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(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.)—December 4, 2013—New Hope Publishers is proud to announce that The Moses Quilt, written by Kathi Macias, has been nominated for Fiction Book of the Year at the Book Club Network.

The first book in Macias’s “Quilt” series, The Moses Quilt is a contemporary novel that bridges racial and generational divides through a clear presentation of the gospel. With a realistic and compassionate look into a twenty-first-century dilemma, Macias introduces readers to a confused and apprehensive young woman, Mazie Hartford. Facing major decisions about the love of her life and her future, she must also wrestle with a nagging question about her family’s past.

“I am so honored that my novel, The Moses Quilt, has been nominated for Fiction Book of the Year at the Book Club Network,” said Kathi Macias. “Not only does this book speak to the contemporary issue of race relations, but it also honors the courageous and faith-filled life of one of my own personal heroines, Harriet Tubman. This brave woman’s response to unimaginable challenges so many years ago still impacts lives today.”

As readers continue their journey with main character Mazie Hartford, they discover that she finds the answer to her questions in a most unexpected way—her great-grandmother’s Moses quilt. As her great-grandmother begins to explain how each patch represents a story of courage and freedom, Mazie must decide if she has the courage and freedom to overcome her own personal fears and prejudices.

“The characters are classic, the plot intriguing, the reading is easy, and the quilt mystifying. . . . We’ll hold on to the end,” said Thelma Wells, DD, MMin, author, speaker, and president of A Woman of God Ministries. “When Kathi Macias writes the message, the message will enhance your life!”

The Book Club Network features Book of the Month winners throughout the year, and each of those titles is then entered into the running for Book of the Year. The Moses Quilt was selected as Fiction Book of the Month for January 2013, and Macias was then featured on the June 2013 cover of Book Fun Magazine. Readers may vote for their favorite title by visiting bookfun.org.

The Moses Quilt is available at bookstores everywhere and online.

About Kathi Macias
Multiple award-winning author Kathi Macias’s nearly 35 books include this “Quilt” series, the “Freedom” series, and the “Extreme Devotion” novels for New Hope Publishers. Her devotionals reach hundreds of thousands—through the Christian Civic League, Black Christian News, Latino Christian News, Christians in Recovery, and crosswalk.com. A popular speaker, Kathi also loves outreach to prison and homeless ministries, and praying for and aiding the persecuted church globally. A mother and grandmother, Kathi and her husband, Al, live in California.

About New Hope
The mission of New Hope® Publishers is to provide books that challenge readers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God. New Hope Publishers is the general trade publishing division for WMU®, Auxiliary to Southern Baptist Convention. New Hope Publishers is a member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) and can be followed on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about The Moses Quilt, visit NewHopeDigital.com.