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Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX—David C Cook is happy to announce that the best-selling book Forgotten God and Crazy Love DVD by Francis Chan are both winners of Christian Retailing’s 2010 Retailers Choice Awards. The awards were announced April 22 at The Gathering 2010 at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY. Marking the 10th year of the awards presentation, Christian retailers across the country selected their favorite new products of the year at the Gathering.
Forgotten God, published by David C Cook, takes one of two prizes for Best Book in the category of Christian Living. California pastor Francis Chan also was awarded Best DVD/Video: Book/Bible Study for Crazy Love (David C Cook), based on his 2008 title of the same name, and his 2009 follow-up.
The Retailers Choice Awards were launched in 2001 and have been increasingly acknowledged as an important way of recognizing some of the most significant new life-changing products in the Christian retail industry.
Products nominated in the competition were evaluated based on the impact they have had on retail staff and customers. Owners, managers, staff and volunteers at Christian retail stores were asked to judge the 277 nominated products released during 2009 on their ability to speak to hearts and evoke emotion, open minds to new ways of thinking, and encourage and affirm Christ-like living.
“It is an honor for us at David C Cook to have not one, but two winners. Retailers are the ones building relationships with readers and suggesting great new titles. The fact that we have been recognized by the people who sell our books is particularly meaningful,” states Cris Doornbos, David C Cook President and CEO. “The partnership with Francis has been an energizing force for us at DCC, as it supports our mission to provide quality products that serve the church. Retailers also play a major role in helping us fulfill that mission. Francis Chan has reached millions with the messages in these two books, thanks in large part to the retailers who have recognized his raw and fresh delivery and recommended his works to their customers.”
Since 1875, David C Cook continues to be a leading nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life transforming materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Co, with offices in Elgin, Illinois, Paris, Ontario, Canada, and Eastbourne, UK, David C Cook resources are published in over 150 languages, distributed in more than 80 countries, and sold worldwide. The Kingsway music division produces over 30% of the top 500 praise and worship songs sung around the world. For more information visit www.davidccook.com.