ECPA's Rush To PressAndy Crouch’s Playing God Honored with IndieFab Award

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WESTMONT, IL —Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power by Andy Crouch received the honorable mention award in the non-fiction religion category for Foreword Reviews’ 2013 IndieFab Book of the Year Awards. Out of hundreds of titles submitted for the category, fourteen were named finalists, and Playing God was one of the four top winners. The IndieFab Award winners were chosen by a panel of one hundred librarians and booksellers.

“Andy Crouch is one of the most significant and influential Christian leaders today,” said InterVarsity Press publisher Bob Fryling. “In his latest book, Playing God , his keen cultural analysis and deep spiritual integrity enable him to write with wisdom and authenticity about redeeming the gift of power in the church and in the world. IVP is privileged to have this strong and continued publishing partnership with Andy Crouch as it is a delight to share and promote such common vision and values.”

Foreword Reviews  is the only review magazine solely dedicated to discovering new independent books. IndieFab is Foreword’s Book of the Year program and honors titles for their editorial excellence, production, originality, accuracy and contribution to their genre. The IndieFab website reads, “When we find the amazing [books] that stand out from the crowd, we make sure that everyone knows about them.Foreword’s IndieFab Awards are more than just a shiny sticker on the front of a book; they help connect the best indie books to readers eager to discover new stories written by previously unknown authors.”

In Playing God, Andy Crouch unpacks the dynamics of power that can either make human flourishing possible or destroy the image of God in people. While the effects of power are often very evident, he uncovers why power is frequently hidden. He considers not just its personal side but the important ways power develops and resides in institutions.

The IndieFab Award winners were celebrated at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas on Friday, June 27 at 6 p.m. with awards in over sixty categories.

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