Christian Retailing's Best Awards

Christian Retailing’s Best 2014 finalists


Bibles: Children's

Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible, Jan & Mike Berenstain (Zondervan)
CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible: Bright Sky Edition, Common English Bible (Abingdon Press)
Glipit Bible (Tyndale House Publishers)

Bibles: Devotional/Study

The CEB Study Bible, Common English Bible (Abingdon Press)
The Holman NKJV Full-Color Study Bible (B&H Publishing Group)
The New Inductive Study Bible, ESV, Precept Ministries International (Harvest House Publishers)



Happy, Happy, Happy, Phil Robertson (Howard Books)
Joni and Ken, Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada with Larry Libby (Zondervan)
Operation Christmas Child, Franklin Graham, Donne Lee Toney (B&H Publishing Group)

Bible Reference/Study

Couples of the Bible, Robert and Bobbie Wolgemuth (Zondervan)
The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Tremper Longman III, ed. (Baker Publishing Group)
The Son of David: Seeing Jesus in the Historical Books, Nancy Guthrie (Crossway)


Fashioned to Reign, Kris Vallotton (Baker Publishing Group)
The Lifestyle of a Prophet, James W. Goll (Baker Publishing Group)
You Are Anointed for This!, Judy Jacobs (Charisma House)

Children's Fiction

Audrey Bunny, Angie Smith (B&H Publishing Group)
I Thank God for This Day!, Phil Vischer (Ideals Publications)
The Boy and the Ocean, Max Lucado (Crossway)

Children's Nonfiction

A Boy's Guide to Making Really Good Choices, Jim George (Harvest House Publishers)
The Circle Maker for Kids, Mark Batterson (Zondervan)
The One Year My Princess Devotions, Karen Whiting (Tyndale House Publishers)

Christian Education

5 Minute Sunday School Activities: Built on a Rock (Rainbow Publishers)
Big Book of Earth & Sky, Craig Froman, Bodie Hodge & Carolyn Reeves (New Leaf Publishing Group)
Tough Topics, Sam Storms (Crossway)

Christian Living: Practical Life

Love Dare for Parents, Stephen & Alex Kendrick (B&H Publishing Group)
What Do We Tell the Children?, Joseph M. Primo (Abingdon Press)
You'll Get Through This, Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson)

Christian Living: Spiritual Growth

All In, Mark Batterson (Zondervan)
Consider the Birds, Debbie Blue (Abingdon Press)
Gods at War, Kyle Idleman (Zondervan)
Wounded by God's People, Anne Graham Lotz (Zondervan)

Church and Culture

Called to the Fire, Chet Bush (Abingdon Press)
I Am a Church Member, Thom Rainer (B&H Publishing Group)
iGods, Craig Detweiler (Baker Publishing Group)


Daily Guideposts 2013, editors of Guideposts (Guideposts)
Duck Commander Devotional, Alan Robertson (Howard Books)
The Greatest Gift, Ann Voskamp (Tyndale House Publishers)


Christianity to Go, Glen Berteau (Charisma House)
Cold Case Christianity, J. Warner Wallace (David C Cook)
Follow Me, David Platt (Tyndale House Publishers)

Fiction: Amish

The Guardian, Beverly Lewis (Baker Publishing Group)
The Letters, Suzanne Woods Fisher (Baker Publishing Group)
The Outcast, Jolina Petersheim (Tyndale House Publishers)

Fiction: Contemporary

Damascus Countdown, Joel C. Rosenberg (Tyndale House Publishers)
Grace Unplugged, Melody Carson (B&H Publishing Group)
Unspoken, Dee Henderson (Baker Publishing Group)

Fiction: General

Iscariot, Tosca Lee (Howard Books)
Outlaw, Ted Dekker (Hachette Book Group)
When The Morning Glory Blooms, Cynthia Ruchti (Abingdon Press)

Fiction: Historical

Flight of The Earls, Michael K. Reynolds (B&H Publishing Group)
Return to Me, Lynn Austin (Baker Publishing Group)
The Dancing Master, Julie Klassen (Baker Publishing Group)
What Once Was Lost, Kim Vogel Sawyer (WaterBrook Multnomah)
When the Clouds Roll By, Myra Johnson (Abingdon Press)

Fiction: Mystery and Suspense

Dark Justice, Brandilyn Collins (B&H Publishing Group)
Invisible, Ginny L. Yttrup (B&H Publishing Group)
Shattered, Dani Pettrey (Baker Publishing Group)
Vanished, Irene Hannon (Baker Publishing Group)

First-Time Authors

Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home, Gloria Furman (Crossway)
In Capable Arms, Sarah Kovac (Abingdon Press)
Jesus > Religion, Jefferson Bethke (Thomas Nelson)

Health and Fitness

Spiritual Secrets to a Healthy Heart, Kara Davis (Siloam/Charisma House)
The Daniel Plan, Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman (Zondervan)
The Juice Lady's Big Book of Juices and Green Smoothies, Cherie Calbom (Siloam/Charisma House)

Nonfiction: Men's

Fight, Craig Groeschel (Zondervan)
Manhood Restored, Eric Mason (B&H Publishing Group)
Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn, John C. Maxwell (Hachette Book Group)

Nonfiction: Women's

Becoming Myself, Stasi Eldredge (David C Cook)
Ragged Hope, Cynthia Ruchti (Abingdon Press)
You're Made for a God-sized Dream, Holley Gerth (Baker Publishing Group)


Organizing Your Prayer Closet, Gina Duke (Abingdon Press)
Prayer Warrior, Stormie Omartian (Harvest House Publishers)
Whispers of Hope, Beth Moore (B&H Publishing Group)


From Heaven He Came and Sought Her, David Gibson and Jonathan Gibson, eds. (Crossway)
Gospel-Centered Teaching, Trevin Wax (B&H Publishing Group)
To Live Is Christ, To Die Is Gain, Matt Chandler (David C Cook)


52 Things Daughters Need From Their Dads, Jay Payleitner (Harvest House Publishers)
Love to Stay, Adam Hamilton (Abingdon Press)
Parenting Your Powerful Child, Dr. Kevin Leman (Baker Publishing Group)

Social Issues

Finding God in a Bag of Groceries, Laura Lapins Willis (Abingdon Press)
On God's Side, Jim Wallis (Baker Publishing Group)
Orphan Justice, Johnny Carr with Laura Captari (B&H Publishing Group)
The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent, Erwin W. Lutzer (Harvest House Publishers)

Young Adult Fiction

Captive Maiden, Melanie Dickerson (Zondervan)
Fairest Beauty, Melanie Dickerson (Zondervan)
Past Darkness, Laurel Woiwode (Crossway)

Young Adult Nonfiction

7 Steps to Knowing, Doing and Experiencing the Will of God, Tom Blackaby, Mike Blackaby and Daniel Blackaby (B&H Publishing Group)
So Long, Insecurity: Teen Edition, Beth Moore (Tyndale House Publishers)
What Happens When Young Women Say Yes to God, Lysa Terkeurst and Hope Terkeurst (Harvest House Publishers)


General Gift Product

Eagle Box, Moments of Faith (Lighthouse Christian Products Co.)
Nepal Prayer Box Bracelets, Alexa's Angels in collaboration with the talented artists of Nepal
VeggieTales: Sweetpea Beauty Color Wonder Coloring Book (DaySpring)
Whole Armor T-shirt (Kerusso)


America 1776 T-shirt (Kerusso)
Jesus Above All Christmas ornament (Lighthouse Christian Products Co.)
Wreath Christmas card, Simon Treadwell/Image Source, artist; Lisa O. Engelhardt, author (Abbey Press)

Wall Décor

Cherish Family puzzle photo frame (P. Graham Dunn)
Lyrics for Life: Amazing Grace (DaySpring)
Our Family wall plaque (Lighthouse Christian Products Co.)



C.S. Lewis: A Life, Alister McGrath, narrated by Robin Sachs (Oasis Audio)
The Daniel Plan, Rick Warren, Daniel Amen and Mark Hyman (Brilliance Publishing)
You'll Get Through This, Max Lucado (Brilliance Publishing)

DVD/Video: Music/Comedy

Citizenship, Leland Klassen (Crown Entertainment)
Greatest Hits & Greatest Bits, Tim Hawkins (Crown Entertainment)
Laughing on Purpose, Michael Jr. (Crown Entertainment)


Biblia Del Pescador (Fisher of Men Bible), Luis Angel Diaz-Pabon (B&H Publishing Group)
Las 15 Leyes Indispensables Del Crecimiento (The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth), John C. Maxwell (Hachette Book Group)
Yo Declaro (I Declare), Joel Osteen (Hachette Book Group)