Thomas Nelson Bestseller Receives ECPA’s Highest Honor

Jesus Today Book coverFor the fifth year in a row, a Thomas Nelson title has been recognized as the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA)'s Christian Book Awards Book of the Year.

At the 2013 ECPA’s annual Executive Leadership Summit, Thomas Nelson won the 2013 award for Jesus Today by Sarah Young. Additional Thomas Nelson titles to win a 2013 Christian Book Award include: Anything by Jennie Allen in "New Author" and Grace by Max Lucado in "Non-Fiction." In total, HarperCollins Christian Publishing, which comprises Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, won five awards.

“We are honored to work with authors who continuously encourage and inspire,” said David Moberg, Senior Vice President and Group Publisher for Thomas Nelson books.  

“It is truly an honor to see Jesus Today receive this well-deserved recognition,” added Laura Minchew, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Specialty Publishing at Thomas Nelson. “Sarah joins us in offering thanks to booksellers who work so hard day in and out to bring hope to so many.”

The Christian Book Awards, established by ECPA in 1978 as the Gold Medallion Book Awards, recognize the absolute highest quality in Christian books. Based on excellence in content, literary quality, design, and impact, the Christian Book Awards are the oldest and among the most prestigious in the religious publishing industry.

Since its release in October 2012, Jesus Today has made multiple appearances on bestseller lists, adding to the numerous bestselling titles Sarah Young has published with Thomas Nelson. Jesus Today is part of the Jesus Calling brand, a world-recognized inspirational line of products that has now sold over eight million products.

To date, Jesus Calling has been translated into 22 languages and has inspired products in multiple formats: eBooks, apps, audio books, calendars and CDs.

Published: May 9, 2013