A book by Dr. Matt Harman, professor of New Testament studies at Grace College and Seminary, is among those named as a finalist in The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) 2018 Christian Book Award® program.
His book, Asking the Right Questions: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Applying the Bible (Crossway), is a finalist in the area of Bible study. Others in that category include Adorned, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth (Moody Publishers); The Gospel According to Paul, John MacArthur (Thomas Nelson); Learning to Love the Psalms, W. Robert Godfrey (Reformation Trust Publishing); and The Women of Easter, Liz Curtis Higgs (WaterBrook).
According to a press release from ECPA, the 58 finalists in eleven categories represent the industry’s best books and Bibles of the year in Christian Living, Faith & Culture, Biography & Memoir, Devotion & Gift, Young People’s Literature, Children, Ministry Resources, Bible Reference Works, Bible Study, Bibles, and New Author. The finalist pool includes three ties in three categories and is representative of the excellent work of 19 publishers and 27 publishing imprints.
“The quality and variety of the finalists exemplify the commitment to literary excellence of the Christian publishing industry,” said ECPA executive director Stan Jantz. “These books and Bibles reflect a professional curation process that begins with an idea in the mind of an author and ends with literature that brings the transforming message of Christ to millions of people of all ages. We are excited to honor our publishers with this recognition.”
The Christian Book Award® winners in each category, along with the 2018 Christian Book of the Year®, will be announced on May 1st at the ECPA Awards Celebration held during the ECPA Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. The dinner event will be held “after-hours” in the Museum of the Bible and will celebrate 40 years of Christian Book Awards with Anne Graham Lotz — author, evangelist, and daughter of Billy Graham — as the keynote.