Grand Rapids, Mich., December 2, 2011Zondervan, the world’s leading Christian publisher, announced today that its recently released fiction title, Terri Blackstock’s Shadow in Serenity, was included in Library Journal’s Top Ten Best Books list of 2011 in the Christian Fiction category. 

In Shadow in Serenity, New York Times bestselling and Carol Award-winning author, Blackstock, weaves a compelling and entertaining storyline that demonstrates to readers the power of redemption and how it can radically transform others and themselves for the better.

A romantic novel with suspense, drama, and humor, Shadow in Serenity shows how God takes mistakes—big and small—and turns them into lessons that steer us along our individual life journeys. A reminder that all are forgiven by God time and time again, Blackstock inspires readers to also forgive and gracefully provide second chances to those who have betrayed us in the past.     

“We are proud of the honor and appreciate this recognition by Library Journal and feel privileged to publish the great writing of Terri Blackstock,” said Sue Brower, executive editor for fiction. “She never ceases to entertain and inspire through her written words and continues to publish one great novel after another for her fans to enjoy.”

Chosen by a consensus vote of eight Book Review editors, Library Journal’s annual Top Ten Best Books list represents outstanding titles in fiction and nonfiction that span subjects as widely disparate as bigamy, politically charged fashion, Balkan magical realism, and pre-Civil War history. To view the Library Journal’s complete list, visit

Terri Blackstock has sold six million books worldwide and is a New York Times bestselling author. With more than 25 years of success as a novelist, Blackstock’s most recent novel, Vicious Cycle, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list. The first book in the Intervention Series, Intervention is a New York Times bestseller and a 2010 Carol Award Winner. Other Blackstock favorites include Predator and Double Minds, as well as the Restoration Series, the Newpointe 911 Series, the Cape Refuge Series, and the SunCoast Chronicles series. Visit

Zondervan, a HarperCollins company, is a world leader in Christian communications and the leading Christian publishing brand. For more than 75 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through general and academic resources by influential leaders and emerging voices, and been honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with offices in San Diego and Miami, Zondervan conducts events and publishes its bestselling Bibles, books, audio, video, curriculum, software, and digital products through its Zondervan, eZondervan, Zonderkidz, Youth Specialties, Editorial Vida, and National Pastors Convention brands. Zondervan resources are sold worldwide through retail stores, online, and by Zondervan ChurchSource, and are translated into nearly 200 languages in more than 60 countries. Visit Zondervan on the Internet at (mobile site: