty Spackman (Piquant Editions)
DICTIONARY FOR THEOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE BIBLE by Kevin J. Vanhoozer, General Editor (Baker Academic - A Division of Baker Publishing Group)
DICTIONARY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT: HISTORICAL BOOKS edited by Bill T. Arnold and H.G.M. Williamson (InterVarsity Press)
TEACHING WITH HEART by Jody Capehart (Standard Publishing)
THE ART AND CRAFT OF BIBLICAL PREACHING by Haddon Robinson and Craig Brian Larson, General Editors (Zondervan)

Children & Youth
A YOUNG MAN AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART by Jim George (Harvest House Publishers)
BLADE SILVER by Melody Carlson (NavPress)
IT'S NOT ABOUT ME TEEN EDITION by Max Lucado (Integrity Publishers)
SHE TEEN by Rebecca St. James/Lynda Hunter Bjorklund (Tyndale House Publishers)
TEEN VIRTUE by Vicki Courtney (Broadman & Holman Publishers)

Christian Life
A SACRED SORROW by Michael Card (NavPress)
CURE FOR THE COMMON LIFE by Max Lucado (W Publishing Group / Thomas Nelson, Inc.)
CREDO: BELIEVING IN SOMETHING TO DIE FOR by Ray Pritchard (Crossway Books)
ENCOUNTERING THE WORLD OF ISLAM by Keith Swartley, Editor (Authentic Publishing)
LEAD LIKE JESUS by Ken Blanchard (W Publishing Group / Thomas Nelson, Inc.)
QUESTIONS KIDS ASK ABOUT SEX by The Medical Institute for Sexual Health; Melissa Cox, Ed. (Fleming H. Revell - A Division of Baker Publishing Group)

Fiction
CHOSEN by Ginger Garrett (NavPress)
FOURTH DAWN, Brock & Bodie Thoene (Tyndale House Publishers)
HOLDING HEAVEN by Jerry Jenkins with Ron DiCianni (Integrity Publishers)
THE EZEKIEL OPTION by Joel Rosenberg (Tyndale House Publishers)
THE RISING by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye (Tyndale House Pubishers)

Inspiration & Gift
COACH WOODEN'S PYRAMID OF SUCCESS by John Wooden & Jay Carty (Regal)
GOD'S MIRROR by Max Lucado (Integrity Publishers)
JACK'S LIFE: A MEMOIR OF C.S. LEWIS by Douglas Gresham (Broadman & Holman Publishers)
JUST THE TWO OF US by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott (Zondervan)
THE INVISIBLE WOMAN by Nicole Johnson (W Publishing Group / Thomas Nelson, Inc.)

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2005 WINNERS

Bibles
HANDS ON BIBLE (Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.)

Reference Works/Commentaries
NEW TESTAMENT THEOLOGY, I. by Howard Marshall (InterVarsity Press)

Fiction
OCEANS APART by Karen Kingsbury (Zondervan)

Biography/Autobiography
A TABLE IN THE PRESENCE by Lt. Carey H. Cash (W Publishing Group, a Division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.)

Theology/Doctrine
THE HOLY TRINITY by Robert Letham (P&R Publishing Co.)

Devotional
HIS PASSION by David R. Veerman (Integrity Publishers)

Inspirational
IT'S NOT ABOUT ME by Max Lucado (Integrity Publishers)

Christian Living
WHEN GOD DOESN'T ANSWER YOUR PRAYER by Jerry Sittser (Zondervan)

Christianity and Society
TOTAL TRUTH by Nancy Pearcey (Crossway Books)

Missions/Evangelism
THE CASE FOR A CREATOR by Lee Strobel (Zondervan)

Christian Ministry
NEW LIGHT ON DEPRESSION by David B. Biebel, D. Min. & Harold G. Koenig, M.D. (Zondervan)

Christian Education
EMERGING CULTURE AN INTERACTIVE CURRICULUM edited by Jimmy Long (InterVarsity Press)

Preschool Children
I'D BE YOUR PRINCESS by Kathryn O'Brien (Standard Publishing)

Elementary Children
A FAITH TO GROW ON by John MacArthur (Tommy Nelson)

Youth
EVERY YOUNG WOMAN'S BATTLE by Shannon Ethridge & Stephen Arterburn (WaterBrook Press)

Marriage
LOVE & RESPECT by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs (Integrity Publishers)

Family and Parenting
GRACE BASED PARENTING by Dr. Tim Kimmel (W Publishing Group, a Division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.)

Gift Book/Poetry
TO A CHILD LOVE IS SPELLED T-I-M-E by Mac Anderson & Lance Wubbels (Warner Faith, a Division of Time Warner Book Group)

Bible Study
GREAT LIVES: JOB by Charles R. Swindoll (W Publishing Group, a Division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.)

Spanish
DARWIN NO MATO A DIOS by Antonio Cruz (Vida Publishers)

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2005 FINALISTS

Bibles
HEROES BIBLES SERIES (Set of 6) (Broadman & Holman Publishers)
BECOMING (Thomas Nelson, Inc.)
REFUEL (Thomas Nelson, Inc.)
EVERY MAN'S BIBLE by Stephen Arterburn, Henry Blackaby, Stuart Briscoe, David Jeremiah... (Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.)
HANDS ON BIBLE (Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.)

Reference Works/Commentaries
JOHN by Andreas Köstenberger (Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT by David A. deSilva (InterVarsity Press)
NEW TESTAMENT THEOLOGY, I. by Howard Marshall (InterVarsity Press)
A READER'S GREEK NEW TESTAMENT by Richard J. Goodrich and Albert L. Lukaszewski (Zondervan)
THE NIV APPLICATION COMMENTARY, MATTHEW by Michael J. Wilkins (Zondervan)

Fiction
THE YADA YADA PRAYER GROUP GETS DOWN by Neta Jackson (Integrity Publishers)
REJOICE by Karen Kingsbury, with Gary Smalley (Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.)
REUNION by Karen Kingsbury, with Gary Smalley (Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.)
SECOND TOUCH by Bodie & Brock Thoene (Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.)
OCEANS APART by Karen Kingsbury (Zondervan)

Biography/Autobiography
WHEN I LAY MY ISAAC DOWN by Carol Kent (NavPress)
REFINED BY FIRE by LTC (RET) Brian Birdwell & Mel Birdwell, with Ginger Kolbaba (Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.)
A MAN OF FAITH by David Aikman (W Publishing Group, a Division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.)
A TABLE IN THE PRESENCE by Lt. Carey H. Cash (W Publishing Group, a Division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.)
JOEL by Joel Sonnenberg, with Gregg Lewis (Zondervan)

Theology/Doctrine
CREATION OUT OF NOTHING by Paul Copan and William Lane Craig (Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
EVANGELICAL FEMINISM & BIBLICAL TRUTH by Wayne Grudem (Multnomah Publishers, Inc.)
THE HOLY TRINITY by Robert Letham (P&R Publishing Co.)
WHY SIN MATTERS by Mark R. McMinn (Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.)
HELL UNDER FIRE edited by Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson (Zondervan)

Devotional
THE PASSION OF JESUS CHRIS by John Piper (Crossway Books)
HIS PASSION by David R. Veerman (Integrity Publishers)
GOD'S WAY DAY BY DAY by Charles F. Stanley (J. Countryman/Thomas Nelson)
LIFE AS A VAPOR by John Piper (Multnomah Publishers, Inc.)
ENDING YOUR DAY RIGHT by Joyce Meyer (Warner Faith, a Division of Time Warner Book Group)

Inspirational
A GREATER FREEDOM by Oliver North (Executive Editor) and Sara Horn (Broadman & Holman Publishers)
JESUS WEPT by Bruce Marchiano (Howard Publishing Company)
IT'S NOT ABOUT ME by Max Lucado (Integrity Publishers)
THE HEARTACHE NO ONE SEES by Sheila Walsh (Nelson Books, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers)
THE SCHOOL OF DYING GRACES by Richard Felix, with Rob Wilkins (Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.)

Christian Living
GOD AS HE LONGS FOR YOU TO SEE HIM by Chip Ingram (Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
SERIOUS TIMES by James Emery White (InterVarsity Press)
THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES FOR SINGLES by Gary Chapman (Moody Publishers)
IN EVERY PEW SITS A BROKEN HEART by Ruth Graham, with Stacy Mattingly (Zondervan)
WHEN GOD DOESN'T ANSWER YOUR PRAYER by Jerry Sittser (Zondervan)

Christianity and Society
UNDER GOD by Toby Mac and Michael Tait (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
TOTAL TRUTH by Nancy Pearcey (Crossway Books)
THE DESIGN REVOLUTION by William A. Dembski (InterVarsity Press)
BREAKING THE DA VINCI CODE by Darrell L. Bock, Ph.D. (Nelson Books, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers)
THE DA VINCI DECEPTION by Erwin Lutzer (Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.)

Missions/Evangelism
INTRODUCING WORLD MISSIONS by A. Scott Moreau, Gary R. Cowin and Gary B. McGee (Baker/Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH FAITH TO BE AN ATHEIST by Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek (Crossway Books)
LIGHT FORCE by Brother Andrew and Al Janssen (Fleming H. Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
QUESTIONING EVANGELISM by Randy Newman (Kregel Publications)
THE CASE FOR A CREATOR by Lee Strobel (Zondervan)

Christian Ministry
HURT by Chap Clark (Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
LESS IS MORE LEADERSHIP by H. Dale Burke (Harvest House Publishers)
HIGH-IMPACT AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHURCHES by George Barna and Harry R. Jackson, Jr. (Regal Books)
AN HOUR ON SUNDAY by Nancy Beach (Zondervan)
NEW LIGHT ON DEPRESSION by David B. Biebel, D. Min. & Harold G. Koenig, M.D. (Zondervan)

Christian Education
EMERGING CULTURE AN INTERACTIVE CURRICULUM edited by Jimmy Long (InterVarsity Press)
30 NEW TESTAMENT QUICK SKITS FOR KIDS by Steven James (Standard Publishing)
COME THIRSTY by Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson, Inc.)
GOING PUBLIC WITH YOUR FAITH by William Carr Peel and Walt Larimore, M.D., with Stephen & Amanda Sorenson (Zondervan)
THE LIFE YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED by John Ortberg (Zondervan)

Preschool Children
I WONDER...DID JESUS HAVE A PET LAMB? by Janette Oke (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
JESUS A TO Z by Yvonne Riley (Moody Publishers)
I'D BE YOUR PRINCESS by Kathryn O'Brien (Standard Publishing)
FLO THE LYIN' FLY by Max Lucado (Tommy Nelson)
GUESS WHAT? STORY BIBLE by Tracy Harrast, illustrated by Paul & Alice Sharp (Zondervan)

Elementary Children
MARTIN LUTHER, A MAN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD by Paul L. Maier (Concordia Publishing House)
A HAT FOR IVAN by Max Lucado (Crossway Books)
CHRISTMAS CAROLS FOR A KID'S HEART by Joni Eareckson Tada and Bobbie Wolgemuth (Crossway Books)
EMILY'S BRACELET, Kandilyn Martin, with Frank Martin (FaithKid, an Imprint of Cook Communications Ministries)
A FAITH TO GROW ON by John MacArthur (Tommy Nelson)

Youth
THE DIRT ON SEX by Justin Lookadoo (Fleming H. Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
SIGNS by Michael W. Smith (Tommy Nelson)
EVERY YOUNG WOMAN'S BATTLE by Shannon Ethridge & Stephen Arterburn (WaterBrook Press)
DON'T BUY THE LIE by Mark Matlock (Zondervan)
LIFE INTERRUPTED by Tricia Goyer (Zondervan)

Marriage
A HUSBAND AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART by Jim George (Harvest House Publishers)
LOVE & RESPECT by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs (Integrity Publishers)
REKINDLING THE ROMANCE by Dennis Rainey and Barbara Rainey, with Bob DeMoss (Nelson Books, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers)
EVERY HEART RESTORED by Stephen Arterburn, Fred & Brenda Stoeker, with Mike Yorkey (WaterBrook Press)
LOVE TALK by Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott (Zondervan)

Family and Parenting
THE MOST IMPORTANT PLACE ON EARTH by Robert Wolgemuth (Nelson Books, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers)
THE NEW STRONG-WILLED CHILD by Dr. James Dobson (Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.)
GRACE BASED PARENTING by Dr. Tim Kimmel (W Publishing Group, a Division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.)
WHY CHRISTIAN KIDS REBEL by Dr. Tim Kimmel (W Publishing Group, a Division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.)
THE HIGHLY HEALTHY CHILD by Walt Larimore M.D. (Zondervan)

Gift Book/Poetry
QUIET MOMENTS FOR YOUR SOUL by Steve Chapman, photography by John MacMurray (Harvest house Publishers)
WERE YOU THERE? by Neil Wilson and Ron DiCianni (Integrity Publishers)
THE IMAGE OF GOD by Ric Ergenbright, with Dana Ergenbright (Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.)
TO A CHILD LOVE IS SPELLED T-I-M-E by Mac Anderson & Lance Wubbels (Warner Faith, a Division of Time Warner Book Group)
LIVING THE GOD LIFE by John Ortberg (Zondervan)

Bible Study
SEARCHING FOR HEAVEN ON EARTH by David Jeremiah (Integrity Publishers)
SEEKING HIM by Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Tim Grisson, with Life Action Ministries (Moody Publishers)
EXPERIENCING THE PASSION OF CHRIST by John MacArthur (Thomas Nelson, Inc.)
GREAT LIVES: JOB by Charles R. Swindoll (W Publishing Group, a Division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.)
EXPERIENCING THE PASSION OF JESUS by Lee Strobel and Gary Poole (Zondervan)

Spanish
PROGRAMA DE ENRIQUECIMIENTO MATRIMONIAL by Jorge E. Maldonado (Baptist Spanish Publishing House/Editorial Mundo Hispano)
UN NUEVO COMIENZO PARA LA MADRE SOLA by Sylvia Gómez (Editorial Portavoz)
HÉROES DE LA FE (Comics Series) by Sociedades Biblicas Unidas (Sociedades Biblicas Unidas)
AVENTURAS INOLVIDABLES by Sociedades Biblicas Unidas (Sociedades Biblicas Unidas)
DARWIN NO MATO A DIOS by Antonio Cruz (Vida Publishers)

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2004 WINNERS

Bibles
REVOLVE: NCV edited by Kate Etue, Laurie Whaley, Thomas Nelson - Bible Division

Reference Works/Commentaries
PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR A CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW by J.P. Moreland, William Lane Craig, InterVarsity Press

Fiction
THR3E by Ted Dekker, WestBow Press

Biography/Autobiography
IN THE PRESENCE OF MY ENEMIES by Gracia Burnham, Dean Merrill, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Theology/Doctrine
OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY by John Goldingay, InterVarsity Press

Devotional
PIERCED BY THE WORD by John Piper, Multnomah Publishers, Inc.

Inspirational
NEXT DOOR SAVIOR by Max Lucado, W Publishing Group

Christian Living
THE TROUBLE WITH JESUS by Joseph M. Stowell, Moody Publishers

Christianity and Society
BEING THE BODY by Charles Colson, Ellen Vaughn, W Publishing Group

Missions/Evangelism
PERMISSION EVANGELISM by Michael L. Simpson, NexGen, an Imprint of Cook Communication Ministries,
Christian Ministry
THE EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY CHURCH by Peter Scazzero, Warren Bird, Zondervan

Christian Education
FOUNDATIONS by Tom Holladay, Kay Warren, Zondervan

Preschool Children
THE MESS DETECTIVES: The Slobfather, Big Idea Books, Zonderkidz - children's group of Zondervan

Elementary Children
HYMNS FOR A KID'S HEART by Joni Eareckson Tada, Bobbie Wolgemuth, Crossway

Youth
BOOM: A Guy's Guide to Growing Up by Michael Ross, Focus on the Family/Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Marriage
COVENANT MARRIAGE by Gary Chapman, Broadman & Holman Publishers

Family and Parenting
PREPARING YOUR SON FOR EVERY MAN'S BATTLE by Stephen Arterburn, and Fred Stoeker, with Mike Yorkey, WaterBrook Press

Gift Book/Poetry
THINK ABOUT THESE THINGS by Ric Ergenbright, Crossway

Bible Study
EXPERIENCING THE HEART OF JESUS by Max Lucado, Thomas Nelson, Inc. - Reference & Electronic Division

Spanish
EL CRISTIANO EN LA ALDEA GLOBAL, Antonio Cruz, Vida Publishers

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2004 FINALISTS

Bibles
THE EVANGELICAL PARALLEL NEW TESTAMENT, Oxford University Press
THE JEWISH STUDY BIBLE, Oxford University Press
REVOLVE: NCV edited by Kate Etue, Laurie Whaley, Thomas Nelson - Bible Division
SPIRIT OF THE REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE, Zondervan
TRUE IMAGES: The Bible for Teen Girls, Zondervan

Reference Works/Commentaries
1ST CORINTHIANS by David E. Garland, Baker Academic (a division of Baker Publishing Group)
PAUL by John McRay, Baker Academic (a division of Baker Publishing Group)
THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO BIBLICAL HISTORY by Kendell Easley, Broadman & Holman Publishers
PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR A CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW by J.P. Moreland, William Lane Craig, InterVarsity Press
NIV APPLICATION COMMENTARY: Isaiah by John Oswalt, Zondervan

Fiction
SHEPHERDS ABIDING by Jan Karon, Penguin Group USA
FIRST LIGHT by Bodie and Brock Thoene, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
RETURN by Karen Kingsbury, with Gary Smalley, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
THR3E by Ted Dekker, WestBow Press
ONE TUESDAY MORNING by Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan

Biography/Autobiography
CHARLES COLSON by John Perry, Broadman & Holman Publishers
HIGH CALLING by Evelyn Husband, with Donna VanLiere, Nelson Books, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers
IN THE PRESENCE OF MY ENEMIES by Gracia Burnham, Dean Merrill, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
HEARTS OF FIRE, Voice of the Martyrs, W Publishing Group
THE GOD I LOVE by Joni Eareckson Tada, Zondervan

Theology/Doctrine
A MATRIX OF MEANINGS by Craig Detweiler, Barry Taylor, Baker Academic (a division of Baker Publishing Group)
TO KNOW AND LOVE GOD by David K. Clark, Crossway
THE CONTEMPORARIES MEET THE CLASSICS ON PRAYER by Leonard Allen, Ph.D., Howard Publishing
OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY by John Goldingay, InterVarsity Press
WHAT DOES GOD KNOW AND WHEN DOES HE KNOW IT? by Millard Erickson, Zondervan

Devotional
WALKING WITH GOD DAY BY DAY by Martin Lloyd-Jones; Robert Backhouse, Editor, Crossway
LEADERSHIP PROMISES FOR EACH DAY by John Maxwell, J. Countryman, A Division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.
PIERCED BY THE WORD by John Piper, Multnomah Publishers, Inc.
COACH WOODEN ONE ON ONE by John Wooden, Jay Carty, Regal Books
AT HIS FEET by Chris Tiegreen, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Inspirational
THE BLESSING OF GOD by Michael D. McMullen, Broadman & Holman Publishers
TREASURING GOD IN OUR TRADITIONS by Noël Piper, Crossway
JESUS, GOD'S GIFT OF HOPE by Kay Arthur, Harvest House Publishers
RECAPTURE THE WONDER by Ravi Zacharias, Integrity Publishers
NEXT DOOR SAVIOR by Max Lucado, W Publishing Group

Christian Living
OUT OF THE WHIRLWIND by Mark Tabb, Broadman & Holman Publishers
THE TROUBLE WITH JESUS by Joseph M. Stowell, Moody Publishers
NOT EVEN A HINT by Joshua Harris, Multnomah Publishers, Inc.
THE GRACE AND TRUTH PARADOX by Randy Alcorn, Multnomah Publishers, Inc.
EVERY MAN, GOD'S MAN by Stephen Arterburn, and Kenny Luck, with Mike Yorkey, WaterBrook Press

Christianity and Society
DOUBTS ABOUT DARWIN by Thomas Woodward, Baker Academic (a division of Baker Publishing Group)
LOVING GOD WITH ALL YOUR MIND by Gene Edward Veith, Jr., Crossway
THE MAKING OF A NEW SPIRITUALITY by James A. Herrick, InterVarsity Press
IN SEARCH OF CERTAINTY by Josh McDowell, Thomas Williams, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
BEING THE BODY by Charles Colson, Ellen Vaughn, W Publishing Group

Missions/Evangelism
PERMISSION EVANGELISM by Michael L. Simpson, NexGen, an Imprint of Cook Communication Ministries, HOW GOOD IS GOOD ENOUGH?, Andy Stanley, Multnomah Publishers, Inc.
GOING PUBLIC WITH YOUR FAITH by William Carr Peel, Walt Larimore, M.D., Zondervan/Focus on the Family
SEEKER SMALL GROUPS by Garry Poole, Zondervan
THE UNCHURCHED NEXT DOOR by Thom Rainer, Zondervan

Christian Ministry
ELDERS & LEADERS by Gene A. Getz, Moody Publishers
LEADING TALENTS, LEADING TEAMS by Lee Ellis, Northfield Publishing
THE NEXT GENERATION LEADER by Andy Stanley, Multnomah Publishers, Inc.
SEEING WITH NEW EYES by David Powlison, Northfield Publishing
THE EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY CHURCH by Peter Scazzero, Warren Bird, Zondervan

Christian Education
WILD AT HEART MULTI-MEDIA KIT by John Eldredge, Nelson Multi-Media Group, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers
BELIEF MATTERS ADULT CURRICULUM KIT by Josh McDowell, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
DOING LIFE TOGETHER DVD CURRICULUM by Brett and Dee Eastman, Todd and Denise Wendorff, and Karen Lee Thorp, Zondervan
FOUNDATIONS by Tom Holladay, Kay Warren, Zondervan
IF YOU WANT TO WALK ON WATER, YOU'VE GOT TO GET OUT OF THE BOAT by John Ortberg with Stephen and Amanda Sorenson, Zondervan

Preschool Children
GOD KNOWS MY NAME by Debby Anderson, Crossway
AM I PRAYING? by Jeannie St. John Taylor, Author & Illustrator, Kregel Publications
THE BIBLE IN PICTURES FOR TODDLERS by Ella K. Lindvall, Moody Publishers
GOD LOVES YOU VERY MUCH, BIG IDEA BOOKS by Zonderkidz - children's group of Zondervan
THE MESS DETECTIVES: The Slobfather, Big Idea Books, Zonderkidz - children's group of Zondervan

Elementary Children
JANETTE OKE CLASSICS FOR GIRLS (6 vols.) by Janette Oke, Bethany House (A division of Baker Publishing Group)
A PARABLE ABOUT THE KING by Beth Moore, Broadman & Holman Publishers
BEST OF ALL, Max Lucado, Crossway
HYMNS FOR A KID'S HEART by Joni Eareckson Tada, Bobbie Wolgemuth, Crossway
THE CANDLE IN THE WINDOW by Grace Johnson, Fleming H. Revell (A division of Baker Publishing Group)

Youth
THE YOUNG MAN IN THE MIRROR by Patrick Morley, Broadman & Holman Publishers
LOOKING GOOD FROM THE INSIDE OUT: Fashion by Tammy Bennett, Fleming H. Revell (A division of Baker Publishing Group)
BLOOM: A Girl's Guide to Growing Up by Susie Shellenberger, Focus on the Family/Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
BOOM: A Guy's Guide to Growing Up by Michael Ross, Focus on the Family/Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
DEGREES OF GUILT Series (set of 3) by Melody Carlson, Sigmund Brouwer, Dandi Daley Mackall, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Marriage
10 LIFESAVING PRINCIPLES FOR WOMEN IN DIFFICULT MARRIAGES by Karla Downing, Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, COVENANT MARRIAGE by Gary Chapman, Broadman & Holman Publishers
THE POWER OF A POSITIVE WIFE by Karol Ladd, Howard Publishing
SHEET MUSIC by Dr. Kevin Leman, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
THE MOST IMPORTANT YEAR IN A WOMAN'S LIFE/THE MOST IMPORTANT YEAR IN A MAN'S LIFE by Robert Wolgemuth, Bobbie Wolgemuth, Mark DeVries, Susan DeVries, Zondervan

Family and Parenting
THE MOM YOU'RE MEANT TO BE by Cheri Fuller, Focus on the Family/Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ANSWERING THE 8 CRIES OF THE SPIRITED CHILD by David Arp, Claudia Arp, Howard Publishing
PREPARING YOUR SON FOR EVERY MAN'S BATTLE by Stephen Arterburn, and Fred Stoeker, with Mike Yorkey, WaterBrook Press
EVERY CHILD NEEDS A PRAYING MOM by Fern Nichols, Zondervan
THE DAD IN THE MIRROR by Patrick Morley and David Delk, Zondervan

Gift Book/Poetry
THINK ABOUT THESE THINGS by Ric Ergenbright, Crossway
SIMPLE ACTS OF FAITH, test by Margaret Feinberg, paintings by Norman Rockwell, Harvest House Publishers
TEA TIME TREASURES by Joy Heim Heimsoth, T.J. Mills, J. Countryman, A Division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.
THE NATURE OF SUCCESS by Mac Anderson, J. Countryman, A Division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.
A RETURN TO SUNDAY DINNER by Russell Cronkhite, Multnomah Publishers, Inc.

Bible Study
LORD, I WANT TO BE WHOLE WORKBOOK & JOURNAL by Stormie Omartian, Nelson Books, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers
EXPERIENCING THE HEART OF JESUS by Max Lucado, Thomas Nelson, Inc. - Reference & Electronic Division
WOMEN OF FAITH™ STUDY GUIDE SERIES-LIVING ABOVE WORRY & STRESS by Thomas Nelson, Inc. - Reference & Electronic Division
BEING GOD'S MAN Series (Set of 6) by Stephen Arterburn, Kenny Luck, Todd Wendorff, and Carl Moeller, WaterBrook Press
A MOM'S ORDINARY DAY BIBLE STUDY (Set of 8), Jean Syswerda, General Editor, Zondervan

Spanish
¡SEÑOR, QUE MIS HIJOS TE AMEN! by Rey F. Matos, Casa Creación (Strang Communications)
EL TRIUNFO DE LA FE by Les Thompson, Editorial Portavoz
EL CRISTIANO EN LA ALDEA GLOBAL, Antonio Cruz, Vida Publishers
EL MINISTERIO JUVENIL EFECTIVO by Dr. Lucas Leys, Vida Publishers
SEXO EN LA BIBLIA, Dr. Darío Silva-Silva by Vida Publishers

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2003 WINNERS

Bibles
THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language, NavPress Publishing
Eugene Peterson

Reference Works/Commentaries
ZONDERVAN ILLUSTRATED BIBLE BACKGROUNDS COMMENTARY, Zondervan
Clinton E. Arnold, General Editor

Fiction
MISSION COMPROMISED, Broadman & Holman Publishers
Oliver North

Biography/Autobiography
LET'S ROLL!, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Lisa Beamer, with
Ken Abraham

Theology/Doctrine
THE DOCTRINE OF GOD, P&R Publishing
John M. Frame

Devotional
NIGHT LIGHT FOR PARENTS, Multnomah Publishers, Inc.
Dr. James Dobson
Mrs. Shirley Dobson

Inspirational
MY HEART'S DESIRE, Integrity Publishers, Inc.
David Jeremiah

Christian Living
AUTHENTIC FAITH, Zondervan
Gary L. Thomas

Christianity and Society
THE NEXT CHRISTENDOM, Oxford University Press
Philip Jenkins

Missions/Evangelism
UNVEILING ISLAM, Kregel Publications
Ergun Caner
Emir Caner

Christian Ministry
EXPERIENCING GOD TOGETHER, Broadman & Holman Publishers
Henry Blackaby
Melvin Blackaby

Christian Education
WHEN GOD WEEPS GROUPWARE, Zondervan
Joni Eareckson Tada
Steve Estes

Preschool Children
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes, Moody Publishers
Ken Taylor

Elementary Children
ALL IS WELL, Integrity Publishers, Inc.
Frank Peretti

Youth
EVERY YOUNG MAN'S BATTLE, WaterBrook Press
Stephen Arterburn
Fred Stoeker, with
Mike Yorkey

Marriage
DIVORCE-PROOF YOUR MARRIAGE, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Gary Rosberg
Barb Rosberg

Family and Parenting
BLESSING YOUR CHILDREN, Gospel Light/Regal Books
Jack Hayford

Gift Book/Poetry
A FAMILY CHRISTMAS, Multnomah Publishers, Inc.
Dr. James Dobson
G. Harvey

Bible Study
MY HEART'S CRY, W Publishing Group
Anne Graham Lotz

Spanish
CRISTO REY DE REYES, Editorial Portavoz
E. L. Carballosa

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2002 WINNERS

Bibles
THE HOLY BIBLE, English Standard Version, Crossway (a division of Good News Publishers)

Reference Works/Commentaries
GENESIS - A Commentary, Zondervan
Bruce Waltke

Fiction
SAFELY HOME, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Randy Alcorn

Biography/Autobiography
FOOTPRINTS OF A PILGRIM, W Publishing Group, A Division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Ruth Bell Graham

Theology/Doctrine
FAITH HAS ITS REASONS, NavPress Publishing
Kenneth D. Boa
Robert M. Bowman, Jr.

Devotional
I WILL FOLLOW YOU, O GOD, WaterBrook Press
Jerry Bridges

Inspirational
WILD AT HEART, Thomas Nelson Publishers
John Eldredge

Christian Living
TRAVELING LIGHT, W Publishing Group, A Division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Max Lucado

Christianity and Society
EYES WIDE OPEN, Brazos Press (a division of Baker Book House Company
William D. Romanowski

Missions/Evangelism
OPERATION WORLD 21st CENTURY EDITION, Paternoster Publishing USA
Patrick Johnstone
Jason Mandryk

Christian Ministry
MINISTERING TO TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FAMILIES, W Publishing Group, A Division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Dennis Rainey

Christian Education
JESUS AMONG OTHER GOD'S EZ LESSON PLAN, Nelson Multi-Media Group
Ravi Zacharias

Preschool Children
BLESSINGS EVERY DAY, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Carla Barnhill

Elementary Children
WINDOW ON THE WORLD, Paternoster Publishing USA
Daphne Spraggett, with
Jill Johnstone

Youth
The Narrow Road, Fleming H. Revell (A division of Baker Book House Co)
Brother Andrew, with
John Sherrill
Elizabeth Sherrill

Marriage
THE POWER OF A PRAYING HUSBAND, Harvest House Publishers
Stormie Omartian

Family and Parenting
BRINGING UP BOYS, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Dr. James Dobson

Gift Book/Poetry
HOW MAJESTIC IS THY NAME, New Leaf Press, Inc.
Steve Halliday

Bible Study
EPHESIANS, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Lenya Heitzig
Penny Rose

Spanish
LOS EVANGELIOS EN PARALELO, Casa Bautista de Publicaciones
Cecilio McConnell

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2001 WINNERS

Bibles
ZONDERVAN NASB STUDY BIBLE, Zondervan
Editorial Team: Dr. Kenneth Barker, Professor John Stek, Dr. Ronald Youngblood, Dr. Walt Wessell
Contributing Editors: Dr. Kenneth Boa, William Kruidenier

Reference Works/Commentaries
DICTIONARY OF NEW TESTAMENT BACKGROUND, InterVarsity Press
Craig A. Evans
Stanley E. Porter

Fiction
PAUL: A Novel, Zondervan
Walter Wangerin

Biography/Autobiography
AMAZING FAITH, WaterBrook Press
Michael Richardson

Theology/Doctrine
RESURRECTION, Word Publishing, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Hank Hanegraaff

Devotional
NIGHT LIGHT, Multnomah Publishers, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. James Dobson

Inspirational
HE CHOSE THE NAILS, Word Publishing, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Max Lucado

Christian Living
THE PRAYER OF JABEZ, Multnomah Publishers, Inc.
Dr. Bruce H. Wilkinson

Christianity and Society
THE WEDGE OF TRUTH, InterVarsity Press
Phillip E. Johnson

Missions/Evangelism
THE CASE FOR FAITH, Zondervan
Lee Strobel

Christian Ministry
THE GUARDIAN SYSTEM, Creation House Publishers
David Middlebrook

Christian Education
WHAT'S SO AMAZING ABOUT GRACE: ZondervanGroupware, Zondervan
Philip Yancey

Preschool Children
MAD MADDIE MAXWELL, Zonderkidz, The Children's Group of Zondervan
Stacie Maslyn

Elementary Children
A FAITH TO GROW ON, Tommy Nelson, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.
John MacArthur

Youth
EXTREME FAITH, Thomas Nelson Publishers
Tim Baker

Marriage
A MARRIAGE WITHOUT REGRETS, Harvest House Publishers
Kay Arthur

Family and Parenting
THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES OF TEENAGERS, Moody Press
Gary Chapman

Gift Book/Poetry
THE WONDER OF IT ALL, New Leaf Press, Inc.
Steve Terrill

Bible Study
JUST GIVE ME JESUS, Word Publishing, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Anne Lotz

Spanish
MAS QUE MARAVILLOSO, Editorial Unilit
Leslie Thompson

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2000 WINNERS

Bibles
THE KNOWING JESUS STUDY BIBLE, NIV by Dr. Ed Hindson and Dr. Ed Dobson
Zondervan Publishing House

Reference Works/Commentaries
HOLMAN BIBLE ATLAS by Thomas V. Brisco
Broadman & Holman Publishers

Fiction
A NEW SONG by Jan Karon
Penguin Putnam Inc.

Biography/Autobiography
FINGERNAIL MOON by Janie Webster
Doubleday: A Division of Random House, Inc.

Theology/Doctrine
THE STORY OF CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY by Roger E. Olson
InterVarsity Press

Devotional
WOW--THE BIG PICTURE: The Bible in 7 Minutes a Day by J. Carl Laney, Jeff Schulte, Lloyd Shadrach, Nelson Bibles

Inspirational
THE BIBLE JESUS READ by Philip Yancey
Zondervan Publishing House

Christian Living
FRESH FAITH by Jim Cymbala with Dean Merrill
Zondervan Publishing House

Christianity and Society
HOW NOW SHALL WE LIVE? by Charles Colson with Nancy Pearcey
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Missions/Evangelism
FINDING COMMON GROUND by Tim Downs
Moody Press

Christian Ministry
THE UPSIDE DOWN CHURCH by Greg Laurie
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Christian Education
BOUNDARIES GROUPWARE by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
Zondervan Publishing House

Preschool Children
THE RHYME BIBLE STORYBOOK FOR TODDLERS by Linda Sattgast
Zondervan Publishing House

Elementary Children
BECAUSE I LOVE YOU by Max Lucado
Crossway Books/Good News Publishers

Youth
WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL? ABOUT SEX by Jim Burgen
Standard Publishing

Marriage
BOUNDARIES IN MARRIAGE by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
Zondervan Publishing House

Family and Parenting
JUST IN CASE I CAN'T BE THERE by Ron Mehl
Multnomah Publishers, Inc.

Gift Book/Poetry
THE ART OF GOD by Ric Ergenbright
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Bible Study
MOSES by Charles Swindoll
Word Publishing

Spanish
NUEVO DICCIONARIO DE LA BIBLIA by Alfonso Lockward
Editorial Unilit