Baker Academic & Brazos Press Win Christianity Today Awards

Ada, Mich. (December 15, 2020)—Christianity Today recently announced the winners of their 2021 Book Awards. One Baker Academic title received top honors, and two titles received an Award of Merit. A Public Missiology: How Local Churches Witness to a Complex World, by Gregg Okesson, was selected as the winner in the Missions/Global Church category.

A Public Missiology by Gregg Okesson (Baker Academic, ISBN 9780801098079, EBOOK ISBN 9781493422388, $24.99)

This introduction to public missiology helps Christians thicken their witness in the public realms where they live, work, and play. A Public Missiology engages issues relevant to ministry leaders, both domestic and abroad, and provides real-life "embodied" examples from around the world to help readers envision approaches to public witness and social change.

This topic is on the cutting edge of discussions among missiologists and professors of mission, making it a valuable resource for students of mission, evangelism, and church life as well as pastors, church leaders, and missionaries.

Jim Kinney, executive vice president of academic publishing, notes, "This book paints a hopeful picture of Christians weaving a thick witness as we move back and forth between congregational life and the publics we inhabit. It's a compelling idea that is worthy of this recognition. Congratulations, Gregg!"

A Boundless God: The Spirit according to the Old Testament, by Jack Levison, received an Award of Merit in the Biblical Studies category.

Brazos Press title Diary of a Pastor's Soul: The Holy Moments in a Life of Ministry, by M. Craig Barnes, received an Award of Merit in the Church/Pastoral Leadership category.

Christianity Today honors the books they consider "most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture." For the complete list of winners, please click here.

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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