Wednesday, July 9, 2008

ECPA Christian Book Awards Finalists for 2008

This evening I stumbled across the ECPA Christian Book Awards finalists for 2008 and thought you may be interested in seeing which books are in the running for Best of 2008.

Here are a few categories of particular interest to me:


The Apologetics Study Bible
B&H Publishing, 9781586400248
Aspire: The New Women of Color Study Bible
Zondervan, 9780310934783
Dad's Bible: The Father's Plan, NCV
Robert Wolgemuth, Editor
Thomas Nelson, Inc., 9780718019426
Discover God Study Bible, NLT
Robert F. Barnes, David P. Barrett, Brenda Josee, Editors
Tyndale House Publishers, 9780842369183
The Word of Promise™ New Testament Audio Bible, NKJV Carl Amari, Producer
Thomas Nelson, Inc., 9780718024246

Bible Reference & Study

Darrell L. Bock
Baker Academic/ Baker Publishing Group, 9780801026683
Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters
Donald K. McKim
IVP Academic, a division of InterVarsity Press, 9780830829279
An Old Testament Theology
Bruce K. Waltke
Zondervan, 9780310218975
Wiersbe Bible Commentary 2 Volume Set with CD Rom
Warren W. Wiersbe
David C. Cook, 9780781445412
Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament
G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson, Editors
Baker Academic/ Baker Publishing Group, 9780801026935

Christian Life

Faith in the Halls of Power
D. Michael Lindsay
Oxford University Press, Inc., 9780195326666
David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons
Baker Books/ Baker Publishing Group, 9780801013003
The Grand Weaver
Ravi Zacharias
Zondervan, 9780310269526
When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box
John Ortberg
Zondervan, 9780310253501
John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace
Jonathan Aitken
Crossway Books & Bibles, 9781581348484
Who Stole My Church?
Gordon MacDonald
Thomas Nelson, Inc., 9780785226017

See the finalists for a few other categories here.

In the Bibles category, I'm only familiar with the Apologetics Study Bible and none of these would be my first choice. I'd much rather see the ESV Literary Study Bible on the list.

In the Bible Reference and Study category, the voting will much tighter, but I would cast my vote for Bruce Waltke's An Old Testament Theology.

I own a copy of Aitken's John Newton, but I've not yet read it, nor have I read any of the others.

Which of these would be your top picks?

The ECPA Medallion of Excellence Christian Book Awards will be handed out to the winners in each category at the CBA & ECPA Awards Celebration on Sunday evening, July 13. We'll soon find out what their picks are.