Deonne Beron

Publicity Manager                     

Baker Publishing Group

(616) 676-9185 x302  

Grand Rapids, Mich. (March 17, 2010)— Eight Baker Publishing Group titles were recently chosen as finalists in the 2009 Book of the Year Awards, presented by ForeWord Reviews. Those titles are:

  • Desiring the Kingdom (ISBN: 978-0-8010-3577-7) by James K.A. Smith, Baker Academic, Religion

  • God Hides in Plain Sight (ISBN: 978-1-58743-233-0) by Dean Nelson, Brazos Press, Religion

  • Secret Faith in the Public Square (ISBN: 978-1-58743-226-2) by Jonathan Malesic, Brazos Press, Religion

  • Sex and the iWorld (ISBN: 978-0-8010-3587-6) by Dale Kuehne, Baker Academic, Family and Relationships

  • The Politics of Discipleship (ISBN: 978-0-8010-3158-8) by Graham Ward, Baker Academic, Religion

  • The Silent Governess (ISBN: 978-0-7642-0707-5) by Julie Klassen, Bethany House, Fiction—Romance

  • Though Waters Roar (ISBN: 978-0-7642-0496-8) by Lynn Austin, Bethany House, Fiction—Religious

  • Watch Over Me (ISBN: 978-0-7642-0554-5) by Christa Parrish, Bethany House, Fiction—Religious

The winners will be determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers selected from ForeWord’s readership. Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners, as well as Editor’s Choice Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction will be announced at a special program at BookExpo America in New York City on May 25.


Baker Publishing Group publishes high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers. Founded in 1939, today Baker Publishing Group is composed of six divisions, each reflecting a unique segment of Christian publishing. These divisions are Bethany House Publishers, Revell, Baker Books, Baker Academic, Chosen Books, and Brazos Press. Baker Publishing Group is also the exclusive publisher of God’s Word® Translation (GW). Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Baker Publishing Group is one of the world’s largest publishers of Christian books. For more information, please visit