Friday, January 30, 2009


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

The entire list of awards--including judges' comments, 11 Awards of Merit, and other resources-- can be found online at .

Christianity Today, in its sixth decade of publication, is the nation's premier evangelical Christian magazine. Its parent company, Christianity Today International, publishes numerous award- winning magazines, including Leadership journal and Books & Culture.

The 2009 CT Book Awards

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)

Christianity and Culture
CULTURE MAKING: Recovering Our Creative Calling
Andy Crouch (InterVarsity)

Christian Living
RECONCILING ALL THINGS: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing
Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice (InterVarsity)

The Church/Pastoral Leadership
WHY WE'RE NOT EMERGENT: By Two Guys Who Should Be
Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck (Moody)

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

BILL BRIGHT AND CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America
John G. Turner (University of North Carolina)

Missions/Global Affairs
TRANSFORMING WORLDVIEWS: An Anthropological Understanding of How People Change
Paul G. Hiebert (Baker Academic)

ACEDIA AND ME: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life
Kathleen Norris (Penguin/Riverhead)

PEOPLE AND PLACE: A Covenant Ecclesiology
Michael S. Horton (Westminster John Knox)

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