Thursday, February 05, 2009

2009 Chrisianity Today Book Awards

Our judging process began with 436 titles submitted by 67 publishers. CT editors selected finalists in each category, and then our panels of expert judges — one panel per category — sorted out the cream of the crop from 2008. Here are the 10 winners and 11 notables that best shed light on the people, events, and ideas that shape evangelical life, thought, and mission, with comments from our judges.

Home: A Novel
Marilynne Robinson (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)


People and Place: A Covenant Ecclesiology
Michael S. Horton (Westminster John Knox)


Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life
Kathleen Norris (Penguin/Riverhead)

Missions/Global Affairs

Transforming Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding of How People Change
Paul G. Hiebert (Baker Academic)

The Church/Pastoral Leadership

Why We're Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be)
Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck (Moody)


Bill Bright and Campus Crusade for Christ: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America
John G. Turner (University of North Carolina)

Christian Living

Reconciling All Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing
Emmanuel Katongole, Chris Rice (InterVarsity)

Christianity and Culture

Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling
Andy Crouch (InterVarsity)


The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
Timothy Keller (Penguin/Dutton)

Biblical Studies

Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus
Klyne R. Snodgrass (Eerdmans)



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