Christian Retailing's Best Awards


Bibles: Children’s

Big Picture Interactive Bible, B&H Editorial (B&H Publishing Group)
Brave Girls Bible Stories (Thomas Nelson)
The Jesus Bible, NIV (Zondervan)

Bibles: Devotional/Study

ESV Women’s Devotional Bible (Crossway)
The Step Stone Bible, Common English Bible (Abingdon Press)
The Study Bible for Women, Rhonda Harrington Kelley, Dorothy Kelley Patterson and Holman Bible Staff (B&H Publishing Group)

Bibles: General

ESV Reader’s Bible (Crossway)
Holman Study Bible, NKJV (B&H Publishing Group)
Sing and Make Music Common English Bible (Abingdon Press)



Eight Twenty Eight, Ian and Larissa Murphy (B&H Publishing Group)
Love Without Limits, Nick Vujicic (WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group)
Tolkien, Devin Brown (Abingdon Press)

Bible Reference/Study

Christ Centered Exposition: Exalting Jesus in Exodus, Tony Merida (B&H Publishing Group)
Fearless Conversation: Why Is Grace So Amazing? (Group Publishing)
The Baker Compact Bible Dictionary, Tremper Longman III (Baker Publishing Group)


My Big Book of Catholic Bible Stories (Thomas Nelson)
Tables in the Wilderness, Preston Yancey (Zondervan)
The Vinedresser’s Notebook: Spiritual Lessons in Pruning, Waiting, Harvesting and Abundance, Judith Sutera (Abingdon Press)


Experience the Impossible, Bill Johnson (Baker Publishing Group)
Seeing the Voice of God, Laura Harris Smith (Baker Publishing Group)
There’s a Crack in Your Armor, Perry Stone (Charisma House)

Children’s Fiction

It Will Be Okay, Lysa TerKeurst (Thomas Nelson)
The Knight and the Firefly, Amanda Jenkins, Daniel Fernandez and Tara Reeves (B&H Publishing Group)
Whatever You Grow Up to Be, Karen Kingsbury and Valeria Docampo (Zondervan)

Children’s Nonfiction

Donkey in the Living Room, Sarah Cunningham (B&H Publishing Group)
For Such a Time as This, Angie Smith and Breezy Brookshire (B&H Publishing Group)
More Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids, Rob Elliot (Baker Publishing Group)

Christian Living: Practical Life

Chasing God, Angie Smith (B&H Publishing Group)
Vanishing Grace, Philip Yancey (Zondervan)
Wisdom of Faith, Bobby Bowden and Steve Bowden (B&H Publishing Group)

Christian Living: Spiritual Growth (two winners due to large category)

Before Amen, Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson)
Recovering Redemption, Matt Chandler and Michael Snetzer (B&H Publishing Group)
Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door, Barbara Mahany (Abingdon Press)
The Grave Robber, Mark Batterson (Baker Publishing Group)

Church and Culture (four finalists due to a tie)

Autopsy of a Deceased Church, Thom S. Rainer (B&H Publishing Group)
Culture Shock, Chip Ingram (Baker Publishing Group)
Storm, Jim Cymbala (Zondervan)
Undistorted God: Reclaiming Faith Despite the Cultural Noise, Ray Waddle (Abingdon Press)


Every Day in His Presence, Charles Stanley (Thomas Nelson)
Portraits of Devotion, Beth Moore (B&H Publishing Group)
Unwrapping the Greatest Gift, Ann Voskamp (Tyndale House Publishers)


Agents of the Apocalypse, David Jeremiah (Tyndale House Publishers)
A New Heaven and a New Earth, J. Richard Middleton (Baker Publishing Group)
The Mystery of the Shemitah, Jonathan Cahn (FrontLine/Charisma House)


All Heaven Will Break Loose, Joy Dawson (Baker Publishing Group)
The Case for Christianity Answer Book, Lee Strobel (Zondervan)
Truth Matters, Andreas J. Kostenberger, Darrell Bock and Josh Chatraw (B&H Publishing Group)

Fiction: Amish

Gabriel’s Bride, Amy Lillard (B&H Publishing Group)
The Calling, Suzanne Woods Fisher (Baker Publishing Group)
The River, Beverly Lewis (Baker Publishing Group)

Fiction: Contemporary

Home to Chicory Lane, Deborah Raney (Abingdon Press)
Mom’s Night Out, Tricia Goyer (B&H Publishing Group)
The Story Keeper, Lisa Wingate (Tyndale House Publishers)

Fiction: General

All My Belongings, Cynthia Ruchti (Abingdon Press)
Dating, Dining and Desperation, Melody Carlson (B&H Publishing Group)
For the Love of Pete, Debby Mayne (B&H Publishing Group)

Fiction: Historical

Bridge to Haven, Francine Rivers (Tyndale House Publishers)
Out of the Ruins, Karen Barnett (Abingdon Press)
Shadowed by Grace, Cara Putman (B&H Publishing Group)

Fiction: Mystery and Suspense

Silenced, Dani Pettrey (Baker Publishing Group)
The Auschwitz Escape, Joel C. Rosenberg (Tyndale House Publishers)
Undetected, Dee Henderson (Baker Publishing Group)

First-Time Authors

For Such a Time, Kate Breslin (Baker Publishing Group)
Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet, Sara Hagerty (Zondervan)
Miracle in a Dry Season, Sarah Loudin Thomas (Baker Publishing Group)

Health and Fitness

Body and Soul, Bethany Hamilton, Dustin Dillberg (Zondervan)
Devotions for a Healthier You, Katie Farrell (Thomas Nelson)
Wellness for the Glory of God, John Dunlop (Crossway)

Nonfiction: Men

7 Ways to Be Her Hero, Doug Fields (W Publishing Group)
Beat God to the Punch, Eric Mason (B&H Publishing Group)
The Good Dad, Jim Daly (Zondervan)

Nonfiction: Women

Enough, Kate Conner (B&H Publishing Group)
Quenched: Christ’s Living Water for a Thirsty Soul, Donna Pyle (Concordia Publishing House)
The Best Yes, Lysa TerKeurst (Thomas Nelson)


A Parent’s Book of Prayers, Tony Wood (B&H Publishing Group)
Prayers for People Who Say They Can’t Pray, Donna Schaper (Abingdon Press)
Praying for Boys, Brooke McGlothlin (Baker Publishing Group)


Look and Live, Matt Papa (Baker Publishing Group)
The Underestimated Gospel, Jonathan Leeman, general editor; Matt Chandler, David Platt, John Piper, Albert Mohler Jr., Kevin DeYoung, Thabiti Anyabwile, Mark Dever and J. Ligon Duncon III (B&H Publishing Group)
To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin’s Missional Vision and Legacy, Michael A.G. Haykin and C. Jeffrey Robinson Sr. (Crossway)


Be the Dad She Needs You to Be, Dr. Kevin Leman (W Publishing Group)
In This House, We Will Giggle: Making Virtues, Love, and Laughter a Daily Part of Your Family Life, Courtney Defeo (WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group)
Raising a Princess, John Croyle (B&H Publishing Group)

Social Issues

Fulfilled, Oey Lankford (B&H Publishing Group)
God Less America: Real Stories from the Front Lines of the Attack on Traditional Values, Todd Starnes (FrontLine/Charisma House)
Insanity of Obedience, Nik Ripken (B&H Publishing Group)

Young Adult Fiction

Cloak of the Light, Chuck Black (WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group)
Realm Walkers: One Realm Beyond, Donita K. Paul (Zondervan)
The Princess Spy, Melanie Dickerson (Zondervan)

Young Adult Nonfiction

10 Things for Teenage Girls, Kate Conner (B&H Publishing Group)
Spoken For: Embracing Who You Are and Whose You Are, Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Joy Bethke (WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group)
True Love Project: 40 Days of Purity, Clayton King (B&H Publishing Group)



Big Faith Cherished Girl T-Shirt (Kerusso)
For I Know Scripture Scarf (Carpentree)
I Trust in the Lord Scarf (Carpentree)


Bless You Card (DaySpring)
Care and Concern Card, (DaySpring)
Premium Counter Card: Mother’s Day (DaySpring)

General Gift Product

ABCs of Faith Plaque (Lighthouse Christian Products)
Bible Fun Noah’s Ark Dry Erase Tablet (DaySpring)
Heartlifter (DaySpring)

Gift Books

Dad Time, Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson)
Man’s Best Hero: True Stories of Great American Dogs, Ace Collins (Abingdon Press)
Someone’s Holding Your Hand Booklet (DaySpring)


All Things Are Possible, Pattern of Praise, Pink Ceramic Mug (Lighthouse Christian Products)
Life Is Good Mason Drinking Jar (Divinity Boutique)
Stronger Mug (DaySpring)


A Child Is Born Nativity Set (Lighthouse Christian Products)
Faith Hope Cure: Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirt (Kerusso)
“Joy” Advent Tabletop Calendar (DaySpring)

Wall Décor

Believe Wall Plaque (Lighthouse Christian Products)
Grace: Defining Grace (Carpentree)
Ten Commandments: Words of Life (Carpentree)



Aha, Kyle Idleman (eChristian)
God Less America, Todd Starnes (eChristian)
You and Me Forever: Marriage in the Light of Eternity, Francis Chan, Lisa Chan (eChristian)


Heaven, Randy Alcorn (Tyndale House Publishers)
Jesus Calling (hardcover), Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson)
The Love Dare, Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick (B&H Publishing Group)

DVD: Book/Bible Study

AHA Small Group Bible Study, Kyle Idleman (City on a Hill Studio)
Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World, Melissa Spoelstra (Abingdon Press)
The Grave Robber, Mark Batterson (Baker Publishing Group)

DVD: Movie

Acts of God, Bob Russell (City on a Hill Studio)
Perfect Summer, Word Films (Word Entertainment)
When Calls the Heart: The Complete Season One, Word Films (Word Entertainment)


If We’re Honest, Francesca Battistelli (Word Entertainment)
Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong., For King & Country (Word Entertainment)
You Amaze Us, Selah (Word Entertainment)


Caballitos del Diablo, Salsa de Tomate Dulce y Llamadas Telefónicas Tarde en la Noche: 31 Días Anotando las Bendiciones de Dios, Daphne Tarango (Daphne Tarango)
Historia de la Pascua, Bristol Works (B&H Publishing Group)
La Biblia de la Reforma (The Reformation Bible) (Editorial Concordia)