2011 Award Winners

ACFW Carol Awards

Long Contemporary--The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher (Revell)

Long Historical Romance--Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz (Revell)

Romantic Suspense--Don’t Look Back by Lynette Eason (Revell)

Young Adult--Anything but Normal by Melody Carlson (Revell)

Debut Author--The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund (Bethany House)

Long Contemporary--Never Say Never by Lisa Wingate (Bethany House)

Christianity Today

Christianity and Culture--Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites...and Other Lies You've Been Told by Bradley Wright (Bethany House)

Award of Merit--The Church/Pastoral Leadership--Grounded in the Gospel by J. I. Packer and Gary Parrett (Baker Books)

Award of Merit--Christianity and Culture--Everything You Know about Evangelicals Is Wrong (Well, Almost Everything) by Steve Wilkens and Don Thorsen (Baker Books)

Christy Awards

First Novel--Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (Bethany House)

Historical--While We're Far Apart by Lynn Austin (Bethany House)

Historical Romance--The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen (Bethany House)

Suspense--The Bishop by Steven James (Revell)

Contemporary Series--The Thorn by Beverly Lewis (Bethany House)

Contemporary Series--The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher (Revell)

Historical Romance--She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell (Bethany House)

Historical Romance--Within My Heart by Tamera Alexander (Bethany House)

Outreach Resources of the Year

Youth Outreach--Hurt 2.0 by Chap Clark (Baker Academic & Brazos Press)

Missional Living--Right Here, Right Now by Alan Hirsch (Baker Books)

Leadership--The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting by Aubrey Malphurs (Baker Books)

Apologetics--If God, Why Evil? by Norm Geisler (Bethany House)

Compassion--Hurt Healer by Tony Nolan (Baker Books)

Publishers Weekly

Top 100 books of 2011 and Top 10 Religion Books of 2011--A Public Faith by Miroslav Volf (Baker Academic & Brazos Press)