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Grand Rapids, MI (July 3, 2013)The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins (Brazos Press; ISBN 9781587433153; ebook ISBN 9781441236333; $17.99) by Peter Enns won the gold award in the Religion category of the 2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards. This book helps Christians reconcile the teachings of the Bible and evolution. Peter Enns teaches biblical studies at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, and was formerly senior fellow of biblical studies for the BioLogos Foundation, an organization that explores the integration of science and Christian faith.

Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters: A Historical and Biographical Guide (Baker Academic; ISBN 9780801033568; ebook ISBN 9781441238672; $44.99), edited by Marion Ann Taylor and Agnes Choi, was awarded silver in the Reference category. This comprehensive resource helps readers recover and understand women’s contributions to biblical interpretation throughout history. Marion Ann Taylor is professor of Old Testament at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto; Agnes Choi is assistant professor of New Testament at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.

The Space Between: A Christian Engagement with the Built Environment (Baker Academic; ISBN 9780801039089; ebook ISBN 9781441238696; $22.99) by Eric O. Jacobsen received the bronze award in the Architecture category. Eric Jacobsen, senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Tacoma, Washington and a recognized expert, employs a theological lens to provide a unique perspective on timely and controversial topics related to the “built environment.”

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