The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announced last week the winners of the 2015 Christian Book Awards® and the 2015 Christian Book of the Year™ – representing the best Christian book and Bible releases of the year in Non-Fiction, Fiction, Inspiration, Children’s, Bible Reference, Bibles, and New Author.
The highest honor of Christian Book of the Year™ went to The Daniel Plan by Pastor Rick Warren (with Daniel Amen M.D., and Mark Hyman M.D.). The New York Times bestseller – with a strong and regular presence on the ECPA Bestseller list – is described as “creating a health plan” that adds faith, focus, and community to the usual “food and exercise” approach to weight loss and health. The plan is credited for helping 15,000 of Warren's church members lose 250,000 pounds in the first year.
The winners of this year’s awards were announced at the ECPA Awards Banquet that was held on May 5 in conjunction with the ECPA Leadership Summit hosted in Murfreesboro, TN. Since 1978, the Christian Book Award® program has recognized the absolute highest quality in Christian books. Based on excellence in content, literary quality, design, and impact, the Christian Book Award® program is the oldest and among the most prestigious awards in the religious publishing industry.
By NRB Staff
Published: May 14, 2015