SONGS of Praise presenter Pam Rhodes will hand out the prizes at the Christian Book Awards ceremony in May – if you vote, you can be there, too.
ORGANISERS of the biennial Speaking Volumes Christian Book Awards want your help to choose the winners. Public voting is now open, and everyone who votes receives a free ticket to the International Christian Resources Exhibition at Sandown Park on May 13, where the winners will be annouced and the awards presented by Songs of Praise’s Pam Rhodes.
The winning authors receive a £1,000 cash prize – a welcome contribution to living costs while they work on their next book.
The awards are given to recognise the Christian books that are most accessible to a wide readership and would best help readers have a better understanding of Christianity. There are shortlists of five books each for both adults’ and children’s categories.
This year’s shortlisted titles are:
C S Lewis – A Life by Alister McGrath (Hodder Faith, ISBN 9781444745542)
Why? by Sharon Dirckx (IVP, ISBN 9781844746194)
John Bunyan, the People’s Pilgrim by Peter Morden (CWR, ISBN 9781853458361)
Justin Welby: The Road to Canterbury by Andrew Atherstone (DLT, ISBN 9780232529944)
The Story of the Holy Land by Peter Walker (Lion, ISBN 9780745955827)
Noah’s Ark by Katherine Sully (QED, ISBN 9781848358515)
Topz Secret Stories: One Too Many for Benny by Alexa Tewkesbury (CWR, ISBN 9781853459153)
Professor Bumblebrain’s Bonkers Book on Parables by Andy Robb (CWR, ISBN 9781853459474)
The Easter Story by Katherine Sully (QED, ISBN 9781781711712)
The Story of Christmas by Mary Joslin & Alida Massari (Lion Children’s, ISBN 9780745961163)
You’ve got until March 31 to make your selections, so get reading!