Contact: Lindsey Nobles

Director of Corporate Communications

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(Nashville, Tenn.) Thomas Nelson, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has secured 22 finalist slots in Christian Retailing ’s 2010 Retailers Choice Awards program. Products nominated in the competition, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, were judged on the impact they have had on staff and customers, their ability to speak to hearts and evoke emotion, open minds to new ways of thinking, and encourage and affirm Christlike living. The winners will be announced at Christian Retailing’s The Gathering 2010 event, to be held April 21-23 at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY.

The complete Thomas Nelson finalist title listing includes:

The Word of Promise ® Audio Bible (Audio)
The American ’s Patriot’s Bible by General Editor, Dr. Richard G. Lee (Bible – Devotional & Study)
KJV Personal Size Giant Print Reference Bible: Designer Series (Bible – General)
The Complete Bible Answer Book by Hank Hanegraaff (Bible Reference/Study)
The Liturgical Year by Joan Chittister (Catholic/Liturgical)
The Tallest of Smalls by Max Lucado (Children ’s Fiction)
Hermie & Friends: The Flo Show Creates a Buzz DVD by Max Lucado (Children’s Media)
Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World by Dr. David Jeremiah (Christian Living)
Fearless DVD-Based Study by Max Lucado (DVD/Video: Book/Bible Study)
Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World DVD-Based Study by Dr. David Jeremiah (DVD/Video: Book/Bible Study)  

Green by Ted Dekker (Fiction – Mystery & Suspense)
Jesus Livesby Sarah Young (Gift Book)
God’s Wisdom for Your Every Need: Deluxe Version by Jack Countryman (Gift Book)
His Name Is Jesus by Max Lucado (Gift Book)
The Noticer by Andy Andrews (Personal Growth/Prayer)
The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns (Social Issues)
What Difference Do It Make? by Ron Hall and Denver Moore (Social Issues)
Redefining Beautiful by Jenna Lucado (Youth/Teen)
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young (Backlist)
Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs (Backlist)
Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore (Backlist)
The Word of Promise ® Audio Bible campaign (Marketing/Promotion Campaign)

Thomas Nelson, Inc. is a leading provider of Bibles, products, and live events emphasizing Christian, inspirational and family value themes. For more information on the company and titles, visit