Baker Publishing Group Titles Named Finalists in 2015 Word Awards

Three Baker Publishing Group titles are on the shortlist for The Word Guild’s 2015 Word Awards. For a complete list of shortlist titles, please visit

Book – Academic
Who’s Afraid of Relativism?: Community, Contingency, and Creaturehood (The Church and Postmodern Culture series) by James K. A. Smith
(Baker Academic; ISBN 9780801039737; ebook ISBN 9781441245762; $19.99)
A leading Christian philosopher introduces the philosophical sources behind contemporary theology, offering a fresh analysis of relativism and pragmatism.

Book – Biblical Studies
A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology by J. Richard Middleton
(Baker Academic; ISBN 9780801048685; ebook ISBN 9781441241382; $26.99)
Drawing on the full sweep of the biblical narrative, Middleton makes a case for the new earth as the appropriate Christian hope and suggests its ethical and ecclesial implications.

Book – Christian Living
Generous Spaciousness: Responding to Gay Christians in the Church by Wendy VanderWal-Gritter
(Brazos Press; ISBN 9781587433559; ebook ISBN 9781441245854; $16.99)
Focusing on the church’s engagement with gay and lesbian Christians, this book invites readers into a gracious conversation regarding human sexuality.

The Word Awards are designed to bring attention to excellence in Canadian Christian writing in all genres. Award winners will be announced at a gala on June 13, 2015, in Toronto, Ontario.

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