For two decades, the annual Christianity Today Book Awards have recognized outstanding volumes that shed light on people, events, and ideas that shape evangelical life, thought, and mission. This year, 49 publishers nominated 359 titles published in 2007. Rather than naming one overall winner, CT editors selected the top books in each category, and then panels of judges—one panel per category—voted. They chose 10 winners and also recognized 11 awards of merit.
An online link to the awards—including judges’ comments and other resources is available at http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct.
The 2008 CT Book Awards:
There Is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind by Antony Flew with Roy Abraham Varghese (HarperOne)
The Jesus Legend: A Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus Tradition by Paul Rhodes Eddy and Gregory A. Boyd (Baker Academic)
Christianity and Culture:
Faith in the Halls of Power: How Evangelicals Joined the American Elite by D. Michael Lindsay (Oxford)
Caring for Mother: A Daughter’s Long Goodbye by Virginia Stem Owens (Westminster John Knox)
The Church/Pastoral Leadership:
The Call to Joy and Pain: Embracing Suffering in Your Ministry by Ajith Fernando (Crossway)
Quaker Summer by Lisa Samson (Thomas Nelson)
A Secular Age by Charles Taylor (Belknap)
Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity by Lamin O. Sanneh (Oxford)
The Jesus Way: A Conversation on the Ways That Jesus Is the Way by Eugene H. Peterson (Eerdmans)
Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music by Jeremy S. Begbie (Baker Academic)