Baker Publishing Group Titles Proclaimed Winners of the 2014 Word Awards

On Wednesday, June 11, writers, editors, and guests gathered at the World Vision headquarters in Ontario for the 26th annual Word Awards. Five Baker Publishing Group titles received awards in five different categories.

Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works by James K. A. Smith
(Baker Academic; ISBN 9780801035784; ebook ISBN 9781441240538; $22.99)

The End of Apologetics: Christian Witness in a Postmodern Context by Myron B. Penner
(Baker Academic; ISBN 9780801035982; ebook ISBN 9781441251091; $19.99)

Biblical Studies
How We Got the New Testament: Text, Transmission, Translation by Stanley E. Porter
(Baker Academic; ISBN 9780801048715; ebook ISBN 9781441242686; $21.99)

Of Games and God: A Christian Exploration of Video Games by Kevin Schut
(Brazos Press; ISBN 9781587433252; ebook ISBN 9781441240514; $18.99)

Deadly Devotion: A Novel by Sandra Orchard
(Revell; ISBN 9780800722227; ebook ISBN 9781441241832; $14.99)

The Word Awards (formerly known as the God Uses Ink Awards) are sponsored by the Word Guild, whose mandate is to encourage, equip, and empower Christian Canadian Writers. Judge Bonnie Beldan-Thomsen stated, “What a privilege to read the work of these skilled writers. What a challenge to discern shades of excellence in writing.” For a complete list of the 2014 Word Award winners, please visit

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.

Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group publishes books that help bring the Christian faith to everyday life. Whether through fiction, Christian living, self-help, marriage, family, or youth books, each Revell publication reflects relevance, integrity, and excellence.

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