Baker Publications Win Top Honors from Christianity Today

Baker Publishing Group titles recently won seven 2017 Book Awards from Christianity Today, the most of any publisher. These awards are given to the best books “most likely to shape evangelical life, thought and culture.” Four Baker publications won the top award in their categories: 75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know by Terry Glaspey in Culture & the Arts; Joyful Witness in the Muslim World by Evelyne A. Reisacher in Missions/Global Church; The Justice Calling by Bethany Hanke Hoang and Kristen Deede Johnson in Politics/Public Life; and Biblical Authority after Babel in Theology/Ethics. In addition, You Are What You Love by James K. A. Smith earned Awards of Merit as Christianity Today’s 2017 Book of the Year and in Spiritual Formation. Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian by Michelle Lee-Barnewall won the Award of Merit in Biblical Studies. For the complete list of winners, please click here.

75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know by Terry Glaspey
(Baker Books; ISBN 9780801017100; ebook ISBN 9781493400461; $29.99)
This stunning celebration of 75 masterpieces of art, literature, film, and music paints a portrait of the artists who created them and the faith that made their work come alive. From the Roman catacombs to Rembrandt, from Bach to U2, from John Bunyan to Frederick Buechner, author and historian Terry Glaspey unveils the absorbing true stories behind these masterpieces.

Joyful Witness in the Muslim World by Evelyne A. Reisacher
(Baker Academic; ISBN 9780801030840; ebook ISBN 9781493403691; $22.99)
This up-to-date textbook features global perspectives on current Christian engagement with Islam, equipping readers for mission among Muslims. Reisacher, who has worked extensively with Muslims in Europe, helps readers move from fear to joy as they share the gospel with Muslims. The book may surprise those who believe mission among Muslims is nearly impossible.

The Justice Calling by Bethany Hanke Hoang and Kristen Deede Johnson
(Brazos Press; ISBN 9781587433634; ebook ISBN 9781441223166; $19.99)
Offering a comprehensive biblical theology of justice drawn from the whole story of Scripture, this book invites us to know more intimately the God who loves justice and calls us to give our lives to seek the flourishing of others. The authors explore stories of injustice around the globe today and spur Christians to root their passion for justice in the persevering hope of Christ.

Biblical Authority after Babel by Kevin J. Vanhoozer
(Brazos Press; ISBN 9781587433931; ebook ISBN 9781493405909; $21.99)
A world-renowned evangelical theologian explores how a proper reappropriation of the five solas can address critics of the Reformation and renew biblical interpretation. Vanhoozer offers a positive assessment of the Reformation, showing how a retrieval of “mere Protestant Christianity” has the potential to reform contemporary Christian belief and practice.

You Are What You Love by James K. A. Smith
(Brazos Press; ISBN 9781587433801; ebook ISBN 9781493403660; $19.99)
Award-winning author James K. A. Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts. Smith helps readers recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices. He explains that worship is the “imagination station” that incubates our loves and longings so that our cultural endeavors are indexed toward God and his kingdom.

Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian by Michelle Lee-Barnewall
(Baker Academic; ISBN 9780801039577; ebook ISBN 9781493402045, $22.99)
Michelle Lee-Barnewall critiques both sides of the gender relations debate, challenging the standard premises and arguments and offering new insight into a perennially divisive issue in the church. She brings fresh biblical exegesis to bear on our cultural situation, presenting an alternative way to move the discussion forward based on a corporate perspective and on kingdom values.

Baker Books publishes books that are relevant, intelligent, and engaging. Our titles cover topics such as personal development, encouragement, spirituality, and relationships.

Baker Academic serves the academy and the church by publishing works that further the pursuit of knowledge and understanding within the context of Christian faith. Building on our Reformed and evangelical heritage, we connect authors and readers across the broader academic community by publishing books that reflect historic Christianity and its contemporary expressions. Our authors are scholars who are leaders in their fields, write irenically, and display a healthy respect for other perspectives and traditions. Our goal is to publish books that are notable for their inherent quality and deemed essential reading by students and scholars.

Brazos Press fosters the renewal of classical, orthodox Christianity by publishing thoughtful, theologically grounded books on subjects of importance to the church and the world. We serve authors and readers from all major streams of the historic Christian tradition, recognizing that the renewal of Christian orthodoxy transcends many traditional boundary lines and polarities.

Baker Publishing Group publishes high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers.

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