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Bibles: Devotional/Study

Jesus –Centered Bible, NLT, imitation leather, turquoise (Group Publishing)
NIV Zondervan Study Bible, hardcover, D.A. Carson (Zondervan)
The HCSB Study Bible for Kids, Courage, imitation leather (B&H Publishing Group)

Bibles: General

The Notetaking Bible, HCSB, bonded leather, black/brown (B&H Publishing Group)
My Creative Bible, hardcover, pink (Christian Art Gifts)
NIV Understand the Faith Study Bible, Christianity Today, hardcover (Zondervan)

Bibles: Teen

The Action Bible, ESV, hardcover, Sergio Cariello (David C Cook)
Essential Teen Study Bible, HCSB, hardcover (B&H Publishing Group)
The CEB Student Bible, Common English Bible, paper (Abingdon Press)



Gifted Mind: The Dr. Raymond Damadian Story, Inventor of the MRI, Dr. Raymond Damadian (New Leaf Publishing Group)
The Drop Box, Brian Ivie with Ted Kluck (David C Cook)
Forgiven: The Amish School Shooting, a Mother’s Love, and a Story of Remarkable Grace, Terri Roberts with Jeanette Windle (Baker Publishing Group)

Bible Reference/Study

Biblical Theology for Christian Proclamation Commentary: Hebrews, Thomas R. Schreiner (B&H Publishing Group)
Christ-Centered Exposition: Exalting Jesus in Song of Songs, Daniel L. Akin (B&H Publishing Group)
The Call: The Life and Message of the Apostle Paul, Adam Hamilton (Abingdon Press)


Kingdom Authority, Kynan Bridges (Whitaker House)
Touching Heaven, Dr. Chauncey Crandall (Hachette Book Group)
The Power That Changes the World, Bill Johnson (Baker Publishing Group)

Children’s Fiction

Meet My Best Friend, Sheila Walsh (B&H Publishing Group)
Peter’s Perfect Pray Place, Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick (B&H Publishing Group)
The Plans I Have for You, Amy Parker (Zondervan)

Children’s Nonfiction

The Hiding Place, Young Reader’s Edition, Corrie ten Boom with John and Elizabeth Sherrill (Baker Publishing Group)
Little Words Matter Bible Storybook (B&H Publishing Group)
VeggieTales: God Is With Me—365 Daily Devos for Boys (Worthy Publishing Group)

Christian Living: Practical Life

Audacious, Beth Moore (B&H Publishing Group)
What Every Christian Needs to Know About Passover, Rabbi Evan Moffic (Abingdon Press)
When God Doesn’t Fix It, Laura Story (W Publishing)

Christian Living: Spiritual Growth (2 winners)

Gifts of the Dark Wood: Seven Blessings for Soulful Skeptics (and Other Wanderers), Eric Elnes (Abingdon Press)
Glory Days, Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson)
The Battle Plan for Prayer, Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick (B&H Publishing Group)

Church and Culture (4 finalists due to tie)

I Will, Thom Rainer (B&H Publishing Group)
The Politically Incorrect Jesus: Living Boldly in a Culture of Unbelief, Joe Battaglia (Broadstreet Publishing)
Unanswered, Jeremiah J. Johnston (Whitaker House)
World Religions and Cults: Counterfeits of Christianity, Vol. 1, Bodie Hodge and Roger Patterson (New Leaf Publishing Group)

Coloring Book

Be Still (Christian Art Gifts)
Live Loved, Margaret Feinberg (Baker Publishing Group)
Whatever Is Lovely, WaterBrook Press (WaterBrook)


Love & Care for the One and Only You, Michelle Medlock Adams (Worthy Publishing Group)
The Bible Is My Best Friend Family Devotional, Sheila Walsh (B&H Publishing Group)
The Devotional for Women, Rhonda Kelley and Dorothy Patterson (B&H Publishing Group)


Fool’s Talk, Os Guiness (InterVarsity Press)
The Gospel Story, The Big Picture Interactive/The Gospel Project (B&H Publishing Group)
Where I Am, Billy Graham (W Publishing)

Fiction: Amish

The Love Letters, Beverly Lewis (Baker Publishing Group)
Ties That Bind, Cindy Woodsmall (WaterBrook)
Twice Blessed: Two Amish Christmas Stories, Barbara Cameron (Abingdon Press)

Fiction: Biblical

A.D. 33, Ted Dekker (Hachette Book Group)
The Crimson Cord, Jill Eileen Smith (Baker Publishing Group)
The Pharaoh’s Daughter, Mesu Andrews (WaterBrook)

Fiction: Contemporary

An Endless Christmas: A Novella, Cynthia Ruchti (Worthy Publishing)
Taken, Dee Henderson (Baker Publishing Group)
When Love Returns, Kim Vogel Sawyer (WaterBrook)

Fiction: General

As Waters Gone By, Cynthia Ruchti (Abingdon Press)
Chasing Sunsets, Karen Kingsbury (Howard Books)
Eve, William Paul Young (Howard Books)

Fiction: Historical

Esther, Rebecca Kanner (Howard Books)
Gift of Grace, Sharlene MacLaren (Whitaker House)
The Painter’s Daughter, Julie Klassen (Baker Publishing Group)

Fiction: Mystery and Suspense

The Lost Prophet, James B. McPike (James B. McPike)
No Place to Hide, Lynette Eason (Baker Publishing Group)
The Bones Will Speak, Carrie Stuart Parks (Thomas Nelson)

First-Time Authors

Irish Meadows, Susan Anne Mason (Baker Publishing Group)
The Color of Grace, Bethany Haley Williams, Ph.D. (Howard Books)
Through the Eyes of a Lion, Levi Lusko (W Publishing)

Nonfiction: Women

Dancing Through Life, Candace Cameron Bure (B&H Publishing Group)
Heart Sisters: Be the Friend You Want to Have, Natalie Chambers Snapp (Abingdon Press)
Fervent, Priscilla Shirer (B&H Publishing Group)


The Mingling of Souls, Matt Chandler (David C Cook)
Who You Are, John Croyle (B&H Publishing Group)
You Can Adopt Without Debt: Creative Ways to Cover the Cost of Adoption, Julie Gumm (Abingdon Press)

Social Issues

In Our Backyard, Nita Belles (Baker Publishing Group)
Jesus, Jihad, and Peace, Michael Youssef (Worthy Publishing Group)
Onward, Russell Moore (B&H Publishing Group)

Young Adult Fiction

An Uncertain Choice, Jody Hedlund (Zondervan)
Catie Conrad: How to Become the Most (Un)Popular Girl in Middle School, Angie Spady (B&H Publishing Group)



Encouragement—Book of 20 Postcards, Caylie Foley and Linn Carlson, 081983522338 (Dayspring)
Realtree Camouflage Bible Tabs, 9781609369286 (Ellie Claire/Worthy Publishing Group)
Sadie Robertson Card, Lorianne Boyd and Trieste Van Wyngarden, 081983568930 (Dayspring)

General Gift Product

5 Love Languages Coupon Book, Jeanette Mcintyre and Trieste Van Wyngarden (Dayspring)
The Devoted Sculptures, Praying Couple (Lighthouse Christian Products)
She Is Clothed in Strength and Dignity: Signature Journal, Ellie Claire (Worthy Publishing Group)


As for Me and My House—Joshua 24:15, 18-inch Burlap Embroidered Pillow (Pilleauxtalk Embroidered Pillows)
Pattern of Praise Mugs (Mom), Lighthouse (Lighthouse Christian Products)
Trust God—Proverbs 3:5-6, 18-inch Natural Cotton Duck Embroidered Pillow (Pilleauxtalk Embroidered Pillows)


All He Wants for Christmas Long Sleeve T-Shirt, 61297827387 (Kerusso)
Love Is Born Ornament, 667665121497 (Lighthouse Christian Products Co.)
Nativity Christmas Boxed Cards, Pam Sled and Linn Carlson, 081983562259 (Dayspring)

Wall Décor

Answered Prayers, #2291, War Room, 76772229118 (Carpentree)
As for Me and My House embossed metal, 767722199626 (Carpentree)
Our Family Will plaque, 667665450139 (Lighthouse Christian Products)



Audacious, Beth Moore (Christianaudio)
Battle Plan for Prayer, Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick (Christianaudio)
Fervent, Priscilla Shirer (Christianaudio)


Jesus Calling Daybrightener, Nick DeYoung and Trieste Van Wyngarden (Dayspring)
Sadie Robertson Journal, Grace Bentley and Trieste Van Wyngarden (Dayspring)
Whispers of Hope, Beth Moore (B&H Publishing Group)

DVD: Book/Bible Study

If, Mark Batterson (Baker Publishing Group)
Joseph: The Journey to Forgiveness, Melissa Spoelstra (Abingdon Press)
War Room Bible Study Leaders Kit, Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick (B&H Publishing Group)

DVD: Movie

The Good Book, Sharon Wilharm (Mainstreet Productions)
When Calls the Heart: The Complete Second Season (Word Films/Word Entertainment)
The Mystery of the Shemitah Unlocked, Jonathan Cahn (FrontLine/Charisma House)


Be One, Natalie Grant (Word Entertainment)
Beautiful Offerings, Big Daddy Weave (Word Entertainment)
Glory to the Holy One, CD, Words by R.C. Sproul, Music by Jeff Lippencott (Ligonier Ministries)


Al Rescate de Tu Nuevo Yo (Kick-Start the New You), Ingrid Macher (Whitaker House)
La Gran Historia: Libro de Historias Interactivas (B&H Publishing Group)
La Verdadera Historia del Nuevo Testamento, Adultos Manuales del Alumno (Regular Baptist Press)