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Christianity Today’s 2011 Top Book Awards

February 1, 2011

Christianity Today has released their book awards for 2011.  Below are the winners and their categories:

Apologetics / Evangelism

The Passionate Intellect by Allister McGrath


Practice Resurrection by Eugene Peterson

Award of Merit

Letters from the Land of Cancer by Walter Wangerin Jr. (Zondervan)

Theology / Ethics

After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters by N. T. Wright

Award of Merit

Calvin’s Ladder: A Spiritual Theology of Ascent and Ascension by Julie Canlis

Biblical Studies

The Good and Evil Serpent: How a Universal Symbol Became Christianized by James H. Charlesworth


The Historical Jesus: Five Views by James K. Beilby and Paul Rhodes Eddy, Editors

Award of Merit

The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission by Christopher J. H. Wright


Christian Living

What was Lost: A Christian Journey Through Miscarriage by Elise Erikson Barrett

Award of Merit

The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor: Seeing Others Through the Eyes of Jesus by Mark Labberton

Christianity and Culture

Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites … and Other Lies You’ve Been Told: A Sociologist Shatters Myths from the Secular and Christian Media by Bradley R. E. Wright

Awards of Merit

Everything You Know about Evangelicals is Wrong (Well, Almost Everything): An Insider’s Look at Myths and Realities by Steve Wilkens and Don Thorsen

What Good Is God?: In Search of a Faith That Matters by Philip Yancey

Missions / Global Affairs

Redeemed by Fire: The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China by Lian Xi

Award of Merit

To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World by James Davison Hunter

The Church / Pastoral Leadership

Award of Merit

Grounded in the Gospel: Building Believers the Old-Fashioned Way by J.I. Packer and Gary A. Parrett


Of Love and Evil: The Songs of the Seraphim, Book Two by Anne Rice

History / Biography

Hope in a Scattering Time: A Life of Christopher Lasch by Eric Miller

Award of Merit

God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution by Thomas S. Kidd

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