Christian Retailing's Best Awards

2017 Christian Retailing's Best Awards Finalists


Bibles: Children

Deep Blue Bible Storybook, Brittany Sky and Daphna Flegal (Abingdon Press)
It's all About Jesus Bible Storybook (B&H Publishing)
NIrV Love Letters From God Holy Bible, Hardcover, Glenys Nellist (Zondervan)

Bibles: Devotional/Study

The CEB Women's Bible (Common English Bible)
The Gospel Project Bible (B&H Publishing Group)
NIrV Kids' Devotional Bible, Hardcover (Zondervan)

Bibles: Journaling

HCSB Illustrator's Notetaking Bible (B&H Publishing Group)
The Promises of God Bible for Creative Journaling, Passio (Charisma House)
Inspire Bible (Tyndale House Publishers)

Bibles: Teen

HCSB Illustrator's Notetaking Bible for Teens (B&H Publishing Group)
NIV Wonders of Creation Holy Bible, Hardcover (Zondervan)
NIV Bible for Teen Guys, Hardcover (Zondervan)



Unashamed, Lecrae (B&H Publishing)
Courage to Soar, Simone Biles with Michelle Burford (Zondervan)
Hope Heals, Katherine and Jay Wolf (Zondervan)

Bible Reference/Study

Exalting Jesus in Philippians, Tony Merida, Francis Chan, David Platt, Daniel L. Akin (B&H Publishing Group)
The Temple and the Tabernacle, J. Daniel Hays (Baker Publishing Group)
Saving the Bible From Ourselves: Learning to Read and Live the Bible Well, Glenn R. Paauw (InterVarsity Press)


The Healing Breakthrough, Randy Clark (Baker Publishing Group)
Prophetic Activation, John Eckhardt (Charisma House)
Angel Armies, Tim Sheets (Destiny Image)

Children's Fiction

Prince Warriors and the Unseen Invasion, Priscilla Shirer (B&H Publishing Group)
God Gave Us Thankful Hearts, Lisa Tawn Bergren and David Hohn (WaterBrook)
Berenstain Bears' Easter Sunday, Mike Berenstain (Zondervan)

Children's Nonfiction

What About Me?, Vicki Courtney (B&H Publishing Group)
Can You Relate?, Vicki Courtney (B&H Publishing Group)
101 Ways to Have Fun, The Editors of Faithgirlz and Girls' Life Magazine (Zondervan)

Christian Education (2 winners due to a tie)

Hearts, Heads, and Hands, M. David Sills (B&H Publishing Group)
Teaching the Next Generations, Terry Linhart (Baker Publishing Group)
Give Your Child the World, Jamie C. Martin (Zondervan)

Christian Living: Practical Life

Creed: What Christians Believe and Why, Adam Hamilton (Abingdon Press)
Looking for Lovely, Annie F. Downs (B&H Publishing Group)
A Different Beautiful, Courtney Westlake (Barbour Publishing)

Christian Living: Spiritual Growth (2 winners due to size of category)

Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn't Say, Adam Hamilton (Abingdon Press)
The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp (Zondervan)
Present Over Perfect, Shauna Niequist (Zondervan)

Church and Culture

Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love, William H. Willimon (Abingdon Press)
Who Moved My Pulpit?, Thom S. Rainer (B&H Publishing Group)
Designed to Lead, Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck (B&H Publishing Group)

Coloring Book

Life Verse Creative Journal Set, Morgan Grace Magruder and Jana Magruder (B&H Publishing Group)
Everything Beautiful (WaterBrook)
Wonders of Creation Coloring Book (Zondervan)


Dwelling Places: Words to Live in Every Season, Lucinda Secrest McDowell (Abingdon Press)
Faith, Hope, Love Devotional, Amy Parker (B&H Publishing Group)
A Spectacle of Glory, Joni Eareckson Tada (Zondervan)


Tell Someone, Greg Laurie (B&H Publishing Group)
Not All Roads Lead to Heaven, Dr. Robert Jeffress (Baker Publishing Group)
Joyful Witness in the Muslim World, Evelyne A. Reisacher (Baker Publishing Group)

Fiction: Amish

The Atonement, Beverly Lewis (Baker Publishing Group)
Seasons in Paradise, Barbara Cameron (Abingdon Press)
The English Son, Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter (Barbour Publishing)

Fiction: Contemporary

Always Watching, Lynette Eason (Baker Publishing Group)
Wild Montana Skies, Susan May Warren (Baker Publishing Group)
Priceless: She's Worth Fighting For, Joel Smallbone and Luke Smallbone (Worthy Publishing)

Fiction: General

Songs of Silence, Cynthia Ruchti (Abingdon Press)
Restoring Christmas: A Novel, Cynthia Ruchti (Worth Publishing)
A Daring Sacrifice, Jody Hedlund (Zondervan)

Fiction: Historical

Waves of Mercy, Lynn Austin (Baker Publishing Group)
The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, Julie Klassen (Baker Publishing Group)
Risen, Angela Hunt (Baker Publishing Group)

Fiction: Mystery and Suspense

Medical Judgment, Richard L. Mabry, M.D. (Abingdon Press)
Cold Shot, Dani Pettrey (Baker Publishing Group)
When Death Draws Near, Carrie Stuart Parks (Thomas Nelson)

First-Time Authors

She Reads Truth, Raechel Myers, Amanda Bible Williams (B&H Publishing Group)
Counted With the Stars, Connilyn Cossette (Baker Publishing Group)
Choosing Real, Bekah Jane Pogue (Barbour Publishing)

Health and Fitness

The 30-Day Faith Detox, Laura Harris Smith (Baker Publishing Group)
Think and Eat Yourself Smart, Dr. Caroline Leaf (Baker Publishing Group)
Dr. Janet's Guide to Thyroid Health, Janet Maccaro, Ph.D., CNC (Siloam/Charisma House)

Nonfiction: Women

Waiting for Wonder, Mario Schalesky (Abingdon Press)
31 Verses to Write on Your Heart, Liz Curtis Higgs (WaterBrook)
Unashamed, Christine Caine (Zondervan)


Total Family Makeover: 8 Practical Steps to Making Disciples at Home, Melissa Spoelstra (Abingdon Press)
Between Us: A 52-Week Keepsake Devotional for Moms and Daughters, Vicki Courtney (B&H Publishing Group)
Letters to My Daughters: The Art of Being a Wife, Barbara Rainey (Baker Publishing Group)

Social Issues

The Gospel & Racial Reconciliation, Russell Moore and Andrew Walker (B&H Publishing Group)
The Beauty of Intolerance, Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell (Barbour Publishing)
I Am N, The Voice of the Martyrs (David C Cook)

Young Adult Nonfiction

Reflect, Vicki Courtney (B&H Publishing Group)
Cherish, Vicki Courtney (B&H Publishing Group)
You Have a Brain, Ben Carson with Gregg Lewis and Deborah Shaw Lewis (Zondervan)


Gifts: General

Count Your Blessings baby blanket, pink (Day7)
Armor of God, Word Study Plaques (Lighthouse Christian Products)
Bible Journaling Kit (Ellie Claire/Worthy Publishing)



She Reads Truth, Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams (Christianaudio)
The Prince Warriors, Priscilla Shirer (Christianaudio)
Unashamed, Lecrae Moore (Christianaudio)


Fervent, Priscilla Shirer (B&H Publishing Group)
90 Minutes in Heaven: Movie Edition, Don Piper with Cecil Murphey (Baker Publishing Group)
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, Joanna Weaver (WaterBrook)

Children's Music and Media

Melting the Master of Mean DVD (B&H Publishing Group)
Owlegories Vol. 4: The Gift & The Star DVD (Owlegories)
Owlegories Vol. 3: The Fire, The Duck, The Seasons DVD (Owlegories)

DVD: General

I Got Questions, John Crist (Crown Entertainment)
Shaken Bible Study, Tim Tebow (WaterBrook)
The Story of Christmas: Spark Story Bible Adventure, Joshua Stifter (Sparkhouse Family)


Vivir con integridad y sabiduría (Living With Integrity and Wisdom), Miguel Nuñez (B&H Publishing Group)
La oración (The Prayer), Timothy Keller (B&H Publishing Group)
RVR 1960 Biblia de apuntes, Azul, Piel Genuina y Tela Impresa (RVR 1960 Notetaking Bible, Blue, Genuine Leather and Printed Fabric) (B&H Publishing Group)