2020 Award Winners

Angel Book Award

Mystery/Suspense (2nd place)The Gryphon Heist by James R. Hannibal (Revell)

AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) 2020 Golden Scroll

Golden Scroll Book of the YearBreaking Anxiety's Grip by Dr. Michelle Bengtson (Revell)

Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference

Director's Choice AwardThe Gryphon Heist by James R. Hannibal (Revell)

Carol Awards

Mystery/Suspense/ThrillerThe Gryphon Heist by James R. Hannibal (Revell)

Romantic SuspenseThe Killing Tide by Dani Pettrey (Bethany House)

Historical RomanceThe Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin (Revell)

RomanceDriftwood Bay by Irene Hannon (Revell)

Christianity Today

Missions/Global (Winner)A Public Missiology: How Local Churches Witness to a Complex World by Gregg Okesson (Baker Academic)

Biblical Studies (Award of Merit)A Boundless God: The Spirit according to the Old Testament by Jack Levison (Baker Academic)

Church/Pastoral Leadership (Award of Merit)Diary of a Pastor's Soul: The Holy Moments in a Life of Ministry by M. Craig Barnes (Brazos Press)

Christy Award

Mystery/Suspense/ThrillerThe Girl behind the Red Rope by Ted and Rachelle Dekker (Revell)

General FictionWhose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes (Bethany House Publishers)

Book of the YearWhose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes (Bethany House Publishers)

ECPA Christian Book Awards

Bible Reference WorksIntroducing Evangelical Theology by Daniel J. Treier (Baker Academic)

Golden Scroll Awards

Historical FictionVeiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green (Bethany House)

The Gospel Coalition

History & BiographyBavinck: A Critical Biography by James Eglinton (Baker Academic)


DebutWhose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes (Bethany House)

Historical RomanceA Bound Heart by Laura Frantz (Revell)

Mystery and ThrillerThe Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright (Bethany House)

Speculative FictionLight from Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker (Revell)

Kansas Notable Book

A Perfect Silhouette by Judith Miller (Bethany House)

Michigan Notable Book Award

All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner (Revell)

We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartels (Revell)

RWA Faith, Hope, & Love Reader's Choice Award

Romantic SuspenseOne Final Breath by Lynn H. Blackburn (Revell)

Long HistoricalUnder the Midnight Sun by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse (Bethany House)

Women's FictionA Faithful Gathering by Leslie Gould (Bethany House)


Honorable MentionThe Gryphon Heist by James R. Hannibal (Revell)