ECPA Announces 2014 Finalists

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) has announced the 2014 finalists in seven categories: Bible, Bible Reference, Children, Fiction, Inspiration, New Author, and Non-Fiction. I put the Baker titles in bold. Here’s the list:

Category: Bibles

  • The CEB Study Bible, Abingdon Press, 9781609260408
  • Holman Study Bible NKJV Edition, B&H Publishing Group, 9781433605093
  • The MacArthur Study Bible NIV, John MacArthur, General Editor, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 9781401677404
  • The New Inductive Study Bible ESV, Precept Ministries International, Harvest House Publishers, 9780736947008
  • The Wayfinding Bible NLT, Doris Rikkers, General Editor; Jeannette Taylor, Development Editor, Tyndale House Publishers, 9781414361925

Category: Bible Reference

  • The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Tremper Longman III, Ed., Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 9780801012976
  • Christianity and World Religions, Derek Cooper, P&R Publishing Company, 9781596384460
  • Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (2nd Edition), Joel B. Green, Jeannine K. Brown, Nicholas Perrin, InterVarsity Press, 9780830824564
  • Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters, Marion Ann Taylor, Ed., Agnes Choi, Associate Ed., Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 9780801033568
  • The King in His Beauty, Thomas R. Schreiner, Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 9780801039393
  • Sermon on the Mount, Scot McKnight, Zondervan, 9780310327134

Category: Children

  • The Boy and the Ocean, Max Lucado, Illustrated by T. Lively Fluharty, Crossway, 9781433539312
  • Circle Maker For Kids, Mark Batterson, Zondervan, 9780310724926
  • God’s Love For You Bible Storybook, Richard and Renee Stearns, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 9781400321872
  • Eternity, Randy Alcorn, Kingstone Comics, 9781936164257
  • The Sparkle Box, Jill Hardie, Ideals Publications, A Guideposts Company, 9780824956479

Category: Fiction

  • Burning Sky, Lori Benton, WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, 9780307731470
  • Dark Justice, Brandilyn Collins, B&H Publishing Group, 9781433679537
  • Iscariot: A Novel of Judas, Tosca Lee, Howard Books, A Division of Simon& Schuster, Inc., 9781451683769
  • The Prayer Box, Lisa Wingate, Tyndale House Publishers, 9781414388250
  • Wings of Glass, Gina Holmes, Tyndale House Publishers, 9781414366418

Category: Inspiration

  • He Walks Among Us: Encounters with Christ in a Broken World, Richard and Renee Stearns, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 9781400321865
  • Launch Your Life, Kenny Silva, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 9781418550110
  • Sober Mercies, Heather Kopp, Jericho Books, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, 9781455527748
  • 20,000 Days and Counting, Robert D. Smith, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 9780849948541
  • Welcome to Our Table: Sharing Favorite Recipes, Inspirational Stories, and Heartwarming Gatherings, Shirley and Danae Dobson, with Julie Johnson (photographer), Harvest House Publishers, 9780736959445

Category: New Author

  • Called to Stay: An Uncompromising Mission to Save Your Church, Caleb Breakey, Harvest House Publishers, 9780736955423
  • Falling Into Place,Hattie Kauffman, Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 9780801015380
  • Inspired You, Marian Parsons, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 9781400320882
  • Packing Light: Thoughts on Living Life with Less Baggage, Allison Vesterfelt, Moody Publishers, 9780802407290
  • Resurrection Year, Sheridan Voysey, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 9780849964800

Category: Non-Fiction

  • C.S. Lewis – A Life, Alister McGrath, Tyndale House Publishers, 9781414339351
  • Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem, Kevin DeYoung, Crossway, 9781433533389
  • The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent: An Informed Response to Islam’s War with Christianity, Erwin W. Lutzer, Harvest House Publishers, 9780736951326
  • God’s Double Agent, Bob Fu with Nancy French, Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 9780801015724
  • Joni and Ken, Ken & Joni Eareckson Tada with Larry Libby, Zondervan, 9780310314691

Some observations. Thomas Nelson has the most titles on the list with seven. Baker Publishing Group is second with five. Third place is tied between Tyndale and Harvest House. I was surprised by the absence of Bethany Publishing from the fiction list.

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